The Federal Customs Service of Russia intercepted the illegal import of four crypto mining devices from Mongolia into Russia.
Coinspot reported on October 1st 2019 that a Mongolian citizen was trying to smuggle the four mining devices across the Russian/Mongolian border into Russian territory.
The custom explained that the smuggler was detained by Altai customs officers during a border check in the rural locality Tashanta. The detainee was unable to provide any legal documents for the crypto mining equipment and the authorities confiscated the properties.
Cryptocurrency is really getting widely adopted judging from the large number of mining rigs around the world today. Bitcoin as the number cryptocurrency is now being accepted my most online stores and individuals as a means of payment. Some authorities have even compared Bitcoin to Gold.