Bitcoin machines a hit in Hong Kong

Money machines: The surge in popularity of high-powered computers parallels that of bitcoin itself, but the cost of buying and running such machines is high. — Bloomberg

HONG KONG: A banner that reads “Mining Specialist” stands out from among all the stores selling X-Box games, comic books, action hero figurines and video game consoles.

Roy Chen sells computer hardware specially configured for the complex calculations required to mine bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrencies, having made the switch from selling everyday laptops and personal computers a year ago.

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