Category: Miners


Abkhazia Seizes 6,000 Mining Devices but Fails to Disrupt Crypto Mining


Abkhazia Seizes 6,000 Mining Devices but Fails to Disrupt Crypto MiningAuthorities in Abkhazia have confiscated thousands of mining machines, closing down all large crypto farms, yet they have admittedly failed to put an end to illegal mining operations. The breakaway republic of Georgia has been struggling with power shortages blamed on underground miners. 30,000 Rigs Remain in the Hands of Miners, Government Says In recent […]


Iranian Lawmakers Oppose Crypto Restrictions, Call for Supportive Regulations


Iranian Lawmakers Oppose Crypto Restrictions, Call For Supportive RegulationsMembers of the Iranian parliament, the Majlis, have voiced concerns over Tehran’s restrictive policies towards innovations such as cryptocurrencies. Following the release of a study recommending a new approach towards the crypto industry, the lawmakers have called for the adoption of friendlier regulations. Iranian MPs Urge for Change in Crypto Policies After Research Some parliamentarians […]



China’s Hebei Province Begins Crackdown on Crypto Mining and Trading, Reports Reveal


China’s Hebei Province Begins Crackdown on Crypto Mining and Trading, Reports RevealAuthorities in the Chinese province of Hebei have reportedly launched a campaign against cryptocurrency mining and trading. According to a quoted announcement by the region’s cyberspace administration, a number of government agencies are working together to prevent the use of the region’s computing power in the crypto activities which the government considers illegal. Cyberspace Watchdog […]



Iran Shuts Down More Illegal Crypto Farms, Bringing Total to Over 5,300


Iran Shuts Down More Illegal Crypto Farms, Bringing Total to Over 5,300Authorities in Iran are continuing their crackdown on unauthorized cryptocurrency mining as electricity demand remains high. The country’s power utility company has so far closed down more than 5,300 illegal mining facilities, seizing an enormous amount of coin-minting machines. Power Utility Confiscates More Than 216,000 Mining Units From Unlicensed Miners in Iran Preventing blackouts remains […]



Iranian Ministry of Industries Denies Power Shortages Are Caused by Illegal Crypto Miners


Iranian Ministry of Industries Denies Power Shortages Are Caused By Illegal Crypto MinersIran’s Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has rejected claims blaming illegal cryptocurrency miners for the continuing electricity shortages in the country. The department believes the state-run utility company, Tavanir, has overestimated their role in the power deficit. Illegal Miners Burn Less Energy Than Tavanir Estimates, Ministry of Industries Says An official from the Iranian […]


Mining Hardware Thief Gets 3-Year Sentence in Russia


Mining Hardware Thief Gets 3-Year Sentence in RussiaRussian authorities have investigated a number of cases involving the theft of crypto mining equipment in the past months. A resident of Yaroslavl has just been found guilty of stealing mining hardware worth over $20,000 and sentenced to three years in prison. Russian Convicted of Stealing Mining Rigs Receives Prison Sentence A 34-year-old man […]


Lukashenko Urges Belarusians to Mine Cryptocurrency Rather Than Pick Strawberries Abroad


Lukashenko Urges Belarusians to Mine Cryptocurrency Rather Than Pick Strawberries AbroadPresident Alexander Lukashenko has advised workers to stay in their home country instead of emigrating to fill low-paid farming jobs in Poland and Germany. The Belarusian leader pointed to an alternative source of income, noting there’s enough electricity in Belarus to power cryptocurrency mining. Lukashenko Calls on Belarusian Workers to Build Mining Farms, Not Work […]


Venezuelan Authorities Reconnect Affected Bitcoin Miners to Power Grid


venezuelanVenezuelan authorities have reconnected affected bitcoin miners to the power grid in Carabobo state, after having been disconnected for undisclosed causes. Sunacrip, the cryptocurrency watchdog in the country, mediated between the regional power utility authorities and the affected miners, and managed to exert pressure to reconnect these miners, who were disconnected last week. Venezuelan Bitcoin […]


Central Bank of Iran Should Regulate Cryptocurrencies, Securities Watchdog Says


Central Bank of Iran Should Regulate Cryptocurrencies, Securities Watchdog SaysWith bitcoin mining being a regulated activity in Iran, the head of the country’s securities and exchange regulator believes the central bank has to turn its attention to cryptocurrencies. The regulator is ready to consider accommodating crypto trade when digital assets are regulated. Capital Market Regulator to Look Into Crypto Trading if Central Bank Regulates […]


Disconnected Venezuelan Bitcoin Miners Might Resume Operations in 48 Hours


venezuelanA group of Venezuelan Bitcoin miners that were disconnected from the power grid by regional authorities in the state of Carabobo might resume operations in the next 48 hours, according to the national cryptocurrency watchdog, Sunacrip. The institution met with affected miners on Wednesday and assured them it will make the necessary adjustments with regional […]


