Several thousand PS4 consoles were mining cryptocurrencies. They were confiscated

Recently, cryptocurrency miners have been the loudest in the context of the fact that the Chinese authorities started to deal with miners, and thus, used graphics cards at attractive prices are beginning to appear on the market. It also had a positive effect on the prices of the new chips, which I hope will make everything return to normal. The new NVIDIA and AMD cards at some point reached such absurd prices that you had to postpone purchasing plans for an undefined future.

PlayStation 4 consoles are unlikely to be associated with cryptocurrency mining and this is too inefficient equipment to be widely used in mines, but in the first half of the year information appeared on the web that miners also began to use them. It was mentioned then that the PS4 Slim is comparable in performance to the Radeon 7970M and one console allows you to earn about $ 7.62 a month. When the excavator set of 16 PS Slim consoles appeared on the network, it was said that it would be able to mine 0.00222336 BTC, which was then a value of about $ 122.

Back then it was mentioned that it was just a viral photo and rather no one actually uses PS4 consoles to mine. And yet…

3800 PlayStation 4 consoles used to mine cryptocurrencies have just been confiscated in Ukraine. Together with them 500 graphics cards and 50 processors, but the reason why the miners “fell in” is quite interesting. Most likely, the equipment was stealing electricity, and the Ukrainian authorities said that if they had not put the miners in order, the entire district in the city of Vinnitsa would probably have lost power.

As you probably remember, the whole world suffers from problems with access to components, which also has a negative impact on the availability of the still popular PlayStation 4. The problem also applies to Xbox One, which disappear from stores and auctions quite quickly, but also appear in quite limited quantities . So this is not the best time to buy any electronics, although on the other hand there is no drama when following promotions for gaming equipment. Even PlayStation 5 has returned to the offer, and although we are still talking about store sets with games, if someone wants to, they will buy their own console.

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