BRILLIANT! Oh, NO NO NO! Lets be real, its pure GENIUS! Letting your Tesla do crypto mining while you drive? Wow! Oh, EXCEPT there are some uh……………shall we say, downside issues. Seems you have to keep the car running 24/7 AND if you do, the car gets as hot as an oven. But hey, when did genius not come with a price? Keep on inventing out there folks.
Building a cryptocurrency miner that doubles as a heater is cool, but one inventor has taken the concept of mining to a whole new level. A creative Tesla owner managed to fit a legitimate mining rig inside the trunk of his shiny Model S.
But here is the best part: all the electricity needed to keep the mining rig running is coming from Tesla’s free Superchargers – or so the inventor says. The quirky setup went viral after the inventor took to Facebook group Tesla Owners Worldwide to share images of the Model S-fitted miner.
For those unfamiliar with the term, mining refers to the process of solving series of cryptographic puzzles in order to verify transactions on the blockchain. One of the common issues with mining, though, is that it requires a substantial amount of computing power – which in turn results in bigger electricity bills.
For this reason, miners are constantly seeking for more environment-friendly and cost-efficient solutions. In fact, this is precisely how the idea for the Tesla-miner came to exist.
Another member of Tesla Owners Worldwide jokingly suggested fitting a miner inside a Model S could help avoiding huge energy bills by relying on electricity from the free Supercharger network. Well, someone thought this is indeed a good idea…”
Full Story posted at TheNextweb.com by Mix on November 30, 2017
“A clever Tesla owner is using his Model S to mine cryptocurrency for free”