“I’m not in crypto to make a fast buck, but I’ll take the bonus,”Simon Byrne said
After installing a small farm in the trunk of his car, crypto-enthusiast Simon Byrne took crypto-mining out of the garage and onto the lane.
Byrne bought a BMV i8 hybrid vehicle retailing for about $150,000 and fitted it with a small crypto mining rig consisting of six GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards, according to a report from Hardware Times. An ASUS B250 Mining Expert board and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 power supply power the rig. It is reportedly capable of extracting both Bitcoin and Ether (BTC) (ETH).
As his license plate says, the Nevada-based HODLer allegedly constructed the whole setup itself “to annoy gamers” and earn money while on the go. Although the graphics cards used by Byrne are targeted to high-end PC gamers, some miners can use their improved crypto specifications.
“I’m not in crypto to make a fast buck, but I’ll take the bonus,”Byrne said
Allegedly, the car’s battery can handle powering the farm, but heat is still a problem, maybe Byrne plans to drive and mining in the winter primarily? Otherwise, he’s probably going to need to keep the rear hatch of his BMV open for ventilation.
In December, when the price of the token was just over $700, the same speedster spent over $93,000 installing 78 graphics cards in his home to mine Ether. At the time, despite a large energy bill, estimates placed Byrne’s setup as capable of generating about $122,000 in profit per year.
After that moment, after hitting a two-year high earlier today, Ether’s price has doubled. In the last 24 hours, Bitcoin rose 2 percent to hit $32,639 at the time of publishing.