Seven times Bitcoin miners made the world a better place

What do a swimming pool, beef jerky, a caravan, timber, animal waste, a Guatemalan lake and a highschool have in widespread? 

They’ve all been saved by Bitcoin (BTC) mining. From reusing “waste” warmth to getting the job performed — to receiving a cool blast of air to dehydrate meat, to cleansing up pollution, Bitcoin mining does extra than simply safe the community. 

Here’s a round-up of seven times Bitcoin mining lent a hand or just made the world a better place.

Free Bitcoin mining training in Washington

Sustainable Bitcoin mining firm Merkle Standard has taken Bitcoin mining training into its personal palms. In partnership with Bitmain, they just lately gifted the newest in Bitcoin mining know-how to Newport High School, a highschool in Washington state. 

Plus, they donated $10,000 and are selling training about Bitcoin in the hope that it’ll, “plant a seed that encourages lifelong curiosity in blockchain and digital mining.”

Along with the test, Ruslan Zinurov, Merkle Standard’s CEO, informed Cointelegraph that they can even invite college students to their “information heart to test on their machine that’s hashing to their faculty’s pockets.” Zinurov informed Cointelegraph:

“It is our high precedence to get the group enthusiastic about Bitcoin and we will not consider a better means to do that than to teach the native college students.”

Adam Delderfield, enterprise improvement supervisor at Bitmain — the holding firm for the Antminer Bitcoin miners — informed Cointelegraph, “Digital foreign money mining proceeds from this present will go on to training,” including that “Bitcoin mining and proof-of-work signify an thrilling new business that opens up quite a few new alternatives.”

Adam Delderfield from Bitmain in the swimsuit, and Monty Stahl from Merkle Standard with the college students. Source: Bitmain

Bitcoin miner beef jerky cooked up by the Business Cat chef

Bitcoiner Business Cat, who needs to stay anonymous, makes use of the warmth vented by Bitcoin mining to dry out meat to be made into beef jerky. They informed Cointelegraph, “Bitcoin miners have one hell of an extra of provide of dry, heated air,” so it is sensible to funnel that warmth over strips of beef to make jerky. 

Similar to Merkle Standard, for the Business Cat, the jerky cooking course of just isn’t about earning profits: “My regular meals dehydrator makes use of a lot much less vitality than an S9, however hashpower dried jerky simply tastes better.”

They informed Cointelegraph that “the assist of the plebs on Bitcoin Twitter” persuaded them to check out the thought. They joked that “most of us [Bitcoin plebs] are pure loners, so a few phrases of reward or assist from others on the path goes a great distance.”

The Bitcoin group is more and more supportive of concepts that promote Bitcoin philosophy and Bitcoin-only concepts, from a Bitcoin hostel in Portugal to a Bitcoin lake challenge in Guatemala.

The modified Bitcoin miner that cleans the air whereas funneling it to be used on meals. Source: Twitter

Business Cat is delighted with their expertise and suggests others take up dwelling mining. They mixed life recommendation with Bitcoin mining recommendation explaining to Cointelegraph:

“Should you mine Bitcoin at dwelling? Yes. Should you study to be a better chef? Also sure.”

Bitcoin heats my swimming pool

Bitcoin fanatic Jonathan Yuan discovered a cheaper, sooner and extra secure means of heating his swimming pool in Minnesota, all due to Bitcoin mining.

Thanks to immersion heating, Bitcoin now powers up his pool. Even although Yuan doesn’t take care of swimming, his youngsters are completely happy to swim in the pool whereas he secures the Bitcoin community.

Yuan’s Bitcoin miner heated pool. Source: Twitter 

Yuan informed Cointelegraph that the complete experiment went so swimmingly that he’s now planning on heating “the complete home.” 

Propane fuel tank heater broke down? Bitcoin miner to the rescue!

Michael Schmid is a well-traveled, savvy Bitcoiner. When his caravan’s propane fuel heater broke down, he refitted the car to be warmed by the “waste” warmth from an S9 Bitcoin miner.

