Microsoft patents cryptocurrency mining technology
Microsoft recently registered a patent for a technology that uses human activities for cryptocurrency mining. According to the document, the technology leverages our brain waves and body temperature needed to perform various online tasks. In its patent, Microsoft said a user could be able to solve mining equations without even knowing. The patent was submitted to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
The patent further clarifies that the brain impulses or body reflexes required when a user performs a task on the web while using particular internet-based services can be leveraged to mine cryptocurrencies.
Microsoft further noted that its proposed method could reduce the amount of energy required for mining and speed up the process. The patent says instead of solving difficult computing tasks on the existing mining system, data generated by body activities could provide proof-of-work. This means the user solves the complex mathematics involved in mining cryptocurrencies without even knowing.