The news, first reported by CNBC, states that Raval used Bitcoin mining software on his Apple Mac Mini M1 and later plugged the computer into the 12-volt power socket located in the centre console of his car via an inverter.
Raval claims to have earned approximately $800 in cryptocurrency a month via Bitcoin mining through his Tesla car.
Tesla Owner Claims To Mine BTC Using His Electric Car
According to sources, a couple of Tesla owners have revealed an alternate method to mine cryptocurrency. The owners claimed to have utilized their Tesla cars to mine crypto by using hacked firmware and hook graphics processing units placed directly in the car's electric motor.
One such owner, Siraj Raval, revealed that he has earned $800 in crypto by following this procedure. According to Raval, one of the most profitable ways to mine cryptocurrency with Tesla is to use "a mix of hacking into Tesla’s internal computer, plus plugging GPUs directly into the car’s electric motor."
Another Tesla Miner Chris Ahlessi, also claims to have tried transforming his Tesla Model A into a crypto mining rig. They did this by plugging Bitmain Antminer S9, among the top ASICs for crypto mining, directly into his car's battery with the help of a power inverter.
This may be a sore topic for Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk cited the high energy usage of Bitcoin as a reason for the company removing Bitcoin as a payment option.
Cryptocurrency mining is an extensive process that utilizes a significant amount of computational power to mine crypto. In such circumstances, a miner needs to have access to a powerful electricity server to keep the computers running the extensive mining protocol.
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