Company starts selling bitcoincomputer




A startup company has started selling the 21 Bitcoin Computer. This small system contains a mining ASIC and a central component is the bitcoinprotocol. The goal is that developers create programs and services that support them micropayments via bitcoin.

The company behind the bitcoincomputer, 21 Inc., says it wants to provide a complete infrastructure for bitcoin to the crypto currency commonplace. However, with the 21 bitcoin Computer founds the company more visibility on developers. The computer is at Amazon order for $ 400, and converted with VAT is 432 euros. Delivery starts November 15th.

Central part of the bitcoincomputer is an ASIC which 21 Inc. itself has developed and optimized for the minae of bitcoins. Previously revealed 21 Inc. the strategy to embed the chip in many devices as possible to let the minas in the background as a kind of protocol used for micro-payments, authentication and machine-to-machine payments. The ASIC would have an efficiency of 0.16 joules per Giga Hash and from 50 to 125 per second can mi’nas Gigahas.

The bitcoincomputer the chip can run standalone Linux system but also be connected via USB to a Windows, Linux or Mac computer. The system is built around a Raspberry Pi 2, includes a Wi-Fi adapter and comes with 128GB memory. On the card will block the chain and the computer to synchronize with the network after plugging, and it is already full node can run.

“The 21 Bitcoin ASIC chip is one that is specifically designed to deliver a constant stream bitcoins to your computer as a system resource”, called in the words of 21 Inc .. The current bitcoins should be used for trade and not for the direct sale of the bitcoins after minas. The idea is that users bitcoin small amounts go and ask for publishing services and software, with the current supplied by the bitcoincomputer coins as the basis for all needs. The company refers to storage spindle similar resource: “If you buy a laptop, it is not profitable to sell the store if product if you use the store to make a movie script or business, you can earn a lot of money..” 21 Inc. calls selling an api or lease of a 3D printer as examples.

Update, 10:40: Last paragraph clarified.


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