Re: What a Topsy-Turvy World
"People spending $10k on a PC to mine fictional cryptocash"
I assure you crypto is real.
Real enough that the tax department* would like it listed among your assets.
"Or I'm in the wrong line of business."
It's very easy to get in to. I'd assume that about 90% of the reg readers should be able to knock up a shitebox miner from parts laying around plus a GFX card. If you have cheap power, or want a heater in a particular space, it's a no brainer. It's a server with GFX card in it. Set up right, have some sort of monitoring and remote access, leave it alone.
Make sure you pay applicable taxes, and that it's OK for you to run the boxen in the location of your choice.
*the belastingdienst does anyway