Bitcoin-the first company Compass Mining today announced the launch of at-home mining. This direct-to-consumer service gives customers the ability to mine bitcoin from their own home. Customers who rent the service will have an ASIC machine delivered to their door within three weeks and customer support will help them install the rig.
“Bitcoin was started by home miners and now we are seeing a renaissance in home mining,” said Thomas Heller, chief business officer at Compass Mining. “We are proud of the work we have done to make Compass the industry leader and we are confident that this new proposal will bring more people into the bitcoin mine, which is good for the community as a whole.”
In fact, in 2009, 2010 and 2011, people could dig up bitcoin with regular laptops at home. This did not change until the first ASIC machine was launched in 2012. Since then, bitcoin mining has become more institutionalized over the years, keeping retail miners out of the equation. With its latest service, Compass is taking a shot at re-activating regular people to mine bitcoin from the comfort of their home without paying a regular hosting facility fee.
“Compass continues to expand the services we offer, and we’re constantly striving to make Bitcoin mining accessible to all. Through at-home mining, we’re bringing Bitcoin mining back to its roots,” said Whitney Gibbs, CEO of Compass. “While industrial mining operations and retail miners primarily use Compass to help secure their space in one of our 23 hosting facilities around the world, we have seen significant interest from our customer base in setting up operations in their own home. This new product line , It gives them more flexibility and options on where to host their machines and mine bitcoin. “
Compass says sales went live today, and customers who have chosen the service can expect the hardware to arrive within two to three weeks of purchase. The company also highlighted that its support team will assist customers after purchase. However, the at-home mining service is currently only available to U.S. customers.