Bitcoin miners are running under an eternal fright though mining license hasn’t been sanctioned formally. Formal mining license is yet to be approved and crack down on cryptocurrency is carried on in Iran.
They can be penalized to imprisonment for their operation and the punishment can include excessive fine and also can have their equipment sealed off. One small-scale bitcoin miner is running just 15 machines in Tehran.
Estimation says 80,000 mining devices have been forfeited over the past four months. The second bitcoiner, having an open case in court over a fine for his company, singly lost access to thousands of machines as a result of that 30 households lost their income as government prohibited them as he was running an industrial farm adjacent to a power plant.
They are desperately waiting for the new regulation of the Ministry of Energy to run their business. Several bitcoiners surrendered to their home to evade jail. They even can be charged and the amount of fine is between $2,000-5,000 per machine.
But the fine of electricity is four times the annual cost of power for the machines.
An allegation stood up that most computer equipment and luxury goods are contraband. As a result of which an impediment is working before them by several agencies. Products of foreign grey market are usually inexpensive and higher quality compared to official products.
A dozen farms in the southern part of Tehran got shut down. The biggest challenge is the lack of regulatory charity related to bitcoin. The sharp concentration on finding bitcoin miners is exposing obliteration on crypto community of Iran. People with tiny, personal miners are dreadful of moving equipment now a day.
On the off chance you get caught to police for carrying illegally imported mining equipment, then they will fine you and arrest you as punishment and individuals of the southwestern city of Savah got punished like the way by police for doing so.
Mining sector in Iran is about to take a halt. The third mining farm is also under pending court case and its operating machine has been sealed by the government. Having agreement with a power plant, the third miner said yet many people steal electricity for bitcoin mining. His many associates either stopped working or lost entrance to their equipment.
An optimism of third miner is that Iran will become a hub for bitcoin mining operations.