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Two Bulgarian Bitcoin Farmers Stole $1.5M in Electricity

Bulgarian specialists have captured two men for unlawfully redirecting more than $1.5 million in power to work two crypto mining ranches.

As reported by an Aug. 14 report from Bulgaria Today, two men have been confined regarding the robbery of $1.5 million in power utilized for mining Bitcoin (BTC) in the unassuming community of Kyustendil.

Delegates from the Oblast Directorate of the Ministry of Interior Affairs (ODMVR) and CEZ Electro Bulgaria talked at a news gathering, expressing that the two Bulgarian nationals from Sofia, matured 31 and 38, were discovered channeling capacity to their two unlawful crypto digging ranches for 3-6 months. Nonetheless, proof recommends that the mining gear had been there for over a year.

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CEZ Deputy Director Philip Yordanov said this was “the biggest robbery” of power the utilities firm had ever found. The sum taken was sufficient to control the neighboring municipality for about a month.

The two men were kept by police for 24 hours before being delivered to anticipate preliminary.

Corrupt crypto excavators in numerous nations have endeavored to siphon power off the system as more become mindful of the gainfulness of tokens.

Perhaps the biggest robbery happened in China in July 2019, when 22 suspects were captured after supposedly being associated with an illicit crypto mining ranch utilizing $3 million in taken power. Police reallocated 4,000 mining rigs at nine unique production lines.

Russian authorities have likewise endeavored to take action against Bitcoin excavators taking force. In June, police captured a 30-year-old digger blamed for taking about $500,000 in power from the state power arrange. Another suspect and his nine claimed assistants were captured in March in a comparative episode including the burglary of $200,000 in power each month to mine crypto.

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