In Abkhazia, miners were threatened with the destruction of equipment

18.11.2023 18:41

Since November, Russia has started supplying electricity to Abkhazia on a commercial basis. Against this background, the operational headquarters for combating cryptocurrency mining resumed work in Sukhum, local media reported.

The head of the capital Beslan Eshba stressed that the authorities will tighten their approach to the illegal extraction of digital assets — the equipment will not only be seized, but also immediately disposed of.

"We will again create operational groups that will identify the place where the mining equipment is installed. I would like to note that over the years of work of our headquarters, the loads on the power grid have significantly decreased," he said.

According to the head of the Department of Internal Affairs for Sukhum, Astamur Hagush, the fight against mining did not stop. In total, 1112 apartments, 712 households, 405 basements were subjected to inspections.

The head of the department of "Energy Sales" SUES Dzhambulat Arshba noted that the number of electricity meters by the end of the year will be about 13,000. This will cover more than 50% of subscribers, the specialist said.

Recall that in 2022, the territorial authorities approved special tariffs for miners, despite the current ban on mining cryptocurrencies.

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