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Iran to Shut Down Licensed Crypto Miners in Peak Hours of Power Consumption

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Citing a need to maintain a stable electricity supply for other users, Iran will be pulling the plug on cryptocurrency mining farms whenever power consumption peaks. The measure intended to deal with shortages will target licensed facilities despite the government admitting that illegal crypto miners burn much more energy. Licensed Crypto Miners Use 300 MW, Illegal Farms Burn 2,000 MW According to official data, entities that are authorized to mine cryptocurrencies in the Islamic Republic use up to 300 megawatts (MW) daily, ISNA news agency reported. This amount of electricity…

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