Mining cryptocurrencies often requires a lot of dedicated hardware. Even where most altcoins are concerned, it is not just a matter of turning on one’s computer to make money. Interestingly enough, it seems an Apollo Guidance Computer is more than capable of mining Bitcoin. It will not yield any major profits by any means, yet it is cool to see such hardware being used for a purpose that is very different from what it was initially intended for.
A Different Spin on Bitcoin Mining
Over the course of the past few years, there have been numerous attempts to mine Bitcoin with all kinds of hardware. The evolution from CPU mining to GPUs, FPGA mining and even ASIC hardware has been well-documented. Ever since that time, there have been some interesting attempts to do something out of the box, although most of these ventures end to be a waste of time. That is only normal, as mining Bitcoin is not an easy feat which can be done with off-the-shelf hardware, at least if one wants to make a profit while doing so.
Not too many people…