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Security-wise, cryptocurrency more promising than cabbages

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The theft of 500 “hakusai” napa cabbages, worth about 150,000 yen ($1,370), was in the news late last month. The crime may have been committed systematically, with one theory saying it was the doing of several thieves who repeatedly returned to the field and used a vehicle--perhaps a truck--to haul off their loot.

This brought to mind another theft that occurred last autumn: Someone slit the bellies of salmon in their breeding pond and absconded with the roe.

In both cases, the items were in short supply, and their prices were soaring.

The same applies to the recent theft of cryptocurrency, the value of which was rising. As with........

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