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Kosovo bans cryptocurrency mining over electricity shortage

Due to power outages, Kosovo banned the mining of cryptocurrency in its territory. the eastern European country has been in a state of emergency since December as cold weather affected the country’s power plants. As a result of the shortage, businesses and households have faced blackouts, and the government has had to import additional energy to meet the state’s needs.

Kosovo’s Minister of Economy, Artane Rizvanolli, wrote a Facebook (NASDAQ:) post addressing the problematic situation faced by the country. Rizvanolli claims that the ban on crypto mining in Kosovo will address both short- and long-term energy shortages.

The blackouts have given rise to country-wide protests and calls for Rizvanolli’s resignation.

There are many reasons why electricity prices rose across Europe, but Kosovo is the one that has suffered the most. The geopolitical dispute between Kosovo and Russia is one of the main reasons why electricity prices have soared. Russia is Europe’s largest gas supplier.


  • Many have expressed concern that mining cryptocurrency takes a lot of electricity. This alone is a concern for the future development of crypto.
  • China, Iran, Sweden and Iceland are all known countries that have banned crypto mining. Norway may also consider banning the practice.


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