Lansing business owner survives pandemic shutdowns by crypto-mining

LANSING, Mich. — When the covid shutdowns went into effect, and businesses had to close their doors, almost every business owner had to get creative.

Chris Williamson was one of those business owners.

As the owner of Fyber Gaming & Computer Repair in Lansing, Williamson found himself with a room full of gaming computers, and no gamers to use them.

Chris Williamson, owner of Fyber Gaming & Computer Repair

“We opened in about November 2019, and come March, we had a bunch of people in here, public tournament’s running every day,” said Williamson.

“Everything was really exciting, the numbers were looking good, and then we had to shut down.”

The nearly 30 computers, usually used for games like Apex Legends and Call of Duty, sat blank.

Then as Williamson puts it, he had an epiphany.

Williamson is referring to cryptocurrency mining

“I realized that I had 26, perfectly…

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