Blockchain Programmer Runs Full Bitcoin Node on a Tesla

Michael LaVere
  • Blockchain programmer Bcoin was able to get a Tesla to operate a full bitcoin node.
  • Some Twitter users pointed out the risks involved in running a node on the electric vehicle. 

A bitcoin programmer recently used an electric Tesla car to run a full bitcoin node. 

Twitter user Bcoin has published a series of videos on Twitter showing a Tesla’s onboard computer system being used to operate a full bitcoin node. 

According to the video, Bcoin was able to get the electric car’s operating system to download bitcoin’s blockchain and run as a fully functional node. 

Bcoin represents a series of crypto projects that seek to find novel implementations for bitcoin node operation, such as downloading BTC’s blockchain onto a Tesla. 

However, some Twitter users were quick to point out the danger in running a node through an operating vehicle. 

Brandy Lee Comacho pointed out that the node could impact the Tesla’s user interface and cause long-term damage to the vehicle’s internal storage system. 

Other users were content with appreciating the novelty of Bcoin’s achievement. 

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