The coronavirus pandemic has severely hit several entertainment habits of people around the world, and South Korea is no exception. PC gaming rooms had to be closed in the country, but their owners found a way to earn profits by participating in cryptocurrency during the lock-up period.
A PC Bang owner earned $3,000 worth of Ethereum in two weeks
Chosun stated that operators of “PC bang” (a general term used in PC gaming rooms in South Korea) use their computers to take advantage of pandemic-driven restrictions.
In fact, the owners are not sure if they can reopen, which is why cryptocurrency mining can now replace current transactions. Some PC bang owners in Seoul rely on powerful computers with top-notch graphics cards to mine ether (ETH).
A 34-year-old man named Kim said that due to the pandemic, the number of customers has dropped significantly. In this case, his PC’s explosive power cannot be maintained. He is currently using nearly 36 computers to mine ETH.
In just two weeks, Kim claimed that his income exceeded 3.5 million won (US$3,153), which was the coldest month of the year due to the peak of winter. The PC bang operator praised the current weather conditions because he saved heating costs by mining cryptocurrency at the same time.
PC Bang owners wait for the green light to reopen, and mining activities remain active
In addition, North Korea pointed out in South Korea that the electricity bill for the PC gaming room is not for household use, but the normal price.
However, the report pointed out that as the price of graphics cards continues to rise, the explosion of crypto mining craze across PCs may not last long.
However, since there is no deadline set for companies like them to reopen the door, some operators are confident in the current crypto bull market. Prime Minister Zheng Xijun recently stated that despite the slower vaccination rate, the government expects to achieve cattle immunization in the fall.
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