In case your need to mine bitcoin has been thwarted by a lack of GPU stock and flimsy BIOS locks, YouTuber StackSmashing could possibly assist. They’ve made a Recreation Boy miner, which solely wants a Recreation Boy console (and a barely modified Hyperlink Cable), a Raspberry Pi Pico, and a daily pc (via Tom’s Hardware).
The self-esteem of the venture is that the entire mining occurs on a inventory Recreation Boy, which was launched a full 20 years earlier than bitcoin was invented. After all, it does want some assist: the Recreation Boy can’t truly connect with the web, and it will probably’t maintain all the blockchain. To take care of that, StackSmashing makes use of the Pico and Hyperlink Cable to connect with the pc, which is operating a bitcoin node. After it’s related, the Recreation Boy runs the hashing program from a programmable cartridge, and even performs a enjoyable animation whereas it’s mining.
On condition that the Recreation Boy is barely slower than in the present day’s devoted mining machines (it apparently runs at 0.8 hashes per second, whereas a number of the quickest ASIC miners run 125 trillion occasions quicker, at 100 terahashes per second), it’s astronomically unlikely that StackSmashing would have the ability to truly mine any bitcoins. Nevertheless, after they arrange a brand new bitcoin blockchain with no information on it, they have been in a position to verify that sure, the Recreation Boy was in a position to efficiently mine blocks. Who’s prepared for GameCoin?