Bitcoin Miners Are Heading to Wenatchee

Wenatchee, Washington is famous for its vast hydropower potential
15 February 2018   885

Locally called the ‘Buckle of the Power Belt’ state’s Columbia River- fueled dams are famous for their hydroelectric power, which produces cheap energy rates. This feature attracts people who are interested in mining coins. More than that Wenatchee is interested miners to be home to Dell, Yahoo and Microsoft data-storage facilities.

In Wenatchee fetch rates as low as $0.02 to $0.03 per kW hour. This is very attractive because typically mining runs 24/7, which requires intense cooling systems to prevent the servers from overheating. It involves consumption of enormous amounts of power.

According to Wenatchee, Wash. Mayor Frank Kuntz, at the moment UPS or FedEx are delivering a whole bunch of bitcoin mining machines. This may require more electricity infrastructure in the region.

At the moment, officials are discussing US infrastructure reform, but without an overhaul of the electrical grid, the demand could overwhelm the power systems, leading to power outages.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   104

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.