Butterflylabs has a new 600 GH/s Bitcoin miner for $2,196.

According to here, 600 GH/s at today's rate would mine approximately $170 a day. This means you make back the original cost of the miner in about two weeks and start making a profit from there on.

This seems too good to be true. Is there something I am missing here?

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The part you are missing is that it is a preorder and the current estimate is that if you ordered now, you would likely not receive your mining hardware until April 2014.

This site shows a good calculator and I have configured it to show the (lack of) profits you would make if you started mining with this miner starting in April:


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    Thanks, that really cleared things up. So this card is only profitable if the value of bitcoins increase with time?
    – AliAkbo
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 19:29
  • That is correct.
    – Scott
    Commented Jan 8, 2014 at 19:44
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    Nice work Scott. Are there any ASICs out there that actually do justify investment?
    – tofutim
    Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 0:24
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    This is quite interesting, thanks Scott. Are there historical graphs of the difficulty ?
    – BlueTrin
    Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 8:55
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    or bitcoin.sipa.be Commented May 22, 2015 at 14:25

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