Vietnam to Ban Cryptocurrency Miners Import

Vietnamese companies and citizens stopped importing mining equipment in early July in accordance with the order of the customs service of Ho Chi Minh City
13 August 2018   1572

After several months of thinking, the Vietnamese authorities approved a ban on import of crypto-currency mining equipment, CCN reports.

Vietnamese companies and citizens stopped importing mining equipment in early July in accordance with the order of the customs service of Ho Chi Minh City. Representatives of the ministry said on Monday that in the first half of 2018, 3 664 devices for mining were imported to the country. 3 000 of wentfell on four enterprises, while the remaining devices were imported by individuals and companies that did not provide their tax code. Most of the devices turned are Antminer miners.

The Ministry of Finance of Vietnam for the first time proposed to ban the import of equipment for mining in June, after the authorities decided to tighten control over the cryptocurrency sector against the backdrop of the spread of fraudulent schemes. 

The Ministry of Finance demanded that state structures strengthen control over the import and use of equipment for the mining of cryptocurrencies. In July, the central bank of Vietnam agreed to support the proposal of the Ministry of Finance.

The Ho Chi Minh City Customs Authority reports that in 2017 9,300 ASIC devices were imported into the country. Cryptocurrency is not allowed for use in Vietnam. The central bank of the country refused to include it in the list of non-monetary payment means, which include checks, payment orders and bank cards. Violators of the law, including among ordinary users, face a fine of up to $ 9,000.

Iran to Issue Over 1000 Mining Licenses

Amir Hossein Saeedi Naeini from Iranian ICT Guild Organization said that crypto mining industry attracts many in Iran
27 January 2020   151

Over the past six months, the Iranian Ministry of Industry has issued more than 1000 cryptocurrency mining licenses. This was announced by Amir Hossein Saeedi Naeini, representative of the ICT Guild Organization.

According to him, cryptocurrency mining is a new industry that attracts many in Iran. He noted that miners must obtain a license to work.

The Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has issued more than 1,000 licenses for cryptocurrency mining in the country. Our studies show that the crypto mining industry has the potential to add $8.5 billion to the economy.


Amir Hossein Saeedi Naeini

 ICT Guild Organization

 He believes that the cryptocurrency industry can help Iran's economy. However, he explained that the high cost of electricity is a serious problem for cryptocurrency miners.

High electricity tariffs plus stringent regulations have made the sector less appealing for small investors.


Amir Hossein Saeedi Naeini

 ICT Guild Organization

 He expressed the opinion that “the operating conditions in this industry should not be such that only large capitalists enter the cryptocurrency mining market but that all miners can operate.” He emphasized that changing electricity tariffs could stimulate the mining industry to generate more revenue.