Clandestine mining farm of 2500 ASIC miners closed in Kyrgyzstan

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Law enforcement agencies of Kyrgyzstan reported the discovery of a large underground mining farm. In the village of Druzhba, Issyk-Ata region, 2,500 ASIC miners were confiscated.

According to the press service of the State Committee for National Security of Kyrgyzstan, the farm was run by foreign citizens. The equipment was placed in a room that was disguised as a greenhouse. Of course, the electricity to power the ASIC miners was obtained through illegal connection to the electric grid.

It is not yet known exactly how much energy was used, but representatives of the State Committee for National Security said about “colossal damage to the electric networks of Kyrgyzstan.” Now there is an identification of all those involved in the organization of the underground mining farm and their search. Five foreign citizens were identified at the site of illegal mining, but their citizenship was not named. Also, experts calculate the damage from mining and try to establish how legally the equipment was imported.

Recall that in early October, the Kyrgyz authorities approved new electricity tariffs for the period from 2021 to 2025. Miners have been placed in a separate category, for which a multiplying factor of 2.0 is set. They will pay 5.04 soms per kWh, which is 4.27 rubles at the current exchange rate.

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