Why go for a top-of-the-line GPU and feeble BIOS lock to mine bitcoins when you can utilize old-school portable gaming consoles? This is something a YouTuber called ‘StackSmashing’ has accomplished, where he utilized a marginally modified Game Boy console, a Raspberry Pi Pico, and a standard PC. StackSmashing saw a tweet from Elon Musk which referenced that users could purchase Tesla vehicles through bitcoin so the YouTuber chose to produce his own bitcoins in a venture which required modest devices.
In this task, the general mining occurs on a stock Game Boy, which was delivered an entire 20 years before bitcoin was concocted. As the Game Boy can not straightforwardly associate with the web, subsequently it couldn’t hold the whole blockchain. In order to oversee this specific challenge, StackSmashing utilized the Pico and Link Cable to interface with the PC, which is running a bitcoin hub. After it was associated, the Game Boy ran the hashing program from a programmable cartridge and surprisingly played a pleasant activity while it’s mining.
Mining Bitcoin on the Game Boy!
— stacksmashing (@ghidraninja) March 27, 2021
As the Game Boy is way slower than today’s committed mining machine, (the Game Boy runs at 0.8 hashes each second while ASIC excavators run at 100 terahashes each second), it is exceptionally impossible that this is a beneficial method of producing bitcoins as the YouTuber only showed how to create bitcoins without the most recent gear.