Russians have invented a high-tech heater that also mines Ethereum

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Living in a terribly cold place with a failing economy can certainly inspire some highly unusual creations. Russian cryptocurrency startup Comino has come up with a high-tech solution that aims to tackle both crippling recession and cold weather: An Ethereum mining device that also doubles as a heater.

The inventive company says the contraption comes with a sturdy liquid cooling system and also supports various hashing algorithms, which makes it perfect for mining Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies.

The extravagant mining rig boasts eight high-end ASUS P106-100 6G graphic processors tightly crammed into a slim all-metallic body. It comes in two variations, the Comino N1 and the Comino N4: The former optimized for mining Ethereum and the latter for Zcash.

Co-founders Evgeny Vlasov and Alexey Chistov estimate that, at the current exchange rate of Ethereum, the device could net you about $300 a month. That number, of course, will also vary based on your local energy consumption rates.

The upside to this is that, in addition to stacking crypto coins, each Comino cryptoheater packs enough oomph to keep a 25-30 square meter room comfortably warm, according to the company.

Perhaps the least appealing aspect about the Comino

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