Bitcoin Mining Looks Like Growing Pot To The Police

You may have heard of Bitcoin. A new virtual currency used by hackers. Miners producing the currency are getting some unwanted attention from police who mistake them for pot dealers.

It all comes down to electricity usage. A rack of computers producing Bitcoins will use a lot of electricity per day. On paper, this excessive electricity usage matches that of a marijuana growing facility. More than one miner has been greeted by a team of police ready to make a big pot bust. Imagine the swat teams surprise when all they find are a bunch of nerds with lots of computers. [BitCoin Miner via COmputerworld]

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