On 26 May, Rferl reported that Iranian President Hassan Rohani has announced a f4our-month ban on all cryptocurrency mining in response to unplanned power cuts that have hit major Iranian cities.  Iranian officials have repeatedly blamed unlicensed cryptocurrency miners for using vast amounts of electricity – draining the power grid and raising air pollution levels in many cities.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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