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Last week, The Security Services of Ukraine (SBU) shut down the country’s largest encryption facility. It looked a little different than most mines, but considering that instead of computers, the miners used PlayStation 4 units. The SBU seized more than 3,800 consoles, including 500 graphics cards and 50 processors.

Now it has been revealed that instead of extracting bitcoin, Ethereum and the like, the alleged “crypto miners” grind FIFA coins instead – yes, a video game. The world’s most popular football game is set to introduce a new ‘Hypermotion’ technology the latest edition of 2022.

These FIFA loose change used to buy in-game kits for football games FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) mode that can be purchased either FIFA Coins or real money. Players can also trade at the in-game auction house using these tokens.

It turns out numerous consoles were not busy extracting cryptocurrency, but instead used PS4 machines to play the game at once, which added FIFA Coins they earn.

By NME, there are several “black market” sites for selling and buying products FIFA Coins, and some users even sell entire accounts for actual payments.

Chances are, This “FIFA Farm ”dug in-game coins to sell cash on illegal websites instead of regular digital currencies.

[via NME, cover image via JESHOOTS.COM / Unsplash (CC0)]

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