Canadian Crypto Miner Shows 6 S9 Bitcoin ASICs Setup to Heat his Home During the Winter
A Canadian miner and cryptocurrency enthusiast, Francis Pouliot, took the decision to mine virtual currencies and heat his home at the same time. Something that should be quite normal ended up in an unexpected tweet.
Cryptocurrency mining activities require a lot of energy consumption and cooling systems. The ASIC miners needed to process and confirm Bitcoin transactions create a lot of heat that must be cooled down for the miners to work more efficiently.
Nevertheless, the Twitter user and Canadian citizen Francis Pouliot decided to innovate and heat his home with cryptocurrency miners. In a tweet uploaded on November 18, he showed how he is able to heat his apartment mining virtual currencies.
2014: 1 th/s to heat my appartement with $BTC miners (2.5 th/s in 2015).
4 years later soundproofed "miner furnace" prototypes of 100+ th/s being tested in Quebec winter (❄️). One day, as we approach maximum ⚡efficiency, miners will find their way in people's basements again. pic.twitter.com/7V3lGotmAg
— Francis Pouliot ☣️ (@francispouliot_) November 18, 2018
However, this is not the first time that this cryptocurrency miner takes the decision to mine virtual currencies at home. In Facebook, he wrote a few years ago:
“1000 gh/s is enough to heat my large 3 ½ at 20 celcius with NO other heating (few degrees below 0 outside). Electricity cost is about 3/7 of the mining reward. I’m getting paid to heat my flat. The implications are huge.”
Another Twitter user, @Jonbros01, said that he can heat his 6000 sqft home during Quebec winters, which have average temperatures between -3º and -15º Celsius. The machine is able to extract the excess of heat outside and it works in a very quiet way.
This is the prototype Francis is referring to. It completely and comfortably heat my 6000 sqft home, at my desired temperature during Quebec winters. The excess of heat is extracted outside. Fully quiet, it works 365 days 24/7. . It host 6 ASIC miners. pic.twitter.com/NgXiQK2tcr
— Jon ₿ ⚡️ (@Jonbros01) November 18, 2018
If these crypto heaters grow in the future, it might be possible to reduce the negative impact that Bitcoin mining activities have on the environment. Twitter has given very positive comments to these cryptocurrency miners in Canada.
This is also a good way to help the network become more decentralized. Bitcoin received several critics regarding mining centralization in China. If the Chinese government wants to crack down on mining activities it can do so and affect the whole network. This is why it is important for miners to spread all over the world.