Cryptocurrency news: Russians use mining devices to warm their homes during winter

Cryptocurrency news: Russians use mining devices to warm their homes during winter

Bitcoin is one of the most in-demand cryptocurrencies today. Cryptocurrency mining may be slowing down or becoming less useful, but Russians have found another utility for the virtual mining activity. Residents in Irkutsk in the Siberian region of Russia are now using their cryptocurrency mining devices to warm up their homes for the winter. This is being done because of the mining devices, usually PCs equipped with heat-generating multiple graphics processing units (GPU), that use a lot of electricity and raise the temperature considerably. Irkutsk entrepreneurs Ilya Frolov and Dmitry Tolmachyov have come up with a way to take […]