The Game Boy game console was taught to mine bitcoin

Enthusiasts have used the Game Boy handheld gaming system to mine cryptocurrency. A video about this was released on the stacksmashing YouTube channel.

To run the algorithm, the miners needed a board with a Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller and a PC. Only the Sharp 4 MHz processor installed in the Game Boy was used directly for the extraction of cryptocurrencies.

The system issued a hash rate of 0.8 H / s. At the current bitcoin rate (over $ 55,000), it will take 50 thousand years to mine $ 1.

Nintendo’s Game Boy portable console appeared in 1989. For all the time, the company has sold more than 118 thousand different variations of this device.

Recall that in January, a US resident created a miniature mining farm of six Nvidia RTX 3080 video cards and placed it in the trunk of a BMW i8 hybrid sports car . 

In February, Chinese miners assembled a laptop farm based on GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards, capable of bringing in $ 77,000 in Ethereum per year .

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