(Source: The Next Web via Kim Elliott)
Devs used solar-powered radios to complete first ‘off-grid’ cryptocurrency transaction
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A group of developers claim to have performed a solar-powered cryptocurrency transaction, using shortwave radios and blockchain tech. While it might not be the world’s first radio-transmitted cryptocurrency transaction, the devs insist it is the first one to be completed entirely off-grid.
They managed to do it with just a portable hard drive, a solar battery pack, a shortwave radio, and, of course, some technical know-how.
In addition to these gadgets, the developers used open-source cryptocurrency Burst to conduct the experiment. For the record, the transaction was recorded on Burst’s blockchain without the need for any mains power or data connections.
One of the developers, Daniel Jones, has since teased an image of the improvised setup on Twitter:
— Daniel Jones (@nixops) September 16, 2018