Russia : A Russian cryptocurrency miner got into trouble with the customs office when trying to import mining equipment purchased online for personal use. After an appeal, the court sided with the customs office and barred the import of the mining equipment.
The Russian city court in Tobolsk has “banned the import of equipment for the mining of cryptocurrency,” local media reported last week. Tobolsk is a town in Tyumen Oblast, Russia. The ban, which has already entered into force, applies to a local crypto miner who tried to import mining equipment for his own personal use.
According to the website of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, the “resident of the city of Tobolsk purchased server equipment for his own needs from an online store.” The citizen declared: