Employee Fined For Mining BTC on Nuclear Research Center Supercomputer

An employee at a nuclear research center in the closed town of Sarov in Russia was fined for illegally mining Bitcoin.

Convicted to pay $7,000 fine

According to a Sept. 27 article by Russian news outlet Meduza, a man was fined 450,000 rubles ($7,000) for trying to mine Bitcoin by using a petaflop-capable supercomputer at his workplace, the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute in Sarov, Russia.

Sarov, about 230 miles east of Moscow is a closed town as it is the Russian center for nuclear weapons research. 

The court delivered the verdict on Sept. 17. The nuclear research employee was convicted of unlawful access to computer information and a violation of the rules for storing information.

Source: Cointelegraph

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