Mining cryptocurrency has become a full-time job for many. While it is simpler to invest money in a coin and wait for it to evolve, it can be even more fulfilling to mine for your own money. However, the mining process it not that simple. You will need some powerful computers, and the process can be difficult for your devices, and they will end up producing a lot of heat.
Qarnot managed to see this issue as an opportunity. The company believed that the heat can be used, and they came up with computers that are used as heaters. Their product was available since 2010, but until now it was very large, and it only worked for large businesses or buildings.
Since cryptocurrency became so popular lately, Qarnot decided to come up with a smaller heater that can be used in your own home, The Qarnot QC-1. The heat produced by this device is enough to warm an entire room, but this time the heat is produced by the mining process.
The heater is, in fact, a computer, and it comes with two AMD Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX580 GPUs, 8 GB of VRAM and AMD Ryzen Pro processor. The product is a passively cooled one, but it will warm up right away. The QC-1 is supposed to bring you around $120.
The Qarnot QC-1 also comes with traditional heating conductors, so you won’t freeze even if you don’t mine cryptocurrency. You simply need an Ethernet cable for it and a mobile app that will link your crypto wallet. You can choose the currency that you want, and the default mining is for Ethereum. Additionally, the product is silent and you keep all the money. However, you will need to pay $3.600 for it.