Tuesday, May 21, 2024

55,000 kilowatts of electricity used for illegal cryptocurrency mining in Ivanjica


ČAČAK– Unidentified people from Ivanjica, who installed electronic equipment for “cryptocurrency mining” in the Draža Mihailović memorial house in that city, illegally consumed about 55,000 kilowatts of electricity for a total value of about 20,000 euros, police said in a report sent to the Attorney General’s Office in Čačak.

The prosecution told reporters that according to the report, the equipment for “cryptocurrency mining” was connected to the low-voltage network through a meter that was previously disconnected and was not in operation.

According to unofficial data released by local media, several people installed electronic equipment in the basement of the Draža Mihailović memorial house in Ivanjica, which performs “cryptocurrency mining” with the help of a computer processor, Beta reports.

It is assumed that the equipment was in operation for six or seven months, and was controlled remotely, with the help of a router.

The fraud was discovered in early September, when municipal workers tried to enter the basement of Draža’s house to connect electricity for the nearby park lighting during the “Nušićijada” event.

The key to the door of the lower room of the house did not open the lock, so the workers broke the lock and reported the case to the police.

The monument to Draža Mihailović is owned by the Ivanjica Municipality, it is under the protection of the Kraljevo Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments and is used by the Ravnogorski movement.

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