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MOSCOW — Two employees of Russia’s top nuclear research institute have been arrested for using the facility’s supercomputer for crypto-currency mining. Russian news agencies cited the Russian Federal Nuclear Center as confirming the arrests on Friday.

But the reports did not indicate whether the employees had made any money from the computer use. In mining, computers are used to solve mathematical problems to verify transactions and are rewarded in crypto-currency.

The center, in the closed-off city of Sarov, 240 miles east of Moscow, is a research and development facility for nuclear weapons. The Interfax and state RIA-Novosti news agencies cited the center as saying that criminal charges apparently were filed against the employees, but the charges were not specified.

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