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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / ALPHA messed up their design AGAIN. LOL on: September 14, 2015, 04:44:49 PM
ALPHA messed up their design AGAIN.  LOL

OMFG what a Disaster:

[   "Greetings Miners!
We sincerely apologise for getting this update out to you after such a long time. As we have been at a stage where we have just been awaiting system design changes and tweaks there has not been much to update on; as these have been more technical than physical so we do not have much to show.

We had originally planned to have our devices already shipped, as said in our previous update we have all our chips ready; the only delay was getting the system design so we are manufacturing and assembly ready. We had sent our system design for review before manufacturing to a UK based company who are experts in system design, they had found flaws in the system design which was made by the Indian design team. We were told if we were to take our design for manufacturing there would be serious issues. Therefore, we have contracted this UK based company to commit to making these on both the 50Mh/s and 250Mh/s systems.

The technical recommendations and changes are summarised below:


Design analysis shows that the issues found can be solved by bill of material (BOM) and hardware changes. The proposed solutions need to be tested on a prototype to verify that the proposed solution is effective.
DFM review shows that an update to the PCB is needed before going into mass production.
System analysis shows that the Enpirion power supply can be used as an alternative power supply solution to the Texas Instrument power supply without compromising cost and performance. Recommendations for future expansion are also considered.
Recommended that the USB port at the back of the data miner system be reallocated as a USB to serial interface. Having a freely accessible serial interface would be useful in scenarios requiring emergency recovery due to an invalid network setting rendering the system inaccessible via Ethernet. One such solution would be to use an appropriate FTDI USB to serial transceiver.

Towards the end of July these changes were sent to our Indian design team so they could implement them and send prototypes back to the UK based team. The Indian design team is days away from completion, once these changes are made we will start manufacturing and shipping in phases; the 50Mh/s devices first and then the larger devices.

We truly apologise for the delays and are doing the best we can to ship ASAP. We have been with our original designers from the start and it is difficult to change contractors if they have first hand knowledge of our chip and system design, this knowledge dates back since 2013 with our FPGA design. But now when we have hit the stage of the project where we have had the chance to slowly hand-over our designs to a UK based company we are seeing positive signs and progression.

When developing a new technology from a white-paper and concept, there are bound to be delays which we cannot anticipate, unfortunately we were hit by these delays. As this was a pre-order project we did make customers aware most of the work was yet to be completed. I also believe there are currently no other scrypt-based miners being shipped from any competitors, so when we do ship I believe customers would be delighted to finally have our product in-hand. Finally there is something very important to me that I want to make mention of, my intention is to try to compensate all batch 1 customers (including those refunded) in the future with our further projects."   ]
2  Economy / Computer hardware / Alpha Scrypt miner, pyramid scheme? on: July 31, 2014, 02:15:23 AM
Alpha Scrypt miner, pyramid scheme?

After seeing delays and delays and upgraded hash rates, now a share in the company???


"We are now all moving forward together and we are sorry but it must be said that constantly and unconstructively criticizing or trying to undermine us will only hurt yourself. Instead, we must be constructive and collaborative, as you and your funds are in this with us. Just as a reminder what has happened since the start: you pre-ordered a product, then competitors arrived on the scene. In order to secure your loyalty, we increased the hashrate to 90Mh/s which is fair enough, then we took final payment at 90 (if we were any other company: chances are we would have and could have stopped at this point, that is a fact.), we then decided to increase to 250Mh/s despite the fact we didn't need to. We delayed and despite the fact our terms give us leeway in this: for the sake and in the interests of our customers we still decided to go yet another step further by giving you shares of our company for the rest of its existence without the need for you to spend an extra penny or work for us hence there is no catch this is technically something for nothing in so far as what we are legally obliged to provide you (although, in this situation: it would only make sense to purchase your future units from your company, as you will receive profits back similar to a discount. It would also make sense to contribute to the company as much as you can in whatever capacity you can; as you would be directly helping yourself). All this on top of free shipping for batch 2 and 10% off any future batch of your choice; this is an unprecedented level of customer service.

 We sincerely hope that you will appreciate our efforts to go the extra mile for you and that you will appreciate the offer weíre making to you. We want to thank you for your patience, support and investment in our first batch. We hope you will continue to support us and we promise we will continue to value your custom and input. We are really excited about the future of our company in this industry and we hope that you will join us in our excitement.

 Thank you and weíre looking forward to be hearing from you!

 Kind Regards,

Mohammed Akram


If this is wrong section help me move it Moderator.
3  Economy / Computer hardware / Seasonic 660 watt Platinum and Modular psu $80 after rebate free shipping in US on: July 28, 2014, 11:51:55 PM
Seasonic 660 watt Platinum psu $80 after rebate.

FREE shipping in US.

Fully modular too.

