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Indonesian Authorities Raid Ten Crypto Mining Facilities for Energy Theft

Indonesian authorities crack down on ten Bitcoin (BTC) mining sites for stealing energy from the national grid to power mining operations in the country. According to reports from local media outlets, the government moved in on ten crypto mining sites whose operations saw them tap into the utility poles of the state-owned electricity company. Authorities of the state-owned electricity company, PLN noted that wider coordination was key to uncover the mining operation deriving electricity from the national grip without approval. According to the report, the Bitcoin mines cost the state 1.4 billion Indonesian rupees approximately $100,000.

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