How I Monetized A River Using Raspberry Pi, Hydropower Turbines, and Crypto Mining

Can we harness the power of clean energy to earn a profit through crypto mining? I honestly wasn’t sure if this hair brain idea would even work. After being inspired by Ross Stevens reflection about the possible implications of crypto…

How I Monetized A River Using Raspberry Pi, Hydropower Turbines, and Crypto Mining

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Can we harness the power of clean energy to earn a profit through crypto mining?

I honestly wasn’t sure if this hair brain idea would even work. After being inspired by Ross Stevens reflection about the possible implications of crypto mining for rural and destitute areas with clean energy sources – I decided to put his hypothesis to the test… albeit at a small scale.

First we rigged up a Raspberry Pi 4 to run a multi threaded minger gate crypto mining package. Then we used a WaterLily hydro power turbine to generate that clean energy we needed to prove this out. Low and behold it worked and we effectively monetized a river.

Outline
Intro 0:00 – 0:39
Giveaway 0:39 – 0:58
Steps 0:58 – 1:21
Crypto mining 1:21 – 1:42
WaterLily 1:42 – 2:34
Power Meter 2:34 – 2:50
Powering the RPI 2:50 – 3:13
Pre Setup Steps 3:13 – 3:25
MinerGate 3:25 – 4:50
Configure RPI 4:50 – 5:08
Mobile Hot Spot 5:08 – 5:41
SSH 5:41 – 5:50
Setup WIFI Hot Spot 5:50 – 6:21
Crypto Mining Software 6:21 – 6:40
Network 6:40 – 7:22
Crypto Mining 7:22 – 8:37
Our Profits 8:37 – 10:09
Ross Stevens 10:09 – 11:51
Economics of Crypto 11:51 – 12:20
Scaled Up Example 12:20 – 13:55

#raspberrypi #crypto

CPU Miner GitHub Repo
https://github.com/tpruvot/cpuminer-multi

MinerGate
https://minergate.com/

IP Address Scanner
https://inetapp.de/en/inetx.html

WaterLily (Hydro Power Turbine)
https://www.waterlilyturbine.com/

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