Hong Kong authorities seize over 300 video cards for mining

Hong Kong authorities seize over 300 video cards for mining
Hong Kong authorities seize over 300 video cards for mining

The GPUs found are of the Nvidia CMP 30HX model and would belong to Chinese smugglers

Customs agents from Hong Kong seized more than 300 video cards for mining the model Nvidia CMP 30HX. GPUs would belong to a network of Chinese smugglers, something that has become quite common in recent months in the region.

According to the website TVB News, Chinese authorities first detected a suspicious fishing boat, which was anchored near the Hong Kong International Airport. Inside it were smugglers, who were in the process of unloading the fishing boat and placing the products on a speedboat – all of this at 2 am.

When the criminals realized they had been discovered, they jumped on the launch and accelerated towards the waters of mainland China. The authorities followed, and a high-speed sea pursuit began, which ended with smugglers escaping the agents.

Only the authorities did not leave empty-handed, and managed to capture the owner of the fishing boat. With it, items like exotic foods, sea cucumbers, shark fins and technology products – including cell phones and computer gadgets – were confiscated.

Source: TVB News / Reproduction


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Still, what surprised the authorities the most was that they found 300 unidentified video cards inside the boxes. Only after they found out that they were Nvidia CMP 30HX video cards, valued at HK $ 2 million (R $ 1.4 million).

What made it difficult to identify products was the lack of brand identification or stickers to explain their origin. Because of this, the true origin of these GPUs is not yet known, but the absence of video outputs makes it clear that these are products for cryptocurrency mining.

The actual price of these video cards is a mystery, but they have already appeared in international stores for US $ 723 (R $ 4,126 in direct conversion). The network of Ethereum it currently has a hash rate of up to 26 MH / s, which means that buying these GPUs through official means is not paying off. And that is exactly what opens up a comprehensive market for smugglers.

Via: Tom’s Hardware, Videocardz, Neowin Fonte: TVB News

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