The QC1 heater can mine cryptocurrency. The retail price for the QC1 heater is a whopping $3,600 (£2599). The QC1 product description states: “The heat of your QC-1 is generated by the two graphics cards embedded in the device and mining cryptocurrencies or blockchain transactions: While heating, you create money.
“You can watch in real time how crypto markets are trending, on your mobile app and on your QC-1 LEDs.”Despite being able to mine cryptocurrency, the heater does not include a hard drive or an operating system.
Digital Trends staff writer Jayce Wagner said: “Nobody is going to buy one of these things and strike it rich, that part of the cryptocurrency boom is probably over, but as a proof of concept, the QC 1 is a fascinating product.“Waste heat has always been a huge issue for server farms, and even offices that run a lot of desktop computers, putting it to use in the home isn’t a bad idea. But at $3,600, it’s not a good one either.”Millions of pounds can be made from mining Bitcoin, however, it requires large and expensive computer servers to do so.