Chinese police found mining farms that used stolen electricity to mine BTC in abandoned underground graves.
Beijing News, Chinese law enforcement agencies have stopped illegal mining of BTC in Daqing city. Cryptocurrency mining was carried out on farms located in two abandoned burial grounds in fields near the city.
Police launched an investigation in the area after a local power company reported unexplained power losses to law enforcement. Officers found premises where mining farms operating on stolen electricity were located, near the mounds.
Recently, it was reported that the authorities of the Chinese province of Yunnan have strengthened
checks for miners. They demanded the closure of 57 farms due to lack of necessary permits. In addition, last month, mining farms in Sichuan province began to turn off equipment due to a shortage of electricity associated with the delay of the rainy season.
Earlier, the Sichuan authorities decided to suspend investment in cryptocurrency mining and the installation of new mining equipment.