Ukrainian investigators have secured in a state-run nuclear power plant Bitcoin-Mining Equipment. Employees and security forces should have used the power of their offices to mine crypto-currencies. This secret information should be released to the outside.By David Barkhausen
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It is no secret that anyone Who wants to dig for Bitcoin, of which needs power – a lot. Miners are therefore looking for new ways to get as affordable energy, or to not even pay at all.
this is what happened recently in Ukraine: employee and security forces of a nuclear power plant had scheduled for the Coup. An unauthorized manner should you have the fresh reactor power of their offices used to mine crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin. Then, the domestic made you secret service SBU on the streets.
in July, the investigators should have ensured both in an office of the state energy Agency Energoatom, as well as in the military equipment of the locally deployed national guard-Mining Equipment for Bitcoin & co. Now a local court in the southern Ukrainian Mykolaiv with the matter. This different Ukrainian news platforms report on this Tuesday, the 21. August.
The charge of investigators: the Internet connection of the Mining Hardware should be reached according to the court, confidential information to the outside world. Thus, the object of protection of the state institution is at risk. For the disclosure of state secrets, the employee may now threaten to severe penalties.nuclear power plant is regarded as a state secret
Although Bitcoin Mining in the Ukraine is totally legal. An exception, however, governmental institutions such as the nuclear power plant near the Black sea town. As a critical infrastructure of the nuclear facility, is regarded officially as a state secret and is subject to special safety regulations. Non-registered Computer Equipment is strictly prohibited.
In the past years, had pointed out to activists and groups of experts, before a number of times vulnerabilities, and data leaks at the nuclear power plants of the state energy authority."state" Bitcoin Mining is not an isolated case
That employees have recourse to the seemingly infinite supply of nuclear power plants to mines to Bitcoin & co., however, is not a novelty. In February of last year some engineers had been in a Russian power plant, arrested, had, in turn, tried to dig in the establishment of Bitcoin.
unlike in the not far from the Crimea, nearby Mykolaiv they had, however, no private Equipment used. Instead, they had tried to mine using a supercomputer of the power plant. A huge computing power would be possible, therefore, however, a connection to the Internet have been necessary. In the experiment, they were stopped.
Meanwhile, Bitcoin & co. are enjoying in the Ukraine as in other countries in crisis worldwide popularity. The authorities of the country were, therefore, for a complete regulation of crypto-currencies. At the same time, the Ukrainian Central Bank takes the potential of digital payment alternatives in the view. In February, a first test run of a state-controlled Central Bank-Coins managed. Currently, the Central Bank evaluates the results.