Wired burns virtual currency to troll bitcoiners

Wired got sent a bitcoin miner from Butterfly Labsáand they put it through it’s paces. Wired then decided to setup the most boring “Let’s Play” and start livestreaming the thing just hashing away, a mind numbing endless stream of random numbers on a screen.

Since Wired is a journalistic entity and it would probably be very unethical to profit off the mining of a free review unit sent by a company, Wired decided to destroy the keys to the wallet file used to store the bitcoins.

But in the end, the answer was obvious. The world