Category: Kazakhstan

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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Kazakhstan Senate Adopts Legislation Subjecting Crypto Platforms to Financial Monitoring

Kazakhstan Senate Adopts Legislation Subjecting Crypto Platforms to Financial Monitoring

The Senate in Kazakhstan has approved amendments aimed at preventing the legalization of illicit funds which will affect companies dealing with digital assets, among others. The new legislation subjects crypto service providers to the country’s financial monitoring regime. Senators Back Law Concerning Crypto Services in Kazakhstan Members of the upper house in Kazakhstan’s parliament, the […]

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Kazakhstan Imposes Purchase Limits on Retail Crypto Investors

Kazakhstan Imposes Purchase Limits on Retail Crypto Investors

Authorities in Kazakhstan have introduced restrictions on the amounts of cryptocurrency retail investors can buy on local exchanges. Officials explained the decision citing the need to protect private individuals from exposure to the risks associated with digital financial assets. Investors in Kazakhstan Can Buy up to $1,000 in Crypto a Month Without Declaring Income Kazakhstan […]

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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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Kazakhstan Expects $1.5 Billion From Crypto Mining in 5 Years, Estimates Suggest

Kazakhstan Expects $1.5 Billion From Crypto Mining in 5 Years, Estimates Suggest

Crypto miners now bring more than $230 million into the economy of Kazakhstan each year and estimates show the figure could increase significantly in the future. The industry’s leading organization has projected that the government can collect more than $300 million in taxes over the next five years. Kazakhstan Makes Millions From Cryptocurrency Miners Kazakhstan’s […]

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Single Mining Farm Needs as Much Power as 24,000 Homes, Kazakhstan Estimates

Single Mining Farm Needs as Much Power as 24,000 Homes, Kazakhstan Estimates

Authorities in Kazakhstan have calculated the energy used in the country’s crypto mining industry which competes for electricity with other sectors of the economy and households. The government has also estimated the additional supply necessary to meet the growing demand from mining farms and proposed a cap on the power rating of new facilities. Kazakhstan […]

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Geographic Distribution Data Shows US Takes Leading Bitcoin Mining Position After China’s Crackdown

Geographic Distribution Data Shows US Takes Leading Bitcoin Mining Position After China’s Crackdown

After China has reigned for a number of consecutive years as the dominant bitcoin mining epicenter of the world, the United States has “taken the leading position in bitcoin mining,” according to new data from Cambridge University. Data Shows US, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation Rule the Bitcoin Mining Roost In mid-July, researchers from the Cambridge Bitcoin […]

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Lawmakers in Kazakhstan Propose Registration for Crypto Farms, Higher Electricity Rate for Miners

Lawmakers in Kazakhstan Propose Registration for Crypto Farms, Higher Electricity Rate for Miners

Members of the parliament in Kazakhstan have proposed the establishment of a state register for cryptocurrency farms operating in the country. Alarmed by the growing consumption of energy in the sector, the lawmakers also want to charge miners a higher price for the electricity they use. Mazhilis Members Want Miners in Kazakhstan to Register With […]

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