Iran Bitcoin Miners Set Up Shop in Mosques Amid Gov’t Crackdown
Mosques’ free electricity make them an attractive option for miners keen to limit the pain of economic hardship.
Iran, which offers free energy to mosques, now has around 100 miners occupying places of worship, generating much-needed income of around $260,000 a year.
“This money goes a long way in Iran’s choked sanctioned economy,” Oxford University researcher Mahsa Alimardani explained on Twitter.
Despite its increasingly troubled economic situation, Iran remains uncoordinated when it comes to cryptocurrency policy.
Now, after bitcoin mining allegedly cont