Home electric heaters have learned to mine cryptocurrency

Unprecedented cold weather and skyrocketing energy prices are forcing Europeans to be resourceful. French startup Qarnot proposes to turn one of the problems of large mining farms to their advantage. Chips operating at the limit of their capabilities generate a lot of heat - so let it heat your home!

The Qarnot QC-1 looks like a massive wall-mounted radiator with a nice design that connects to the mains and the Internet via an Ethernet cable. Maximum 10 minutes and two AMD Sapphire NITRO + Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics cards are overclocked to maximum power, starting by default to mine Ecocoin. But the owner can switch to a different type of currency through the mobile application - bitcoin, litecoin, ether, etc.

Why not just mount a heat sink on a typical mining rig? For example, because at the current stage, most of the mining is done by businessmen, not engineers, and they prefer ready-made solutions. Installation from Qarnot will cost $ 3, 571 and will be able to generate approximately $ 120 per month in the form of ether cryptocurrency.

For comparison, the Russian startup Comino with a similar idea is selling mining farms Comino N1 for ether and Comino N4 for Zcash for 4999 euros, with the latter already all sold out. Yes, the winter in Europe was harsh, but the French for some reason decided to start selling high-tech heaters in June - and even then, if you pre-order now. Whether the venture is worth the cost is up to the miners themselves.