21 Inc. has unveiled its ‘Bitcoin Computer’ that boasts of ‘native hardware and software support’ for the Bitcoin Protocol. This Computer has been produced with the funding the company received from Qualcomm, Cisco, and Andreessen Horowitz.
The company has made this computer available at a price tag of $399.99. The salient features of the Bitcoin Computer are:-
- One can now buy digital goods with the constant stream of Bitcoin mined by a 21 Bitcoin Chip.
- It allows a user to sell anything to anyone for a Bitcoin with the built-in 21 Micropayments Server.
- The computer also boasts of easily build Bitcoin-payable apps, services, and devices.
- Anyone can operate it either as a standalone computer, or one may connect it to any Mac, Windows, or Linux machine.
In a blog post made by the CEO of 21 Inc., Balaji S. Shrinivasan made an announcement about it and wrote that, “We’ve bundled everything you need to get started, including a WiFi adapter, RPi 2, power supply, USB-to-laptop cable, and 128GB SD card.”
This pocket-sized machine is particularly great for the entrepreneurs and developers and Balaji also wrote that the long term goal of the company is to ‘return economic power to the individual.’
He also underlined that specifically, the company wishes to make it possible for the consumer to turn the “bright idea into passive income by selling Bitcoin-payable goods, games, and services over the Internet through a 21 Bitcoin Computer. And we want to use the success of the 21 Bitcoin Computer to help make Bitcoin the next fundamental system resource, available by default on every new computer.”
Earlier also the company was in the news when it had announced its plans to mass-produce mining tools and even released details on the marketing strategy for distributing Bitcoin mining chips that could be used in consumer and enterprise devices.