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CMP 30HX: a batch of 300 cards seized by the Hong Kong authorities!

CMP 30HX: a batch of 300 cards seized by the Hong Kong authorities!

We won’t draw you a picture, but currently, it’s crazy on the graphics card market. Indeed, with the renewed interest in mining, finding a graphics card in stock has become very complicated… Currently, the few batches that reach our resellers are going like hotcakes. It’s so fast, you don’t even have time to enter your card number and it’s sold out.

In short, if the players see this practice in a bad light, neither do the authorities in some countries. The proof is in the recent seizure of a large batch of CMP 30HX cards at the Hong Kong customs. We are talking about a batch of 300 cards!

CMP 30HX: 300 cards seized by the authorities!

nVidia CMP 30HXClearly, the exact reasons for this seizure are still unknown to us. However, it is not impossible that it is related to the mining ban that has come into force in some regions. For the record, in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, mining is banned altogether. The reason behind this is that mining farms have multiplied so much that it represents a serious problem of energy demand.

According to El Chapuzas informaticothis region is very attractive for the activity because of its very affordable electricity. So much so that it alone accounts for 8% of the world’s power for Bitcoin mining. As for China, it accounts for 65% of the total power. At the same time, it has everything it needs: cheap electricity, domestic chip manufacturing and cheap labor.

In short, it is easy to understand why this activity is being banned. By the way, as a little anecdote, you should know that the cards were transported in a fishing boat with other smuggled items: shark fins, exotic food, smartphones, etc. The smugglers were spotted moored outside Hong Kong International Airport. The smugglers were carrying boxes of equipment between the small boat and a second, much faster boat, according to Tom’s Hardware. Ah, before we leave, you should know that the seizure represents ~$257,000 worth of equipment.

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