Canadian powers aquaponic garden with Bitcoin mining

Jan 11, 2018, 6:43 AM EST
(Source: Marko Ahtisaari/flickr)
(Source: Marko Ahtisaari/flickr)

Bitcoin mining generates an enormous amount of heat that usually dissipates in the environment but a software company owner, Bruce Hardy, is tapping this energy to power his aquaponic garden, an innovation that cools off his computers and dramatically cuts down air conditioning bills.

The garden in Manitoba, Canada has a well-connected system that channels heat from 30 computers to the first floor providing a thriving bed for hundreds of Arctic Char, notes Inhabitat.

The powerful economics of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies comes at an environmental cost owing to the power-guzzling mining process, a challenge that can be addressed by using solar-energy, writes Greentechmedia