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1  Bitcoin / Press / The REAL Satoshi Speaks!! on: March 07, 2014, 04:26:21 AM

A post from an old account.
2  Economy / Digital goods / [WTS] Hearthstone Beta Key on: October 28, 2013, 06:02:56 PM
I got one recently but bought one early on. Looking to sell for 0.6 0.4 0.25 0.2 BTC, pst if interested.

Note: It's a U.S. key
3  Other / Off-topic / Apple Sept 10 Keynote Event on: September 10, 2013, 05:25:57 PM
So who's paying attention to this? Are you getting one?

I'm going to futilely ask that people don't spam "APPLE SUX" or "ANDROID FTW". Just requesting some polite discussion.

Features worth talking about (updating):

 - 64-bit A7 processor
 - "M7" co-processor (may be removed, not sure if just marketing talk)
 - 720p video recording at 120 FPS
 - Fingerprint sensor
4  Economy / Securities / BTCGarden Overview & Speculation Thread on: August 01, 2013, 05:04:23 AM
Speculation, project developments, rumors.

5  Economy / Service Discussion / U.S. Bitcoiners: What Exchange/Service are you using?!? on: August 01, 2013, 03:10:10 AM
With all the issues currently with MtGox & BitInstant, price differences on CampBX, and everything else, what exchange/service are you using? I've been using Coinbase with the level of convenience, price rates, etc. but are there viable alternatives?
6  Economy / Service Discussion / Coinbase: Instant Transactions on: July 16, 2013, 02:58:48 PM
Would like to garner some feedback with their new feature. Now that you get your Bitcoins "immediately," will you use them?Have you purchased coins from them post-July 11 (as a Lvl 2 user)? There are some that intensely dislike the identity verification process but it does open Bitcoin to the general public. Thoughts?
7  Bitcoin / Hardware / Interested in KnC Group Buy? on: June 08, 2013, 11:43:48 PM
To lower the barrier of entry for those interesting in getting a piece of KnC's action, I've proposed the following plan. If enough folks want in, I will increase the numbers of KnC Jupiters purchased from zefir's thread (Link). Now, for some numbers:

From 1 KnC Jupiter:

Total Hash:       350 GH/s
Management Cut:   35 GH/s (or 10%)
Net Hash:         315 GH/s
Shares Issued:    70 (priced @ 1 BTC)
Hash Rate/Share:  4500 MH/s (or ~1.285% of all BTC earned)

So that means, 1 BTC will buy you 4500 MH/s. I will go into more details regarding the group buy if sufficient interest shows itself. If you have any questions, please PM with the subject line "KnC Group Buy".

Zefir's Permission Here
8  Economy / Securities / ASICMiner Quarterly Report (Investor’s Take) & News [UPDATED 10/20] on: May 31, 2013, 05:15:27 AM
For the discussion in the last few days, what we... I could say, is only that our IC design team had achieved fantastic results, as everyone could see and compare, with the most limited funds (barely more than 100k$ raised last August) and most inferior mask-set of choice (130nm which belongs to the antiquity era), and I'm proud of it.” – friedcat

Q1 Financial Report

ASICMiner has paid out a total of 67,515.09 BTC since first IPO payout on Feb 28th. Listed below are the weekly dividend payouts:

02/28 (IPO)   0.023544
03/06 (IPO)   0.019163
03/13 (IPO)   0.023786
03/20 (IPO)   0.025998
03/24 (IPO)   0.007508
03/27           0.003775
04/03           0.002556
04/10           0.006956
04/17           0.006967
04/24           0.007731
05/01           0.007354
05/08           0.011085
05/15           0.036222
05/22           0.020842
05/29           0.026538

ASICMiner’s revenue has originated from both mining and hardware sales.

•   Mining income has generated 57,338.24 BTC since the farm has come online.
•   Hardware sales (from the first three auctions, then Blade & USB sales) came up with the remaining 10,176.85 BTC thus far.

[Edit: Numbers originate from BTC mined and profit from hardware sales paid]

Part of dividend payments from the week of April 3rd and 10th were reserved for the 200 TH/s mask, 100 wafers, and 50 TH/s batch components.

