A group of Venezuelan Bitcoin miners who were disconnected from the power grid by regional authorities in the state of Carabobo could resume operations in the next 48 hours, according to the national cryptocurrency watchdog Sunacrip. The institution met with affected miners on Wednesday and assured them that it will make the necessary adjustments with regional authorities to enable them to operate and avoid further disruptions to the service.
Venezuelan miners in Carabobo meet with Sunacrip
A group of miners disconnected from the national electricity grid in Carabobo state in Venezuela met with the national cryptocurrency watchdog, Sunacrip, on Wednesday to discuss the cause of this measure and to find a possible solution to the problem. Asonacrip, the National Cryptocurrency Association, reported that Joselit Ramirez, the National Superintendent of Crypto Assets of Venezuela, was present at the meeting and promised them to reconnect the farms within the next 48 hours.
Asonacrip also stated that the segregated miners were active in the following areas:
… industrial parks that are suitable for activity without affecting energy consumption and, in addition, with their income they contribute to the recovery of the national electricity system.
The real reason for the suspension of miners’ power was not mentioned at the meeting.
Some people familiar with the matter said that these miners were disconnected from the grid due to a state power outage. At the time of writing, there were no official explanations of the reasons for these measures.
While there are no official figures on miners in Venezuela, it is estimated that much of the hashrates operating in the country do so without a license from Sunacrip. It is for this reason that the institution always promotes the registration of miners and promotes the benefits of a permit to mine cryptocurrencies. However, all miners affected by this measure were working legally, according to Asonacrip.
On social media, people commented that the responsible States parties should reimburse the miners for the losses caused by this type of action and stressed that these incidents may be less frequent in the future. Due to other incidents, Sunacrip also stated that miners without a Sunacrip official could not be visited by police or military agents.
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