Microsoft wants to use your brain to mine for cryptocurrency

A recent patent application appears to suggest that Microsoft is working on a proof-of-work algorithm that uses brain waves (and other biometric data) to mine for cryptocurrency.

In the patent, titled “Cryptocurrency system using data on body activity”, Microsoft proposes using a sensor on the user’s body that will transmit data from “body activity”, such as brain activities, blood flow and movement, which would then be transmitted to a server.

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