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More people are interested in buying locally made products than ever before. You can capitalize on many consumers’ return to local shopping by emphasizing that all components of your furniture are made in the United States, or in your town or area. The same applies to handmade goods. Individuals who are tired of mass-produced goods are often the same people who are interested in buying locally. Given this climate, it is a good time to start a handmade furniture business.

Shipping containers are now being used for cryptocurrency mining

What a world

Cryptocurrencies might be intangible, but that doesn’t stop them from sucking up an inordinate amount of energy. Bitcoin, for example, consumes more energy than all of Ireland thanks to the high-powered computation required to run its networks.

The solution according to one startup? Shipping containers. NordCoin, a company out of Estonia, calls itself a “scalable and efficient cryptocurrency mining farm.” NordCoin is not a farm, technically speaking. It’s an assemblage of refurbished 40-foot shipping containers outfitted with computers and cooling mechanism that can be moved on a whim.

The idea is that the shipping containers will chase cheap, green energy, ideally in countries with cool climates. The company says this mobile set-up is beneficial in a couple of ways: First, it frees crypto operations from becoming tied to a city or government. Second, cheaper energy ultimately makes for a more efficient and cost-effective way to mine cryptocurrency. The company currently has four functioning units and has begun raising funds for build up to 30 more.

”We believe that future crypto-mining operations should be decentralized, mobile and independent from any single...


What a world

Cryptocurrencies might be intangible, but that doesn’t stop them from sucking up an inordinate amount of energy. Bitcoin, for example, consumes more energy than all of Ireland thanks to the high-powered computation required to run its networks.

The solution according to one startup? Shipping containers. NordCoin, a company out of Estonia, calls itself a “scalable and efficient cryptocurrency mining farm.” NordCoin is not a farm, technically speaking. It’s an assemblage of refurbished 40-foot shipping containers outfitted with computers and cooling mechanism that can be moved on a whim.

The idea is that the shipping containers will chase cheap, green energy, ideally in countries with cool climates. The company says this mobile set-up is beneficial in a couple of ways: First, it frees crypto operations from becoming tied to a city or government. Second, cheaper energy ultimately makes for a more efficient and cost-effective way to mine cryptocurrency. The company currently has four functioning units and has begun raising funds for build up to 30 more.

”We believe that future crypto-mining operations should be decentralized, mobile and independent from any single government, as well as placed in a region with a surplus of electricity production,” the founders say.

And if this grand vision fails? They can always refurbish them into houses.

Via: Treehugger

What a world

Cryptocurrencies might be intangible, but that doesn’t stop them from sucking up an inordinate amount of energy. Bitcoin, for example, consumes more energy than all of Ireland thanks to the high-powered computation required to run its networks.

The solution according to one startup? Shipping containers. NordCoin, a company out of Estonia, calls itself a “scalable and efficient cryptocurrency mining farm.” NordCoin is not a farm, technically speaking. It’s an assemblage of refurbished 40-foot shipping containers outfitted with computers and cooling mechanism that can be moved on a whim.

The idea is that the shipping containers will chase cheap, green energy, ideally in countries with cool climates. The company says this mobile set-up is beneficial in a couple of ways: First, it frees crypto operations from becoming tied to a city or government. Second, cheaper energy ultimately makes for a more efficient and cost-effective way to mine cryptocurrency. The company currently has four functioning units and has begun raising funds for build up to 30 more.

”We believe that future crypto-mining operations should be decentralized, mobile and independent from any single government, as well as placed in a region with a surplus of electricity production,” the founders say.

And if this grand vision fails? They can always refurbish them into houses.

Via: Treehugger


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Give your business a name. Name your business something that indicates what you sell. This will come in handy later on, when you are marketing your business and want people to associate your business name with handmade furniture.
File a DBA, which stands for “doing business as,” at your local county clerk’s office. You may want to do a search to ensure that no other business in your town is operating under the same name. If you live in a large metropolitan area, a search is a necessity.
Create a line of furniture. You’ll need to have models of each piece of furniture that you intend to sell, so that customers can easily visualize what you have to offer. Add to your furniture line each year so that your stock stays fresh and on-trend.