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Wyden Probes Crypto Miners’ Use of Opportunity Zone Tax Breaks

March 28, 2022, 3:11 PM

Crypto-mining companies are the latest target of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden’s probes into whether Opportunity Zones are driving investment and job creation in low-income communities as intended.

The Republican-led 2017 tax overhaul offers capital-gains tax breaks to investors who develop real estate or fund businesses in the thousands of census tracts that have been designated as Opportunity Zones -- incentives that are meant to spur investment in economically distressed areas. Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, sent letters to Redivider Blockchain Opportunity Zone Fund LLC, Argo Blockchain, and HCVT LLP Monday, asking the companies to respond to ...