The Chinese province of Gansu says that it will “strictly prohibit crypto mining” in the server rooms for China’s mega digital Eastern Data and Western Computing infrastructure project, according to a policy document.
Qingyang, a city in Gansu province, is designed to be one of the hubs of the project. It is deploying a data center and plans to have more than 300,000 units of server racks (a rack is a kind of server, also a unit to count the number of the server) by 2025.
Some state-owned entities in China were found to have mining rigs operating last year after the crypto ban, such as in Zhejiang province and Jiangsu province.
It has been a year since China banned cryptocurrency, but in May 2022, China had re-emerged as the second-largest source of Bitcoin mining, suggesting that mining farms could still be secretly running.