In case your need to mine bitcoin has been thwarted by a lack of GPU stock and flimsy BIOS locks, YouTuber StackSmashing might be able to 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 an everyday laptop (via Tom’s Hardware).
The self-esteem of the venture is that all the 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 really hook up with the web, and it might probably’t maintain all the blockchain. To cope with that, StackSmashing makes use of the Pico and Hyperlink Cable to hook up with the pc, which is operating a bitcoin node. After it’s linked, the Recreation Boy runs the hashing program from a programmable cartridge, and even performs a enjoyable animation whereas it’s mining.
Provided that the Recreation Boy is barely slower than at present’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 sooner, at 100 terahashes per second), it’s astronomically unlikely that StackSmashing would be capable to really mine any bitcoins. Nonetheless, after they arrange a brand new bitcoin blockchain with no information on it, they have been capable of verify that sure, the Recreation Boy was capable of efficiently mine blocks. Who’s prepared for GameCoin?