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This Game Boy-cum-cryptocurrency miner will score a Bitcoin long after the Earth is destroyed by the Sun

This Game Boy-cum-cryptocurrency miner will score a Bitcoin long after the Earth is destroyed by the Sun

According to our sister site, Space, the Sun will turn into a red giant and envelope the Earth in roughly five billion years. This Game Boy will manage to mine a Bitcoin block in… perhaps a couple of quadrillion years? Let’s just say the portable 8-bit console first released in 1989 isn’t much of a mining rig, and by the time it nets a successful hash the solar system as we know it will be gone, but you probably guessed that already.

YouTube channel stacksmashing (via TweakTown) gave it a shot nevertheless, and I have to say watching someone turn a childhood favourite into a miniscule mining machine is entertaining to watch despite being doomed from the very beginning—even with gaming’s uncomfortable relationship with cryptocurrency mining today.

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