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South Korean Professor Invents Toilet that turns Poop into Cryptocurrency

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The introduction of shitcoins was undoubtedly a stroke of brilliance. This has got to be one of the most interesting developments in the world of crypto thus far.

Professor of urban and environmental engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology Cho Jae Weon’s research interests include sustainable urban development.

He has devised a loo that is kind to the environment. But that’s not the only thing. The toilet at Cho’s home is connected to a laboratory that converts human waste into biogas and fertilizer.

Professor Cho Jae-Weon is the one who came up with the idea for the BeeVi toilet, which combines the concepts of bees and vision.

The toilet eliminates the need for buckets full of water by eliminating the need for its suction function, which whisks the waste away into an underground tank.

The faeces are broken down and converted into methane by microorganisms that have been purposefully introduced into the tank. After that, the methane is converted into an energy source for the structure. To this point, it has been used to power a gas stove, heat water, and a solid oxide fuel cell. All of these uses need energy.

Defecation has the potential to be a valuable resource for the production of both energy and manure if we only look outside the box. “I have released this value into ecological circulation,” remarked Cho.

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There is no reason humans can’t make this a gigantic phenomenon, contrary to the opinions of certain commenters who believe it isn’t worth doing until it works on a large scale.

If a person defecates around 500 grams of the good stuff daily, the outcome is 50 liters of methane gas, which generates 0.5-kilowatt hours of power. This will power a car for 1.2km or 0.75 miles.

Realizing that this means that the more people that use your bathroom, the more energy you will have, public places like gyms and restaurants would be wise to work on persuading humans to come and spend time in the areas of the building that are the smallest.

To encourage individuals to defecate in areas where it can be put to beneficial use, Professor Cho has devised a new cryptocurrency that he calls Ggool (which translates to “honey”). Everyone who defecates in the unique throne in exchange for 10 Ggool will get the reward.

The Ggool may already be used to purchase various items. On campus, students at the institution have access to various retail options, including coffee shops, noodle restaurants, and book stores.