A cavernous underground Ukraine cryptomine was raided by police earlier this month for allegedly stealing electricity from the grid.
Ukraine law enforcement seized 5,000 computers and 3,800 game consoles, in the largest cryptomine discovered in the country. Officials confirmed that the mine, located in the city of Vinnytsia, reportedly stole as much as USD $259,300 in electricity each month.
“Such illegal activity could lead to power surges and left people without electricity,” the Ukraine security service said. Criminal proceedings have begun over the theft of water, electricity and thermal energy.
In a plot twist, the warehouse, which was initially believed to be mining crypto, was ctually mining FIFA Ultimate Team currency — o Jogo bonito! In a document posted on the Social Services of Ukraine website details that most of the hardware found at the mine were Playstation 4 consoles. Hardware barely powerful enough to keep up with my streaming demands, let alone effective crypto mining.
Authorities believe that the mine was used to produce FIFA Coins on a mass scale. FIFA coins can be used to purchase all kinds of things on the game’s FIFA Ultimate Team Mode — these packs can be purchased with real money or earned with FIFA coins. Admittedly, this entire world is completely foreign to me so if I sound like I don’t know what I’m talking about it’s because I don’t know what I’m talking about. Go outside and kick a ball you freaks.
Apparently, the thirst for these hallowed FIFA Coins is so rampant that there are several black-market sites used for selling and purchasing these coins.
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