Iceland was swept by a wave of theft of equipment for mining

March 4, 2018

In Iceland, several hundred computers were used to digitize Bitcoin.

This incident has become one of the most massive thefts in the history of Iceland. Currently, in the case of robberies in the capital of the state of Reykjavik, a total of eleven people were detained. Two of them, according to the judge's decision, are still being held in custody.

Stolen computers, the cost of which is estimated at an estimated 1,5 million pounds, have not yet been found.

Icelandic grouping has put an eye on the equipment for mining

According to the statement of the police commissioner Reykjavik Olafur Helgi Kjartenson, the crimes most likely were committed not by one person, but by a whole group that planned its actions well in advance.

Local media have already dubbed a series of four robberies "Big Bitcombe robbery."

One of the versions is that the attackers will hold equipment at their place in order to obtain more crypto currency and sell it, having earned more money on this, reports the Independent.

Previously, Joan Snori Sigurbergson, manager of the local energy company, suggested that by the end of this year energy costs on the extraction of digital currencies can rise to 100 megawatts.

Author: Vasilisa Ming, Analyst Freedman Club Crypto News

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