Samsung built mining farm with old Galaxy S5

Subdivision of the South Korean giant Samsung, introduced a cryptocurrency export unit consisting of 40 old Galaxy S5
30 October 2017   948

A team of engineers from C-Lab, a subdivision of the South Korean giant Samsung, introduced a cryptocurrency export unit consisting of 40 old Galaxy S5 as part of the program for processing old smartphones called “Upcycling”. This is written by Motherboard. 

Galaxy S5 mining farm
Galaxy S5 mining farm

Engineers combined forty old Galaxy S5 smartphones and created for them an operating system optimized for the crypto currency mining. According to the developers, eight smartphones can work with much greater energy efficiency than a pc with medium performance characteristics.

Samsung Galaxy S5 mining farm
Samsung Galaxy S5 mining farm

Mining farm was presented at a developer conference in San Francisco. In the future, C-Lab plans to release free software that will "unlock the potential of older devices" even better.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
17 February 2018   218

UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.