The other day I was watching Lex Fridman interview with Charles Hoskinson, a point was raised about how POW currently is just solving a puzzle without other benefits, how this could evolve to provide real world calculations. I just wonder why this has not been done? I remember when I used to run the BOINK network to run [email protected]
on my PCs, why can't we package complex computatuonal work like unfolding proteins into the cryptograpical algorithm and use the massive computing power of the miner networks to do some real work? This way benfits the miner and humanity all together? There must be a reason I guess it is not done, yet.