France-based Qarnot reveals the QC-1, the world’s first “crypto-heater,” or one that not only warms your home, but can also mine cryptocurrency, thanks to two 8GB Sapphire Nitro + Radeon GPU RX 580 GPUs. It utilizes the heat released from the GPUs during mining to warm the living space, and by default, the heater is programmed to mine Ethereum. You can set it up in just 10 minutes, as all it needs is an ethernet connection and a downloadable app that can be used to control various functions of the crypto heater, entering your Ethereum wallet address, and viewing real-time details of the cryptocurrency mined. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“The heater can also be controlled via a web app and its capacitive touchscreen interface. Roughly, you’d be able to mine around $120 worth of Ethereum in a month (mining at 60 MH/s). You can use the heater to mine other cryptocurrencies as well. It can be of great utility for coin miners who want to reduce the electricity burden on their pocket. But on the other hand, a big investment is required up front. Qarnot is currently selling QC-1 for 2900€ (USD 3,572),” reports Foss Bytes.