Samsung Turned 40 Old Galaxy S5s Into A Bitcoin Mining Rig: Electronic garbage is one of the greatest challenges the world has to suffer. If we talk about Smartphones, they don’t lose their value after a couple of years of use.
Surely in the drawers of your house, you have an old smartphone that you no longer use, but that still works. Recently, Samsung decided to show us that old smartphones still has sufficient firewood to burn.
Recently, the South Korean technology company Samsung announced a new project which is known as Galaxy Upcycling. The company showed several ways in which an old mobile phone can be used. The announcement took place at the Samsung Developer Conference.
Out of many others, the most striking was a rig to mine bitcoins. The bitcoin mining rig was created from 40 Samsung Galaxy S5. Galaxy S5 was the most popular smartphone from Samsung in 2014.
Guess what? not only the phones were able to mine Bitcoins, they were able to do it more efficiently than a desktop PC. In fact, eight Samsung Galaxy S5s can mine more efficiently than a PC running on Intel Core i7 2600.
To promote the new UpCycling project, Samsung also reused an old Galaxy Tab to turn it into a laptop running Ubuntu and also showed how you can use Galaxy S3 to monitor the PH and climate level of a fish tank.
The main aim of the company is to provide a second life to all those old devices. The recycling action of Samsung turns e-waste into something useful, potentially even profitable.