- A U.S. man has built a mining rig into his BMW Hybrid sportscar
- The rig consists of an ASUS B250 Mining Professional board and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2 and six NVidia RTX 3080s graphics cards
- Simon Byrne decided on the unconventional mining style just to annoy gamers
- He also has more conventional mining set up
In a rather unconventional use case, a U.S.-based cryptocurrency user has installed a mining rig in the trunk of his BMW i8. The compact mining setup installed by Simon Byrne runs on the hybrid-electric power system of the Sportscar.
The Mining Setup
The mining setup Simon Byrne has installed in his hybrid car is powered by an ASUS B250 Mining Professional board and an EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2.
In addition, Byrne uses six extra NVidia RTX 3080s graphics cards which are extremely popular for mining Ethereum. The setup is seamlessly incorporated into the providing surprisingly massive trunk of the hybrid automotive.
His supercar mining setup becomes operational when he is driving. Byrne also operates a more common mining rig which he says is capable of generating a profit of $128,088 per year. His 78 card rig is located at his home.
On the Flipside
- Novogratz has invested in a crypto platform that serves millions in South Korea
- Mike Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Trading HK Ltd. has completed a $25 million funding round in Singapore-based Terraform Labs
- Terraform’s payment rails running on top of a digital ledger has been gaining popularity with merchants and users in South Korea.
Reason for the Mining Sports Car
When asked why he chose the unconventional mining route, Byrne explained to U.K.-based gamer-focused magazine, PC Gamer, that he had simply installed the mining rig in the trunk of his car “just to annoy gamers.”
As already is evident, Bryne seems to enjoy letting gamers know that he has significantly extra high-end graphics playing cards than anybody else, and he would not even use them for gaming.
Byrne’s BMW i8 which costs almost $150,000 BMW hybrid car dons the Nevada license plate with the tag “HODLER.” The term is used in the crypto community to identify long term holders of cryptocurrency. The hybrid supercar is capable of accelerating up to 100 km/hr in 4.4 seconds.
He also is not into mining for the money. In speaking to Tom’s Hardware Byrne explains;
I am not in Crypto to make a quick buck, however, I will take the bonus; I am in it as a result of it is imaginative and prescient of a utopian world the place providers are acquired by voluntary relationships.
Although the mining rig can be powered by the battery of the hybrid car, the trunk of the BMW needs to remain open to avoid overheating the rig.