Indian Policeman Suspected in BTC Extorsion

Anisuddin Anwarali Saiyed of Umra police station was arrested on Sunday for his alleged involvement in kidnapping and BTC extortion case
12 March 2018   1095

According to the case file, Saiyed, having teamed up with other policemen, including the head of the police station, Chintan Shah, kidnapped a businessman and extorted a ransom in Bitcoin. This is reported by Times of India.

Currently, the police are trying to identify whether Said and Shah were involved in such crimes, whose victims did not seek help.

The police department said that businessman Jinesh Patel was kidnapped from a shopping center parking lot on 12 February. Attackers demanded from him to transfer to their account all available tokens in exchange for freedom.

In response to threats from the kidnappers, Patel said that he refused to work with crypto-currencies, however, Saiyed did not believe him. Later, not having achieved the desired, the criminals threw an entrepreneur in the Jahangirpur district, from where he contacted the police.

Giant Mining Solar Powered Farm to Created in California

Plouton Mining will allocate solar panels on 49 acres and it's planned they should generate about 10-13 megawatts per day, working for an average of 12 hours
26 June 2019   54

Plouton Mining, a subsidiary of Plouton Group Holding, intends to open the largest Bitcoin farm in North America for mining, whose operations will be provided by solar energy. To this end, the firm chose a territory in the western part of the Mojave Desert, California.

Plouton Mining will place solar panels on 49 acres: they should generate about 10-13 megawatts per day, working for an average of 12 hours. The company stressed that Western Mojave receives sunlight for 70% of the year.

The company will also sign the necessary contracts with local electricity suppliers in order to operate the farm in the absence of solar radiation.

Meanwhile, the bitcoin hashrate has again updated the historical maximum at 66.666 EX / s.