British created mining farm powered by breathing

Researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures created the mining device, powered by people's breath
11 January 2018   481

Max Dovey from Britain designed a spirometer, with which it is possible to mine cryptocurrency from the air. This is reported by Motherboard.

The spirometer measures the volume of inhaled and exhaled air and hashes this data. Then this information enters the computer, which is one of the links in the blockchain. One breath allows the computer to perform a thousand computational operations, the number of which depends not only on the number of breaths, but also on the intensity of breathing.

Mining by Breathing
Mining by Breathing 
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Mining by Breathing 2
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Mining by Breathing 3

The device supports only Monero crypto currency mining, but is not able to get really many coins: per second 500 million of these computing operations in the world are made.

At the same time, Max Dovey explained that his invention is not aimed at making money. The main purpose of the device is to show people that mining, which leads to a sharp increase in energy consumption in the world, has other ways of development.

Turning the act of breathing into an active miner on the blockchain network encourages us to consider more sustainable and psychological methods to maintain blockchains.

Max Dorvey

Creator or Spirometr

Created last year, the spirometer has so far brought only one dollar to its creator.

South Korea to Toughen Mining Chip Import Rules

Mining chips will have to meet legal requirement for importation, such as safety and sanitation certifications
19 April 2018   105

In South Korea, foreign-made crypto mining chips import rules can be complicated in the near future.

As reported by CoinDesk with reference to the statement of the Korean Customs Service (KCS) the government agency added mining chips to the list of goods that must meet certain criteria established by the current legislation for importation into the country, including certificates of security.

New requirements were introduced after the customs service discovered an increase in the number of mining chips imported into the country. So, in November and December last year, according to KCS, 454 mining chips were imported to the country for a total of 1.3 billion won ($ 1.2 million).

Since the mining devices consume a significant amount of electricity and produce a lot of heat, their operation is associated with an increased risk of fires.

To neutralize these risks, the service will monitor the safety of imported devices in accordance with the requirements established by the National Radio Agency.