March 4, 2024

On an electric vehicle, Tesla was able to launch a full-fledged BTC-node

On an electric vehicle, Tesla was able to launch a full-fledged BTC-node

Recently, users of the Bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrency made an attempt to use a Tesla electric car asfull BTC-nodes, and they succeeded.

Electric cars and digital currency typically don’t.are considered things that have something in common, but nevertheless have similar features. These are new technologies that can make the world a better place, which is why they are gaining popularity around the world.

However, according to a video posted here, members of the Bitcoin community were able to make an even deeper connection between these things.

The video shows that Tesla cars canused to work with bitcoin. Cryptocurrency fans used the on-board computer system of the car to turn the electric car into a full-fledged Bitcoin node.

Oddly enough, the attempt was a success, its success wasbacked by a project called Bcoin. Its supporters are looking for an alternative implementation of the Bitcoin protocol that can be used to run a node on any device. As a result, a whole machine appeared on the Bitcoin network for a short time, helping to manage the world's largest digital currency.

Of course, even though it was uniqueThe way to present the Bcoin project as well as Tesla's capabilities, running a Bitcoin node through a Tesla car is probably not the best idea. As many already know, running a Bitcoin node requires a lot of resources, including computing power.

Not to mention that a computer thatused to run a node, it must load and process bitcoin blockchain data, which may interfere with the operation of the user interface on the car computer. And it is quite dangerous.

In addition, Tesla car memory modules are alreadyare known to be problematic due to limited read/write cycles, and using a machine to run a blockchain node can be even more problematic. However, according to Bcoin developers, they are familiar with these problems. In fact, there is even a warning on their website that reads:

«The function will use a large range of operating frequencies, the processor and, possibly, disk space».

In other words, they did not seek to launch a new automobile node for a long time, but only aimed to record a video and prove to the whole world that this is possible.

This is not the first transformation of the car into a Bitcoin node, in addition, an experiment was conducted that showed that Raspberry Pi single-board computers are pretty good at synchronizing with the blockchain.

So far, Elon Musk has not shared his thoughts on this experiment, before that he called bitcoin “a pretty wonderful thing.”