Thailand bitcoin mine the cause of the fire is unknown
Cowboyminers is composed of a group of European foreigners living in Bangkok formation. The outfit trying to keep a low profile, but the collaborative operation is relatively extensive bitcoin mining operations at the same time. The factory has recently been upgraded, including hundreds of new technology Spondoolies SP30 bitcoin miners.
A bitcoin mining factory fire in Thailand destroyed earlier in the week, may have been involved in illegal operations. The 5 megawatt farms by mining cooperation Cowboyminers operation, mainly rely on Spondoolies technology and Innosilicon hardware.
Hash rate of ashes to ashes
The incident was reported in the local media, but before the bitcoin community began to realize something of the news reports, since the hash disaster caused by the sharp decline in the rate, a lot of online chatter without stop.
It is said that the fire started between one night, when it broke out with only two people at the facility. Local media reported that the fire raged out of control for more than 30 minutes. No casualties were reported in the incident, but the damage is extensive.
Spondoolies technology confirmed that many used in factories in hardware from them. Farm management Innosilicon, Spondoolies technology, the combination of BitFury and Gridseed hardware.
Spondoolies technology CEO Gaye Corem told the CoinDesk that he visited the site in late June, when the population of about 1000 and about one hundred Spondoolies long miners miners technology. A small amount of manufacturing by other companies and bitcoin miners were using scrypt.
Corem said that the facility is expanded shortly after his visit, hundreds of miners Spondoolies SP30. A group was shipped in August; another in September. The SP30 miners running more than two months and data show that they are correctly cooling. Corem said that they have not experienced any problems before the event.
The hardware is properly installed.
Although the reasons and the loss of a lot of speculation fire, on the extent of the damage suffered by the facilities and no official news. It is estimated that the farm placed upward, when it was destroyed 2000 miners, including about $2 million worth of Spondoolies miners.
Cooperation Corem is a very good and serious customers:
“I would like to add that they give BTC equipment who legitimate customers. I know some people involved in other business. All jewish”.
He stressed that the Spondoolies cooperation to help the recovery and save some hardware, because some of it was not completely destroyed.
“I can’t estimate the total damage, but it is considerable. All the accumulation of synergy to keep from bitcoin completed, “Corem said.
Corem dismissed miners incorrect installation charges. He confirmed that the SP30 unit is designed for stacking and cooling is not a problem. However, Spondoolies technology does not check relevant parts were installed after SP30S, it could not confirm the quality of the facility itself AC line. The operator of the facility told Spondoolies technology, they did not rush to the new miners in the installation and use of SP30 cable miners they provide.
The reason is not clear
The cause of the fire is not clear. Local media reports indicate that it may be a simple short circuit, but not what is the official.
A foul is another possibility, arson has not been ruled out. A facility operator said it might be a “external source”, and no short circuit occurs, he said:
“There is absolutely no damage to any place, no wiring failure. This is not a failure and it is very good. You see only the power line cable miners themselves, everything is good. The electrical system work, no short no shortcut to what even now. “
The source, who requested anonymity, said the miners still continue to serve as the building in flames, and they run one by one. He said, only in this way, the fire may spread through the adhesive is fixed in place sound-absorbing cotton.
“This is the only cause of the fire could spread. We left a huge gap, 30-40 meters, not all the miners, then 10-15 meters next to the building, “he said.
The three building was swallowed and two after the collapse of the fire. The operator said vent may have contributed to the fire, and help it spread. The facility is not insured, but the group said that it has enough resources to get up again.
“We have zero insurance, everything is our own money,” he said. “We are early adopters, we are not unfamiliar to mining.”
He added that the company paid all of its production from mining bitcoin hardware.