US energy officials agree to 'destroy' all data from crypto mining survey

The Texas Blockchain Council and Bitcoin mining firm Riot Platforms claimed that the survey had political motives and posed a threat to innovation and economic growth in the United States.

United States energy officials have reached an agreement with the Texas Blockchain Council (TBC) and Bitcoin mining firm Riot Platforms to cease its proposed emergency survey targeting crypto miners across the country.

According to a March 2 filing, the U.S. Department of Energy, thEnergy Information Administration (EIA), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have settled with the TBC and Riot to stop gathering information from crypto miners for its proposed three-year emergency survey filed under the “EIA-862 Emergency Collection Request.”

It further noted that all information previously collected from crypto miners for the survey, which the TBC and Riot claimed was intrusive, will be deleted, and any forthcoming data will also be discarded.

Read more