ASICMiner Share Info/Value

Of the 400k shares, approximately 10% (or 40k) shares are currently on passthrus (burnside, DeaDTerra, & TAT). Total dividends paid is currently .23/share. Prices currently average 2.5 BTC a share, roughly yielding 45-55% APY with the most recent dividend of 0.026. For those that bought sub 1 BTC, looking at an ROI of 1 year (assuming constant dividend payout). Those who bought at IPO (0.1/share) are feeling pretty damn good about themselves right now.

ASICMiner Hash Rate

Feb 28th – Apr 25th: 6-7 TH/s
Apr 26th – May 4th: 8-16 TH/s
May 5th – May 9th: 17-20 TH/s
May 10th – May 29th: 19-20 TH/s
May 29th – Present: 22-25 TH/s

[Courtesy of SmiGueL’s tables and graphs]

Projected Key Marks:

50 TH/s in the coming weeks
262 TH/s in the coming months

As the hashrate comes online, this will help keep our weekly payouts at a steady rate against the shipping of Avalon’s Batch 2 (and soon to be Batch 3 & BFL’s hardware).

Upcoming Competition

With other startups like:
•   BitFury & 100 TH/s
•   BTC Garden
•   AMC
•   DIY Manufacturers/Kits (w/ Avalon chips)
•   Others not mentioned

ASICMiner is in the prime position as industry leader and can remain in first place, so long as friedcat and the other board members take the necessary, calculated steps to keep it that way. While these startups still appear to be very unproven (and everyone has their own opinions about them), some have started to make noticeable steps (Bitfury’s 65nm).

Hardware Sales

With Avalon and BFL coming soonTM, investors are starting to wonder if prices will start dropping on current hardware. Bitfountain must now consider (as I’m sure they are) what is the appropriate price point to maximize both profit margin and sales volume. DIY kits will start making their way to folks, providing cheaper alternatives for the mining community.

Looking Forward

Friedcat has already mentioned of 2nd generation chip, which appears to have a higher hash rate with lower power consumption. Their implementation into the next generation Block Eruptor Blades and USB will help secure the ASICMiner’s advantage as the ASIC generation matures. As to when it moves from prototype phase to production phase, is anyone’s guess. Until someone else can provide a more compelling product, ASICMiner appears to be “head and shoulders above” the other mining companies.

DISCLAIMER: I own ASICMiner Shares.

Note: I have little to no background in finances (Biochem here) so any feedback and constructive criticism is always welcome. If there are numbers that are incorrect, please PM me. The remarks and points made are solely my own, and not BitFountain/ASICMiner. If you think I should continue these on a 3 month basis, let me know.


9  Economy / Auctions / ASICMiner Shares - Fixed Price Auction on: May 19, 2013, 03:16:04 PM
I have 30 ASICMiner shares, going for a fixed price of 2.1/share. Seeing as friedcat has starting taking payments for USB miners, that means shipping out soon (10k USBs = 0.05/share). These will include the dividend payouts of Wed, May 22nd. John K will serve as escrow. It will be first come, first serve basis.

Auction Ends:

Approx. time left:

Let the bids begin!
10  Economy / Service Discussion / [NEW] BitInstant BETA on: May 19, 2013, 02:40:13 AM
Have any folks gotten into the new BitInstant Beta? Things are looking promising with the new changes.

The New BitInstant

Seeing as it's in closed beta, would like to hear some thoughts on those that have gotten in.

11  Economy / Computer hardware / Want ASIC devices now?! on: May 13, 2013, 04:23:45 PM
ASICMiner Block Eruptor Blades Sales have started!!

Pricing: retail price 49.99BTC each, 48.99 each if quantity >= 10 in a single order, 47.99 each if quantity >= 20 in a single order

Click here for more details.

All the Avalon Batch 2 and 3 buyers must be thrilled! Tongue
12  Economy / Securities / ASICMiner Shares & Futures Contract on: May 11, 2013, 08:42:14 PM
As everyone knows, ASICMiner has been increasing their hash rates lately and their share value and dividend payouts have starting catching the eyes of infrequent visitors of the Securities subforum. Additionally, they are also selling Block Eruptor blades and USB miners with profits being part of the dividend payout.

