1989 laptop can mine Bitcoin - it will earn $1 in 584,000,000 years at a cost of $1,000,000,000

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 19.01.2022, 11:12
1989 laptop can mine Bitcoin - it will earn $1 in 584,000,000 years at a cost of $1,000,000,000

Computer developer turned laptop Toshiba T3200SX into a Bitcoin mining machine. True, the device of 1989 release will bring the first dollar only after 584 ... million years.

What is known

The laptop, which will soon turn 33, is equipped with an Intel 386SX chip with a frequency of 16 MHz. At one time it was an advanced laptop, and its price was more than $6,000. Now, for such money, you can buy almost any model on the top Intel processor with NVIDIA flagship discrete graphics or assemble a desktop PC even in the face of a shortage of components.

Toshiba T3200SX runs on the MS-DOS operating system, in connection with which the developer wrote software for cryptocurrency mining. Ultimately, he managed to turn the device into a mining machine with a performance of “as much as” 16 H / s. For comparison, the computing speed of the top Bitmain S19 Pro + miner is 200 TH / s, i.e. 100 trillion times higher.

If Toshiba T3200SX started mining Bitcoin immediately after the Big Bang with the current mining difficulty, by today it could earn about $8-9. If you start mining now, the laptop will bring the first dollar in 584 million years.

And finally, a little imagination. The power of the laptop is 39 watts. Under the condition of round-the-clock work and the current price of electricity in Ukraine, for 584 million years, in order to receive $1 income, it was necessary to spend $1 billion (UAH 28.7 billion) to pay for electricity.

A source: techradar