Two Officials From Crimeean Government Fired For Mining Bitcoin (Using State Owned Computers)
It's not every day that you stumble upon such a funny - yet somehow alarming, I guess - news: two Crimeean officials (as far as I understand, from the IT department) were fired for mining Bitcoin on State owned computers.
The news was broke by the Rusian RIA news agency (Russian content), which carefully noted that the guys didn't have time to cash out their winnings (although it does note these winnings were quite small).
Beyond the funny nature of this news (I literally laugh out loud now) I think this tells a very interesting story about the clash of two epochs: the centralized, government-controlled era, and the decentralized, distributed era. The latter seems to be constantly creeping into the former.
I'm going to end this by trying to imagine how they were actually caught: was there anyone who noticed unusual traffic and reported it? Or was it someone who wasn't included in the scheme?
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