San Francisco-based Bitcoin startup 21 Inc. announced Monday its first product for sale: the 21 Bitcoin Computer.
CEO Balaji Srinivasan said in a blog post that the device is the first computer with native hardware and software support for the Bitcoin protocol. According to the FAQs page on the company’s website, the hardware provides a constant stream of Bitcoin and the software make the digital currency useful for buying and selling digital goods.
Uses for the 21 Bitcoin Computer, according to Srinivasan’s blog, include instantly mining Bitcoin from the command line, rewarding peers for sharing your links on social media, selling API calls for Bitcoin and making any Internet of Things hardware Bitcoin-rentable.
Selling for $400 USD, the device is available for purchase on Amazon and will be shipped to buyers in November.
“I’m very excited about it,” said Ben Horowitz, a co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, which led 21 Inc.’s $116-million funding round earlier this year, to the Wall Street Journal. “The thing that’s completely missing that I think would make the Internet better would be