WTF?! Covid-19 has had one particular devastating impact on many businesses, but some already have survived by pivoting to generate fresh, new sources of income. For one internet café as Vietnam, the answer was to switch to cryptocurrency mining.
As tweeted by @I_Leak_VN (via VideoCardz ), Internet Café Technology Star has an impressive setup, as well as a number of RTX 3080 graphics cards—not surprising as it’s owned from their computer store. The location features about three floors of gaming fun, even so seems the pandemic has triggered a drop in profits.
When COVID attacked this is my country again and this was the ideal big CafeNet’s crazy minds
Hint: There are 3080 stickers cards with very nice RGB (first image) @VideoCardz @death_1125 @TechDeals_16 @9550pro @harukaze5719 @hms1193 @kopite7kimi @3DCenter_org @JokerReview pic. twitter. com/vgh16hRNDF
— I_Leak_VN (@I_Leak_VN) February 18, 2021
In a Facebook post , the company utters it is switching its business model from an internet café to a mining your business as “Profits are higher. ” According to Google’s translation, the statement mentions “Transforming business in the pandemic, ” so the move appears to have been encouraged by Covid-19.
With the price of cryptocurrencies reminiscent of Ethereum and Bitcoin reaching firewood levels, and many businesses—even those not actually subject to lockdown restrictions—suffering the economic impact of the pandemic, this looks for a shrewd move, especially as the Windows pcs can constantly be mining.
The other advantage is the café’s supply of RTX 3080 cards. Ampere GPUs are especially efficient at mining, as being shown by Ethereum miners purchasing laptops with Nvidia’s latest scratch directly from the manufacturers.
The rising price of cryptos and a chip shortage have circulated the GPU market ever more close to the bad old days of late 2017/early 2018 when graphics cards were just about impossible to find, and those that were on the market be very expensive. The next entry in the Ampere tv series, the RTX 3060, arrives next week with an MSRP of $329, only even the pre-orders are up to seventy-five percent higher than that price.