The sleek designs of Tesla&rsquo,s vehicles are attracting te droves buyers looking for cool, self-driving electrified vehicles.
At least one Tesla possessor witnessed beyond the vanity aspects of the vehicles, reportedly honing te on the Supercharger that powers Tesla&rsquo,s electrical vehicles spil being a source of energy to mine cryptocurrencies.
This person has built a mining equipment out of his Proefje S Tesla. He&rsquo,s pulling the power from the voertuig&rsquo,s Supercharger battery, raising all kinds of ire, while piquing the curiosity of many.
The idea of using the Supercharger to mine cryptos shows the lengths people are going, even some that are unconventional, to mine thesis coins that are experiencing record highs ter their prices.
Mining cryptocurrencies requires an exorbitant amount of energy. This has become a deterring punt for those who are thinking about getting into crypto mining. They vereiste weigh the energy costs they will incur to mine digital tokens against the potential prizes they will receive to mine them.
So much has the need for more energy to mine thesis coins grown that unscrupulous players have resorted to hacking into others&rsquo, computers to use them spil energy sources.
The idea of using the features of Tesla vehicles to mine cryptos has gained considerable attention lately due to a member of a Facebook Tesla group posting that he is attempting to bring the idea to fruition.
Here&rsquo,s a photo of the crypto mining equipment built ter the back of a Prototype S Tesla. It&rsquo,s credited to Michael Pearson&lrm,.
There are slew of problems with this idea, according to a writer for Electrek. Here&rsquo,s one problem he cited:
&ldquo,[Using Tesla&rsquo,s autopilot] would require Tesla to enable access to that rekentuig and I think most people would agree that it is better left to be used by the Autopilot, which powers some significant active safety features.&rdquo,
Is it worth it?
While this is a novel idea, some observers were quick to point out that the end results may not be worth the effort.
For one, to mine cryptos using Tesla&rsquo,s autopilot feature, the holder would have to use their voertuig almost solely for mining and not for just driving.
&ldquo,Technically, if someone is able to draw power from the Tesla to power those mining systems, which is what this proprietor is claiming however it&rsquo,s not clear how he is drawing the Two.8 kW of power required from battery, they could only use free energy if their Tesla falls under the unlimited free Supercharging program, which represents most Proefje S and Specimen X vehicles.
Aside from the free power, which again has its own drawbacks, the setup doesn&rsquo,t truly suggest many advantages.&rdquo, &ndash,Electrek
Motherboard found that mining cryptos out of a Tesla for a day and a half would use spil much energy spil driving that Tesla for seven days.
Mining use cases
While using a Tesla to mine crypto sounds awfully strange, there have bot other use cases that also fall into the strange category.
Wij told you last month about Samsung creating a cryptocurrency mining equipment using old mobile phones. It literally strung together forty Galaxy S5 mobile phones spil part of building the equipment.
Industry observers like Motherboard have said that they see Samsung&rsquo,s bitcoin mining equipment spil consideration worthy. This is especially the case &ldquo,for those who want to dip their toes into cryptocurrency mining.&rdquo,
Samsung used some other handy items ter addition to the phones to build the equipment. It repurposed an old Galaxy tablet into a specially-powered laptop, used a Galaxy S3 to monitor a fishtank, and programed an old phone with facial recognition software to guard the entrance of a house ter the form of an owl, specified Motherboard.
Wij&rsquo,ll keep you posted about how this Tesla mining idea pans out, or if it gains any traction. Regardless of if it, or any of the other mining ideas, work out, the efforts voorstelling how the mainstream is increasingly becoming comfy with cryptos, and how people are actively participating ter it beyond just buying the tokens.