Cryptocurrency Mining Is Hampering the Search for E.T.

Mining for cryptocurrencies isnít just gobbling up capacity on electrical grids around the world, it might also be slowing the search for extraterrestrial life. Mining cryptos like Bitcoin require miners to solve wickedly complex mathematical puzzles to validate each transaction. For their efforts, miners receive a small payment for each puzzle they solve, but the process requires a crapload of computing power. To reap profits, miners rely on graphics processing units (GPUs) that are high

Cryptocurrency Mining Is Hampering the Search for E.T.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Discover Magazine

Cryptocurrency mining is interfering with the search for alien life

Gamers aren’t the only ones inconvenienced by the ongoing cryptocurrency mining craze. Researchers with SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) are also suffering through inventory ...

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Techspot

Cryptocurrency mining is hampering the search for alien life

It turns out that high-end graphics cards are fantastic for mining non-bitcoin cryptocurrencies, which has led to a global shortage of GPUs. Gamers are livid at the lack of supply, ...

Wed 14 Feb 18 from Engadget

Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'

A scientist says the search for alien intelligence has been hit by a shortage of computer hardware.

Wed 14 Feb 18 from BBC Technology

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