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In some parts of southern Africa, you’ll hear unauthorized miners sometimes referred to as “zama-zamas.”
The term describes miners who operate off the grid, often risking their lives to bring underground minerals back up to earth through makeshift or previously shut-down shafts, many of which will collapse on the way in or out.
Cryptocurrency means that mining – and certainly illegal mining – no longer must take place in the depths of the earth but can take place in cyberspace.
The zama-zamas of the internet have already started to claim their part of the wealth, and now the biggest danger has changed from the collapse of a physical mineshaft to the collapse of any devices that have been hijacked to use as mining network.