September 26, 2021

American assembled a bitcoin miner from 10 USB devices with Bitmain chips

American assembled a bitcoin miner from 10 USB devices with Bitmain chips

Los Angeles resident Idan Abada has assembled a compact device for mining the first cryptocurrency.

AT USB hub connected 10 USB minersGekkoScience NewPacs, each containing two Bitmain ASICs. Cooling is provided by a built-in mini-fan. Idan Abada estimated the cost of the device at $ 875.

A computer or laptop is enough to operate the device. However, it is unlikely that you can make money with it - a miner with a maximum hash rate of 2226 H / s brings 0.09315 mBTC per day (approximately $ 3.58).

The only way to gain profit, Abad said, is to use sources of free electricity, for example, in a Starbucks coffee shop.

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

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

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

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