Kazakhstan, which has the second largest mining hash rate (BTC) in the world, is experiencing severe internet disruption amid local anti-government protests.

Network data provider NetBlocks said on Wednesday that Kazakhstan is “at the epicenter of a nationwide internet outage after a day of disruption to mobile internet and partial restrictions.” Normal network connectivity in Kazakhstan fell to 2% on Wednesday, according to the data.

“The incident is likely to severely limit coverage of the escalating anti-government protests,” Netblocks said.

Source: NetBlocks
According to some reports, Kazakhstan Telecom, the largest telecom operator in Kazakhstan, has shut down the Internet throughout the country. Power outages have also been reported in some cities, such as Almaty.

The ongoing internet cut in Kazakhstan comes after the Kazakh government withdrew during protests over high fuel prices. President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev fired the Kazakh government early Wednesday morning, declaring a state of emergency in and around Almaty.

According to some analysts, the protests are also a reaction to the lack of democracy in the country. said Tim Ash, Emerging Markets Strategist at Emerging Markets at BlueBay Asset. – said the management.

The protests turned violent, with reports of prolonged shootings between protesters and government security officials, including police and the National Guard.

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Recent internet breaches could affect the global hash rate of bitcoin. As previously reported by the Cointelegraph, from October 2021, Kazakhstan accounted for 18% of the total global distribution of BTC mining errors, second only to the United States.

Several Chinese bitcoin miners and miners are increasingly moving their services to Kazakhstan after the Chinese government announced a renewal of a ban on the cryptocurrency industry in September 2021.

Source: CoinTelegraph