Category: mining machines

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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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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Tehran Stock Exchange Head Resigns Over Mining Rigs Found at Organization’s Office

Tehran Stock Exchange Head Resigns Over Mining Rigs Found at Organization’s Office

The director of Tehran’s Stock Exchange has resigned from his post following the discovery of cryptocurrency mining rigs in his organization’s basement. The scandal has erupted as licensed crypto miners in Iran are reportedly resuming operations amid fears of new restrictions in the winter. Iran Stock Exchange CEO Loses Job for Illegal Crypto Mining Under […]

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

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

Authorities 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 […]

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

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

Authorities 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 […]

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Demand for Crypto Mining Rigs in Vietnam Rises With Bitcoin Prices, Report Reveals

Demand for Crypto Mining Rigs in Vietnam Rises With Bitcoin Prices, Report Reveals

Higher cryptocurrency prices recently have restored interest in digital coin minting in Vietnam. Crypto mining is once again seen as an investment opportunity with other options being limited by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has been affecting the Asian country. Vietnam’s Sales and Prices of Crypto Mining Rigs Spike in September Demand for crypto mining […]

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Singapore Myanmar Investco Purchases 800 Mining Rigs, Firm Plans to Offer Mining Services

Singapore Myanmar Investco Purchases 800 Mining Rigs, Firm Plans to Offer Mining Services

On August 24, the investment and management company, Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited (SMI), revealed the company is entering the bitcoin mining industry as it has ordered 800 mining rigs to be delivered to Southeast Asia. The move follows a number of firms pivoting toward digital currency mining. Singapore Myanmar Investco Pivots Toward Bitcoin Mining In […]

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

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

Bit 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 […]

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Malaysia Flattens Seized Bitcoin Mining Rigs With Steamroller — Over 1,000 Machines Demolished

Malaysia Flattens Seized Bitcoin Mining Rigs With Steamroller — Over 1,000 Machines Demolished

Over 1,000 bitcoin mining machines have been totally destroyed in Malaysia after they were seized for illegally mining the cryptocurrency using stolen electricity. The mining machines, worth about $1.26 million, were steamrolled in the Malaysian city of Miri and eight people have been arrested so far. Over a Thousand Bitcoin Mining Machines Demolished in Malaysia […]

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Iran Seizes 7,000 Bitcoin Mining Machines

Iran Seizes 7,000 Bitcoin Mining Machines

Iranian police have reportedly seized 7,000 bitcoin mining machines operating illegally in the country. The machines were found in an abandoned factory west of the capital. 7,000 cryptocurrency mining machines have been seized by Iranian authorities, state news agency IRNA reported Tuesday, noting that this is Iran’s largest seizure of cryptocurrency mining machines to date. […]

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