Product applications, field deployments and case studies

March 28, 2022


A guide for Bitcoin home miners on setting up their BlackBox and handling their mining rewards in a privacy-preserving manner before going to cold storage. Mining Bitcoin goes hand in hand with self-custody, the miner provides a Bitcoin address in order to receive the rewards and the mining pool pays out to the provided address. This guide aims to demonstrate setting up a new BlackBox install and a few tools that can be used to handle the mining rewards in a way that helps maintain the anonymity gained from mining and sees that through to cold storage...
March 4, 2022

Upstream Data DIY Black Box

This guide will show you how to use less than $150 in commonly available materials to build an ASIC enclosure that can attenuate the noise by 20dB. The original idea for this enclosure design was put in the public domain by Steve Barbour of Upstream Data around the end of August 2021. The intent of the BlackBox enclosure is to allow the user to run their mining ASIC hardware outdoors where the heat and noise could more easily be controlled or dissipated. Excessive heat and noise are common problems users experience when mining bitcoin in the home or working space...
February 28, 2021

How we set up a natural gas well for bitcoin mining

Recently we set up a local gas well with our Hash Generator bitcoin mining datacenters. The goal for this project was to build a very modular and low cost bitcoin mine on a stranded upstream oil and gas well. This gas well had been sitting in a farmers field for about 10 years or so, unable to produce due to low commodity prices. Bitcoin mining is an optional revenue source alongside selling gas to a pipeline. Since bitcoin mines are portable, this solution can be deployed on almost every oil and gas facility in the world...