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 […]

University of Cambridge Bitcoin Mining Map Shows China’s Hashrate Dropped to 46%

University of Cambridge Bitcoin Mining Map Shows China's Hashrate Dropped to 46%After the researchers from the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) project said that the website’s “Bitcoin Mining Map” had not been updated since April 2020, the map has finally been updated. Current data from the mining map shows the coverage goes all the way up until April 2021, and the estimate of China’s hashrate […]

New Bill to Ban Crypto Payments in Iran, Support Mining and Regulate Exchange

New Bill to Ban Crypto Payments in Iran, Support Mining and Regulate ExchangeUrged by the growing popularity of cryptocurrencies, Iranian lawmakers have prepared new legislation to introduce comprehensive rules for the expanding industry. While the bill effectively bans crypto payments in the country, it aims to support cryptocurrency mining and regulate the exchange market. Draft Law Prohibits Crypto Payments in Islamic Republic Members of the Islamic Consultative […]

Iran Counts 30 Crypto Mining Farms Licensed to Mint Digital Currencies

Iran Counts 30 Crypto Mining Farms Licensed to Mint Digital CurrenciesIranian authorities have so far authorized 30 facilities for cryptocurrency mining. The crypto mining farms are spread across several regions, including Tehran Province. The government has put out the data amid a crackdown on illegal miners in the country. A Third of Authorized Mining Farms Are Based in Two Provinces The Iranian Ministry of Industries, […]