The Iranian government has reportedly issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining since it began regulating the industry. A number of large mining farms have set up in the country, but high electricity tariffs have kept many small investors away.

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1,000+ Licenses Granted to Miners

An official with Iran’s ICT Guild Organization, Amir Hossein Saeedi Naeini, has revealed the state of the country’s cryptocurrency mining industry, the Financial Tribune reported Friday. In an interview with Ibena publication, he said that cryptocurrency mining is a new industry but many people have been attracted to it in Iran. Noting that miners need to obtain a license, he shared:

The Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining in the country.

The official further elaborated, “Our studies show that the crypto mining industry has the potential to add $8.5 billion to the economy,”…

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