Some 600 computers used to “mine” bitcoin and other virtual currencies were stolen from data centres in Iceland in what police say is the biggest series of thefts ever in the North Atlantic island nation. Photo: Bloomberg

The big bitcoin heist: 600 powerful computers worth US$2 million stolen from Iceland centres

Police arrested 11 people, including a security guard, as they continue to search for the powerful machines, which if used for cryptocurrency mining could turn a massive profit

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Some 600 computers used to “mine” bitcoin and other virtual currencies were stolen from data centres in Iceland in what police say is the biggest series of thefts ever in the North Atlantic island nation. Photo: Bloomberg
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