24 Mar '13, 7pm

Bitcoin Mining on an NES: #bitcoin #mining #NES

tl;dr: In taking an offhanded challenge far too seriously, I made a 1985 NES mine bitcoins *About the RetroMiner Project A few weeks ago, friends of mine were joking about my recent interests and how they don't understand the point of them. I asked if they would like to hear more about the awesomeness of 8-bit videogame consoles or about the awesomeness of the technical details behind bitcoin mining. One of them joked that they wanted to hear about how to mine bitcoins on an 8-bit game console. Challenge Accepted. A brilliantly useless project such as this cannot be ignored. While the all the buzz in bitcoin mining is about dedicated ASIC silicon, I was going take inspiration from the Mushroom Kingdom. A few late nights later, this is what I put together. *Goal While the challenge is to 'mine bitcoins on an 8-bit game console', lets break that down a bit. Bitcoin mining is...

Full article: http://retrominer.com/

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