Bitcoin miners in Kosovo sell mining equipment, causing panic following a federal ban

Kosovo, a country in Europe, has banned cryptocurrency and Bitcoin mining due to rising energy prices and blackouts.


Bitcoin Miners In Kosovo Sell Mining Equipment Causing Panic After Federal Ban
Kosovo | Image: The Guardian

Miners in the country have begun selling off their mining equipment as a result of the crackdown on Bitcoin mining.


Over 90% of the country's energy is supplied by low-quality coal harvested in large quantities in Kosovo, known as "Lignite."


As a result, the country's energy costs are reduced. As a result, it is the EU country with the lowest energy consumption prices.


As a result, the number of people mining BTC in Kosovo has increased dramatically in recent years.


However, the country has recently faced significant challenges as a result of rising fuel prices caused by a lack of natural gas in Europe and the collapse of Kosovo's largest thermal power plant.


These factors resulted in situations such as power outages and shortages.


Several platforms are seeing an increase in advertisements from Kosovo Bitcoin miners.


Cool week for Bitcoin risk takers


The week has been fruitful for Bitcoin experts who are willing to take a risk and work with Bitcoin mining machines in the Balkan State.


Thousands of Kosovans have begun posting on various social media platforms such as Telegram and Facebook, as well as other well-known venues, in an attempt to sell off their mining machines at lower prices.


CryptoKapo, a crypto pundit and administrator of some of the country's most important crypto communities, weighed in on the situation.


He explained that BTC miners in Kosovo are currently panicking and selling or relocating their Bitcoin mining equipment to neighboring regions.


It's worth noting that all of the panicked social media rallies took place after the Kosovan government imposed an immediate, albeit temporary, ban on all cryptocurrency mining.


The government explained that crypto mining was consuming the country's energy and causing an energy crisis in the Balkan state.