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Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'
BBC ^ | February 9, 2018 | Staff

Posted on 02/09/2018 10:35:33 AM PST by C19fan

Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies. The suspects had tried to use one of Russia's most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, media reports say. The Federal Nuclear Centre in Sarov, western Russia, is a restricted area.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: bitcoin; btc; mining

1 posted on 02/09/2018 10:35:33 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

LOL!.....Gotta love those Russian scientists!........Back in the 80’s, when the Soviet Union was still around, they arrested a group of scientists for using Top Secret and expensive stealth Radar absorptive paint on their cars to avoid speeding tickets!...............


2 posted on 02/09/2018 10:39:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: C19fan

In Russia you do not mine Bitcoin - Bitcoin mine you!


3 posted on 02/09/2018 10:45:34 AM PST by HombreSecreto (They never thought that she would lose - God had other plans)
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To: C19fan

It’s not rocket science, guys. You don’t connect your top secret nuclear lab computers to the internet to mine bitcoins.


4 posted on 02/09/2018 10:50:02 AM PST by samtheman (We dont need no stinking summaries. Release unedited FISA documents.)
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To: Red Badger

Even with the super computer they could not beat the 15% monthly drop in production of Bitcoins.


5 posted on 02/09/2018 10:51:18 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: Lockbox

They probably forgot to give the right people a cut of the proceeds..................


6 posted on 02/09/2018 10:52:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: C19fan

Back in the 70`s a bunch of scientists, working at a National Research laboratory, programmed a massive computer, used to predict nuclear experiment outcomes, to predict odds and beat the Vegas house. They won a lot. They quit their jobs & retired.


7 posted on 02/09/2018 12:01:31 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ((((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")))))))
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Not for mining bitcoins, but for using one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins. Not the same thing.


8 posted on 02/09/2018 12:04:12 PM PST by I want the USA back (Cynicism may just keep you from going insane in a world that has chosen its own demise.)
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