Hello my dear Crypto friends!
Microsoft have filed an odd Cryptocurrency patent which would use human body activity for mining. Here is an extract from the patent:
"Some exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure may use human body activity associated with a task provided to a user as a solution to"mining" challenges in cryptocurrency systems. For example, a brain wave or body heat emitted from the user when the user performs the task provided by an information or service provider, such as viewing advertisement or using certain internet services, can be used in the mining process. Instead of massive computation work required by some conventional cryptocurrency systems, data generated based on the body activity of the user can be a proof-of-work, and therefore, a user can solve the computationally difficult problem unconsciously. Accordingly, certain exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure may reduce computational energy for the mining process as well as make the mining process faster."
By the sounds of it, a user would earn cryptocurrency by having body and brain sensors attached to them and then be monitored while they perform tasks such as watching adverts.
I would certainly not want to earn crypto in such a way!
You can read more about it here: Microsoft Files Patent