Schmid informed Cointelegraph that he saves “round 50% of the propane prices, which is round $2.7 per day.”

“Now the enjoyable half, the miner produces round 0.00006259 BTC per day (with the present issue and 13 TH/s) on the present value of 38 thousand. This is $2.40 per day, so we technically warmth the airstream totally free.”

Schmid’s airstream stored heat with a Bitcoin miner, in a field simply behind the wheel. Source: Schmid

Plus, a kick in the tooth to the anti-Bitcoin environmentalists — heating the Schmid household airstream with Bitcoin moderately than propane fuel is better for the planet.

“Our Airstream has photo voltaic panels on high of it that may generate as much as 400W of vitality, so technically of the 1400W that the miner makes use of, 400W of them are self-generated and totally renewable.”

Bitcoin miner waste warmth dries out timber 

Kryptovault is a Norwegian Bitcoin mining firm with arguably the greenest credentials amongst any business. Powered by 100% hydropower, the vitality it makes use of solves legitimate blocks on the Bitcoin blockchain and the warmth generated by the miners blows over damp logs from a native timber mill.

Timber ready to be dried by Bitcoin miner’s waste warmth at Kryptovault’s mining facility. Source: Kryptovault

In a video made by the firm, Sveni Bjerke, CEO of native firewood firm Varma, which receives the miner-dried logs, says that they’re “solely utilizing extra warmth from the information heart.”

The environmental success of the challenge has spurred additional partnerships. Kjetil Hove Pettersen, CEO of KryptoVault, informed Cointelegraph that drying out seaweed for native corporations is coming quickly, and they’re “continuously on the lookout for new methods of using our waste warmth.”

Pettersen defined, “Approximately 99% of our electrical vitality turns into thermal vitality.” 

“ As we all know, vitality isn’t really misplaced, it solely modifications type. So that is a means of us to make the most of this vitality twice and assist different native industries in the course of. I can’t consider any better industrial use-cases than what we’re doing.”

Promoting monetary and vitality autonomy in Guatemala 

In south Guatemala, a crew of Bitcoin miners donated an S9 to the local mayor and the mining proceeds are getting used to restore a wastewater therapy plant. 

Bill Whittaker and Patrick Melder, on the proper, putting in the Bitcoin miner. Source: Twitter

Bitcoin mining in the economically deprived area has boosted incomes whereas bettering the air high quality. 

Plus, as Bill Whittaker, a co-founder of Bitcoin Lake, informed Cointelegrpah, the crew is “self-funding carbon-negative Bitcoin mining R&D.” Two highschool college students, Madaket and Kate, are planning a journey right down to “LakeBitcoin in early May to ship the S17s they’ve been engaged on.”

The Bitcoin miners they create will be a part of the first Bitcoin miner, and naturally will probably be powered by renewable vitality — on this case, biogas. Biogas is rising in reputation as an vitality supply for Bitcoin mining.

Madaket and Kate posing with their Bitmain miner underneath a photo voltaic panel. Source: Whittaker

Bitcoin mining grows flowers and meals

A greenhouse in the Netherlands is heated by Bitcoin miners moderately than pure fuel. That’s in accordance with Bert de Groot, founding father of Bitcoin Bloem.

The Bitcoin miner camouflaged amongst hydrangeas. Source: Twitter

In partnership with a massive greenhouse, they “positioned a Bitcoin miner to scale back the use of pure fuel, the costs of which have skyrocketed, and warmth the greenhouse with miner warmth as an alternative.” De Groot continued: 

“The household that owns the greenhouse first put electrical heaters due to the 6x value of pure fuel, they now receives a commission for his or her electrical energy, which is used for mining, and obtain the warmth totally free.”

It’s a win-win state of affairs. After all, who can say no to flowers? 

One of the Bitcoin flowers. Source: Twitter

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Asked about the digital waste points that the mainstream media associates with Bitcoin mining, de Groot stated, “A miner ought to final for at the least 5 years. We don’t know of any ASIC (S9) that has been turned to e-waste but.”

Plus, they’re additionally followers of delivering flowers to their area people.