Kosovo Police Confiscate Over 300 Bitcoin Mining Machines In Crackdown

Kosovo police and customs authorities have confiscated more than 300 Bitcoin mining machines amid a crackdown on the energy-intensive crypto-mining industry.

“We cannot allow the illegal enrichment of some, at the expense of taxpayers,” said Finance Minister Hekuran Murati.

According to Murati, it is estimated that the energy consumption of Bitcoin mining each month is equivalent to that of 500 homes, with a loss valued at around €60,000 to €120,000 Euros.