Government ban of PoW

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Government ban of PoW

Is there a possibility that governments (like the US gov) with high Bitcoin adoption could make it illegal to interact with PoW blockchains because of their energy consumption? I never considered this possibility, but it makes sense for lawmakers to essentially settle; if they can’t take down all of crypto, take down the worst chains for the environment.

This thought’s made me more bullish on PoS chains and a little worried for Bitcoin. Is this a valid concern?

Also, I acknowledge that Bitcoin will be available regardless of laws in place through non KYC exchanges, but legislation like this would surely be catastrophic for Bitcoin.