Qiwi's CTO to Mine Hiddenly 500k BTC in 2011

According to 25/07/2018 rate, 500 000 Bitcoins is more than $4 000 000 000
25 July 2018   1990

For three months of 2011, the Russian payment service  Qiwi employee mined over 500,000 bitcoins on the self-service terminals of the company. This is reported by vc.ru.

The security service of the company drew attention to the fact that at night the terminals transmitted information, and their load increased.

It took three months to find out why. As it turned out, the technical director of Qiwi installed on the terminals applications for bitcoin mining.

Director of Qiwi demanded the return of the bitcoins, arguing that the resources of the company were used for their extraction. But the miner left without ever following his request. His fate remains unknown.

According to Sergei Solonin, CEO, the company did not incur direct losses from the activities of the ex-employee. However, tenants of terminals that paid for electricity could suffer.

After exposing Qiwi employee, Solonin ordered to mine at all the company's terminals. However, the idea could not be realized, due bitcoin mining difficulty increase.

Bitmain's Antminer S19 & S19 Pro to be Available

Antminer S19 with a hash rate of 95 TH/s costs $ 2180, and Antminer S19 Pro with a hashrate of 110 TH/s is $ 2920
23 March 2020   305

Bitmain, the largest manufacturer of mining equipment, has announced the launch of sales of new Antminer S19 and S19 Pro devices.

So far, new equipment will be available only in China, but the Bitmain team has announced the imminent launch of international sales.

The price of Antminer S19 with a hash rate of 95 TH / s is $ 2,180, and the Antminer S19 Pro with a hashrate of 110 TH / s costs $ 2,920.

According to the iHodl portal, the first batch of miners has already been sold out and buyers should receive their devices from May 11 to May 20.