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Harvard supercomputing cluster commandeered to mine Dogecoin

22
Feb
2014

An unidentified Harvard community member managed to break their way into the universitys high-powered Odyssey cluster last week all for the purpose of mining Dogecoin, reports the Harvard Crimson. The offending miner was reportedly using the research network to participate in a mining competition, taking up significant resources from the cluster in the process. However, making use of it for Dogecoin mining could potentially be a lucrative enterprise. Since the popular cryptocurrency is currently only valued at less than a cent, mining on a personal computer to make a profit is a hard sell.

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