We’re not going to bore you guys by trying to decipher all of the hype behind the current Bitcoin craze (you can read that here). What we will do though is highlight the vast array of technology required to become a bonafide bitcoin miner.
Rows of machines called bitcoin miners form a distributed timestamp server as a peer-to-peer network which stores and deals with a staggering amount of transactions per second. The process itself is energy-intensive and accounts for up 90% of the operating costs for bitcoin miners.
According to an energy report from last year, a crytocurrency data centre in China which primarily looks after bitcoin mining will draw up to 135 megawatts of power to keep the computers running. It’s still an increasingly difficult task though with more transactions happening daily and a higher demand for hardware speed.
No one can tell you what the Matrix is, but the video above is just a small example of where your highly lucrative and imaginary currency is kept.