15.01.2018 Bitcoin and a bunch of parsley

Everyone knows that in the process of cryptocurrency mining a large amount of heat is generated. When most industry workers think how to tune cooling up effectively, that is, overcome this problem, others use an unconventional approach. Namely, they apply the invention of the use of the generated energy and obtaining an additional profit from it. We have already heard that houses are heated with it, but today we are going to talk about more nonstandard solutions.

Bruce Hardy, an entrepreneur from Canada, manages mining stations in the Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier, Manitoba. The equipment is installed in a building with an area of about 20,000 square feet, and works primarily to mine bitcoin. Chinese investors and Australian researchers inspired the businessman to the experiment. The produced heat circulates throughout the building, it is used for growing plants and fish.

The water which fish live in, eventually saturates with nitrates, and later is used to water plants of lettuce, basil and barley as a fertilizer. Hardy states these actions are easily performed at a touch of a button remotely.

The idea is interesting and correct from the point of view of effective energy consumption. It is expected that in the course time such projects will appear more and more, as the realization that the value in the process of mining can be not only the cryptocurrency itself, but also by-products, will come. For example, heat. This can lead to an increase in the profitability of the industry and reduce the harm to the environment.