Mining cryptocurrencies uses a huge amount of energy, much more than people realize. This article explores how human beings "doing nothing" can supply body heat to supply Bitcoin transactions! Human energy harvesting may be the wave of the future as people performing labor are sidelined by the growth of robotics.
Quote: Some estimates have one bitcoin transaction now using the same amount of electricity it would take to power a home for a week. Collectively, it’s estimated that all the world’s bitcoin miners are using enough electricity at any given time to sustain 2.26 million American homes... A single human body at rest radiates 100 watts of excess heat... We created a body-suit that uses thermoelectric generators to harvest the temperature differential between the human body and ambient and converts it into usable electricity.
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