Money British police seek hemp plantation - and finds bitcoin-mining farm
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high power consumption, ventilation systems and heat - everything indicated an illegally operated hemp plantation. But what the police found in Birmingham then was a bitcoin mining farm.
What hemp plantations and bitcoin mining farms occurs is their high power consumption. When creating a kilogram of grass, calculations should be used around 5,000 kilowatt hours of energy. The. Several ten thousand kilowatt hours is likely to devour the mining of a bitcoins. Since the police often became careful about the high power consumption on illegal cannabis plantations (made), it is no wonder that it comes to confusion every now and then. As just happened again in Birmingham.
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hemp plantation? No, Bitcoin Mining Farm
Just outside the British city, the West Midlands Police met when looking for a hemp plantation in a building in an industrial area on. The police had become aware of the building, because there was electricity in value of several thousand pounds illegally diverted. In addition to high power consumption, the police found numerous cables and ventilation channels. A police drone also took a heat source.
and there should be several people regularly and assumed - for the police normally safe indications of the presence of a cannabis plantation. In this case, however, the policemen in the building were instead of plants around 100 computers, which were apparently responsible for the mining of Bitcoins. "That was certainly not what we expected," said Jennifer Griffin, Police Sergeant from Sandwell near Birmingham. Everything has pointed to cannabis cultivation. The bitcoin mining plant dealt with the first second in the West Midlands region.police officers are responsible for Electricity Clay
Ultimately, the bitcoin mining is of course not prohibited. However, the operators have made punishable with the illegal branch of the electricity. In the search of the building, police officers had not encountered - and therefore no one can arrest. The hardware was meanwhile confiscated. The police now wants to locate the owner of the building and question the bitcoin mining plant, as it is called.
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