26 thoughts on “Florida Man arrested for using government computers to mine bitcoin

  1. codezilly March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Nobody has mentioned in the comments that he used a government credit card to buy 24 graphics cards for $22,000. Then mines with them and increased their electricity bill by 40%.

    This is completely different than mining on his i3 workstation.

  2. Iruwen March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    It’s not on /r/FloridaMan yet, gogogo

  3. jwBTC March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    No one mines a SHA-256 based coin like BTC with video cards. He was mining all alts.

  4. jakes2205 March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Hold up… there’s a Department of Citrus? The fuck do they do?

  5. autotldr March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](http://www.theledger.com/news/20180313/citrus-department-employee-arrested-on-grand-theft-charges) reduced by 76%. (I’m a bot)
    > BARTOW – An information-technology manager at the Florida Department of Citrus was arrested Tuesday on felony charges related to using department computers to create virtual currencies.

    > Matthew McDermott, 51, of Davenport faces grand theft and official misconduct charges after his arrest by agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which conducted the investigation, according to an FDLE statement.

    > The Citrus Department is a state agency charged with promoting Florida citrus product and regulating commercial citrus operations.

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  6. Marcion_Sinope March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    He was framed by Georgia Man over at the Vidalia Department.

  7. CA_TD_Investor March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Sooo… Any links to the impound auction?
    Just sayin’

  8. Contentboxfan March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Can’t hate his hustle but using a department credit card and increasing electricity bills .. That’s a definite no no.

  9. douser21 March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    They know about mining..

  10. bitsteiner March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Thanks for keeping government out of crypto.

  11. DimmuBorgir667 March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Ha, so it is not only in Russia people mine bitcoins on government owned computers.

  12. whatevvah March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    He wouldn’t be able to mine bitcoin with graphics cards. Litecoin yes but bitcoin has long since increased in difficulty to where you could mine with graphics cards.

  13. berserkcomic100 March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Well I used my college computer to mine a bit of Bitcoin but nobody found me out. The only problem was after a few days the system shut down and wouldn’t start.😂😂

  14. ninerjoe March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised if he still has a job after this since he works for the government.

  15. lizard450 March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Government employee using computers to mine bitcoin. Is any more evidence needed to demonstrate why government should not be in charge of the monetary system?

  16. jimbtc March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    I bet he was mining BCash. There is something about that inferior shitcoin, whether it is from their leaders (explosives sellers, pedophile supporters) or the big companies that support them (pedophile photographers) that just breeds criminality.

  17. jaumenuez March 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    Downvoted and reported. He was mining other cryptos. The article says that. Why did you change it to “mining bitcoin”??

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