According to the latest from CBECI, Iran's share of BTC hashrate has steadily increased over summer of 2021.

There was a blanket ban on 'crypto mining' (read: GPU farms for alts as well as BTC) announced May 26th, lasting through September 22nd, sooo...

@arbedout does the graph show an Iran increase over summer 2021? It doesn't look like it to my eyes? Also given the Ireland/Germany data I guess this is partly or mostly from IP adds?


@waxwing the graph doesn't do a great job of illustrating it but the article explicitly states an increase of 3.11% for Iran's hashrate(during a period where there should have been a marked decrease if not total collapse)

and yep - apparently they use maxmind's geoip database to correlate ip addresses to locations

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