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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin 220 220

PvtVoid (1252388) writes "In the semiannual report to Congress by the NSF Office of Inspector General, the organization said it received reports of a researcher who was using NSF-funded supercomputers at two universities to mine Bitcoin. The computationally intensive mining took up about $150,000 worth of NSF-supported computer use at the two universities to generate bitcoins worth about $8,000 to $10,000, according to the report. It did not name the researcher or the universities."
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

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With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?

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