Talk about a MINER offense! Crypto-cash crafter clashes with T-Mob US in hipster haven

www.theregister.co.uk | 2/20/2018 | Staff
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America's comms watchdog, the FCC, has ordered a bloke in Brooklyn, New York, to turn off his cryptocurrency miner – after the box interfering with nearby T-Mobile US cellphone towers.

According to an official complaint [PDF] sent late last week, the regulator accused a fella called Victor Rosario of disrupting his neighborhood's cellular coverage with an Antminer S5 box.

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The FCC said that in November of last year, agents from its New York office determined the box, designed to churn out Bitcoins and similar cyber-dosh, was emitting noise in the same 700MHz band that T-Mob US uses for its cellular network.

Disrupting wireless radio services – including mobile phone networks – is a violation of FCC rules.

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Now, the regulator says, Rosario will have to turn off the box until it can be fixed (or replaced) with a unit...
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