Over the past couple of years, there’s been a lot of discussions concerning the energy consumed by cryptocurrency mining. However, more recently mining operations have been using environmentally friendly methods and some of them are channeling the excess heat to do produce other goals.

This week the co-founder of the trading platform Nakamoto X, Kamil Brejcha, revealed a picture of tomatoes growing in a greenhouse that uses excess mining heat for the plant’s sustenance. Also Read: Silicon Valley VCs Help Crypto Hedge Fund Reach Quarter Billion Target On March 10 the co-founder of the exchange Nakamoto X, Kamil Brejcha, revealed a photo of large bunches of tomatoes that were grown using excess heat from cryptocurrency miners.

Mining rigs and computer servers, in general, give off a decent amount of heat and many cryptocurrency proponents have used this resource to heat homes, and other types of solutions. Brejcha explains the “cryptomatoes” became a reality after they developed a system that helps blow excess heat into the greenhouse.

The first batch of cryptomatoes is ready to be harvested. We are using the excess heat for the tomato greenhouse and it is working.

Brejcha says the project is in “stealth mode” and reveals that the team producing the crypto-grown tomatoes is building an “Agritechture blockchain startup.” However, he does release more details to his followers explaining the greenhouse is about 5 acres. One person asks Brejcha why the team didn’t grow cannabis plants with the excess mining heat. Read more from news.bitcoin.com…

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