In a move reminiscent of the 2022 Canadian Trucker Protest, Steve Barbour has set up a Hash Hut and generator in the middle of Ottawa, as a response to President Justin Trudeau threats to ban bitcoin mining. “I will add a megawatt of capacity a day until you rescind your stupid threats,” Steve said to a news reporter.
Media coverage has been overall negative, criticizing the noise levels which are causing residents difficulty with sleeping. Amazingly, despite the Canadian government freezing Steve’s bank account, he continues to receive funding uninterrupted and continues to buy more miners to plug in. JW Weatherman has threatened legal action against Steve for accepting Bitcoin donations but not much is known about this at the time.
Canadian authorities shared their bafflement as Bitcoin miners from all over the country gathered on Ottawa to block roads with makeshift barriers made of S9 chassis. Individuals around Canada and the US have gone on a buying frenzy, stockpiling every bit of Bitcoin Mining hardware they can get their hands on.
It is reported that Justin Trudeau has gone into seclusion from severe climate change side effects. It is expected that Tredeau will imerge to declare a state of emergency for the second time during his presidency later this week.
The Bitcoin Bugle reached out to Barbour for comment but has not heard back.