Apollo Guidance Computer Restored, Used to Mine Bitcoin

Ken Shirriff is a hardware hacker who also has a penchant for restoring old computers, including the Xerox Alto, which had a huge influence on Steve Jobs and the Macintosh computer. His latest project was bringing one of NASA’s Apollo-era guidance computers back to life, but without a visit to the Moon on his horizon,…Read more...

Apollo Guidance Computer Restored, Used to Mine Bitcoin

The Apollo Guidance Computer is a marvel of not-exactly-modern technology. Not only did it fly us to the Moon, it's capable of mining Bitcoin.... slowly. The post Apollo Guidance Computer Restored, ...

Wed 10 Jul 19 from Extremetech

Computer from NASA’s Apollo program reprogrammed to mine bitcoin

It takes the Apollo Guidance Computer 10 seconds to compute a single hash value.

Tue 9 Jul 19 from Ars Technica

It Would Take This 50-Year-Old NASA Computer More Than a Quintillion Years to Mine a Single Bitcoin Block

Ken Shirriff is a hardware hacker who also has a penchant for restoring old computers, including the Xerox Alto, which had a huge influence on Steve Jobs and the Macintosh computer. His latest ...

Tue 9 Jul 19 from Gizmodo

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