Earlier today, we were treated to a piece of news regarding ZeusMiner’s Scrypt ASIC miners. As we have recently talked about ZeusMiner (article can be found here), we do keep an eye on how everything is evolving. And it’s looking good!
The first sample batch of freshly manufactured chips has arrived at the ZeusMiner R&D facility in Shanghai. Once the main issues most ASIC companies struggle with, is getting their chips delivered on time. ZeusMiner seems to have a leg up over the competition there.
These chips are currently being stress-tested by the ZeusMiner engineering team. So far, the test results are all positive, and every chip gives the expected performance. A perfect working chip is the heart of every miner!
The first Zeusminer prototype assembly rigs are being produced as we speak. This will undoubtedly involve a lot of tweaking and adjust of the PCB boards to squeeze out the highest performance, and keep everything stable at the same time.
By the end of this week, we can (hopefully) expect a video of the first prototypes. This video was originally scheduled to be released earlier, but since the chips have only been delivered yesterday, there was no time frame to do a professional video.
In other ZeusMiner news, they are no longer accepting Paypal payments. Even though a lot of (misguided) people still trust Paypal, and want to use their payment platform, people who are passionate about cryptocurrency should move away from Paypal sooner rather than later.
The main reason for ZeusMiner not using Paypal anymore, is because Paypal does not cover transactions (for both buyer and seller) involving anything cryptocurrency related. They can simply block money transfers for up to 180 days, if they choose to do so. (Which they will, trust me, I’ve been there)
All Paypal payments that occurred before May 1st (today) will still be honored, so there is no need to worry about that. Cryptocurrency products should be paid with cryptocurrency, and that’s the bottom line! (‘cause Stone Cold said so!)