Authorities in Hong Kong capture 300 Nvidia CMP mining cards from a fishing boat.

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That is approximately 7.8 GH/s less than the Ethereum network.

Because of the current GPU mining craze, Chinese smugglers seem to have shifted their focus to the recent Nvidia CMP mining cards. Hong Kong customs recently seized a huge number of merchandise from a fishing boat, including what seems to be 300 Nvidia CMP 30HX mining cards.

It’s difficult to tell which cards were confiscated because they miss the stickers and branding we’re used to seeing. This video demonstrates that they lack video outputs, leading us to conclude that they are indeed Nvidia CMP series cards.

The CMP 30HX and 40HX is supposed to be released in March, but only the former has been found for sale. Since no CMP 40HX cards have been seen in the wild, the seized cards are almost undoubtedly the former.

The Chinese smugglers were boarding a fish boat outside Hong Kong International Airport when authorities found suspicious activity. Since pursuing the smugglers, the officers used a high-speed boat to pursue the gang as it fled to China waters.

Despite the escape of the party, Hong Kong authorities apprehended a large amount of smuggled merchandise from the fishing boat. They seized exotic food, gadgets, and smartphones in addition to the 300 CMP mining cards. The software devices alone were worth HK$2 million, or around $257,000.

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Given how much mining cards actually cost, it’s not shocking to see them being smuggled. With the rise of cryptocurrencies and rising demand for mining GPUs, things are just going to get worse before they get better.

If you are new to mining and want to know how a GPU operates for that reason right now, you can read our short guide on the best mining GPUs in 2021.

 

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