Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Researchers Used the Body Heat of 37 People to Harvest Cryptocurrency

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A Dutch research organization called the Institute of Human Obsolescence (IoHO) recently harvested the body heat of 37 people to power a cryptocurrency mining operation.

Since 2015, 37 volunteers contributed 212 hours of mining time to generate a total of 127.2 watts of power.

Due to the small amount of energy harvested from the volunteers, the organization mostly dedicated this energy to mining new cryptocurrencies such as Vertcoin and Startcoin since it required less energy to mine a relatively large number of these coins.

Volunteers kept 80 percent of the cryptocurrencies they generated while the rest was given to the institute.

Curated from Motherboard

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