Government Head of IT Department Fired for Mining Bitcoin Using State-Owned Computers in Crimea (news.bitcoin.com)

Two government officials of the Crimean Council of Ministers were caught mining bitcoin using government computers and were subsequently fired. They reportedly installed “malicious software” on the government’s server and programmed over a dozen computers to mine bitcoin.
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US Health Department Blockchain Research Contest Sees 15 Winners

15 winners have been selected by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) following its blockchain research challenge. Announced last month, the HHS sought whitepapers as a part of the “Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge”, […]

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