Russia has actually apparently imported thousands of cryptocurrency mining gadgets amidst a large rise in the crypto market.
A senior exec at BitRiver, the largest crypto mining colocation providers in Russia, claimed that a local customer received over 20,000 crypto mining tools, Russian news agency Kommersant reports Feb. 10.
BitRiver creator and also CEO Igor Runets said that the complete mining power of the imported equipment amounts to 70 MWh, which is supposedly approximated to comprise the biggest single batch of cryptocurrency mining hardware in Russia. Runets said that the equipment was provided in December 2020 and was instantly set up for Bitcoin (BTC) mining in Bratsk– a city in Russia that has among the nation’s biggest hydropower stations.
Runets noted that the mining rigs were imported from Asia. A speaker from BitRiver told Cointelegraph that the firm can not reveal either the name of the Russian client or the exact nation that exported the hardware. The rep included that the mining data facility was established at one of BitRiver’s places.
BitRiver did not divulge the exact sort of crypto miners imported. According to Kommersant, the imported set was valued in between $40 million as well as $60 million.
In spite of Russia adopting its crypto regulation “On Digital Financial Properties” in January 2021, there is a certain degree of uncertainty concerning crypto mining in the nation as the legislation does not provide a clear regulatory framework for the industry. In September 2020, neighborhood authorities also recommended to forbid Russian crypto miners from receiving payment for mining crypto.