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Nvidia Pours Chilly Water on Blockchain


Alex Dovbnya

Nvidia’s income has been negatively affected by Ethereum’s transition to proof of stake, which calls for GPUs

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang doesn’t count on blockchain to play an vital position within the firm’s enterprise.

Ethereum’s Merge improve, which marked Ethereum’s transition to the proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, unleashed a tsunami of used graphics playing cards (GPUs).

After Ethereum ditched proof of labor, hundreds of thousands of GPUs that had been utilized by miners had been now not wanted.

Nvidia Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress admitted that the improve negatively affected demand for a few of its merchandise.


Nvidia skilled an unprecedented gross sales increase in 2017 due to the GPU mining frenzy that took over the cryptocurrency market. Its crypto-related income then sank quickly in 2018 as a consequence of sharply declining cryptocurrency costs.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Nvidia for violating disclosure necessities by misrepresenting the income it derived from crypto mining. Nvidia agreed to pay a $5.5 million tremendous.

In 2020, a gaggle of buyers additionally sued Nvidia for deceptive them in regards to the nature of its gross sales. However, the corporate prevailed in courtroom, with the choose arguing that plaintiffs didn’t handle to adequately show that the chip large misled them.

Nvidia now closely depends on its knowledge heart enterprise, which fuels the corporate’s development.

The chip large’s income for the third quarter reached $5.93 billion, outperforming analysts’ expectations.

The firm’s inventory is up 2.32% in premarket buying and selling.


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