Norwegian Bitcoin Mining Firm Kryptovault Receives Bomb Threat
Kryptovault, a Norwegian crypto mining company has reported receiving a bomb threat over noise level concerns.
The Saturday bomb threat follows reports in a local newspaper about the mining company’s activities in the country. The company has operations in a number of cities including:
- Follum; and
It appears the noise levels from the company’s mining facilities have irked someone. According to the original report by Yahoo! Finance, the bomb threat was a result of what the would-be attacker called sabotage.
Part of the bomb threat states that:
“This is sabotage. If you are expanding crypto mining and filling the country with noise, then you will be sabotaging the peace. I am threatening to send you some explosives.”
Gjermund Hagesaeter, Kryptovault’s managing director, said that the police department is aware of the threat. He added that the local authorities were treating the matter with the seriousness it deserves.
Hagesaeter also stated that they had asked the police to determine whether there is any need for further action.
According to Lisbeth Edvardsen, a police detective attached to Honefoss police, the authorities were on the case’s trail and would advise on the next course of action.
The mining company has said that their main worry is for the facility at Dale. The compound at this facility is easily accessible to outsiders compared to that at Follum. The latter is fenced off, making any access highly unlikely.
The company has asked its employees at Dale to maintain high levels of vigilance and to always be alert for any suspicious activities. It has also asked its workers to be ready for immediate evacuation should that need arise.
Kryptovault held a few meetings with residents, especially at Honefoss and Dale over the issue of noise disturbance. The main agenda of those meetings was to find amicable solutions to the resident’s concerns.
However, things seem to have taken a new twist with the bomb threat issue. Haegesater told the Vakdalsposten newspaper that the company has had some conflict with residents. The conflict arose from its mining activities in the city of Honefoss and Dale.
As investigations continue, Kryptovault has maintained that its operations will go on as usual.
Kryptovault operates as a cloud mining company and utilizes rented computers and space to carry out its activities.
Bitcoin mining has always been energy intensive and uses a lot of electricity. It also often results in considerable noise from the huge cooling fans needed to keep the computers cool.
With demand for the top cryptocurrency set to increase, it is only likely that Kryptovault, alongside other mining companies, will increase their activities.