It looks like IT enthusiasts have a new fun: to get some old device to mine cryptocurrency. It is unlikely that this initiative will be more popular than the launch of DOOM, but still.
An example has appeared on the Web that even a very old and specific device can be forced to mine. In this case, we are talking about the Game Boy portable game console. Recall that this is a console released back in 1989 and based on an eight-bit Sharp processor with a frequency of 4 MHz.
Of course, the enthusiasts had to work hard. In particular, using a Raspberry Pi to connect the device to the network and configure the software for the incredibly modest characteristics of the console.
As a result, the process was launched successfully. True, the performance was only 0.8 H / s, which is eight orders of magnitude less than that of sufficiently powerful modern video cards. In terms of dollars, at the current Bitcoin exchange rate, this corresponds to about 2 dollars per 100,000 years.