Mining Bitcoin or other crypto on an iPhone gets you nowhere

Remember the Bitcoin craze? How can you forget it, it’s still going on. If you can’t afford to buy a Bitcoin, and are not satisfied with owning a virtual fraction instead of the whole ephemera, you might have thought about mining cryptocurrency as an alternative. You got the newest iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus, and those have A11 processors inside that all benchmarks agree are above and beyond anything currently on mobile, so can’t they be put to better use, right?

Wrong, as, despite the proliferation of “mining” apps, those usually are ad-laden scams, or developer exercises …


Samsung has just turned 40 Galaxy S5 smartphones into a large Bitcoin mining machine

It’s no surprise that most smartphones launched these days are more powerful than many computers released several years ago. So, why wouldn’t a handful of smartphones be as powerful as one of the modern PCs worth more than $2,000?

Well, it appears that you only need eight old Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones to be able to mine Bitcoin the way a desktop computer does. In fact, the smartphones are more power-efficient at Bitcoin mining than a similarly powerful PC, Samsung claims.

As part of its “Upcycling” initiative, Samsung has decided to show other smartphone companies that even two-year-old …