Iran to Shut Down Crypto Mining Farms Amid Record High Power Demand – Mining Bitcoin News

Authorities in Iran plan to unplug licensed crypto mining facilities as electricity consumption in the country is reaching record highs. The mining farms will be cut off from the grid on Wednesday, the Islamic Republic’s Ministry of Energy announced. Legal Crypto Miners in Iran to Halt Operations Again Due to Electricity Shortages Authorized crypto mining … Read more

Kazakhstan Makes $1.5 Million From Crypto Mining Sector in Q1 – Mining Bitcoin News

The government of Kazakhstan has collected $1.5 million from crypto miners in the first quarter of this year, official data shows. The money comes from a fee charged on the electricity spent to mint digital currencies, which was introduced in January. Crypto Mining Increases Budget Revenues in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan has received 652 million tenge (almost … Read more

Crypto Miners Account for Over 2% of Electricity Consumption in Russia, Estimate Suggests – Mining Bitcoin News

The share of crypto miners in Russia’s power consumption structure already exceeds 2%, according to a new government estimate. On this backdrop, the country’s industry ministry believes it’s time to bring the sector out of the shadows and regulate it. Crypto Miners Burn More Electricity Than Russian Farmers Miners extracting digital currencies account for more … Read more

Authorities Seize Over 1,500 Crypto Mining Rigs in Dagestan Crackdown – Mining Bitcoin News

Law enforcement and other authorities in Dagestan have closed down two illegal crypto farms, confiscating more than 1,500 mining machines. Government agencies in the republic, considered one of Russia’s capitals of underground coin minting, carry out regular raids against such facilities. Cryptocurrency Miners in Dagestan Accused of ‘Illegal Entrepreneurship’ Officers from the Ministry of Internal … Read more

Number of Busted Illegal Crypto Mining Farms in Iran Nears 7,000 – Mining Bitcoin News

Authorities in Iran have shut down close to 7,000 unauthorized facilities for cryptocurrency mining in the past two years, local media revealed. According to a report, most of the illegal bitcoin farms were concentrated in five provinces of the Islamic Republic, including Tehran. Iran Continues Crackdown on Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Mining Iranian officials have unplugged and … Read more

Russia’s Anti-Monopoly Agency Proposes Higher Electricity Rates for Home Crypto Miners – Mining Bitcoin News

The anti-monopoly service of Russia has suggested that Russians minting digital currencies at their homes should pay more for the spent electrical energy. The proposal comes after the submission of a bill tailored to regulate cryptocurrency mining to the Russian parliament. Russian Miners Using Household Electricity Should Pay Higher Bills, Anti-Monopoly Body Says Russia’s Federal … Read more