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CAN (MB): Aquaponics farm is fuelled by bitcoin mining

More than 30 computers sit on the second floor of a former car museum west of Winnipeg, quietly working to mine bitcoin.

The heat generated by those computers, which are verifying bitcoin transactions by solving cryptographic puzzles, helps warm nearby plants in a makeshift greenhouse.

To water the trays filled with lettuce, basil and sprouted barley fodder, Bruce Hardy, the owner of this 20,000-square-foot building in the Rural Municipality of St. Francois Xavier, clicks a button.

A pump waters the plants with waste water from tanks located on the first floor in which around 800 Arctic Char swim and breed. The waste water from the tanks is rich in nitrates, a great fertilizer for the plants upstairs.

It's a complex operation but that's the beauty of it, according to the owner.

"It's all connected, much like Earth," said Hardy, president of Myera Group.

Read more at CBC News (Samantha Samson)

Publication date: 1/8/2018

 


 

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