Loss of reputation. Also, he probably violated laws in the process. Lastly, there's a risk he screws up enough that the US Gov't not only disavows any association with him, but also prosecutes him to prove even more that he's not a co-conspirator.
Maybe not if you adjust for inflation, but it is certainly more than could have possibly been laundered. Even at a 1% fee for laundering it, which I imagine is on the low end, HSBC would be the largest organization in the world, by far.
I was not replying to the "OP" I was replying to the parent post referencing "some companies already require this kind of software to be installed by employees". (Quoted from memory, not source)
Also this isn't 4chan. /Or Fark.
Bitcoin mining is not efficient. The cost of the mining was more than $3,600, therefore it was a reduction in the wealth of players of more than was gained. A reasonable user would not have agreed to the mining.
I have a separate hard drive on my personal computer to boot from when I work from home, and I would love to be able to seamlessly use my phone to connect to work as well. Given the choice between my employer's giving me a non-android device (Given that my current phone is android based) and my bringing my own device, I would much rather bring my own device.