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ASICMiner Lowers USB Miner Price to 0.89 Bitcoins, Early Adoptors Lose Out

Sunday 30th, June 2013 / 08:31

On May 4th, Friedcat, CEO of ASICMiner, announced the worlds first ASIC USB miner: operating at 300 MH/s for 1.99 BTC. As he refined the hardware, he was able to increase performance to 336 MH/s before shipping in early June. ASICMiner has listened to customer concerns on the forum, requesting smaller minimum order quantities and lower prices. They have lowered the price¬†for each USB miner to 0.89 BTC on cumulative orders over 1,000 (this total includes any previous USB orders), or the option to buy at 0.99 BTC with a minimum order size of 50. The original pre-orders began arriving on June 3rd. Miners who received one of the first shipments would have netted a 0.27 BTC return over those 23 days, assuming 100% uptime and no electricity costs. Given that the new USB miners use the same hardware, it is reasonable to think that these lower priced units will begin arriving soon. Unfortunately, the 1.1 BTC difference in price to start mining a month earlier does not seem to…

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