The authorities of Kazakhstan have identified and stopped the activities of 13 illegal crypto mining farms, as reported on the website of the Ministry of Energy of the country.
Crypto mining farms were found in Karaganda, Pavlodar, Turkestan, Akmola, Kostanay regions, as well as in Nur-Sultan, Almaty and Shymkent.
These illegal farms consumed about 202 MW.
According to the local Financial Monitoring Agency, during a search in Almaty, more than 700 pieces of mining equipment were found and seized. In Nur-Sultan, the authorities have identified 159 Bitcoin miners.
The Ministry of Energy has said that the work to identify and disable cryptocurrency mining farms will continue.
The President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, has instructed to identify all mining farms and increase the tax on crypto mining.
The authorities have created an interdepartmental group, led by the Tax Committee, to fight illegal miners.