Just about any device capable of banging a few numbers together can contribute to a cryptocurrency mining pool, but how long would it take to mine a million dollars worth of bitcoin using just your laptop?
French startup Quarnot just unveiled a space heater that could potentially pay for itself. Someday. It uses two GPUs to mine cryptocurrency and use the excess heat to keep you toasty during the winter.
Cryptojacking is the newest trend in malware, allowing hackers to steal your CPU power to mine cryptocurrency. Here’s how the biggest websites on the internet have been hacked — and what a future dominated by it could look like.