World Russian Engineers Arrested For Using Nuclear Weapons Facility To Mine Cryptocurrency

02:05  10 february  2018
02:05  10 february  2018 Source:   Gizmodo Australia

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Russian blockchain company launches a PSS for stressed cryptocurrency investors. The Federal Security Service (FSB) agents detained two engineers who were using supercomputer for They got busted before they could mine their first bitcoins, thanks to the nuclear facility ’s own security service

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Russian authorities say they have arrested several engineers employed at the the All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics in Sarov, a top secret nuclear weapons facility, because they were involved in a cryptocurrency-mining scheme at work.

The tightly guarded nuclear facility is where the USSR's first nuclear bomb was built. According to the BBC, it has about 20,000 employees and one of the country's strongest supercomputers, which can run at one petaflop, or perform a quadrillion operations per second. That's ideal for running nuclear scientific calculations and simulations.

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According to some Russian media reports, the employees tried to use the power of the supercomputer to mine cryptocurrency, and were detected when they attempted to connect the usually offline machine to the internet.

Mining is a way to amass cryptocoins without paying for them. But it requires massive amounts of computing power and energy. Recently it has become more difficult for small-scale miners to compete with major operations with mighty mining setups. And now those mining startups might also have to compete with nuclear facility supercomputers.

A spokesperson for the facility told Russian news agency Interfax that "there was an attempt to unauthorised use of office computing capacities for personal purposes, including for so-called mining".

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Authorities claim that coins have been used to finance pro- Russian separatists. “Separate mining from cryptocurrencies ”, he appealed during the consultations. Under Pressure. Raids on several mining facilities in Kiev, Kiev Oblast (the adjacent region) and Cherkasy Oblast were conducted on

Aside from the fact that this operation was happening in a government facility, it makes sense that Russia is cracking down on crypto-mining operations. After all, the country is on the brink of launching an official state cryptocurrency, which is likely a way for the government to manoeuvre around international sanctions.

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