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Sony PlayStation 5 Now Used for Ethereum Mining


u.today 01 March 2021 16:12, UTC
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Sony's new PlayStation 5 has been successfully adapted for mining Ethereum, the second-biggest cryptocurrency, Gizchina reports.

In spite of its impressive tech specs, it is impossible to mine cryptocurrencies on the hit gaming console due to system limitations. This, however, didn’t stop some Chinese miners from allegedly hacking a PlayStation 5 to churn out Ether.      

Based on the screenshot that is circulating online, whoever forced the console to mine crypto managed to achieve a hashrate of 98.76 mega-hashes per second (MH/s) with electricity consumption of 211 watts (W).   


According to CryptoCompare data, this would be enough to earn roughly $46.59 per week.

The report suggests that the console had to be overclocked to achieve such performance.   

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