Polish Police reported that they uncovered a bitcoin mining operation in their own headquarter on Friday.
Cryptocurrency mining is a process in which computers mint cryptocurrencies. This process requires a lot of processing power and energy.
“A civilian employee, not a police officer attempted to steal electricity to mine Bitcoin, unfortunately, this happened at a police site”, police spokesman Mariusz Ciarka told the TVN24 news channel.
As per the reports, the employee had been fired and prosecutors were investigating. The report said another person was also about to be fired after the investigation.