Bitcoin mining eats up huge amounts of power. At least one company wants to put the by-product–heat–to good use.
Anyone can run a computer that solves a complex math equation while they sleep. And if they’re lucky, that math equation will earn them some value in the form of bitcoin or ether. Of course, most of us don’t mine cryptocurrencies because that computer sucks a lot of energy, produces a lot of heat, and offers no guarantee of a payday. But what if your mining computer were also your heater–and the energy it put toward digging up bitcoins also covered your heating bill?
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