According to Liberty Times` report (Taiwanese news source), the incident happened on Saturday night, when two local killers had planned to meet a bitcoin miner with whom they had made a substantial investment.
The miner who has the surname Wu, had preliminary accepted 10 million Chinese yuan (approximately $1.7 million) from the two - surnamed Li and Gao - in order to take part Wu's bitcoin mining procedure. While the exact whereabouts of the mining facility remains unknown, the report hinted that the provision could be inside mainland China.
With nearly $370,000 of benefit, Wu declared in the report that due to pressuring regulations on bitcoin trading in China, the income could not be exchanged at once for fiat currency, as per the two gangsters' demands - a factor that sparked a dispute at the appointment.
With the further development of things, Wu was shot in his ankle. The gangsters left the crime location, but found themselves into the police seven hours later this incident. The police then affirmed the suspects were from local gangs.
While not the first occasion of a crime related to bitcoin in Taiwan, the case is definitely notable for the involvement of participants in organized misdeed. The news also reveals another incident where the surging price of bitcoin over the past year has led to crimes involving armed aggressors. For example, the two events in Canada and the U.K. in January, when the thieves robbed bitcoin investors at gunpoint.
Also last week, Singapore's police reported about a case in which bitcoin brokers were stealed of some $300,000.