A U.S. cryptocurrency miner installed a mining rig in a particular place with the motivation to “annoy gamers.” Simon Byrne installed the full infrastructure in the back of his BMW i8 hybrid car.
Miner Is Trying to Create a ‘Crypto Utopia’
According to PC Gamer, Byrne fit six Nvidia RTX 3080s graphic cards into the trunk of his car. The hybrid car’s internal battery provides the hardware power.
However, the car’s boot should remain open, or the whole mining rig setup will overheat, said the cryptocurrency miner. Hardware Times first spotted the BMW’s mining rig, who estimated that the car is worth $147,500 at the time it was acquired.
The electric vehicle is capable of accelerating to 100 kilometers per hour in just 4.4 seconds. Per Hardware Times’ report, the mining system is powered by an ASUS B250 Mining Expert board and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 power supply.
Byrne claimed that he didn’t build the mining rig just for practical purposes. He just wanted to “annoy gamers.”
The miner says he is attempting to build a crypto “utopia” with the mining rig into his BMW i8. However, he didn’t elaborate on further details, said PC Gamer.
Byrne told Hardware Times that he owns another mining farm composed of 78 Geforce RTX 3080 graphics cards. The setup is capable of generating over $128,088 per year in profits. Photos show that the BMW i8 car has a Nevada license plate with “HODLER” highlighted on it.
Other Interesting Cases of Crypto Mining Setups
But this is not the first curious case of a crypto mining-related setup in the world. For instance, the concept of “cryptomatoes” born in March 2018. Kamil Brejcha, co-founder of the exchange Nakamoto X, published photos of tomatoes grown using excess heat from cryptocurrency miners.
The method aimed to channel the excess heat from the crypto mining for tomatoes’ sustenance, among other solutions. Brejcha wanted to point out that entrepreneurs could compile environmental-friendly methods into an “agriculture blockchain startup.”
Other rare uses for bitcoin (BTC) mining are found in the United States – specifically in Florida. During an interview with news.Bitcoin.com, electrical and computer engineering graduate of Cornell, Avi Aisenberg, said he acquired three Antminers and placed them in a distillery he owns.
The small mining setup goal was to take advantage of the 4000 W of exhaust heat to cycle his rum barrels’ temperature to accelerate the aging process. Of course, these types of cogeneration mining concepts are probably more useful to some observers than a BMW i8 hybrid car with a crypto miner built to simply “annoy gamers.”
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