In spite of a blanket ban resulting from power shortages caused by a lack of rain, Iran's Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade has exempted a number of crypto mining farms across the country.
Six licenses have been doled out in the Semnan province while the province of Alborz, which sits just outside the country's capital, received four. Also receiving four licenses were the provinces of Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan and Zanjan.
Tehran province, which houses the country's capital and center of political power, has received only one license for a mining operation there.
In May, the country's president, Hassan Rouhani, said crypto mining operations had to cease until Sept. 22 resulting from the load they place on the national power grid because of an exceptionally hot summer.