What does a swimming pool have in common with beef jerky and a caravan?
All of them have been saved by Bitcoin (BTC), mining. Bitcoin mining is more than just a way to secure the network. It also allows you to reuse “waste” heat and get the job done.
Here are seven instances where Bitcoin mining has helped or made the world better.
Washington: Free Bitcoin mining education
Merkle Standard, a sustainable Bitcoin mining company, has taken Bitcoin mining education in its own hands. They recently donated the most recent in Bitcoin mining technology to Newport High School in Washington, in partnership with Bitmain.
They also donated $10,000 to Bitcoin education in the hopes that it would “plant a seed that fosters lifelong interest blockchain and digital mining.”
Ruslan Zinurov (CEO of Merkle Standard) told Cointelegraph that along with the check, he also said that students will be invited to their “data centre to check on their school’s wallet that is hashing.”
“It is our top priority that the community gets excited about Bitcoin, and we can’t imagine a better way than to educate local students.”
Cointelegraph was told by Adam Delderfield (business development manager at Bitmain), that the Antminer Bitcoin miners’ holding company, Bitmain, will receive the proceeds of their digital currency mining. He also stated that the proof-of-work and bitcoin mining are exciting new industries that offer many new opportunities.
Adam Delderfield, Bitmain, in the suit. Monty Stahl, Merkle Standard, with the students. Source: Bitmain
The Business Cat chef prepares beef jerky for Bitcoin miners
Bitcoiner Business Cat, who would prefer to remain anonymous, uses heat from Bitcoin mining to dry meat for beef jerky. Cointelegraph was told by them that Bitcoin miners have a tremendous amount of dry, heated, air. It makes sense to channel that heat over beef strips to make jerky.
Good temps for jerky so far #Bitcoin pic.twitter.com/0WPnTuNwnF
— BTCusiness Cat (@_business_cat), April 4, 2022
Merkle Standard is similar to the Business Cat. The jerky-cooking process is not about making money. “My normal food dryer uses less energy than an S9 but hashpower dried Jerky tastes better.”
Cointelegraph was told by them that they were inspired to test the idea because of “the support from the plebs at Bitcoin Twitter.” They laughed that most of us [Bitcoin-plebs] are naturally loners so it doesn’t hurt to have a few words of praise and support from others along the way.
Bitcoin enthusiasts are increasingly open to ideas that promote Bitcoin philosophy or Bitcoin-only ideas. Ideas range from a Bitcoin hostel located in Portugal to a Bitcoin lake in Guatemala.
A modified Bitcoin miner, which cleans the air and funnels it to food. Source: Twitter
Business Cat was delighted by their experience and recommends that others consider home mining. Cointelegraph was given life advice and Bitcoin mining advice by the couple.
“Should Bitcoin mining be done at home?” Yes. Do you want to become a better chef? Yes.
Bitcoin heats my swimming pool
Bitcoin enthusiast Jonathan Yuan discovered a faster, cheaper, and more reliable way to heat his pool in Minnesota thanks to Bitcoin mining.
Immersion heating has enabled Bitcoin to power his pool. Yuan isn’t a keen swimmer, but his children love to swim in the pool as he secures Bitcoin networks.
Yuan’s Bitcoin miner heated swimming pool Source: Twitter
Cointelegraph was told by Yuan that everything went well and that he now plans to heat “the entire house.”
Propane gas tank heater broke down? Bitcoin miner comes to our rescue!
Michael Schmid, a well-traveled and savvy Bitcoiner, is his name. His caravan’s propane heater failed and he rebuilt it to heat the “waste” heat generated by an S9 Bitcoin miner.
Cointelegraph was told by Schmid that he can save “around 50% on propane costs, which amounts to around $2.7 per daily.”
Now comes the fun part: The miner generates around 0.00006259 BTC daily (with the current difficulty, 13 TH/s and a current price of 38 000). The cost of heating the airstream is therefore $2.40 per day.
Schmid kept his airstream warm by keeping a Bitcoin miner in a box right behind the wheel. Source: Schmid
This is a great way to give a kick in your teeth to anti-Bitcoin environmentalists: heating the Schmid family’s airstream with Bitcoin, rather than propane gas, is better for the planet.
“Our Airstream has solar panels that are mounted on top of it. They can generate 400W of electricity, so theoretically, of the 1400W the miner uses. 400W are self-generated and completely renewable.”
The heat from Bitcoin miners dries out the timber
Kryptovault, a Norwegian Bitcoin mining firm, has some of the most environmentally friendly credentials in any industry. It is powered by 100% hydropower. The energy it uses solves valid Bitcoin blocks. Heat generated by miners blows over damp logs at a local timber mill.
Timber is waiting to be dried at Kryptovault’s mining facility by Bitcoin miners’ waste heat. Source: Kryptovault
Sveni Bjerke is the CEO of Varma, a local firewood company that receives the logs from the miner.
Further partnerships have been formed because of the environmental success of this project. Kjetil Hovepettersen, CEO at KryptoVault said that the drying of seaweed for local businesses is imminent and that they are constantly looking for ways to utilize our waste heat.
Pettersen stated, “Approximately 99 percent of our electric power is converted into thermal energy.”
Energy is not lost. It only changes form. This is how we can use this energy twice, and also support local industries. There are no better industrial uses than what we do.
Promotion of energy and financial autonomy in Guatemala
A team of Bitcoin miners from south Guatemala donated an S9 to the mayor. The mining proceeds will be used to fix a wastewater treatment facility.
Patrick Melder and Bill Whittaker, to the right, install the Bitcoin miner. Source: Twitter
Bitcoin mining has helped to increase incomes and improved the quality of the air in economically disadvantaged regions.
Cointelegrpah also learned that Bill Whittaker is a cofounder of Bitcoin Lake. He said that the team is self-funding the carbon-negative Bitcoin mining R&D. Madaket, and Kate, both high school students, plan to travel to “LakeBitcoin” in May to deliver the S17s the two have been working on.
They will bring their Bitcoin miners to join the first Bitcoin miner. Naturally, they will be powered with renewable energy, in this instance biogas. Biogas is gaining popularity as an energy source to Bitcoin mining.
Madaket and Kate pose with their Bitmain miner, under a solar panel. Source: Whittaker
Bitcoin mining produces flowers and food
The Dutch use Bitcoin miners to heat a greenhouse. Bert de Groot is the founder of Bitcoin Bloem.
The Bitcoin miner disguised himself among the hydrangeas. Source: Twitter
They “placed a Bitcoin miner to reduce natural gas use, whose prices have skyrocketed and heat the greenhouse using miner heat.” De Groot continued:
“The greenhouse was first set up by the family who owns it. Natural gas is 6x more expensive than electric heaters. They now get paid for electricity which they use to mine and also receive heat for free.
It’s a win/win situation. It’s a win-win situation.
One of the Bitcoin flowers. Source: Twitter
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De Groot answered a question about the issues associated with electronic waste that mainstream media associates Bitcoin mining with. He said that a miner should be able to last at least five more years. We don’t yet know of any ASIC (S9) which has been converted to e-waste.
They also love delivering flowers to their community.
The flowers were just delivered to the elderly home. They were received by @BrabantZorg’s Suus. They were able to renew the garden and will place them outside for 50 seniors. They couldn’t afford the plants, so they were very happy to receive the donation. pic.twitter.com/7CivmZxyjo
— BitcoinBloem, April 6, 2022 (@BloemBitcoin).
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