The Geforce RTX 3080 has been sold out for months. While gamers are longingly looking out for a new release date, an ambitious crypto miner has now published a post on Facebook in which he proudly referred to his latest acquisitions – 78 Geforce RTX 3080.
Simon Byrne operates crypto mining in Las Vegas
He now publishes a post on Facebook in which he lets the social media community share in his happiness. Byrne is the proud owner of 78 Geforce RTX 3080. The high-performance graphics cards have been sold out for months. Combined with another 65 Geforce GTX 1080 Ti, the American has a hash rate of 9665 gh / s. In addition, electricity prices in Las Vegas are many times cheaper than in Germany, for example. While in the Federal Republic of Germany you pay an average of 29 cents / kWh, living in the city of gambling is comparatively cheap with the equivalent of 7 cents / kWh. How he got the large number of graphics cards that were sold out almost everywhere and what he paid for them remains unclear.
According to the company, Byrne earns $ 900 net a day from mining
His investment would have paid for itself after 50 days. According to these numbers, he should have invested $ 45,000, which would give him a return on investment of 2 percent per day.
Just like Simon Byrne, but on a grand scale, the crypto miner Riot Blockchain stocked up on new mining hardware for $ 35 million in late December 2020. The Colorado company continues to focus on expanding its Bitcoin hash rate. It is hoped that this will result in an increase of 3.8 exahash per second (eh / s) in 2021. For comparison: Byrnes Ethereum hash rate of 9665 gh / s would correspond to 0.000009665 eh / s.
The delivery and installation of the 3,000 S19 Pro Antminer and the 12,000 S19j Pro Antminer is planned for May to October 2021. The purchase is the latest in a series of comparable acquisitions. Because over the past summer, Riot has already ordered 16,000 of the mining devices. Another 2,500 were added in October. At the time, the company stated that it wanted to achieve a hash rate of 2.3 EH / s in 2021. In contrast, the now forecast 3.8 EH / s mark an increase of around 65 percent. More than 37,000 mining devices are said to be in use for this.