As you probably know, mining cryptocurrencies is a process that is harvesting the power of computers in order to produce digital currencies on a regular basis. However, this could change soon, according to a new Netherlands-based tech startup named Speculative.Capital. According to their projects, there is a possibility for this to be done by human subjects.
In order to do so, the company has already created body suits that turn the body heat into electricity from human subjects – and convert it to the mining process to power computers. The website of this startup says that so far, 37 people were involved in the project.
As you can see, the concept is pretty simple – a subject lies down for a few hours while the body suit harnesses the energy from the body heat. The entire technology is nifty and the small thermoelectric generators harvest the temperature differential between the subject’s body temperature and the surrounding ambient temperature of the room.
The electricity which is then generated is used to power mining rigs and mine cryptocurrencies that are promised to create good future growth in value. According to the company, the subjects provided enough power for the computers to mine 212 hours and have so far unlocked 16,594 coins during that time.
If we do the math assuming that you have a powerful graphics card in your computer, you can get a hashrate of 19 Mh/s at 80 Watts when mining Ethereum. However, with the bodysuits, you would only be able to mine 0.002487 of Ethereum a day which is using all 127,210 milliwatts which equals 127 watts of the power harnessed by these bodysuits.
This project certainly pushes the limits of technology and makes us all ask ourselves whether this could become real and embraced by everyone. Until then, Speculative.Capital will certainly work on pushing this to the mainstream.
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