Do you still keep your old Game Boy console , the original from 1989? Well, if that’s the case, you will be very happy to know that you can mine bitcoins with it! Of course, you will need a lot of patience to be able to at least obtain one unit.
In its time, the Game Boy (Nintendo) was the best, nowadays it seems that it is not the most revolutionary machine, but without a doubt it marked the childhood of many gamers. It is equipped with a Sharp LR35902 processor clocked at 4.19 MHz, could handle small sprites, had very little memory, and proved that even with the technology against it, it could perform well.
It is not just a collector’s item
It was recently announced in various forums that the console can mine bitcoins, although it is surely the slowest device to do so. Specifically, in the American media VideoCardz, they explained how with a modder called ‘stackmashing’ you can turn the Game Boy into a virtual currency processor.
And it seems more of a curiosity than a useful method, as it is 125,000,000,000,000 times slower than other devices used to create cryptocurrencies.
To all this, how is it done?
It really is not that complex and, for this, he has used the Link Cable (the one we used to exchange pokémon) together with a USB adapter, a Raspberry Pi Pico to be able to connect the console to a PC and, this, to the Internet.
Subsequently, the modder is run through a modified cartridge and voila, the magic was done and the Game Boy began to mine, although it may take hundreds of years before getting a cryptocurrency , since the Game boy has no video memory , no GPU and a 31-year-old processor.
Even if you have several consoles this year, we do not recommend that you do so, since it is most likely that you will be left without a relic. But if you want to replicate the process, watch the following video: