Russian power engineers have learned to figure out apartments where illegal cryptocurrency mining takes place.
Bye mining in Russia is outside the legal field, but such activities multiply the load on the energy networks of residential buildings, although the wiring there is designed exclusively for domestic needs.
The Irkutsk power engineers were the first to find the miners, Pavel Snikkars, deputy head of the Ministry of Energy, told the publication “News“.
He added that violators are given out by a changed load profile of energy consumption and a sharp increase in electricity bills. Thus, ten cases of mining have already been identified.
The department recalled that for connecting to the electrical network without the necessary permits, liability is threatened, up to and including imprisonment.