Tesla car owners mined upto $800 a month of crypto assets with their hacked-out cars

NEW DELHI: Two Tesla car owners revealed in an interview to cnbc.com news that they mined crypto assets using their hacked-out electric Tesla cars on January 8.
San Francisco-based Siraj Raval, who is the owner of 2018 Tesla Model Mannequin 3, mined up to $800 a month in crypto assets with his hacked-out electric car.
Another Tesla car Wisconsin-based Chris Allessi, mined Mand bitcoin. Car hacking is the manipulation of the code in a car’s electronic control unit (ECU) to exploit a vulnerability and gain control of other ECU units in the vehicle.
They explained how they rigged their cars to mine digital currencies:
* Raval connected graphics processing units (GPUs) to his 2018 Tesla Model 3 in order to mine crypto assets with his car.
* Raval has also hacked his Tesla Model 3 onboard internal firmware to mine crypto, and concluded from the process that using GPUs was the most profitable method.
* Raval stressed that the modification to the Tesla system invalidates the warranty of the car, but it pays off rewards.
He earnt as much as $800 ether, when its value reached its highest in 2021.
* Chris Allessi started mining his hacked-out Tesla car from 2018.
* Allessi leveraged a power inverter and a Bitmain Antminer S9, and tied them directly into his Tesla Model S battery to mine bitcoin (BTC).
* Allessi utilized Tesla’s onboard internal firmware to mine cryptocurrency, monero (XMR).
* He ran mining programs within the browser.
In 2021, a Canada-based light electric vehicles(LEV) company, Daymak Inc started mining cryptocurrency from June 29 with its first prototype electric car Spiritus.
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