Miners Arrested in 2 Chinese Cities For Power Theft

Six people were detained in Tianjin and two in Wuhan
25 April 2018   1578

Bitcoin miners were arrested in two Chinese cities on charges of stealing electricity. This is reported by CoinDesk.

In the first case, 6 people were detained in Tianjin. The suspects used 600 devices for mining bitcoins that were connected to a local substation. The police claim that the connection was made bypassing the counters.

The investigation was initiated after one of the electric power companies discovered a discrepancy between the actual and claimed consumption of electricity.

The police seized all equipment for mining, as well as 8 powerful fans.

Events are taking place while China continues to play a dominant role in the mining of bitcoin, despite the pressure on the cryptocurrencies. As Xinhua notes, this case of electricity theft turned out to be the largest in recent years.

According to another report, which appeared today on the website of the Supreme Prosecutor of China, two more suspects were detained in Wuhan. They also stole electricity.

The detainees used empty stores since March 2017 to house miners and did not pay for electricity, as did the defendants from Tianjin.

Argo Blockchain to Implement 1000 New Miners

It is worth noting that Argo Blockchain shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange
20 September 2019   79

Argo Blockchain, a British mining company, has installed 1,000 new ASIC miners. Now the company has 6,000 devices.

According to the Proactiveinvestors portal, over the next two quarters, the company will acquire another 6,000 bitcoin miners.

Argo Blockchain shares are traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Against the backdrop of a bullish rally of bitcoin, this year they grew by 193% - from £ 3.2 in early April to £ 9.5.

In the second quarter financial report, the firm reported a substantial increase in revenue. Its representatives are also interested in placing a farm on 2500 devices in the Canadian province of Quebec.

On September 19, the total computing power of the bitcoin network crossed the line of 100 EH / s.