Abkhazia Shuts Down 2 Crypto Farms, Seizes Mining Hardware


Abkhazia Shuts Down 2 Crypto Farms, Seizes Mining HardwareAuthorities in Abkhazia have closed down two crypto mining farms that have been illegally connected to the power grid. The facilities were minting digital coins in violation of a mining ban imposed by the government to mitigate electricity shortages. Over 80 Mining Rigs Confiscated From Crypto Farms in Abkhazia Dozens of mining rigs have been […]


New Draft Law in Uruguay Could Legalize Crypto as Payment Method


UruguayA new draft law introduced to the Senate in Uruguay could regulate cryptocurrency transactions, and also legalize cryptocurrency as an accepted payment method in the country. If approved, the draft proposed by Senator Juan Sartori would also introduce licenses for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) that would be issued by the government, classifying them into […]


Bit Mining to Deploy Another 2,500 Bitcoin Miners in Kazakhstan


Bit Mining to Deploy Another 2,500 Bitcoin Miners in KazakhstanBit Mining is going to expand its operations in Central Asia with the purchase of 2,500 crypto mining machines slated for deployment in Kazakhstan. The new devices are expected to increase the Chinese company’s total hashrate capacity by an estimated 165 petahashes per second. Bit Mining Buys New Cryptocurrency Miners for Data Centers in Kazakhstan […]


Iran Raises Alarm Over Potential Influx of Miners From China


Iran Raises Alarm Over Potential Influx of Miners From ChinaWith the government in Beijing cracking down on their operations, Chinese miners have been on the lookout for other jurisdictions. Providing low-cost energy, Iran has emerged as a prospective destination. However, the country’s state-owned power utility has expressed concerns over a possible influx of miners and illegal imports of mining hardware from China. Tavanir Warns […]


Banks in Kazakhstan to Open Accounts for Registered Crypto Exchanges


Banks in Kazakhstan to Open Accounts for Registered Crypto ExchangesCompanies providing trading services for digital assets will be able to open accounts with banks in Kazakhstan, local media reported, quoting the country’s crypto industry association. The service should allow Kazakhs to legally invest in cryptocurrencies and cash out their profits. Crypto Exchanges in Kazakhstan to Be Offered Banking Services Kazakh banks will be permitted […]


Bitmain to Host Miners in 180-Megawatt Data Center in Kazakhstan


Bitmain to Host Miners in 180MW Data Center in KazakhstanCrypto mining hardware manufacturer Bitmain has partnered with Enegix to host Antminer S19 Pro devices in one of the world’s largest data centers. The facility located in Kazakhstan is designed to accommodate more than 50,000 mining rigs. Bitmain to Work With Mining Facility Operator Enegix Leading mining equipment producer Bitmain has announced a partnership with […]


Abkhazia Holds Talks With Russia to Ensure Electricity Supply for Crypto Miners


Abkhazia Holds Talks With Russia to Ensure Electricity Supply for Crypto MinersThe government of Abkhazia is negotiating with Russia to solve a problem that led to a ban on cryptocurrency mining. The partially recognized republic in the South Caucasus is now planning to legalize the industry and source sufficient power supplies from its energy-rich northern neighbor. Abkhazia Wants to Create Conditions for Cryptocurrency Mining The autonomous […]



Russian Crypto Industry Scrambles to Attract Miners as Kazakhstan Overtakes Russia in Mining Volume


Russian Crypto Industry Scrambles to Attract Miners as Kazakhstan Overtakes Russia by Mining VolumeAn industry association representing the Russian crypto sector has launched a project to entice bitcoin miners. Despite its abundant sources of cheap energy, Russia is now lagging behind Kazakhstan, another Eurasian Economic Union member, in terms of cryptocurrency production. Russian Project Aims to Expand Country’s Crypto Mining Capacity The Russian Association of Crypto Industry and […]


Bitcoin Taproot Support Lags at 27% — Even Though Soft Fork Is Opt-in Supporters Beg Nodes to Update


Bitcoin Taproot Support Lags at 27% - Even Though Soft Fork Is Opt-in Supporters Beg Nodes to UpdateOn June 12, the crypto community celebrated the fact that the Bitcoin network locked in Taproot support in order to activate the largest upgrade the protocol has seen in four years. 24 days later, Taproot support via Bitcoin nodes has only reached 27.55% and upgrade supporters are pleading with the community to update their nodes. […]


‘We Want You,’ Pro-Bitcoin Senator Cynthia Lummis Invites Crypto Miners to Wyoming


‘We Want You,’ Pro-Bitcoin Senator Cynthia Lummis Invites Crypto Miners to WyomingU.S. lawmaker and bitcoin advocate Cynthia Lummis has indicated that cryptocurrency miners are welcome in Wyoming. In a recent interview, the senator defended bitcoin’s carbon footprint and later invited miners to her home state on social media. Crypto Mining Adapted to Non-Carbon Emitting Energy With the ongoing crackdown on cryptocurrency mining in China, companies in […]


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