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Viral Story About Mining Ethereum on PlayStation 5 Was a Joke

Tue, 03/02/2021 - 09:15
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Alex Dovbnya
No one has actually mined Ethereum on Sony PlayStation 5
Viral Story About Mining Ethereum on PlayStation 5 Was a Joke
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The viral story about an enthusiast mining the Ethereum cryptocurrency on PlayStation 5 has been debunked.

Yesterday, Gizchina and a slew of other media reported on how the popular console was hijacked to mine Ether with a hashrate of 98.76 MH/s, according to a screenshot that was making the rounds online.

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However, the aforementioned screenshot also contains an inconspicuous QR code that reveals the following text translated from Chinese:

There is no such software for entertainment hahaha.

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That means that we have to wait and see whether Sony will actually venture into mining itself.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at