May 15, 2021

A programmer taught Vintage Commodore 64 how to mine BTC

A programmer taught Vintage Commodore 64 how to mine BTC

Maciej Vitkovyak has developed the most inefficient way to mine bitcoins.

If you have a vintage Commodore 64, which is gathering dust somewhere on the shelf, it can be used for mining VTS. To do this, you will need the C64 Bitcoin Miner software developed by Maciej Vitkoviak.

With this software, you can mine at 0.2 hash per second. For comparison: today, the power of BTC ASICs is often measured by the number of gigahashes (billions of hashes) per second.

Beyond the ridiculous inefficiency of useCommodore 64 for bitcoin mining, the device has a few more practical disadvantages. For example, the Commodore 64 does not have a built-in network adapter and requires an external modem to access the network.

Commodore 64 is one of the most important computers inhistory, as well as the best-selling model ever. It has been on sale for almost 12 years since August 1982. The success and popularity of the Commodore 64 can be attributed to its affordability and performance. It had an 8-bit MOS Technology 6510 processor clocked at just over 1 MHz, 64KB of RAM, and a dedicated VIC-II graphics chip, which were quite impressive at the time.

Obviously C64 Bitcoin Miner won't helpearn. Electricity will cost much more than the extracted military-technical cooperation. But recently, developers have been trying to prove that mining can be done on any hardware. Blogger stacksmashing recently successfully repurposed the first Game Boy handheld game console for Bitcoin mining.

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