Spanish cops searching for drugs find an illegal crypto GPU farm instead

'First you get the power, then you get the money...'

When Spanish police were informed of an illegal electricity tap, a small building stealing a huge amount of power from its neighbors, they suspected an indoor marijuana farm. After all, weed needs a lot of lights and hydroponics if you want to grow it in the middle of Seville. But when the cops raided the building, they found racks and racks of humming graphics cards instead. The operation wasn't an illegal marijuana farm, it was an illegal cryptocurrency farm.

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Michael Crider

Michael Crider

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