A bitcoin miner from Brooklyn received a warning from the FCC that he better change how he’s doing things because his work was interfering with T-Mobile’s LTE Network.
|Brooklyn Bitcoin Miner Warned By FCC for Interfering With T-Mobile’s Signal|
In a first, the Federal Communications Commission has ordered the shutdown of a bitcoin mining device which was causing interference in the 700MHz LTE network for T-Mobile in Brooklyn, New York.
According to the FCC, the Antminer S5 bitcoin miner caused “harmful interference” by generating “spurious emissions” on T-Mobile’s broadband network. The agency said the interference stopped after the device was switched off. (See also: How Does Bitcoin Mining Work?)
Victor Rosario, the device’s owner, was warned in an official notice that continued operation of the device could subject “the operator to severe penalties, including, but not limited to, substantial monetary fines, in rem arrest action to seize the offending radio equipment, and criminal sanctions including imprisonment.” Rosario has 20 days to respond to the notice. (See also: Who Is Jihan Wu And Does He Basically Control Bitcoin Today?)