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    I have some issues with this story.
    1. “The graphics card market has exploded in recent years due to the rising price of Bitcoin, which hit $20,000 at the end of 2017, leading to a surge in miners who use the cards for their computational power.”

    This isn’t true at all. Nobody uses graphics cards to mine bitcoin. This is mostly explained later in the article, but because of ASICS nobody is mining bitcoin with a GPU. The surge in GPU demand came from Ethereum and other alt coins.

    2. I think there should be some mention of proof of stake in the article. That is a much bigger threat to GPU mining sales than the ASIC’s. These ASIC’s aren’t nearly as efficient as the ones made for bitcoin, and as such won’t be quite as desirable. They only have the hash power of a normal sized rig, for a similar total price. Given they will have less resale value than a general purpose GPU I don’t expect them to make that big of an impact.

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