Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran on January 20. Photo: AP Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran on January 20. Photo: AP
Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran on January 20. Photo: AP
Iran

Iran goes after bitcoin farms as power blackouts intensify

  • Authorities launched a crackdown on bitcoin processing centres which use huge amounts of electricity following a series of power outages across the country
  • But miners say the decision to close down bitcoin farms operating legally seems designed to deflect concerns about Iran’s repeated blackouts

Topic |   Iran
Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran on January 20. Photo: AP Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran on January 20. Photo: AP
Cars drive on an unlit street during a blackout in Tehran on January 20. Photo: AP
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