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Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II, a highly impractical guide [message #386042] Wed, 14 August 2019 14:44 Go to next message
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Originally posted by: Charles Mangin

https://retroconnector.com/mining-bitcoin-on-an-apple-ii-a-h ighly-impractical-guide/

TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more than the world’s combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion years.
Re: Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II, a highly impractical guide [message #386043 is a reply to message #386042] Wed, 14 August 2019 14:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Bobbi

On Wednesday, 14 August 2019 14:44:41 UTC-4, Charles Mangin wrote:
> https://retroconnector.com/mining-bitcoin-on-an-apple-ii-a-h ighly-impractical-guide/
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> TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more than the world’s combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion years.

Time to get a Zipchip!
Re: Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II, a highly impractical guide [message #386048 is a reply to message #386042] Wed, 14 August 2019 19:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Frank M.

On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:44:41 AM UTC-7, Charles Mangin wrote:
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> TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more than the world’s combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion years.




Sounds like you underestimate how many Apple IIs I have in the basement. I could easily knock several trillion years off your estimate.
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Re: Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II, a highly impractical guide [message #386056 is a reply to message #386048] Wed, 14 August 2019 22:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 8/14/19 5:48 PM, Frank M. wrote:
> On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:44:41 AM UTC-7, Charles Mangin wrote:
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>> TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more than the world’s combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion years.
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> Sounds like you underestimate how many Apple IIs I have in the basement. I could easily knock several trillion years off your estimate.
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I'll put in a machine or two, where's the 8bitcoin mining pool?
Re: Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II, a highly impractical guide [message #386057 is a reply to message #386056] Wed, 14 August 2019 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mrbrad is currently offline  mrbrad
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On 8/14/2019 9:27 PM, Egan Ford wrote:
> On 8/14/19 5:48 PM, Frank M. wrote:
>> On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:44:41 AM UTC-7, Charles Mangin wrote:
>>>
>>> TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more
>>> than the world’s combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion
>>> years.
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>> Sounds like you underestimate how many Apple IIs I have in the
>> basement. I could easily knock several trillion years off your estimate.
>> f
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> I'll put in a machine or two, where's the 8bitcoin mining pool?

Some folk on this comp.sys.apple2 thread seem to get Bitcoin/Crypto

/Mining/HODL'ing/etc. How widespread in the Apple II thread does

this go?

Anyone else retired on Crypto like me? (Mining from 2013 onward) :)

Curious, on how much legacy techno nerds have projected into future

Crypto techno nerds. Perhaps we owe it all to the Apple ][.

brad
Re: Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II, a highly impractical guide [message #386058 is a reply to message #386042] Thu, 15 August 2019 00:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2019-08-14 18:44:39 +0000, Charles Mangin said:
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> https://retroconnector.com/mining-bitcoin-on-an-apple-ii-a-h ighly-impractical-guide/
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> TL;DR: Mining Bitcoin on a 1MHz 8-bit processor will cost you more than
> the world’s combined economies, and take roughly 256 trillion years.

At least one person was "working on" a bitcoin mining program for the
Commodore 64, but it was only a hobbyist / fun exercise and they
stopped before getting it fully working (it didn't have any networking
for a start):

German-language forum posts:
< https://www.forum64.de/index.php?thread/45342-bitcoin-mining -auf-dem-c64/#post579246>
Re: Mining Bitcoin on an Apple II, a highly impractical guide [message #386065 is a reply to message #386057] Thu, 15 August 2019 17:13 Go to previous message
scott is currently offline  scott
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In article <qj2io1$rku$1@dont-email.me>, mrbrad <lostgonzo@gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone else retired on Crypto like me? (Mining from 2013 onward) :)

Maybe if I hadn't blown the 50 BTC my VPS had CPU-mined on mining equipment
6 years ago. I got about $650 at the time, and spent it on a GPU and some
of the first ASICs to try to make it back. I think most of the proceeds
ended up buying more ASIC miners, but never enough to really pull ahead. If
I'd just held it, that 50 BTC would be worth a half-million right now.

Tried again a couple years ago, this time with GPUs mining altcoins at
exchanges that auto-trade your proceeds to Bitcoin. I made my money back in
about a year, but four GeForce 1070s in a small condo puts a year-round
strain on your A/C and your electric bill.

Maybe if I could run mining rigs outside (but protected from the weather)
and power them off a solar array or some other cheaper source of power than
the 11¢/kWh I'm currently paying...

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