ASICMiner Block Eruptor Blades

ASICMiner Block Eruptor USB Miners

With another BE blade auction going on now and USB miners going on sale in the coming weeks, I would like to offer the first hybrid ASICMiner share sales/futures contract.

The Offer:
30 ASICMiner shares
All dividend payouts for my 100 Shares for the last 2 weeks of May (22nd & 29th)

In Return:
70 BTC

Why Consider This?
ASICMiner will ramp up to 50 TH/s by June and having projected hash rate of 262 TH/s in the coming months, making it quite lucrative to get invested with ASICMiner now. Additionally, there will also be payouts from both Blade auctions (50+ currently) and USB sales (10k+ for sale soon), adding further value to the shares. With shares around 1.8-1.9 BTC and rising, you stand to profit.

Why am I doing this?
I have a debt pay date coming up and need the funds ASAP to finalize a previous deal. John K will serve as escrow, ensuring that the contract will be upheld. Additional terms can be negotiated to protect interested parties if they're worried about me not holding my end.

PM me if interested and thanks for your time.
13  Local / Hardware y Minería / ASICMiner on: May 11, 2013, 02:43:05 PM
ASICMiner está subastando más hojas en su última subasta a un precio fijo (49.99 BTC) para sus 10 juntas GH / s


Obtendrá estas dentro de una semana del fin de la subasta
Batir todos los demás que han comprado Avalon lote 2/3
Gran servicio al cliente (guía online más)

Compruébelo usted mismo:
14  Economy / Speculation / Prepare yourselves... on: April 12, 2013, 02:54:48 AM
15  Economy / Speculation / People, you have it all wrong... on: April 11, 2013, 09:55:52 AM
1) MtGox gets DDoS
2) "Panic buy" while everyone else sells
3) Huh
4) Profit!
16  Economy / Speculation / $200/BTC by May 1? on: April 02, 2013, 05:09:30 PM
With the current rate, this isn't considered too crazy. Obviously the price will correct itself but thoughts?

Edit: Changed from June 1 to May 1, was too conservative in estimate.
17  Economy / Lending / 3 BTC Loan for 3 Days with 5% Interest on: March 18, 2013, 04:09:47 PM

Requesting a 3 BTC Loan for 3 Days, will payback 3.15 BTC once my Coinbase order goes through (Thurs, Mar 21 @ 7:00PM CDT). I do have collateral if needed (45 ASICMiner shares, can be confirmed via friedcat). Will even show the Coinbase Trans ID if requested, PM if interested.


Edit: Raised interest rate from 3% to 5% to get a faster deal
18  Economy / Auctions / [WTB] 75 ASICMiner Shares on: March 10, 2013, 04:59:06 AM
I would like to buy 75 ASICMiner Shares, targeting a range of 0.55 to 0.6 per share. PM if interested.
19  Economy / Lending / 38.5 BTC Loan (90 Day Loan) [Closed] on: March 09, 2013, 09:07:20 PM
I'm a bit new to the Bitcoin scene and trying to get the funds for a business purchase. Can and will provide any legal government ID/paystubs/etc to help me set my "venture." If intrigued, PM me with interest rates and questions. Thanks!

Potential Collateral: 111 ASICMiner Shares, each valued at about 0.75/share
[NOTE: Some are pending, can discuss with interested parties]

Negotiations would cover interest rates, repayment schedule, etc.

Edit: Added information about potential collateral and title for more info for interested parties.

Edit 2: No longer needed, thanks again.
20  Economy / Securities / Profitable BTC Stocks on: March 07, 2013, 06:28:16 PM
With ASICMiner getting all the attention these days, are there any other stock options that are worth looking into? I know Satoshi Dice is another once but I'm trying to see if there are any other competitive ones worth looking into.

If providing suggestions, please do so in this format:

Current Price Range/Share     
Dividends (if any)
Why worth looking into

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