With Bitcoin mining being in the state it is right now, many people around the world are wondering what the next technological breakthrough might be. Will we be using more efficient chips of 28nm, or is there room left to make ASIC chips even smaller and cram in more processing power? KnCMiner has not been waiting for that answer, as they recently shattered world records with their new 16 nm 3D Bitcoin mining chip.
With Bitcoin mining at home becoming nearly impossible for regular people, unless you have access to either free electricity or perhaps even a data center, a lot of miners are looking at investing in altcoin mining hardware. Alpha Technology announced beastly Scrypt ASIC miners early last year, which should have been delivered by now. Unfortunately, they have not, and things have gotten very silent in that corner.
One of the coins we have been paying a lot of attention to over the past month or so is Syscoin. Not just because of their development progress, but also the community involvement, and unfortunately also the legal battle. So how is Syscoin doing since its inception? Are they meeting expectations? Let’s take a look!
When Syscoin was created by the developers, they had several requirements in mind which had to met in a certain period of time. In order to do so, the team decided to leverage existing proven code as much as possible, instead of doing a complete development from scratch. Do keep in mind this is just for the basic Syscoin code, and not the features which have been developed, and are still under development, ever since.
A while ago, we reported ZeusMiner is working on a new beast of a Scrypt ASIC miner called the Volcano. Said device would be able to reach up to 300 MH/s in hashing power, and the moderate power consumption of 1,000 watts. The best part of the Volcano was its price point, which would be well below US$2,000.
You may have noticed I am referring to the ZeusMiner Volcano Scrypt ASIC miner in the past tense. There is a good reason for that unfortunately, as the production of this device, as well as the production of Gen III Chip Blades has been halted.
To start off this beautiful sunny day, I want to talk to you folks about ZeusMiner. As you may know, ZeusMiner is an Asian company selling Scrypt ASIC miners. They have a new product up for pre-order right now, which is what this article will be all about.
But first, we need to do a little historical overview of ZeusMiner’s products to date. Let’s go back to March 2014, when ZeusMiner announced their first batch (generation) of Scrypt ASIC mining devices, of which I own one. (a 1.3 MH/s Blizzard)
My attention was brought to a very interesting post on BitcoinTalk, which is about two German brothers going on a 42-day road trip through the US. The fun part? This trip is powered by Bitcoin, and you can help them!
The plan is to cover over 8,000 miles over the span of 42 days, and all of it will be done by car. So what does this have to do with Bitcoin? Quite a lot actually, as there will be a “Powered by Bitcoin” sticker on the car they will be using.
ZeusMiner is one awesome Scrypt ASIC miner company. Not only is their staff top notch, but they also push very hard to be the best and cheapest Scrypt ASIC manufacturer in the world. As a result, they launched a new initiative for their batch three orders : buy one and get one free!
You didn’t read it wrong though, ZeusMiner is actually offering free hardware when purchasing a batch three Scrypt ASIC miner. These devices have to be pre-ordered, but are guaranteed to ship within seven days after your payment is received. Let’s take a look!
We heard a lot of good thing about CEX.IO during the past couple months. It was quite interesting to see them “in the flesh” so to peak at Coinsummit in London. Serge Schouterden from CryptoArticles asked the lovely Miss Helga Danova if she would be interested to do an interview about CEX.IO. Miss Danova was delighted to do this, so without further delays: here is the interview.
Apparently there is a phishing mail going around, claiming to be coming from Scrypt ASIC Mining hardware company ZeusMiner. I wonder if it has to do with the recent store credit they gave out, allowing people to purchase hardware at a big discount?
It is time for a new update in regards to ZeusMiner. I know we haven’t posted the last two blog updates, and we apologise for that. But we have some exclusive news you will probably be interested in , so let’s take a look!
As you may know , ZeusMiner is a company selling Scrypt ASIC mining devices. What you might not know, is they shipped to over 60 countries worldwide at this point. Even to Belgium, as I have ordered a Blizzard through ZeusMiner a while ago.
I know you all like to be informed about new and upcoming digital currencies, and we aim to please you all in that regard. SysCoin is currently in its pre-announcement stage, so let’s see what is going on over there!
SysCoin is looking to be so much more than just a digital currency. By also being a value-added service and financial structure integrated directly into its blockchain, there is some serious potential for SysCoin down the road.
Even though we only recently did an article on KryptKoin, which you can find here, there is a fair amount of news coming out over the coming days, so expect multiple articles. Let’s take a look at the upcoming KryptKoin Multipool giveaway!
The KryptKoin Multipool giveaway will start on July 8th, and runs for an entire week until July 15th. The items being given away are GAW Scrypt ASIC miners, and the reward will depend on the value of KryptKoin on exchanges.
As promised, we have a new update from our friends over at ZeusMiner. These guys and ladies keep working incredibly hard to keep customers happy, so let’s take a look at which news they brought us!
Batch two customers will be extremely happy to hear that ZeusMiner has started shipping the first orders. Most of the orders which were scheduled for week 1 shipment have already gone out, so keep an eye on your mailboxes for those tracking numbers!
Waking up to some pleasant surprises is always a good thing when you’re a Crypto enthusiast. Sometimes though, you just never know quite what to make of certain things. Take StartCoin for example, a coin that was launched and hit MCXNow instantly.
Allow me to start off this article by saying that I do believe StartCoin i the new Crypto backed by Max Keiser. He announced that a new coin with his “support” would be launched soon, and I have a gut feeling this is the one he was talking about.
Some important changes are coming to NobleCoin in the very near future. Additional developer(s) is something that is being discussed at the moment, plus the fact that NobleCoin will go Proof-of-Stake soon!
The reason to get one or more extra developers on board, is because Rofo, the founder of NobleCoin, is fulfilling many more tasks than just development There’s also promotion, meetings, finishing the NOBL infrastructure, and more.
As it stands right now, the biggest concern for NobleCoin is their Proof-of-Work state. Multipools and Scrypt ASIC’s are entering the scene, and could easily 51% attack the network , which is a constant worry.
It’s time to check back in with the folks from ZeusMiner. As they have posted a new weekly update, let’s take a look at what news they have to report. It appears as if batch 1 orders are almost all shipped out, so what can we expect next?
Batch 1 Order Shipping
As the report was published two days ago, the ZeusMiner team had roughly 400 orders left to ship, taking them up to order number 2,050. All in all a very impressive amount of batch 1 order if you ask me, considering all of the drama we’ve seen in regards to other ASIC companies.
After receiving my ZeusMiner Blizzard Scrypt ASIC miner yesterday, which is still totally awesome despite a higher electricity usage than advertised, ZeusMiner posted a new weekly update. So let’s take a look!
As you can imagine, their offices and warehouses are bustling with activity, as more and more are getting shipped out on a daily basis. When the update was posted, they had shipped upto order number 1,100.
I was well impressed with their delivery speed through UPS. As I mentioned yesterday, it only took about two and a half days to get my Blizzard from China to Belgium. I’m sure their delivery times with DHL are comparable.
Today is such a wonderful day. Not just because I had a great day with my co-owner of CryptoArticles, Serge Schouterden (we went to Aachen in Germany), but also because I received my ZeusMiner Blizzard! Wooo!
ZeusMiner was kind enough to give my order some extra shipping priority, so I could do a review (consisting of multiple articles) about their Blizzard Scrypt ASIC miner. It only took two and a half days to arrive from Shenzhen (China) to Hasselt (Belgium).