An American cryptocurrency miner installed a mining rig at a certain location with the motivation to “annoy gamers”. Simon Byrne installed the entire infrastructure in the rear of his BMW i8 hybrid car.
Miner tries to create a “crypto utopia”
According to PC Gamer, Byrne put six Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics cards in the trunk of his car. The internal battery of the hybrid car provides the hardware power.
The trunk of the car should remain open, however, or the entire mining rig setup will overheat, the cryptocurrency miner said. The Hardware Times first discovered the BMW’s mining rig, which was valued at $ 147,500 at the time of the acquisition.
The electric vehicle can accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.4 seconds. According to the Hardware Times report, the mining system is powered by an ASUS B250 Mining Expert card and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 power supply.
Byrne claimed he didn’t build the mining rig just for practical purposes. He just wanted to “annoy players”.
The miner says he’s trying to use the mining rig to build a crypto utopia into his BMW i8. However, he did not go into further details, said PC Gamer.
Byrne told the Hardware Times that he owns another mining farm that consists of 78 Geforce RTX 3080 graphics cards. The setup can generate profits of over $ 128,088 per year. Photos show that the BMW i8 has a Nevada license plate that says “HODLER”.
Other interesting cases of crypto mining setups
However, this isn’t the first weird case of a crypto mining-related setup in the world. For example the concept of “cryptomats” that was born in March 2018. Kamil Brejcha, co-founder of the Nakamoto X exchange, posted photos of tomatoes grown using excess heat by cryptocurrency miners.
One of the aims of the method was to conduct the excess heat from crypto mining for the maintenance of tomatoes. Brejcha wanted to point out that entrepreneurs can put together environmentally friendly methods to create an “agricultural blockchain startup”.
Other rare uses for Bitcoin mining (BTC) can be found in the United States – especially Florida. During an interview with news.Bitcoin.com, Avi Aisenberg, a Cornell electrical and computer engineering graduate, said he bought three Antminers and took them to a distillery he owns.
The small goal of the mining construction was to use the 4000 W waste heat to cycle the temperature of its rum barrels and to accelerate the aging process. Of course, to some observers, these types of CHP mining concepts are probably more useful than a BMW i8 hybrid car with a crypto miner that is simply supposed to “annoy gamers”.
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