BitRss.com latest Crypto World News

Search and discover the latest Cryptocurrency updated Stories in Categories.

24-7 Cryptocurrency News about Blockchain, Technology and much more, only from Top Leading Sources.

Iranian Cryptocurrency Miners May Lose Subsidized Electricity

Cryptocurrency miners in Iran could be charged with higher electricity bills should the country’s government begin calculating their electricity prices in “real prices,” according to The Financial Tribune .



Iran’s Deputy Energy Minister Homayoun Haeri is pushing for cryptocurrency miners to pay power bills at rates equivalent to those charged for electricity exports, per the report. Crypto miners would no longer be allowed to pay a subsidized price for electricity like most Iranian citizens.



The Iranian government currently pays close to $1 billion in subsidies to account for the huge gap between what Iranian households pay and the actual costs of electricity usage in the country. Subsidized energy costs can be a significant motivator for bitcoin mining operations.



While authorities in Iran prohibit the mining and trading of cryptocurrencies, sanctions imposed by the U.S. government have encouraged people in Iran to do so anyway as an alternative to fiat currency.



Another reason for Iranians’ adoption of cryptocurrencies is because in January 2017, Iran stopped using the U.S. dollar as a result of the travel ban imposed by the U.S. administration. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become viable alternatives as media of exchange.



Iran has a relatively long history with bitcoin adoption. Back in 2013 , the Bitcoin community in Iran launched its first website, Coin Ava , for Iranians to buy and sell bitcoin.
The post Iranian Cryptocurrency Miners May Lose Subsidized Electricity appeared first on Bitcoin Magazine .

- - - - -

Thank you for Share!

   
Read the full Article

Read the full Article: Iranian Cryptocurrency Miners May Lose Subsidized Electricity


Search Crypto News


BITRSS | CRYPTOCURRENCY WORLD NEWS

The latest Top News, from leading exponents of BlockChain, Bitcoin and Accredited Crypto Currency Sources.

Since 2015, our Mission was to Share, up-to-date, those News and Information we believe to represent in an Ethical and sincere manner the current Cypto Currencies World.

We have always tried to give priority to the News; for this reason we have designed BitRss.com simple and intuitive, usable by all Devices, fast and effective.


| LEARN MORE ABOUT |

24h Most Popular News