Norwegian bitcoin miner Kryptovault is facing a shutdown of its operations due to extensive noise complaints from locals and a lack of proper paperwork. The company, which is headquartered in a former paper mill in Norway’s capital of Oslo, uses more than 40MW of power to drive an arsenal of nearly 10,000 computers. The staff could mine several million Norwegian kroners’ worth of bitcoin per week, but financial promise isn’t enough to keep residents interested.
“The sound of the factory comes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” explains Trond Gulesto, one of the facility’s closest neighbors. “Our summer has been ruined.”