The different Bitcoin mining farms reconnect and restart their operations today, August 13, in the Carabobo state, in Venezuela.
A source tells CriptoNoticias that mining pools in the state are already receiving electric service back, after a meeting held this Tuesday, August 10 between the miners and the authorities.
The Crypto Assets Superintendency (Sunacrip) was present at the meeting, represented by Superintendent Joselit Ramirez. Likewise, representatives of the National Association of Cryptocurrencies (Asonacrip) attended.
The cryptocurrency miners had their electricity service suspended last Saturday, August 7, but at the meeting they were promised that they would be restoring electricity service on Thursday, August 12, as has indeed been happening, according to information obtained by CriptoNoticias .
A source consulted, who prefers to reserve his identity, indicates that 9 mining farm operators would be taking advantage of the approach with the authorities to regularize their legal status. The authorities have not imposed fines or sanctions on this group of miners.
Likewise, it is presumed that some miners have had to move to other industrial parks within the state, to stabilize consumption and impact on the electricity grid, according to its available capacity.
Asonacrip indicated in the ad of the meeting that the miners contribute with their income to the recovery of the national electricity system. It has presented severe problems and instability in recent years, for multiple reasons, according to analysts.
For its part, in recent days, another source informed CriptoNoticias that the National Electricity Corporation (Corpoelec) raises the possibility of collect taxes from miners in Carabobo state. Corpoelec was not present at the meeting last Tuesday, nor has it offered any statements regarding this point.
Will incidents between miners and authorities in Venezuela stop?
The same source revealed that incidents between legally well-established miners and police and military officials, as well as those of the Carabobo and Corpoelec government, continued to occur sporadically, although not all were reported publicly.
Several of these episodes have been repeated throughout this year; one of them occurred in Carabobo state in January, where more than 40 mining equipment in a police operation.
Recently, at the beginning of last July, a meeting was held between Asonacrip, Corpoelec and the regional police of Carabobo to discuss this issue; generating a rapprochement between miners and authorities.