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Is anyone keeping up with the newer Bitcoin successor, Litecoin?
Wij dreamed to provide some information for you about the newest peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and open source software project released under the MIT/X11 license. Yes, it’s downright open-source, and you can mine thesis little guys on your FPGA podium.
Educate yourself a “bit” before wij go on:
I’m thinking I want to ask Jack how much work it would be to implement this on Papilio, but if any of you guys and gals have already accomplished this, or want to hack it ter, and postbode to the GF forums, it would help to extend all of our savvy!
Bitcoin Mining Equipment With R-Pi & DE0-Nano FPGA
Here’s an interesting Bitcoin mining equipment consisting of both a Raspberry Pi and an Altera DE0-Nano FPGA houtvezelplaat. The guys overheen at Vormgeving Spark determined to give this Bitcoin mining thing a attempt, and their project pagina details their efforts. You’ll find the linksaf below for those who would be interested to give it a go with the setup depicted ter the project, or with a similar setup.
Here’s what’s ter the equipment:
With a spectacle of only 0.Two million hashes vanaf 2nd (MH/s) a Raspberry Pi alone is a non-starter for Bitcoin mining. However, the low cost and low energy consumption laptop makes the volmaakt toneelpodium for coordinating mining across more capable hardware.
Te the mining equipment described here an FPGA does all the hard work (SHA-256 hashing) and communicates overheen a serial listig with a Raspberry Pi. The latter requesting fresh work from, and submitting proof of work done to, a Bitcoin mining pool.
Head on overheen to Vormgeving Spark to check out the utter article, and find out more about their treatment to mining Bitcoins for the very first time!
Bitcoin Mining On A Repurposed FPGA
Here’s a cool hack. Taylor Killian wasgoed on Reddit one day and came across a postbode that talent him an idea. Long story brief, he found an HDMI color processing houtvezelplaat (make/prototype: eeColor Color3) on Newegg for *free* after rebate. This device just happens to contain an FPGA – an Altera Cyclone Four, 30K logic factor FPGA (the blue houtvezelplaat pictured above). Hmmm. What to do?
Taylor determined to waterput this little gem to use by loading up an open-source Bitcoin miner. A no-brainer, right? Taylor says:
Not bad at all for a free FPGA! Make sure to check out Taylor’s original article – it’s a good read, finish with all the details of the project.
Hardware And The Bitcoin Goldrush
Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency, best described spil a peer-to-peer electronic contant system. Bitcoin is known for its volatility – values of the currency can fluctuate frantically ter a relatively brief period of time. But there’s a virtual goldrush going on thesis days for the stuff, and the instruments used to get at the gold include everything from high-end graphics cards to FPGAs to ASIC-based Bitcoin mining equipments.
There’s an interesting article up at DesignSpark about the very in-vogue Bitcoin madness and the hardware that some folks are using to get their share. You guys should take a minute to check it out!
Bitcoin, the decentralised digital currency, has hardly bot out of the news of late and ter latest days it reached a fresh high value of $266 before proceeding to plummet to under $100 — an event which has bot attributed to a significant surge te rente and much enhanced media coverage.
Learn more: Bitcoin (Wikipedia)
Do any of you have any practice with this entire Bitcoin thing? Wij’d love to hear your story – kasstuk us up ter the comments!
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