30 Oct '17, 10pm

Samsung turned 40 Galaxy S5s into a Bitcoin mining rig

Samsung turned 40 Galaxy S5s into a Bitcoin mining rig

Whether you get a new phone every few years or every month , the question becomes what to do with your old one. Do you sell it on a site like eBay or Swappa ? Do you stick it in a drawer for a rainy day? Older phones, especially older flagships, still have a ton of power left in them. To demonstrate what they can do, Samsung is launching an upcycling program that shows how people can re-use older devices. Samsung’s C-Lab, an engineering team that focuses on creative projects, is heading up the venture. Their headlining project at Samsung’s recent developer conference was a 40-stack of Samsung Galaxy S5s turned into a Bitcoin mining rig. Not only were the phones able to mine Bitcoins, they were able to do it more efficiently than a desktop computer. In fact, eight Galaxy S5s can mine more efficiently than a computer with an Intel Core i7 2600. See also: Bitcoins: Everything...

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