In an interview with cnbc.com news, two Tesla car owners claimed that on January 8, they mined crypto assets using their hacked-out electric Tesla automobile.
Tesla Car Owner Siraj and Allessi Mine Crypto
Siraj Rawal, the owner of a 2018 Tesla Model Mannequin 3, mined up to $800 per month in crypto assets with his hacked-out electric car in San Francisco. Chris Allessi, an electric car dealer from Wisconsin who mined Monero and Bitcoin, is another Tesla Model Mannequin owner. The alteration of code in a car’s electronic control unit (ECU) to exploit a vulnerability and gain control of other ECU units in the vehicle is known as car hacking.
Raval used graphics processing units (GPUs) to mine crypto assets using his 2018 Tesla Model 3.
Raval also modified his Tesla Model 3’s internal firmware to mine cryptocurrency, concluding that GPUs were the most profitable method. Raval stressed that the Modification to the tesla system invalidates the warranty of the car but it pays off the reward. He earned as much as $800 ether when it value reached its highest in 2021.
Allessi mined Bitcoin using a power converter and a Bitmain Antminer S9 connected directly to a Tesla Model S battery (BTC). Allessi mined cryptocurrency Monero using Tesla’s onboard internal Firmware (XMR). He used a browser within a browser to mine. With its first prototype electric car Spiritus, Daymak Inc., a Canada-based light electric vehicle (LEV) firm, began mining bitcoin in 2021.