Not only computers can mine Ethereum in 2018, as the folks over Qarnot, a heater manufacturing company based out of France proves. According to a report from Bleeping Computer, their latest product, Crypto Heater QC-1 is the perfect example of an innovative use of cryptocurrency.
Specifically, we’re talking about a product using the heat generated by mining crypto coins – Ethereum, in this case – to heat your home. Any mined coins will eventually be owned by the person who owns the heater, therefore allowing them to offset the cost of both the electricity and the unit.
Two high-end GPUs, checked!
As you probably know, cryptocurrency miners are great heat generators and the Crypto Heater is no exception. It comes with two built-in Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 580 8G graphics cards, while the fact that it’s completely fanless helps it avoid generating any noise. When it’s running at full capacity, the GPUs can generate 60 MH/s in hashing power, during the Ethereum mining process.
You can control the heater through the dedicated mobile app. Using the interface, you can configure how many coins the heater can mine, see the addresses of the wallets where your mined coins will go, and, obviously, adjust the temperature in the room. After all, we’re talking about a heater!
Currently, the Crypto Heater QC-1 is available for around $3,600. Obviously, this is far from being affordable, since we’re talking about a heater. But let’s not forget that, in time, you can basically get back all your money, depending on how much you mine and the price of Ethereum.
But is it worth the money?
From a technical point of view, it can generate around $120 worth of Ethereum per month, but this does not take into consideration the cost of electricity. Also, in time, the total amount it can mine will decrease, as the process will be more difficult, ending up with receiving less ETH each month.
In this case, we can say that investing in this heater is not worth it that much. What are your thoughts on this, though? Let us know, in the comments section!