PS4 mining?

massdebater
massdebater

Hey guys, I was given a PS4 that I don't use too often, so I was wondering if I could use it for mining cryptocurrencies. Is it possible? If so, how do I do it? Is it profitable? Should this go in one of the stickies? Pic unrelated.

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https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/14/what-proof-of-work-function-does-ethereum-use
Playboyize
Playboyize

install gentoo/BSD with exploit
compile cryptominer and add to init.d
???
fail to profit because cryptocurrency is a scam

Techpill
Techpill

@massdebater
ps4 is a mediocre computer
cryptocurrency mining went from cpus to gpus to asics
the ps4 runs bsd and isn't likely to be cracked soon
no, not worth it

Evilember
Evilember

@Playboyize
Fail to profit
I've made ~$100 in the last month sitting on my ass while my computer mines for me.
@Techpill
Thanks for the tip. I'll just stick to PC mining.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Evilember
specs and pics or it didn't happen

JunkTop
JunkTop

@SniperGod
My graphics card is an AMD r9380x. I mine ethereum then trade it into bitcoin.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Evilember
Does that even cover the electric bill used to mine?

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Stark_Naked
I have a pretty beefy computer and a pretty outrageous security rate and I only come to something like $35 for a month of continuous use.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Lunatick
security rate
electric rate
Man I have some fucked up brain stuff going on today.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Stark_Naked
I don't pay the electrical bill, but even if I did, it covers it by a wide margin.

Soft_member
Soft_member

Former Cryptocurrency miner here.

If you could have somehow hacked a PS4 to do mining, it would have made you mere pennies three years ago. Today it would make you nothing.

You need ASICs, and have for a long time now.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@JunkTop
Pretty surprised anyone is still making a profit off this. Do you think it's worth it to upgrade hardware just to do some mining?

massdebater
massdebater

586028
Sorry, live on the other coast.
@cum2soon
I know Leeky Forums seems to be pretty opposed to mining, but I think it's profitable. At my rates my card is going to pay for itself in two months, could be faster or slower based on the prices.

likme
likme

@massdebater
what miner are you using? What graphics card do you have?

I tried to get back into the mining scene a while ago but I didn't see any returns. I'd like to know how close our hardware is before I contemplate it myself if that's okay with you.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@likme
I'm mining ethereum with a r9380x, using the standard client. You can't mine bitcoin nowadays, so what us small guys have to do is mine an alt coin and trade into bitcoin.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

JUST GET A JOB

askme
askme

@StrangeWizard
Jobs are for losers.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@StrangeWizard
Implying

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Soft_member
OP is mining ethereum (or, I think the currency itself is called ether) which supposedly has a proof-of-work function that renders ASICs useless

https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/questions/14/what-proof-of-work-function-does-ethereum-use

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@Evilember
I made $4000 slacking off at work.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@StrangeWizard
I've tried this. It doesn't work.

farquit
farquit

@Evilember
Damn, ~$100 for being a lazy fuck? How do I start mining this shit fam?

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

If you want to mine sell it and use the money for something that's more powerful/open.

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