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October 15, 2013, 12:24:30 PM
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Yes, that whole concept of not reaching ROI because just holding coins would have offered better returns really does not preclude people from attaining a profit in pure dollar terms.

There is always something that could have gotten you better returns. The only question to be answered is whether you personally end up with more of anything than what you started with. If yes, then you win.

worth remembering too youll end up with hardware (diminshing resale value perhaps, but nonetheless a physical item

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November 05, 2013, 06:46:23 PM
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Yes, that whole concept of not reaching ROI because just holding coins would have offered better returns really does not preclude people from attaining a profit in pure dollar terms.

There is always something that could have gotten you better returns. The only question to be answered is whether you personally end up with more of anything than what you started with. If yes, then you win.

worth remembering too youll end up with hardware (diminshing resale value perhaps, but nonetheless a physical item

It's the only reason I bought a BE, cost me roughly £10 after deducting earnings and at the rate BTC is going today it might actually return more than I paid in GBP once converted from BTC. I bought it thinking I would make 50% back, actually got 80% so far.
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January 15, 2014, 10:43:38 PM
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Anyone successfully got BE's working on Android without building a custom kernel?

I see the USB to UART Bridge VCP driver page now includes an Android version; http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/pages/usbtouartbridgevcpdrivers.aspx
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February 13, 2014, 02:29:29 AM
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This may be noob of me to ask but, Ive had alot of block erupters for a while now and I just added one more to my collection today but I noticed that the green light was yellow on this one. Does this mean something or is it just a different color? 25 asic block erupters all with  green lights yet this one has 1 yellow.

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March 02, 2014, 03:53:54 AM
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It's an awesome product, but not cost-effective for mining BitCoin anymore... still fun and I still have a set running, though! (Just a warning for people paying $50 for these off amazon).
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May 04, 2014, 02:46:32 PM
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Happy Anniversary, Block Erupter USB!

Congratulations to Bitfountan/ASICMiner for creating one of the most, if not the single most, successful pieces of Bitcoin mining hardware to be made.

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May 04, 2014, 03:15:11 PM
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Happy Anniversary, Block Erupter USB!

Congratulations to Bitfountan/ASICMiner for creating one of the most, if not the single most, successful pieces of Bitcoin mining hardware to be made.

I still have some of them for sale. If anyone of the new bitcoiners is interested in a piece of history, send me a PM Smiley

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May 05, 2014, 01:26:52 PM
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anyone without free electricity still mining with these ?
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May 06, 2014, 10:54:53 AM
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They'll still be profitable for another jump or two, depending on your electricity.  I've got two hashing away.  Sad to see them go...
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May 08, 2014, 12:10:35 PM
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If anyone wants to sell off there old erupters in the UK I will buy Smiley As long as they are cheap!
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May 08, 2014, 12:13:40 PM
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anyone without free electricity still mining with these ?
I have 1 still mining solo on my server. Will tell you when it found a solo Block Cheesy
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May 08, 2014, 12:19:11 PM
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I have an antminer doing the same!  Grin
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May 08, 2014, 09:44:51 PM
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If anyone wants to sell off there old erupters in the UK I will buy Smiley As long as they are cheap!
How cheap do you want them?

The Block Erupter USB is available for $5 from neXgen Mining now.

Any cheaper and they enter promotional give-away item territory; etch off the existing logo, print/laser your own on Wink

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May 09, 2014, 07:43:53 AM
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If anyone wants to sell off there old erupters in the UK I will buy Smiley As long as they are cheap!
How cheap do you want them?

The Block Erupter USB is available for $5 from neXgen Mining now.

Any cheaper and they enter promotional give-away item territory; etch off the existing logo, print/laser your own on Wink
Someone want to explain to me why the unit price jumps to $30 when you put 20 or more in your cart?

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May 09, 2014, 08:52:05 AM
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Someone want to explain to me why the unit price jumps to $30 when you put 20 or more in your cart?
Their bulk discount thing has been broken since approximately forever.  I should send them a PM about that  Grin

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May 09, 2014, 09:47:40 PM
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Shame the postage to the UK costs so much! I'd buy a load.
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May 12, 2014, 11:37:54 PM
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If anyone wants to sell off there old erupters in the UK I will buy Smiley As long as they are cheap!
I've a few of mine on ebay ... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=321399833009

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May 13, 2014, 11:46:46 AM
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I've switched my 30-odd block erupters to solo mining, and I'll probably take them offline in June or July. Though honestly, they're so cheap to run I may keep them going anyway, even knowing they cost more to run than they'll generate.

They've more than earned back their cost in dollar value (due to the monster rise in bitcoin price), though in BTC value I don't think they broke even. But the value I got from them, in learning about the mining process, pools, Linux, and all kinds of other random info is invaluable. Tiny they may be, but they made an impact on my BTC life. Smiley

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May 13, 2014, 12:03:07 PM
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They've more than earned back their cost in dollar value (due to the monster rise in bitcoin price), though in BTC value I don't think they broke even.
Yep.  At BTC1.99 ($220 at the time) to purchase at introduction, their return in BTC didn't cause break-even, but if you sold the BTC you had earned from them at peak, it would have ROIed ~500%.  Not bad Wink (holding on to the BTC1.99 would have even better, of course).  Your experience may have varied, especially after price drops Smiley
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May 15, 2014, 11:06:59 PM
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Someone want to explain to me why the unit price jumps to $30 when you put 20 or more in your cart?
Their bulk discount thing has been broken since approximately forever.  I should send them a PM about that  Grin

This is now fixed Smiley

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