Dude stole 600 Bitcoin mining rigs, was sentenced, and now has broken out of jail in Iceland.
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Authorities say a man who is suspected of being the mastermind behind the theft of $2 million worth of bitcoin mining equipment has escaped the Icelandic prison where he was being held. In Iceland, news outlets have come to call it the "Big Bitcoin Heist." In four separate heists, 600 bitcoin mining rigs were stolen and have yet to be found. Police in Iceland said they believe Sindri Thor Stefansson fled a low-security prison through a window and boarded a flight to Sweden at Iceland's international airport in Keflavik. Iceland has become an attractive place for bitcoin miners due to its use of hydroelectric plants that provide low electricity costs. For someone to set up a hub with 600 miners in Iceland without being noticed seems unlikely, and the fact that none of the stolen items have been recovered suggests that the devices have been moved out of the country. Crescent Electric Supply Company estimates that just the electricity cost of mining a single bitcoin in the US falls between $3,224 and $9,000, depending on where you're located.
Bitcoin mining. Volgens een artikel van de lokale nieuwssite The Star zijn er een aantal personen gearresteerd die verantwoordelijk zijn voor de diefstal van deze $600.000 aan elektriciteit. Ze gebruikten dit voor het mining van cryptocurrency’s. De arrestatie is gedaan na een samenwerking tussen de Energie Commissie van Maleisië, het energiebedrijf Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) en lokale ... Bitcoin mining is the process by which transactions are verified and added to the public ledger, known as the block chain, and also the means through which new bitcoin are released. 02. Is it necessary to be "online" on the site in order to work the mining? Bitcoin mining is the process of adding transaction records to Bitcoin's public ledger of past transactions or blockchain. This ledger of past transactions is called the block chain as it is a chain of blocks. The block chain serves to confirm transactions to the rest of the network as having taken place. In January 2018, over 600 computers valued at $2 million were stolen from a bitcoin mining facility in Reykjavik, Iceland. That night was only the beginning of the biggest heist in the country’s ... Bitcoin - the possible Pandora's Box of the currency world - has never been short of controversy.Whether it be aiding the black market or scamming users out of millions, bitcoin is no stranger to ...