Some of the best assets we can own are the ones that nobody knows we have. One of my favorite ways to acquire non-KYC Bitcoin is to mine them myself.
The Ohmm Black Box is a rugged enclosure design for bitcoin mining ASIC hardware that requires no additional cooling external to the ASIC computers themselves. All you need is to run the power and ethernet to the box.
Steve Barbour is the entrepreneur behind Upstream Data, the manufacturer of “Ohmm” bitcoin mining data centers and a world leader in distributed mining. I had the opportunity to meet and sit down with Steve Barbour backstage at the Guns N’ Bitcoin event in Miami after he spoke about home bitcoin mining.
“Our Black Box enables you to mine safely indoors or outdoors,” Steve told me. “The enclosure is made from urethane foam with aluminum framing, allowing excellent sound reduction, weatherproofing, and fireproofing.”
They constructed the airflow path to keep the ASIC elevated, which reduces the risk of environmental damage. It’s pretty genius in its simplicity.
“We design our products to be operator friendly with remote applications in mind,” says Steve.
At Upstream Data, their goal is to build and deploy data centers for customers worldwide. They want to distribute hashrate ownership globally, decentralize bitcoin production further, and help make the network more robust.
In my discussion with Steve, we covered everything from cost-efficiency and China’s backpack miners to mobility and anonymous mining at hotels.
During our interview, Barbour shared some unique insights about network value and Bitcoin’s success. We also talked about security, small-scale mining, and even my personal experience with mining Bitcoin (BTC) and Bitcoin SV (BSV).
Check out the full interview here:
Steve Barbour builds impressive technology.
Here at The Crypto Vigilante (SUBSCRIBE), we have no business relationship with Upstream Data – or any other company or crypto projects that we interview. I am fascinated by cutting-edge hardware and am a fan of this equipment.
While I’m not an engineer, what I share in common with Steve is our passion for free and open-source software (FOSS), DIY (Do It Yourself) ethos, and capitalism.
The innovation of proof-of-work brought society immeasurable progress to level the playing field of the free market.
It’s now up to us to use the tools at our disposal.
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