The tag has no wiki summary.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
94 views

Hack/Use a Butterfly bitcoin miner as gaming pc

How can I hack & build upon (i.e. add DVD drive, USB reader, etc.) a BitCoin miner like (Butterfly Jalapeño). Everyone tries to use their gaming computer as miner but I want to venture & try ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Easyminer & Jalapeno on Android doing zero work

I just installed Easyminer for Android on a small ARM device (Compulab Trim Slice) and it seems to be working fine except for the fact that it is mining at a rate of 0 GH/s. I have tried two ...
1
vote
2answers
337 views

Butterfly Jalapeño for Dogecoin? [duplicate]

Can a Butterfly Jalapeño be used to mine dogecoin? If so, is it cost effective, compared to it's bitcoin mining cost effectiveness?
2
votes
0answers
80 views

How to open a Butterflylabs miner?

How to open a Butterfly 5GH/s miner and replace the fan? I don't see any screws at the outside.
1
vote
1answer
430 views

A Butterflylabs 5 GH/s Bitcoin Miner running at 270 Watts?

A 5 GH/s Bitcoin Miner is running at around 270 Watt. I tested it with an Wattmeter. Is that a reasonable amount of Watt? In the comparison list on Bitcoin.it it says that those devices are running at ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Is it cost-effective to purchase an expensive card? [closed]

I was considering purchasing the Monarch BPU 300 C or the 600 C. However, neither of them are expected to ship before February of 2014 or later. If this calculator is to be trusted, it doesn't seem ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

Which coins can butterfly-labs miners mine

Can I use a butterfly-labs miner to mine any crypto-currency?
0
votes
1answer
284 views

Sudden GH/s drop in BFL Miner

So basically I have a BLF non-Jalapeno variety 50Gh/s miner. I run cgminer and have recently been mining from ozcoin after eclipsemc was hit with a recent DDoS. Normally, I have been clocking at ...
4
votes
2answers
771 views

Delay of shipping mining equipment on purpose?

Is the delay in shipping mining equipment on purpose? Couldnt the manufacturer mine with the new hardware and deliver it in a few month, as said to be a production problem, but mining itself until the ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Is ASIC miner worth my money? [closed]

I started to mine BTC recently with my single 7970, and I'm getting 590MH speed on it. Using some BTC profit calculators that I've found on the internet tell me I could earn ~$300-400 worth of BTC ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Are there alternatives to ButterflyLabs?

there's something I want to address... I want to get into mining business, but the problem is that BFLabs has that problem of delays and uncertainty for the shipping date. I want to buy 5 rigs of 500 ...
11
votes
11answers
8k views

Why doesn't Butterfly Labs use their ASIC machines for their own mining process?

Butterfly Labs produces ASIC hardware for bitcoin mining. I guess it is cheap for them to produce a 1500 Ghash/sec machine. They could have many of them for a very reduced price. Why, instead of ...
1
vote
2answers
927 views

International shipping times for Butterfly Labs ASIC hardware [closed]

The Butterfly Labs FAQ says they use USPS for shipping (except for Mini Rigs), and displays the options "Standard" and "Express" during the checkout process: However, the USPS website appears to ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

Would it make any sense to order ASIC miners now? [duplicate]

I'd like to order some Jalapeños (the 5 Gh/s models) from Butterfly Labs; I'm thinking about 4 of them. I know I'd be looking to a delivery time of 3-6 months; and I know perfectly well that mining ...
3
votes
1answer
884 views

From where to get ASIC hardware like BFL or Avalon [closed]

I want to start bitcoin mining but after a short research I came to know that GPU mining is not profitable nowadays and I should go for ASIC hardware. I searched on internet and found that BFL and ...
1
vote
5answers
2k views

If Bitcoin mining is becoming more and more impractical, what then?

If Bitcoin mining is becoming more and more impractical, where you'll need to buy like a ButterflyLabs unit, and where even eventually a room full of these units might not be enough some day, what ...
0
votes
1answer
450 views

Are there numbers on how many pre-orders (or total GH/s) ButterflyLabs already received?

The whole Bitcoin world is waiting for ButterflyLabs' entree in the mining scene. Their promised products are quite revolutionary and so they can cause great fluctuations in the BTC price when they ...
2
votes
1answer
575 views

Where is it possible to buy an ASIC?

I know of Avalon and Butterfly Labs, but they aren't currently shipping. Does anyone know where, if anywhere it is possible to order and receive shipment before the year's out?
2
votes
3answers
698 views

Is the minimum amount of money required to purchase >50% hash power equal to max worth of all existing bitcoins?

20 BFL Bitforce Mini Rigs (each, $30k) will give about 30THash/Sec hash power for $600k. That's way above 60% of hash power of then total 51THash/Sec. 10.694M total Bitcoin * $18.5 current mtgox best ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

What's a better investment? Buying an ASIC-based mining rig, or buying bitcoin itself?

Seems like some miners are saying they would have made more money by simply buying and holding Bitcoin, rather than mining it. Is that likely to be the case going forward? I know I'm asking for ...
4
votes
4answers
1k views

Can a Butterfly Labs Mini Rig SC cause health concerns if stored in a bedroom?

Assuming heat and noise factors are not a concern, are there any additional issues (radiation) to be concerned about? How far should this device be stored away from children's play rooms and sleeping ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How is a Butterfly Labs Bitforce Single powered?

Its website says it uses 80W of power, so that's too much for a USB port. How does it receive it's power? Can it run on a 240V power supply, or does it need 110V? Note I'm not asking about the newer ...
26
votes
5answers
30k views

Is Butterfly Labs reputable / Should I preorder the SC Jalepeno?

I'm somewhat new to the mining scene but I'm a bit familiar with everything. I see that GPU mining will become much less cost effective over the next year or so, especially around December when the ...