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Iran Licenses 14 Bitcoin Mining Farms, Cuts Electricity Tariff up to 47% for Miners

The Islamic Republic of Iran has purportedly given licenses for 14 digital currency mining ranches, each with a limit of 300 megawatts, Tehran-headquartered Mehr news office revealed Sunday.

Digital currency mining has been an approved action in Iran since July a year ago and the nation’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has given more than 1,000 licenses to crypto excavators. Be that as it may, not all approved mining ranches are as of now in activity. In May, Iran authorized Iminer, a $7.3 million bitcoin mining endeavor.

In any case, Iran has been attempting to battle a developing number of excavators pirating their gear into the nation. Mostafa Rajabi Mashhadi, agent top of Iran’s Power Generation, Distribution, and Transmission Company (Tavanir), said that the Iranian government has recognized 1,000 unlawful cryptographic money mining ranches spread the nation over.


Excavators have been running to Iran to a great extent because of its financed power rates. Information shows that mining ranches in Iran are paying as meager as $0.01 to $0.05 for one kilowatt-hour (kWh) of power. In any case, the rates increment four-overlay during the pinnacle summer season, from June to September. The Financial Tribune announced Sunday:

“In a bid to support authorized cryptocurrency mining, Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) said it will cut up to 47% of the electricity tariff for miners during the peak consumption periods.”

Mostafa Rajabi told state TV that the point of the levy slice is to help lawful mining ranches during the four summer months. “To be eligible for the incentives, the miners can take part or invest in Tavanir’s recent efficiency plans such as the ongoing project to replace one million old (gas-powered) air conditioners with energy-efficient ACs,”  the distribution cited him as saying.

In the mean time, cryptographic money diggers will before long need to enlist with the administration. Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri Kouhshahi declared a week ago:

“Miners will have to disclose their identities, the size of their mining farms and their mining equipment type with the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.”

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