My brother's response to:
Would be a neat idea if the conditions didn't require humans to lay there in a vegetative state - unless those volunteers were napping.
"We never mined bitcoins because it would be useless to produce them with human heat," Beltrán told me. "We exclusively mined altcoins and some of them have risen over 46,000% in value. What in the beginning was just small cents now became substantial amounts of money."
That’s fine and well, but just how useless would the IoHO’s system be if used to mine Bitcoin?
Let’s assume that we’re using an ASIC, a special type of computer chip for mining Bitcoin. We’ll take the Antminer S9 as a benchmark ASIC because of its popularity and efficiency. An Antminer S9 uses 1,375 watthours and mines about 0.6 bitcoins per year, so two of these devices would produce 1.2 Bitcoin a year and require 2,750 watthours.