Arkansas deputies mine bitcoins for work

Benton County hopes online currency will help fight crime

Posted: October 30, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Detectives Olin Rankin (left) and Keith Eoff work out of their office in the cybercrime division Friday at the Benton County sheriff’s office in Bentonville. The office hopes mining for Bitcoins will help detectives catch criminals on the dark web.

BENTONVILLE — The Benton County sheriff’s office hopes a pilot program in its Cyber Crimes Division will further combat child pornography, child predators and other crimes online.

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