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Russian Nuclear scientists Arrested for Bitcoin mining

Security officers arrested Russian nuclear scientists for Bitcoin mining plot. Russian nuclear scientist was working on a top secret of mining cryptocurrency. The arrested scientist worked at a secret factory which made the USSR’s first nuclear bomb. The arrested scientists work to use one of Russia’s most strong and powerful supercomputers for Bitcoin mining which is concluded from media reports. Security officers arrested Russian nuclear scientists for Bitcoin mining plot

Russian Nuclear scientists Arrested for Bitcoin mining

The federal nuclear centre in Sarov, which is western Russia d comes under restricted area.

The centre’s press service said:

‘’there has been an unsanctioned attempt to use computer facilities for private purposes including so-called mining’’

That is an illegal attempt which is used for Bitcoin mining with the help of the computer for private purposes. For the purpose of bitcoin mining, the use of supercomputer was not considered to connect with internet for the safety and to prevent invasion and once the suspects tried to do so, the nuclear centre’s security department was alerted. After that, they were handed over to the federal security service (FSB), the Russian new service and is said by Mash.

‘’As far as we are aware, a criminal case has been launched against them’’ the press service told Interfax news agency.

Cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin do not depend on centralized computer servers. Only those people can get the reward in Bitcoins who provide computer processing power to the cryptocurrency, to enable transactions to happen. Security officers arrested Russian nuclear scientists for Bitcoin mining plot

Sarov, as discussed earlier, is the location where the first nuclear bomb was prepared in the Cold War in USSR during Joseph Stalin’s rule.  This town was even not mentioned in the Soviet map and if Russians want to visit that town, they have to take special permission.

Russian Nuclear scientists Arrested for Bitcoin

This town is surrounded by a high security with barbed wire fences for safety. This is doubtful that the radioactive polonium-210 came from that town which was used to kill ex-FSB agent Alexender Litvinenko in London in the year 2006.

From a report, the federal Nuclear centre employs about 20 thousand people and its supercomputer increase the capacity of 1 petaflop which is equal to 1 thousand trillion calculations every second.

As said earlier that mining cryptocurrencies are great to work to perform and it needs great computational power and huge amounts of energy to take place. For the activity of cryptocurrency mining, it is reported that some other industrial facilities in Russia which are using this purpose and from another report it is said that one businessman bought two power stations for the purpose to do cryptocurrency mining. Security officers arrested Russian nuclear scientists for Bitcoin mining plot.

Sarov, as discussed earlier, is the location where the first nuclear bomb was prepared in the Cold War in USSR during Joseph Stalin’s rule.  This town was even not mentioned in the Soviet map and if Russians want to visit that town, they have to take special permission.

 

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