Mining Bitcoin on the Game Boy



In this video, we attempt to mine Bitcoin on the original Game Boy using the Raspberry Pi Pico as a link-cable to USB adapter!

Links:
– Breakout and ROM cart:
– Patreon:
– Twitter:

Code:
– Game Boy code:
– ntgbtminer for Game Boy:
– Raspberry Pi Pico firmware:
– MVG’s Intro to Game Boy programming:


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Also check out the NES miner here:

Timestamps:
00:00 – Intro
01:13 – Bitcoin mining explained
02:27 – Hardware setup
03:13 – Game Boy firmware
04:18 – Link Cable Protocol
05:45 – Raspberry Pi Firmware
06:10 – Host computer
07:00 – Let’s mine Bitcoin!
07:53 – Testchain

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48 thoughts on “Mining Bitcoin on the Game Boy

  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    amazing haha, well if you need to pick up the mining pace i have a gameboy megamachine (50 gamebos synth) that could work as a megalith of gameboy bitcoin mining, you would have that tesla in no time hahaha

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    I enjoyed this video so much! Keep them coming!

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Ahhh yes , the banker

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    0.8 hash/sec is not that bad considering it's a 4Mhz 8-bit CPU (most SHA-256 internal operations are 32 bits so even simple stuff such as xoring two integers probably require some extra work)

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Bruder, has anybody dir jemals gesagt, that dein Akzent so richtig denglisch sounds?

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    9 monts later sir did you wonn the lorerryy

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Even with a mining pool your GB is never going to earn so much as a single satoshi, no matter how long you let it run. There is a practical limit to how low your hashrate can be.

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    And here I was like. "Why does that protocol sound familiar" until you said it's basically SPI.

    You could hypothetically drive a second display via link cable, then….

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Let me guess L, running the miner on the pico itself would be faster right :D?

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Well.. time is relative…

    Buut..

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    This is possible with a PSP?

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Its 6.25 BTC mate, since 2020 Halving 🙂

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    12,5 BITCOIN!? SO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY THIS IS TODAY? YOU ARE RICH!!!

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    This Project is sooo stupid…
    I love it! 😂

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    and somehow, by pure god forbid statistical luck you managed to mine a block and become the luckiest man in existence, since the big-bang started

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    INVESTING IN CRYPTO NOW IS VERY COOL EXPECIALLY WITH THE CURRENT RISE IN THE MARKET NOW.

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    2077:mining bitcoin with a bitcoin

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    I subscribed because of this video

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    The nice part is, you don't even need to implement pretty much anything on the GB, since it is never expected to find an answer, just put in the animation + counting up and you are done.

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    GameBoy Money© XD

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Cryptocurrency is bullshit with nothing backing it, but this is beautiful

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Great video! Albeit, investing in the forex market as a first timer may occasion some hardships and business failures. Mrs.Flora Lopez, a verified broker helps in managing business risks. My recent investment with her got me double my investment capital…

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Wow! nobody told me there's a gaming bitcoin……

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    "original, unmodified", original gameboy haven't got light screen

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Who agrees that Nintendo should make another gameboy like portable video game device. Just the right size to fit in a hand, classic games, and new games!

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Sell a new 3ds software with this purpose

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Why are you mixing c int types and stdint types?

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Dxsale 27th July Cocktail

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Serial is no faster than a 2400 baud modem.

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Allen Musk! 🙂

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Now lets try out with Atari console plz hahahhahaa

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    You never gonna get a simple bit coin with this even if you spend 10 life time on it hahaha but thats cool 💯

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    German accent??

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    one time i had very powerful hardware for mining bitcoin, but it was sent in for repair and completley forgot that it was, so when i went to go mine bitcoin my pc blue screened right there

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    You can actually mine bitcoin with a pencil and a piece of paper. If you are really good at math. I mean really really good and fast, flash fast.

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    bro whaaaaaat lol thats cool tho hahahahaha

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Maybe faster to just miner it with the raspberry pi

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    scratches head bit coins are worth over 30 grand and you got 12 of them?

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    If you enchant your Gameboy with Efficiency V and Fortune III you'll get way more bitcoin in less time 😎

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    I'm so shocked with this idea and with the implementation… genius!! my god

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Who else didnt understand anything and skipped to the end to see the results

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Dose this work on gameboy color

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    Can you do this on a ti-84 plus ce?

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  • January 26, 2022 at 9:05 pm
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    this could fix the whole gpu shortage

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