Today, bitcoin blocks are mined using expensive and energy-guzzling custom hardware.
Here I present a tool that will allow anyone to mine bitcoin using the most power efficient computer known- the human brain. If you have access to a web browser, then you can start mining and potentially earning block rewards today using HashHunt.
I have written extensively on all the ways that bitcoin does not have the value that people think it does, but I recently discovered a perspective where I think a bitcoin could have actual, fundamental value…
Imagine a drug that makes you horribly nauseous and miserable for the first 59 minutes after you take it, but then makes you feel hedonistic bliss for a final 1 minute. The other effect of this drug is that during the those first 59 minutes, it blocks the transcription of long-term memories so that by the next day you only remember the final 1 minute.
Assuming you did not know the full effect profile of this drug until after taking it the first time, would you expect yourself to take it a second time?
Assuming you would decide not to take it a second time during the 12 hours while you still remember how horrible the first 59 minutes were, how would you prevent your future self who only remembers the bliss phase from taking the drug again?
If you were King in the world where this drug existed, what policy measures (if any) would you enact to improve the welfare of your subjects’ interactions with this drug?
If you were trapped on a deserted island with an inexhaustible supply of the drug and no way to prevent your future self from taking it each new day, would your subjective life be one of ecstasy or misery?
Kalshi is only allowed to trade prediction contracts, but these could be like NAND gates of market microstructure. It might be possible to replicate most of the financial effects of many existing (and many new and useful!) transactions by buying a basket of predictions.
Display live scrolling sports scores, crypto prices, or hot tweets on the side of your favorite newspaper building. All you need are some cheap pixel strips, an Uno, and a 5 volt power supply (I used a USB charger with the connector cut off).
Almost all air conditioners and refrigerators on the planet work basically the same way, but some units have their own unique charms. Click on to through to see inside the thinnest, quietest, tiniest, and crappiest units I’ve ever met.
The inside of the cheapest ($99) AC I’ve ever seen. Most of the internal structure is styrofoam and the vibration dampeners are squished on plumbers putty. But it works!