President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko proposed to build a large data center for mining cryptocurrency next to the Belarusian nuclear power plant.
Lukashenko described intention to build farms, mine Bitcoin, and sell the tokens. He added that “they say that if there is Bitcoin, it’s not a problem to sell it.” However, he added that Belarus plans to completely support the efforts of digital assets and the local digital economy.
If the dates projected are accurate, then the first of the power units to be used for the NPP project will be commissioned in December this year. The second power unit will be happening in summer 2020.