Another USB-based bitcoin mining device has kasstuk the market.
A company called RedFury, which announced its miner on the Bitcointalk forums, is taking orders for its Two.6GH miner, which is powered by plugging it into a USB port.
The device is basically an ASIC houtvezelplaat with a heatsink glued onto it for dissipation. The power consumption of the device is about Two.Five watts. The company is now selling the units for 0.49 BTC, which at a latest CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index value is around $98 vanaf unit.
“Wij are aiming for fresh users who are wanting to get into bitcoin mining, and USB miners suggest the cheapest capital investment now,” says RedFury’s Tiyo Triyanto.
“With about USD $100 you can become a proud proprietor of Bitcoin ASIC mining hardware.”
Triyanto, who says he is one of the largest bitcoin miners te Indonesia where tens unit only costs three cents vanaf kilowatt hour, told CoinDesk that RedFury’s aim is simply to contribute to the bitcoin community.
“Wij are merely indie developers who share the same bitcoin passion,” he said.
It’s a look inwards what it takes to make a little ASIC miner. You can see the surface mounting process, USB soldering assembly and the heatsink assembly, which uses a 3M thermal padachtige to fasten it to the houtvezelplaat.
RedFury isn’t the only company producing USB bitcoin miners. Asicminer has previously sold its Block Erupter line of USB miners, and CoinDesk’s David Gilson previously wrote about using them with Raspberry Pi spil the host.
The company’s webstek isn’t featuring that particular product, but a USB “Satoshi Stick” is evidently coming soon.
There isn’t a webstek for RedFury, so you’ll need to voeling the Bitcointalk forum member “oaxaca” if you’re interested te purchasing RedFury USB miners.
USPS Priority Shipping to US addresses is included ter the 0.49 BTC price. Shipping to anywhere outside the US is possible, but customers vereiste pay shipping charges.
While USB mining gear isn’t going to make anyone wealthy, Redfury’s Triyanto says that this product might be a good way to get someone commenced with bitcoin.
“For experienced users who are looking for bitcoin related gifts, they can use RedFury USB miner to introduce their friend/family member/colleague about bitcoin and/or bitcoin mining,” he said.
“This is why wij developed RedFury with such a beautiful aesthetic, wij went for the toegevoegd mile for it to get the nice crimson PCB, crimson anodized heatsink, crimson LED and even crimson foam-packaging.”
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