|Now this would make an awesome Bitcoin Mining Rig!|
(Its actually just a nice looking steampunk case mod.)
In my view the Bitcoin
mining system as it is now is a waste of time and energy, and also opens the system up to the exploitation of computer networks for monetary gain by criminals or other rouge individuals within an organisation
. One way to address this would be to create a distributed computing style screen saver such as Folding@home
which will perform the required computations on under-utilized computers, thereby not wasting any electricity in doing so. Also, the Bitcoins that get mined could be donated to a recognized charity. There’s already a project underway to donate mined Bitcoins
to a list of Bitcoin-accepting charities. This way, people can be donating their computer towards both securing the new currency and also giving a monetary donation. I’m sure this would have another added benefit of removing existing negative feelings towards Bitcoin mining and Bitcoin in general.
|An actual Bitcoin mining rig, complete with liquid cooling.|
This features 4 Radeon HD5870 cards, details here.
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