Unknown People Have Stolen Mining Equipment Worth Two Billion Dollars 193

Unknown People Have Stolen Mining Equipment Worth Two Billion Dollars

Unknown people committed the theft of about 600 farms for cryptocurrency mining for the amount of about 2 billion US dollars, as described in the article of the publication Associated Press. Incident, or, we should rather say, incidents occurred in Iceland on the Reykjanes peninsula and have already been called “Big Bitcoin robbery” by the press.

In total, four cases of theft of equipment for mining farms were recorded. Most of them happened in December of 2017, and one happened in January of 2018. Data on the robberies were made public only now, because the authorities needed to maintain the anonymity of the situation for the more effective process of capturing criminals.

At the moment 11 suspects were arrested, two of them remained in the detention center, the rest were released by the court decision. One of those who remained in custody is a guard who was supposed to watch over the robbed data center.

“This is a grand theft on a scale unseen before,” said Olafur Helgi Kjartansson, the police commissioner on the southwestern Reykjanes peninsula, where two of the burglaries took place. “Everything points to this being a highly organized crime.”

One source, anonymous because of the ban on talking to the media, said that the police are closely monitoring the consumption of electricity throughout the country, in the hope that the criminals will reveal themselves in this way.

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Cryptocurrency Prices: Insignificant Growth in the Currency Rating 50

Cryptocurrency Prices: Insignificant Growth in the Currency Rating

According to the trading portal Coinmarketcap.com, Bitcoin (BTC) rose by 0.46% in the last 24 hours. The price at the time of writing is $8315.

The indexes are growing, cryptocurrencies are in the green zone again, although the increase in the rating is no more than 8% of the cost. Ripple added 1.25%, Monero increased by 3.06%, Stellar added 1.32% to the value, EOS rose by 7.30%. Litecoin grew only by 0.43%.

Ethereum is showing an increase by 1.42%. Its value at the time of writing is $704 per coin.

The total market capitalization is $383 billion. Bitcoin accounts for 36.9% of the total amount. It is $141 billion in monetary terms.

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Organizers Used Fake Lamborghinis to Attract Attention to the Consensus 2018 117

Organizers Used Fake Lamborghinis to Attract Attention to the Consensus 2018

Organizers of the conference Consensus 2018 in New York held a kind of promo-action by parking a “Lamborghini” in front of the entrance to the building, where the event was held. The vehicle was provided by the company Broadway Supercars from New Jersey. This has been reported by the CNBC channel.

The point of this was to pass the cars off as the transport of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investors. As a result of an independent investigation it also became known that the last two Lamborghini vehicles belong to the owner of the renting company, John Nouri.

“We do a lot of this for a lot of companies all the time. It’s an attention grabber. It’s for the people walking in. They all say once you make money in crypto, you buy a lambo. I never made money with crypto but I have ten lambos.” – Nouri said.

The edition notes that the rental price of one vehicle of the company Broadway Supercars is $1000 per day, while its total cost is from $200 thousand and more.

“I see a parallel between young people that are really willing to become very rich with the very high-risk investment, and … the fact that our customers are very young,” Lamborghini CEO Stefano Domenicali told CNBC in a recent interview.

Let us remind you that on Monday, the 14th of May, the Consensus 2018 blockchain conference started in New York. This event is currently the largest in the world. It is devoted to Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies.

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