32 votes against – 24 votes for… It was a close call for thesuch as bitcoin, the and Litecoin, finds itself banned from European soil.
- the group the Greens / European Free Alliance;
- the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D);
- and the European United Left/Nordic Green Left group.
It aimed to restrict mining activity, under the pretext of avery negative, despite many signs of improvement in this activity and even the prospect of at a relatively near horizon.
The MiCA amendment was rejected by a coalition formed by the European People’s Party, the Renew Europe group and the Identity and Democracy group.
The opponents have not said their last word
If the proposal had been adopted, it would have represented a serious setback for the companies practicing the mining of bitcoins or ethereums in Europe, which would have been forced in the more or less long term to move their installations under more favorable skies such asfollowing the measures adopted in China against this activity in the spring of 2021.
In the USA, as in Russia and Europe, aoriginated at the end of last year. On our continent, he is one of the vice-presidents of the the Swede Erik Thédeen, who was at the origin of this crusade.
Is the victory final? Not really. The ecological parties intend to return to the charge soon during the vote in the European Parliament which will involve the 705 deputies of this assembly.