Washington County orders BrightRidge to shut down its Bitcoin mining farm in 30 days


United States electricity and internet service provider BrightRidge has been ordered to shut down its Bitcoin mining facility within 30 days by Washington County authorities.

The company confirmed receiving a letter from the county citing the facility was producing a lot of noise in violation of property codes.

The resolution was arrived at following a Monday evening meeting by the Washington County Commission. The letter was issued by the county’s Planning Director Angie Charles.

BrightRidge has been directed to comply with the zoning regulation within 30 days, failure to which the county lawyers will pursue litigation. However, the county commission stated that the mine should shut down because authorities did not support pursuing litigation.