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Reports of Mining Sector Cleanup Put China’s Yunnan Province in the Spotlight

Authorities in Yunnan are launching an investigation to identify and shut down miners that are illegally using electrical power to mint bitcoin, Chinese media reports. Inspections will also focus on potential safety hazards and will be carried out by various government departments. The mining industry cleanup is expected to continue till the end of June. Media: Yunnan Energy Bureau to Pull the Plug on Bitcoin Farms The province of Yunnan is reportedly joining the crackdown on cryptocurrency mining that’s already underway in other Chinese regions. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP), local authorities have ordered an investigation into…

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Kyrgyzstan Seizes 2,000 Cryptocurrency Mining Devices

Law enforcement authorities in Kyrgyzstan have confiscated thousands of crypto mining machines as part of a new offensive against illegal cryptocurrency mining in the country. Investigators have also identified industrial enterprises that have been supplying the bitcoin farms with electricity. Security Service Conducts Operation Against Illegal Mining in Kyrgyzstan The State Committee for National Security (GKNB), Kyrgyzstan’s organized crime-fighting agency, has recently found and raided a number of facilities mining cryptocurrency outside the law. The special operation has been conducted in the capital Bishkek and Chuy Oblast, the country’s northernmost region. During the offensive against illegal mining activities, law enforcement…

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