According to reports by Bloomberg on Thursday, China is looking to intensify its crackdown on miners who continue to operate in secret in the country.
The report cited sources who revealed that Chinese officials are targeting miners who are disguised as data researchers and storage facilities. Universities and research institutes are being inspected in multiple provinces as well.
One of the motivations behind strengthening the crackdown on crypto asset mining is preventing the potential power shortages for the coming winter.
In early 2021, China began a strict crackdown on crypto asset mining and suspended several mining operations in Qinghai and Sichuan provinces, where thermal power and hydroelectric power generation are available in plenty.
As a result, many miners have left China and are trying to operate in the United States and Kazakhstan among other countries.
Meanwhile, the miners, who stayed in China, have taken various steps to escape the surveillance of the authorities and continue operations.
Bloomberg cited one example of a miner who shifts their mining facilities regularly and does not have more than 100 mining machines in a single facility to prevent them from being discovered.