Newegg, good through tomorrow:

4  Economy / Computer hardware / Samsung 64GB MicroSDXC UHS-1 Card NEW .066 btc on: July 07, 2014, 10:27:07 PM
Samsung 64GB MicroSDXC UHS-1 Card NEW  .066 btc  Free shipping within US.

New retail pack includes card adapter.

5  Economy / Computer hardware / Seasonic SS-660XP2 ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 660W, 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular certifie on: June 17, 2014, 01:05:50 AM
If any of you guys are looking for a Platinum PSU 660 WATT, this is $80 after rebate:

Seasonic SS-660XP2 ATX 12V/EPS 12V, 660W, 80 PLUS PLATINUM Full Modular certified Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

+ USD $40 off w/ promo code EMCYTZG486, ends 6/17

Read rebate carefully:

6  Economy / Computer hardware / Antminer s2 coupons .03 btc each on: May 23, 2014, 03:13:24 PM
Antminer s2 coupons to save $400 off s2 unit.   .03 btc each

I have 7 available.  Expires 5/30/1014   Needs account at bitmain site with username
7  Bitcoin / Hardware / KNC Mining New Plan "B" on: April 08, 2014, 03:49:03 PM
Hash while you wait.

First itís important to note that we donít expect to be late at all everything is on track. Itís just always good to have a backup plan. Second our mega-data center in the north of Sweden is nearing completion so we can give out some more details. All customers of Neptuneís will be able to use completely free of charge our data center to hash for them at 3TH either on our pool or a pool of their choice while they wait for their product to be shipped. The first customers (batch 1) are expected to be hashing in our data center in early June and the last customer will hash in our data center around the last week of June. All the customers will be able to hash in that data center for as long as we are late in shipping your Neptune product, this service will be provided on a best effort basis. We have a 24/7 operations teams in place with multiple redundant internet and power connections and we will aim to have as close to 0 down time as possible.
Convert your Neptune order to a 3TH Jupiter.
For those customers who no longer want to wait for their Neptune we have another new option for you. We are releasing for shipment a new 3TH product. We have a total of 400 of these setups available which are based on our existing and proven 28nm chips. Each setup contains
18 of our own 28nm 8 DC/DC module ASIC boards with coolers,
3 controller cards,
all cables needed,
Power supplies not included.
The boards are in aluminum boxes, each box contains 3 chips side by side with front and rear cooling vents. Each controller card runs two boxes. This option will be offered free of charge for anyone wanting to convert their Neptune to a 3TH Jupiter. If more than 400 people want to have the conversion we will ship in order of payment for the original Neptune order. This offer will be open for 7 days for people to contact us. After 7 days from today the exchange will be frozen and people will be contacted who made it onto the queue. The products will then be shipped from stock as soon as possible. This will be offered at no cost to the customers wanting to take 3TH of Jupiterís instead of waiting for their Neptuneís. There is a 90 day warranty on this product. Anyone wanting to take this option should contact customer service via email with their order number who will then take care of the conversion.
KnCMiner Team

Option 1 makes it feel like they are doing the customer a favor by making them feel like they are getting something for free, while they actually are hashing with the equipment now.  DUH

Option 2 is them selling their used equipment (which they made tons of besides the older batches for their farms) to you so they can use the newer chips (supposedly delayed).  Again to make it up to the customer while all this time and money was used to develop "newer more efficient" chips.  DUH

8  Bitcoin / Pools / Discus Fish is getting Huge on: April 04, 2014, 05:35:35 PM
Discus Fish is getting Huge, I wonder what kind of Asic equipment their miners are using.
9  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Cointerra shipped 1000 TerraMiners on: February 28, 2014, 02:38:36 PM
With 1000 TerraMiners shipped, powering 6% of the BTC Network.
10  Economy / Service Discussion / Is Mt Gox hiding something? on: February 21, 2014, 11:51:22 PM
Is Mt Gox hiding something?


best case scenario for gox is that they ripped off all their users in the last week by secretly buying on gox and selling elsewhere repeatedly to make enough money to cover a lawsuit or maybe their major accountholders. worst case is they just say "bye guys sorry bout your loss" and go ban


no matter what happens to bitcoin, it's going down in the history books... we are literally making history here. Seriously think there might be movies about bitcoin traders in the future, this is after all a wall street trader's wet dream
11  Bitcoin / Hardware / Delay for next shipment of Antminer s1s on: February 16, 2014, 05:16:29 PM
Next shipment Delayed until Feb 28th.  Whats going on?  some inside deal??

12  Economy / Computer hardware / FOR SALE GIGABYTE R9 290 $475 or .6 BTC FREE Shipping within US. on: January 17, 2014, 11:53:59 PM
FOR SALE GIGABYTE R9 290  $475 or .6 BTC  FREE Shipping within US.

I have 2.  

Also have 2 XFX R9 290s ($475 also)  and 1 ASUS R9 290 ($485)

Like new only had for 3 weeks.  Includes box and molex to 6 pin pcie cable.
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