Cryptofarm intends to withdraw permit for Pitt County site

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – A controversial Pitt County data center proposal will be withdrawn from consideration.

Compute North has announced that it will withdraw the company’s license application for its crypto-farm operation that would have been across from Belvoir Elementary School.

County commissioners are due to consider the proposal at tonight’s meeting.

The Minnesota-based company wanted to build a cryptocurrency mining facility off Highway 33 West.

The company said it would create 27 jobs in the area with full benefits and an average salary of $ 56,000 per year.

Many area residents opposed the plan, concerned about the noise the facility would create as well as the amount of energy it would use.

While Compute North has said it finds Pitt County attractive for its facility, they plan to keep “all options open” to create a new site.

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