Police have discovered a secret cryptocurrency mining operation under a school in the US

Massachusetts authorities have brought to trial a man who allegedly ran a cryptocurrency mining operation in the crawlspace beneath a high school in Cohasset, a small coastal town about 20 miles from Boston. The operation was discovered in late 2021 by a city official who noticed electrical wires and temporary ductwork in an “elevated space” near the school’s boiler room.

The narrow crawl space contained what appears to be two sets of specialized mining rigs, one group of five and the other of six computers, according to photos released by the Cohasset Police Department. The equipment was connected to the school’s electrical system and housed in several coolers with ducts that release hot air outside.

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