The Japanese court for the first time issued a guilty verdict for using a hidden mining of cryptocurrency, Bitcoin com reports.
On July 2, the Sendai District Court sentenced an unemployed 24-year-old resident of the city of Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, to one year's imprisonment with a three-year suspended sentence.
This verdict was the first decision in the case of the spread of the browser-based CoinHive Miner to other people's computers for the hidden mining of Monero.
In the autumn of 2017, three suspects created websites that installed a virus-mining program on their devices without their consent.
One of them, the law enforcement agencies of Japan have imposed a fine of 100 thousand yen (about $ 900) for the illegal deployment of the virus. He himself, however, argued that in fact this program is not a virus, but is "a method similar to what is used to distribute online advertising."
Since June 18, the Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) has banned anonymous crypto-currencies, including Monero, because of the potential for their use in fraudulent purposes.
Also this week it became known that the Agency is considering the possibility of changing the regulatory and legal framework for controlling exchange operations with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.