Ex-Employee of Russian Payments Firm Mines 500K Bitcoins Using Company Computers
The CEO of Qiwi, a Russian payments services firm, recently claimed that an ex-employee used the company’s payment terminals for bitcoin mining in 2011.
CEO Sergey Solonin revealed to his audience at the Moscow Advanced Communications School (MACS) that one of his programmers was able to mine as much as 500 thousand Bitcoins, which is worth approximately $4 billion at present time.
When the programmer was found out however, he immediately resigned from the company, but was reportedly unable to take advantage of the mined Bitcoins, saying that they got “lost at some point”.
Source: Coin Telegraph