How a Tesla to run… a node of Bitcoin?

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The node was synchronized with the software for browsers of Bcoin.Currently, more than 10,000 nodes are part of the network Bitcoin.We have seen nodes of the full network of Bitcoin running on computers, specialized devices, smart phones. And now, in a vehicle Tesla. At least that’s what shows a video posted on social networks this Thursday, January 16.In the material posted on Twitter you can see the screen of a Tesla. This screen shows the software for browsers Bcoin, which allows synchronization with a node full of Bitcoin through any device.The video was posted by the own account of Bcoin in the aforementioned social network. In another couple of messages, the same account showed, through images, the control panel of Bcoin in the browser of the vehicle, visible on the tablet screen the same.

A whole node of Bitcoin is to a device or server connected to the network Bitcoin. Its role is to validate transactions and blocks to the blockchain. Currently, there are more than 10,000 nodes public of this type in the world, according to the records of the site Bitnodes.The publication of Bcoin did not go unnoticed. While some enthusiasts celebrated the experiment, others were not so optimistic. One of the answers, in fact, was limited to a question: “but why?”, wrote the user @0berisk.Another user of the network, identified as @brandylee79, questioned the idea. Mainly, because of risks of processing which would endanger the vehicle’s navigation system and possible long term damage to the memory system on the Tesla. “You know you have problems with the useful life of the memory module due to cycles limited read / write”, he wrote.

Nodes in Android, HTC, Bluewallet

Beyond the curiosity that represents the case of Tesla, we can mention some background information of nodes in mobile devices. For example, the manufacturer of mobile phones taiwanese HTC launched in October 2019 the model Exodus 1s, which has integrated the ability to run an entire node of Bitcoin. So users of the phone will be able to confirm the transaction, in addition to having their own wallet integrated.As from 2017, the application ABCorefue launched to be able to run an entire node from a device with the Android operating system, with versions from 4.1 onwards.Remember that not any hardware device has the ability to run a node of Bitcoin. This capacity depends on features such as RAM memory, stable connectivity to the internet and data storage capacity. With respect to this last feature, we highlight that a complete copy of the data from the blockchain of Bitcoin now exceeds 258GB.

Elon Musk, “crypto”, and Bitcoin

Although various users of the networks mentioned in the comments to the account of Tesla and its founder and CEO, south african tycoon Elon Musk, none of the profiles has responded.However, Musk is no stranger to the world of cryptocurrencies. In fact, just a few days ago issued one of their common messages cryptic on this issue, to publish that bitcoin is not your “sure word”.Previously, coinciding with the jokes of April’s Fools Day, via Twitter, the entrepreneur was proclaimed as the “CEO of Dogecoin”. Precisely, that criptomoneda started as a joke, as it is based on the popular meme which shows a dog of the japanese breed Shiba Inu.Already in January 2018, Musk had joked about cryptocurrencies during the presentation of the flamethrower of The Boring Company, of which he is founder. At that time, ensured that the device had the word “secure criptomoneda”, in addition to having “a blockchain free”. The joke took such a dimension, that the third installment of the video game Borderlands includes the gun, with references to the tweets from Musk.

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