MGT Capital increases capacity

The John McAfee led technology and bitcoin mining company presents an update for cryptocurrency operations
17 October 2017   681

MGT Capital Investments aspires to confirm its claim of being the largest Bitcoin miner in the U.S. by increasing the number of mining machines to 4,700 units and getting 50 graphics processor-based mining computers to mine Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. The company uses Bitman Technologies S9 Antimer rigs which generate potential hash power of 60 Ph/s.

Maintaining Bitcoin mining operations MGTI expects to gain $2.0 million monthly, although considering spendings for electricity, profit sharing and management fees the ultimate amount is expected to be $1.1 million per month. Thus, the annual amount is to be $25 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $13 million which are far more than current corporate capital requirements.

We have been running at breakneck speed to achieve a substantial expansion of our Bitcoin mining footprint, and it’s time for a comprehensive summary.
 

Stephen Schaeffer

President of business unit, Crypto-Capital Strategies Company

The company expects to put all the rigs into operating in the first quarter of 2018.

Crypto Investor to File Lawsuit Against AT&T

Michael Terpin believes that AT&T helped scammers to still his $24M worth crypto
16 August 2018   109

In the Los Angeles District Court, a 69-page lawsuit was filed by BitAngels founder Michael Terpin against the American telecom giant AT&T. Terpin claims that the operator assisted fraudsters in "stealing digital personal data" from the account on his smartphone, which is why he lost $ 24 million in cryptocurrency, according to an official release.

According to Terpin, for seven months, there were two hacks. Initially, an attacker got access to his phone number without providing a password or correct identification data. Later, the phone number was used to steal crypto.

AT&T’s studied indifference to protecting its customers’ privacy and financial assets is a metastasizing cancer, threatening hundreds of millions of unsuspecting AT&T’s customers. Our client had no idea when he initially signed up, nor when later he was promised the highest level of security for his account, that low-level retail employees with access to AT&T records, or people posing as them, can be bribed by criminals to override every system that AT&T advertises as unassailable.
 

Pierce O’Donnell
Lead counsel for Terpin in this complaint

Michael Terpin requires AT & T to pay him $ 224 million - $ 200 million for moral damages and $ 24 million for actual theft.