Category Archives: crypto mining

Bank of Russia, Finance Ministry Agree on Crypto Mining Regulation, Law Expected Soon

By | September 22, 2022

Major government institutions in Moscow, the central bank and the finance ministry, have aligned their positions on the regulation of cryptocurrency mining in the Russian Federation. The respective bill will soon be filed with the State Duma, a high-ranking member of the house unveiled. Financial Authorities Reach Consensus on How to Regulate Mining of Digital… Read More »

Sanctions, Disagreements Hamper Regulation of Crypto Mining in Russia, Experts Say

By | August 25, 2022

The changing geopolitical and economic environment, as well as persisting differences between responsible government institutions, are hindering the advance of legislation tailored to regulate cryptocurrency mining in Russia. According to a report quoting industry watchers, these factors are halting the advance of the necessary legislation. Two Draft Laws on Mining Await Approval by the Russian… Read More »

Police in Kazakhstan Arrest Gang Forcing IT Specialists to Run Crypto Farms

By | August 7, 2022

Law enforcement in Kazakhstan detained members of a crime group suspected of forcing IT experts into operating underground facilities for cryptocurrency mining with threats and blackmail. The racketeers allegedly made up to half a million U.S. dollars a month from their business. Kazakhstan Busts Illegal Crypto Mining Organization, Detains Dozens Authorities in Kazakhstan have arrested… Read More »

Security Service of Ukraine Shuts Down Crypto Mining Farm Near Front Line in Kharkiv

By | July 20, 2022

Ukraine’s main law enforcement agency has busted an illegal facility mining cryptocurrencies in the Kharkiv region. The operators of the crypto farm have been minting coins using large amounts of stolen electricity, threatening energy supply to critical infrastructure, the agency said. Illegal Mining Farm Discovered in War-Torn Kharkiv Region Officers from the Security Service of… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

By | May 28, 2021

Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan have confiscated thousands of crypto mining machines as part of a new offensive against illegal cryptocurrency mining in the country. Investigators have also identified industrial enterprises that have been supplying the bitcoin farms with electricity. Security Service Conducts Operation Against Illegal Mining in Kyrgyzstan The State Committee for National Security… Read More »

Nvidia Makes $155 Million From Crypto Mining Chips in Fiscal Q1

By | May 27, 2021

Graphics cards manufacturer Nvidia has earned $155 million in revenue from chips designed for cryptocurrency mining during the first fiscal quarter. The company admitted that crypto miners have also pushed sales up in the gaming products segment which remains its main market. Leading GPU Maker Reports Record High Video Card Sales Supported by Crypto Miners… Read More »

Cryptocurrency Mining Banned in Iran as Blackouts and Power Shortages Intensify

By | May 27, 2021

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced that cryptocurrency mining is banned in Iran, effective immediately. The ban, which will last until Sept. 22, is imposed as many cities in the country are facing major power blackouts. Iran has banned cryptocurrency mining effective immediately, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday in a televised speech at a… Read More »

Executives from China’s Largest Bitcoin Mining Firms Speak About Regulatory Crackdown

By | May 27, 2021

During the course of the week, the cryptocurrency community has been focused on China and the country’s Financial Stability Board detailing that it aims to crack down on the bitcoin mining sector. Following the statements from Chinese officials and a few crypto businesses abandoning services in the region, executives from some of China’s largest bitcoin… Read More »

Chinese Firm Bit Mining Invests $9M to Build 100 Megawatt Bitcoin Farm in Kazakhstan

By | May 26, 2021

Shenzhen-based Bit Mining is planning to construct and operate a 100 MW crypto-mining data center in Kazakhstan. The project will be implemented in partnership with two local companies that will also provide the enterprise with an array of services. The total amount of the investment will exceed $9 million. Kazakhstan to Host New 100 MW… Read More »