Posts tagged money

Ellen collecting some money from the crowd

Ellen collecting some money from the crowd

"The Great Bitcoin Purge.” h/t to kashhill for the inspiration

"The Great Bitcoin Purge.” h/t to kashhill for the inspiration

A modern-day Professor Moriarty has stolen the crowned jewels of England—only this treasure is virtual, and Sherlock probably wouldn’t waste his time on this one. 

Keiron Belmont, 19, was brought before a U.K. court after logging into his friend’s computer and giving away over six years’ worth of virtual money from the online role-playing game Runescape.


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A modern-day Professor Moriarty has stolen the crowned jewels of England—only this treasure is virtual, and Sherlock probably wouldn’t waste his time on this one.

Keiron Belmont, 19, was brought before a U.K. court after logging into his friend’s computer and giving away over six years’ worth of virtual money from the online role-playing game Runescape.

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"[People were] stuffing computer cases (or bare motherboards held together with twine and Megabloks) full of video cards, rigging together many of these, and then driving up the power bill and room temperature in an attempt to win more Bitcoins. The profit margins are so thin (or at least they were until the current bubble started to inflate) that people would skip out on things like cases, monitors, keyboards, proper cooling, and safety."

- Bitcoin watchdog killhamster to the Daily Dot