Just a week ago, Ukraine’s security agency reported that it had discovered what looked like a bitcoin mining farm. However, the investigation revealed that the 3,800 PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles found on the website were in fact programmed to automatically play the FIFA video game. The goal was to earn FIFA Ultimate Team coins and cards and then sell them to fans. player.
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The news went viral and had a big impact, because the teams too They ran with stolen electricityto avoid estimated payments between $ 186,000 and $ 260,000 per month.
The news that it was possible got the most attention my bitcoin or others Cryptocurrencies with a PS4 (or more, in this case). One of those who questioned this information was the local press, Delo, where they noted it can be seen in the photos of the report Discs that come out of some devices.
On the left, you can see discs that came from some of the 3,800 PlayStation 4 consoles that were mistaken for a Bitcoin mine. Image about the Security Service of Ukraine.
Most of the devices belonged to the economy version of the Playstation 4, Call Slim and with an output of only 1.84 teraflops, although they do not rule out that there were others of the version as well professional, with 4.2 teraflops of power.
According to experts, none of these devices would have the capacity to mine Bitcoin, and if they did, it would not be a significant amount, even if nearly 4,000 devices are used simultaneously.
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The same medium indicates this PS4 would have been requisitioned programmed to automatically play the FIFA video game and again.
The goal would be earn coins of the game, which could then be exchanged for real money, or ultimate team cards. These cards are very popular with FIFA fans and if you can get some pretty rare cards you can resell them for a good profit margin.
Another quite profitable option on the market player consists of collecting enough coins and / or cards to be able to sell the entire player account.
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