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Railway staff caught mining Bitcoin with verbalize electrical energy in Ukraine

Railway staff caught mining Bitcoin with verbalize electrical energy in Ukraine

Employees at the Ukranian Railways have been caught red-handed secretly running a Bitcoin mining farm, costing the state more than $40,000 in power. According to an announcement by Ukrzaliznytsia, the country’s state-owned rail transport provider, the surreptitious cryptocurrency mining operation was reported by Oleg Nazaruk, the company‘s director of the department of economic and information security. “During the…

The Mark of Bitcoin Spiked 40% Friday Night

The Mark of Bitcoin Spiked 40% Friday Night

Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading! binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 118205622 story The Price of Bitcoin Spiked 40% Friday Night (newsweek.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday October 27, 2019 @08:34PM from the magic-internet-money dept. “The price of Bitcoin skyrocketed overnight, rising by nearly 40 percent from a…

Facebook launches Libra Association—and says 180 companies would possibly per chance maybe well be half of

Facebook launches Libra Association—and says 180 companies would possibly per chance maybe well be half of

Facebucks — Twenty-one organizations formally became Libra members on Monday. Timothy B. Lee – Oct 15, 2019 11:00 am UTC Shrugging off defections by a number of high-profile partners, the Libra Association held its first formal meeting on Monday. The 21 companies that still support the cryptocurrency project formally ratified the Libra Association’s governing documents…

Iranian gov reportedly offering bounties to other folk who rat out unlawful Bitcoin miners

Iranian gov reportedly offering bounties to other folk who rat out unlawful Bitcoin miners

The Iranian government is reportedly offering a bounty for anyone that dobs illegal Bitcoin BTC mining businesses to the authorities. A spokesperson from Iran‘s Energy Ministry reportedly said that anyone who outs those using subsidized electricity for cryptocurrency mining will be rewarded with up to 20 percent of the funds recovered from the miner, PressTV…

Aussie ‘E-Crime Squad’ arrests crypto alternate owner, seizing his Bitcoin ATM

Aussie ‘E-Crime Squad’ arrests crypto alternate owner, seizing his Bitcoin ATM

Australian detectives have arrested a 38-year-old man as part of an investigation into an unregistered cryptocurrency exchange. The man, a resident in Cairnlea — a Melbourne suburb — was arrested at home, where police seized “a substantial amount of cash and false identification documents.” Authorities also seized a cryptocurrency ATM from a shopping mall in…

Man Sues AT&T, Asserting He Lost $1.8 Million In Cryptocurrency With SIM Card Hack

Man Sues AT&T, Asserting He Lost $1.8 Million In Cryptocurrency With SIM Card Hack

binspamdupenotthebestofftopicslownewsdaystalestupid freshfunnyinsightfulinterestingmaybe descriptive 118094528 story Man Sues AT&T, Saying He Lost $1.8 Million In Cryptocurrency With SIM Card Hack (go.com) Posted by BeauHD on Friday October 25, 2019 @07:02PM from the fraudulent-SIM-swap dept. more than $1.8 million in cryptocurrency stolen from his accounts. ABC News reports: Seth Shapiro says that an AT&T employee allowed a…

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon dings Fb’s cryptocurrency Libra, saying this may per chance well never happen

JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon dings Fb’s cryptocurrency Libra, saying this may per chance well never happen

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon dinged Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, saying it was a “neat idea” that won’t happen.Facebook announced the currency in June, with the idea that people all over the world could use it to pay for services online. But regulators and prospective partners are suspicious, fearing that the currency could be used for criminal…