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In 2011, the QIWI technician named the bitcoins for $ 5 million. Now they cost $ 4 billion, but QIWI says they are lost

Crypto currency the employee mine on payment terminals QIWI.

Payment terminals QIWI, on which the technical director maynil bitcoins
Payment terminals QIWI, on which the technical director maynil bitcoins

The head of the QIWI group, Sergei Solonin, talked about the technical director of the company, who lured half a million bitcoins through payment terminals. The general director shared his story during a lecture at the Moscow School of Communications MACS.

Solonin said that an enterprising employee was found by security officers: they noticed that in shops where there are no people, the terminals work at night under a high load. The company conducted a three-month investigation, which revealed that the technical director installed on the terminals miners and earned 500 thousand bitcoins.

Most of all I was amazed by the amount: he for three months namaynil 500 thousand coins, and it cost $ 5 million And now it costs billions of dollars. But at that time $ 5 million was a big sum for me, and I thought: “I do not care about myself! We do not know how to make three kopecks at these stupid terminals, but here there is a gold mine! “

Sergey Solonin
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Solonin demanded to return the bitcoins, but the technical director resigned, and there were no grounds for claiming damages through the court, as QIWI did not incur direct losses. The head of the company after the dismissal of the employee decided to integrate the miners into all payment terminals, but by that time the complexity of mining had grown and it ceased to be profitable.

Now it seems: probably, it was necessary to somehow agree with him, for $ 5 million all this is to buy, because now it is some kind of catastrophic money.

Sergey Solonin
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The press service QIWI said that the extracted bitcoins, most likely, “were lost.”

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