Category: crypto miners

More Regulations Proposed to ‘Streamline’ Mining Sector in Kazakhstan

More Regulations Proposed to ‘Streamline’ Mining Sector in Kazakhstan

Authorities need to expand the regulatory framework for cryptocurrency miners, a member of the parliament in Kazakhstan has suggested. The additional rules should streamline their activities and help correct the forming public opinion that they are responsible for the country’s electricity deficit. Crypto Mining in Kazakhstan Needs Additional Regulations, Lawmaker Says New regulatory requirements and […]

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Russia Gets Bulk of Chinese Mining Machines Amid Miners’ Exodus, Report Reveals

Russia Gets Bulk of Chinese Mining Machines Amid Miners’ Exodus, Report Reveals

China’s crackdown on its crypto mining sector, launched earlier this year, caused a massive migration of mining enterprises to friendlier jurisdictions. Miners have been moving enormous amount of coin minting hardware to new bases around the world, with Russia reportedly taking the largest share among several attractive destinations, including the U.S. Russia, Kazakhstan, US Accept […]

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Norway Mulls Backing Sweden’s Call for Euro Ban on Crypto Mining

Norway Mulls Backing Sweden’s Call for Euro Ban on Crypto Mining

The government in Norway is considering ways to limit the environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining and may support Swedish proposals to that end, including a European ban on proof-of-work mining. The European Commission has revealed it is already working to promote a transition to “more sustainable” protocols. Extensive Use of Renewable Energy for Mining Is […]

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Kyrgyzstan Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Farm With 2,500 Mining Rigs

Kyrgyzstan Shuts Down Cryptocurrency Farm With 2,500 Mining Rigs

Authorities in Kyrgyzstan have uncovered and shut down a large crypto mining farm in the north of the country. Law enforcement officials claim the illegal coin minting facility has inflicted “colossal damage” to the nation’s power grid and that they are still trying to estimate the losses. Underground Crypto Farm Busted in Kyrgyzstan The region […]

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Russian Nationalists Prepare Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrency Mining

Russian Nationalists Prepare Bill to Regulate Cryptocurrency Mining

Lawmakers from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia are gearing up to introduce a draft law designed to regulate crypto mining. The nationalists say the legislation will benefit both Russian citizens and the state, as well as those who want to get involved in the business legally. Nationalists Propose Regulations for Russian Crypto Miners The […]

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Iran Continues Crackdown on Illegal Crypto Mining, Seizes Hundreds of Mining Rigs

Iran Continues Crackdown on Illegal Crypto Mining, Seizes Hundreds of Mining Rigs

Authorities in Iran persist with their efforts to curb unauthorized cryptocurrency mining. The state-run power distribution company has recently identified over a dozen underground crypto farms in Tehran and other regions, unplugging hundreds of mining units illegally connected to the grid. Power Utility Busts 14 Crypto Farms in Homes Across Iran The Iranian government continues […]

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Russian Officials Back Idea of Recognizing Crypto Miners as Entrepreneurs

Russian Officials Back Idea of Recognizing Crypto Miners as Entrepreneurs

Cryptocurrency mining should be recognized as an entrepreneurial activity under Russian law and taxed accordingly, representatives of key ministries in Moscow and the parliament have indicated. Officials believe the regulatory move would benefit both the state and the crypto industry. Russian Government to Collect Millions of Dollars in Taxes After Legalizing Crypto Mining While the […]

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Swedish Regulators Call for EU Ban on Crypto Mining, Power Company Defends Industry

Swedish Regulators Call for EU Ban on Crypto Mining, Power Company Defends Industry

Alarmed by the rising energy needs of cryptocurrency mining, Sweden’s financial and environmental regulators have recently proposed an EU-wide ban on proof-of-work coin minting. The Swedish officials believe this would encourage a move towards a more energy-efficient extraction of bitcoin while supporting the transition towards climate neutrality in Sweden and Europe. A state-run power company […]

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Kazakhstan President Demands ‘Urgent’ Regulation of Crypto Mining Amid Power Shortages

Kazakhstan President Demands ‘Urgent’ Regulation of Crypto Mining Amid Power Shortages

Facing an electricity deficit largely blamed on cryptocurrency miners, Kazakhstan is trying to avoid an energy crisis this winter. The president of the country has insisted on the need to maintain power supply for the industry and population, calling for urgent legal regulation of the expanding coin minting sector. President Tokaev Calls for Legislative Regulation […]

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Russia Considers Selling Power to Kazakhstan Amid Deficit Caused by Crypto Miners

Russia Considers Selling Power to Kazakhstan Amid Deficit Caused by Crypto Miners

State-owned Russian energy giant Inter RAO is now discussing electricity supplies for Kazakhstan where crypto miners have allegedly caused a spike in consumption this year. The country is expecting the power deficit to reach 600 megawatts as demand during the winter increases even further. Kazakhstan Likely to Buy Electricity From Russian Federation to Deal With […]

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