When police arrived on the scene in the northern Chinese city of Daqing, they found what seemed like it could have been ripped from the pages of a thriller novel: Two mysterious grave mounds were lying in the field. But this wasn’t the site of a grim murder. The mounds were actually hiding a bitcoin mining operation.
on Sunday. Police found an entrance near the mound and, after some digging, confirmed that it was a bitcoin mining rig that was illegally stealing electricity.