While Initial reports last week suggested that a huge warehouse discovered in Ukraine full of PS4 consoles was being used to mine crypto, a little further investigation showed that the machines were probably used for agriculture FIFA Ultimate Team Cards.
That is better? Worse? I leave that to you. Ukrainian side job did not buy the first declaration that it is a crypto farm based on the type of machine used (PS4s? Not very economical compared to graphics cards), but also the fact that in some of the images released by Ukrainian security forces last week, game discs are out the consoles.
Sources told job that the warehouse was probably actually used as a farm to buy and sell FIFA Ultimate Team cards where the PS4 consoles will automatically play the game to receive game currency and either the accrued coins or even the account itself can be resold in the market for real money.
If this all sounds like a lot of work to just a few accounts and coins, then you may not be aware of how much money there is in circulation FIFA Community. Last year, for example, EA’s Ultimate Team sales were over $ 1.6 billion across the company’s entire product range, with EA expressly pointing out that “a significant part … was derived from FIFA Ultimate Team
This is not FIFA’s total sales. These are just digital in-game sales around FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode, which is based on the idea of assembling a team for online play by paying for virtual decks of cards that contain random assemblies of virtual players.
The game mode, which many claim is simply gambling, has been under scrutiny and has resulted in total bans in regions like Belgium—EA recently took steps to try to change the way Ultimate Team cards are purchased. for example, players can preview the contents of a package before purchasing it.