Reminder: Microsoft Has a Patent for a ‘Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data’ and It’s Just as Creepy as It Sounds

Here is an overview of Microsoft’s “Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data” patent, which calls for using a person’s bodily functions—including everything from their heart beat to their brain activity—as a way to perform so-called “proof-of-work” for “mining” various cryptocurrencies. The patent, number WO2020060606, even outlines how real-time imagining of individuals’ brain activity could be used for the scheme.


In June of 2019 Microsoft—the tech company that makes laggy, buggy software and has a monster market cap of approximately $1.8 trillion—filed a patent for a “Cryptocurrency System Using Body Activity Data.” The patent, which was published in March of 2020, outlines how, in essence, a person’s bodily functions—including everything from their heart beat to their brain activity—could be used as a way to perform so-called “proof-of-work” for “mining” various cryptocurrencies; whether they be decentralized cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, or centralized ones, like central bank digital currencies (CBDCs).

The patent number for Microsoft’s creepy cryptocurrency system, as conspiracy theorists like to point out, is WO2020060606.

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Author: HP McLovincraft

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