The Frisco garage at Aanya and Ishaan Thakur’s house is always buzzing. It’s the sound of money.
“As you can see, the sound, it’s really loud,” Ishaan said.
The sound is graphics cards whirring away inside their rigs, mining for cryptocurrency.
“It’s just finding random numbers in hopes of finding something valuable,” Ishaan said. “It’s something that crunches up a lot of numbers, if you want to do it for bitcoin mining.”
Some kids have lemonade stands. The Thakur siblings tried that but wanted to think bigger. They thought about investing in bitcoin, but the price was too high, so they deciding to mine for cryptocurrency instead.
“I just tell them we’re just mining in the garage,” Aanya said, explaining what she tells her friends about their new venture.
In traditional mining, heavy equipment digs through layers of rock to find coal or precious stones. In cryptocurrency, mining computers do all the digging.
“But instead of…