As you can see in the video below, the police in Miri City, Malaysia crushed equipment worth about US$1.6 million (RM5.3 million), which was used to illegally mine Bitcoin.
Miri District Police Chief ACP Hakemal Hawari told Dayak Daily 1,069 mining machines were collected during the six raids, resulting in the arrest of 6 people, all of whom were accused of stealing electricity supplies and “fines up to RM8,000 [$1,900 USD] And was sentenced to up to eight months in jail,” according to the translated version of the report.
Compared with these seizures, these seizures appear pale and weak Approximately US$408 million The Metropolitan Police Department recently confiscated cryptocurrency worth (320 million pounds). But there are two key factors that made this case stand out: The Miri police did crush a bunch of equipment during the period. Global chip shortage, They did it in front of the camera, my goodness.
Yes, we know that these are overwhelmed ASICs, not the GPUs we gamers desire. However, the success of Bitcoin is not only indirectly related to the success or failure of GPU-driven tokens such as Ethereum. Therefore, please enjoy your eyes and ears:
We have heard that the police arrested cryptocurrency miners Steal electricity before.We also reported on the Chinese government Shut down mining operations Fully and encourage others Report a suspected miner To the authorities. But this is the first time we have heard of police using road rollers to destroy mining equipment.