Authorities in Iran have confiscated 3,000 units of mining hardware in just one week as part of a push to curb illegal crypto mining amid power shortages and blackouts. In a single year, Iranian law enforcement has shut down over 180 crypto farms in Tehran Province alone.
Over 500 Crypto Mining Rigs Confiscated in Tehran
As the government’s offensive against unauthorized crypto mining intensifies, authorities have discovered and seized more than 3,000 pieces of mining equipment, Iran’s power utility announced Wednesday. Over 500 devices have been confiscated in Tehran Province, where law enforcement officials have already shut down 183 illegal crypto farms with 11,000 mining units in the past fiscal year.
Another 600 mining rigs have been found in Kerman Province, said the Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Company (Tavanir) quoted by the Financial Tribune. According to the Iranian business daily, illegal mining farms…