Bitcoin miners from the Canadian city of Alberta came up with the “original” idea for cryptocurrency mining – they appropriated an abandoned natural gas exploitation plant, but the action failed after the neighbors reported them due to the noise.
The miners “dug” under the auspices of the company Link Global, and the CEO says that it is a common practice, since their goal is to make abandoned plants useful again. In addition, he points out that cryptocurrency mining is a relatively new practice, which is why such problems occur. Tensions between crypto-miners and local infrastructures exist in many parts of the world – in Melesia, for example, in July confiscated 1,069 mining devices were destroyed, while the miners were accused of stealing electricity.
The case from Canada is nothing new, but experts warn of the seriousness of excessive electricity consumption. It is in the mentioned factory in 2020 installed four generators that are enough to power six thousand households. It is true that they were supplied with natural gas, so there was no theft of electricity, but it is pointed out that this way of exploitation can cause great damage.
Source: PC Press by pcpress.rs.
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