The Texas Blockchain Council (TBC) and mining company Riot Platform notified a state district court that they have reached an agreement with the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

The Energy Information Administration, under the terms of the agreement, stopped collecting information on companies involved in cryptocurrency mining. Companies will be notified in advance of new data collection.

In January, the Department of Energy began collecting data on Bitcoin miners, and the EIA issued permission to do so. TBC and miners criticized the initiative, declaring that the actions of officials violated current legislation.

TBC and Riot Platform filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Texas, explaining that the department's actions pose a threat due to the risk of disclosing private information about the activities of miners in the country.

Earlier, Fox Business senior correspondent Charles Gasparino said that the White House administration considers Bitcoin mining a threat to the normal functioning of the energy system.