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Pensioners Pay Scottish Roofing Company in Cryptocurrency

With bitcoin’s popularity rising, a growing number of businesses in Scotland have been introducing cryptocurrency payments. A roofing company from Glasgow now says more and more of its customers, including pensioners, are willing to pay with crypto. ASAP Roofing Accepts Cryptocurrency for Its Services Kaeleb Mckay, who runs a roofing company with his father, Cameron, […]

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Crypto Payments App Bottlepay Is Now Available Across Europe

U.K.-based crypto payments provider Bottlepay has started offering services in other European countries. Users on the Old Continent will be able to send and receive even small amounts of euro and also buy, store and spend bitcoin with merchants accepting cryptocurrency. Bottlepay Promises Low-Cost Transactions in Euro and Bitcoin The Bottlepay app will allow Europeans […]

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Crypto Payments App Bottlepay Is Now Available Across Europe

U.K.-based crypto payments provider Bottlepay has started offering services in other European countries. Users on the Old Continent will be able to send and receive even small amounts of euro and also buy, store and spend bitcoin with merchants accepting cryptocurrency. Bottlepay Promises Low-Cost Transactions in Euro and Bitcoin The Bottlepay app will allow Europeans […]

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US Pharmacy Chain Pharmcorx Accepts Cryptocurrency for Fast Covid Testing

Progressive Care, a company that operates a chain of pharmacies in the United States, has announced it’s now accepting cryptocurrency for its Covid-19 rapid testing services. Customers are welcome to pay with bitcoin for the quick tests offered at its Pharmcorx locations using a dedicated QR code. Pharmacies Offer Quick Covid Tests for Bitcoin Florida-based […]

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Dental Clinic in Ontario to Accept Cryptocurrency for Its Services

Southdown Dental, a clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, is introducing a new payment option. Patients will soon be able to pay with cryptocurrency for its services. The dental clinic says it will take digital money for any procedure, from regular checkups to children’s braces. Canadian Dental Clinic Meets Rising Demand for Crypto Acceptance The dental clinic […]

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‘Pointless but incredible’— New electric car mines crypto while it’s parked

Canadian light electric vehicle manufacturer Daymak has announced an electric car that can mine Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies while parked.

Canadian light electric vehicle manufacturer Daymak has announced an upcoming electric car that can mine Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Doge — when it’s charging or parked.

According to the firm’s June 1 announcement, The “Spiritus” electric car is set to roll out in 2023 and will come fitted with “an industry-leading GPU in mining price-to-profit.” However, details are sparse on what the specific capabilities of the mining hardware are.

“Daymak Spiritus the first car in history with mining hardware and cryptocurrency technology programmed into the user interface,” the announcement stated.

Crypto interface – Daymak

Every Spiritus will be an “environmentally-friendly crypto miner node,” that includes the Daymak Nebular mining hardware, the Nebular crypto wallet, and solar charging capabilities. Daymak has touted that, unlike other vehicles, the Spiritus will not be a depreciating asset:

“Whereas most vehicles are depreciating while they sit in your garage, the Nebula Miner will make you money while your Spiritus is parked.”

Despite the technological feat, it may work out to be uneconomical (or at least not particularly profitable) to mine various cryptocurrencies in the sort of small scale consumer rig that is likely to be fitted in a car.

The “Documenting Bitcoin” Twitter account found the funny side of applying renewable energy-backed crypto mining to a car, telling their 435,200 followers that this is “pointless, but incredible.”

The firm has also touted that the Nebula Wallet app will offer staking features for drivers, and supports “Bitcoin, Ethereum, Doge, Cardano, and more.”

Daymak is now taking pre-orders for the car, and accepts crypto payments in Doge, Ethereum, Cardano, and Bitcoin, and is also “working with a variety of exchanges to offer leasing payments via crypto.”

The Spiritus comes in a “deluxe” model priced at $19,995 and an “ultimate” model priced at $149,000. It appears that the models differ only in driving performance such as top speed and battery life, and added features wireless charging and custom paint — and not mining hardware capabilities.

Spiritus deluxe and ultimate models – Daymak

This is not the first time a car has been rigged out with crypto mining hardware, back in January crypto enthusiast Simon Bryne installed a portable mining rig into his BMW i8 hybrid vehicle. At the time, Bryne’s car was estimated to be able to generate $122,000 in profit per year.

“We envision a future where your highway tolls, your parking, and your drive-thru order will be paid directly on the fly with crypto. Your online bills and your banking can be handled through the same software platform paid in crypto,” stated Aldo Baiocchi, President of Daymak.

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