One of the ways you can get crypto coins is mining. Normally you use the power of special mining computers for this. They try to solve difficult mathematical formulas. The computer that calculates the correct answer first receives compensation for mining a block on the blockchain of that crypto coin.
This is one of the major criticisms of the crypto industry. Although it is said that it is not so bad, mining would be particularly harmful to the environment. Microsoft now seems to have found something about that.
They have registered a patent that has recently been published, which shows that they want to arrange mining in a different way. For example, according to the patent, you can mine crypto coins with the energy that you generate when you work at the computer. By means of sensors and cameras, one could use the energy that people generate (one even talks about the energy from brain activity in the patent) to serve as capacity for Mining. The question is whether this concept will make it to mass media. After all, a lot of data is registered and the practical details are not yet completely clear. However, after previous support in the form of donations, it is clear that Microsoft sees a future in the world of crypto coins and is preparing its entrance.
A look at the live cryptocurrencies , which I recorded today at 1.15 pm, shows that the Bitcoin and most important crypto coins are consolidating again after yesterday’s rise.
On the positive side, the price is still moving above the USD 7,000 mark. With that, a bit of suspense has been added to the exciting Bitcoin weekend that I anticipated yesterday.