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January 03, 2014, 09:25:12 PM
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Bankrupt UNLESS, they decided to bump up the MPP so that their customers would at least have a chance of breaking even. Now that their R&D is complete, the easiest and cheapest them for them to do is ship more chips.

That's essentially what CoinTerra decided to do.  Batch 1 customers will be receiving more hashpower.  So far as I can tell, those customers are largely satisfied with that outcome.

Thats exactly the way to go. Hashfast should be pointed to that solution.
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January 03, 2014, 09:28:35 PM
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Batch 2 refunds requests can start FEB 1.  I will be taking cash refund for cash paid. I was foolish to entertain myself with the idea of doing something with their wholesale motherboards.  HAHAHAHA hell no, not anymore I will take my cash someplace else. 
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January 03, 2014, 09:35:29 PM
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Section J of the TOS:

"(j)       REFUNDS.  Any refunds due to Buyer will be made in United States Dollars, and for the purposes of calculating refunds, amounts paid in Bitcoin or other virtual currencies will be deemed paid in United States Dollars at the exchange rate given by Hashfast to its customers on the order date.  Refunds for partial order cancelations or returns will be adjusted for any discounts previously given to Buyer for volume purchases."

Was this always there?

Of course not. The TOS for the first week of ordering or so were very different than they are now. Unfortunately, no one seems to remember exactly what they were :-/.

I saved a copy on day 1 (August 8 ) and emailed it to myself so it is time stamped by gmail. I've also uploaded it to pastebin in September here: http://pastebin.com/EfS9vmRf

This is the ToS I agreed to and will hold HF to. Since they frequently changed the ToS and often without notifying customers or changing the revision number and date it is up to each customer to figure out exactly what they agreed to at the date they made the sale.

Looks like HF gleaned some of the text from here: http://www.nxp.com/wcm_documents/about/sales-offices-distributors/general_conditions_of_sale_austria.pdf
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January 03, 2014, 10:02:46 PM
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Sounds like Luke-Jr has his Baby-Jet and is trying to get it going at full speed (30gh/s at last check with cgminer and bfgminer). Check out the Eligius IRC channel for more info.

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January 03, 2014, 10:49:54 PM
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Sounds like Luke-Jr has his Baby-Jet and is trying to get it going at full speed (30gh/s at last check with cgminer and bfgminer). Check out the Eligius IRC channel for more info.

30gh/s? I don't even know if should i cry or should i laugh.

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January 03, 2014, 11:01:20 PM
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It doesn't matter what your ToS said at the time of purchase, no one is going to be refunded 50-60 BTC.  It's absurd to even wish that could happen.  You're going to get $5600 (or whatever you paid in USD) back and that's it.
Where were you when they were claiming thats exactly what they'd do? I don't recall any posts from you on it then. I suppose you are not actually a HF customer and instead bought from their competition without these "absurd" claims, at 1/5th the price?

Why do you think it absurd?  If they'd collected the coins and sat on them— after all, they say their fabrication was paid for by investors not by spending preorder money— then they could easily return them.

Or do you mean its absurd in that they're now sitting on millions of dollars of other people's coins which they obligated themselves to return but can plausibly escape doing so without consequence because of the cost of a legal fight and the possibility of them spending themselves into bankruptcy first, and so it would be "absurd" to honor their agreement? Is that what you mean?


I doubt they were holding customer BTC. Given the swings that BTC has they would be crazy to play that game. They converted the BTC to USD to pay bills and for R&D. Do you think their employees work for free?
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January 03, 2014, 11:05:17 PM
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Really do we need to have the refund in BTC debate every day?

What's really going on over there with the hardware? They said on the 28th they are going into production. They shipped some preproduction boards on new years eve. Now silence again. Did rev2 boards suck too?

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January 03, 2014, 11:09:05 PM
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Really do we need to have the refund in BTC debate every day?

What's really going on over there with the hardware? They said on the 28th they are going into production. They shipped some preproduction boards on new years eve. Now silence again. Did rev2 boards suck too?

While I have no skin in the game, in some instances, they're allegedly holding hostage nearly $50k in bitcoins. I think that's a good cause for continuing to have this debate!

And it's interesting, and it has yet to be resolved.

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January 03, 2014, 11:09:47 PM
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I'm taking the opportunity of you posting to point out a suggestion you gave them:

I dont know if the market can bare another pre-order asic company. Unless you have plans to sell before sep/oct i dont think you'll find many buyers. Good luck.

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January 03, 2014, 11:10:37 PM
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For those wondering how many units were shiped on the 31st, a user over in the HashFast Google groups says HashFast customer support told him "2".

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/hashfast-customers/jPxxWX3wWs4/OZFH9hhqp4MJ
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Ready for this....  They shipped out 2.  Not 2 orders....  2 Baby Jets.  

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January 03, 2014, 11:11:30 PM
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Really do we need to have the refund in BTC debate every day?

What's really going on over there with the hardware? They said on the 28th they are going into production. They shipped some preproduction boards on new years eve. Now silence again. Did rev2 boards suck too?

While I have no skin in the game, they're holding hostage nearly $50k of bitcoins for some people. I think that's a good cause for continuing to have this debate!

And it's interesting, and it has yet to be resolved.

We've had it for months and they have shown that they have ignored answering anything of importance regarding refunds on this forum. That is why it is useless to discuss anymore. By now we are just repeating opinions on the matter.

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January 03, 2014, 11:14:34 PM
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I'm taking the opportunity of you posting to point out a suggestion you gave them:

I dont know if the market can bare another pre-order asic company. Unless you have plans to sell before sep/oct i dont think you'll find many buyers. Good luck.

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Well the lies such as btc refund and MPP suckered me in. Oh well, thats what you get for believing.

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January 03, 2014, 11:24:04 PM
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There was a Sierra shipped as well on Dec 31st....

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January 03, 2014, 11:28:37 PM
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It doesn't matter what your ToS said at the time of purchase, no one is going to be refunded 50-60 BTC.  It's absurd to even wish that could happen.  You're going to get $5600 (or whatever you paid in USD) back and that's it.
Where were you when they were claiming thats exactly what they'd do? I don't recall any posts from you on it then. I suppose you are not actually a HF customer and instead bought from their competition without these "absurd" claims, at 1/5th the price?

Why do you think it absurd?  If they'd collected the coins and sat on them— after all, they say their fabrication was paid for by investors not by spending preorder money— then they could easily return them.

Or do you mean its absurd in that they're now sitting on millions of dollars of other people's coins which they obligated themselves to return but can plausibly escape doing so without consequence because of the cost of a legal fight and the possibility of them spending themselves into bankruptcy first, and so it would be "absurd" to honor their agreement? Is that what you mean?

I really feel for HF customers but I too don't understand why so many people actually think a BTC refund is even possible. Their claim that they would give full BTC refunds actually was one of the reasons I decided not to order from HF because it sounded scammy since there's simply no way they could guarantee it with BTC's volatility. Yes they offered it but the sad fact is that it simply is not possible so begging the issue is just a waste of time. Focus on getting USD refunds or higher hashrate IMO...

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January 03, 2014, 11:32:36 PM
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It doesn't matter what your ToS said at the time of purchase, no one is going to be refunded 50-60 BTC.  It's absurd to even wish that could happen.  You're going to get $5600 (or whatever you paid in USD) back and that's it.
Where were you when they were claiming thats exactly what they'd do? I don't recall any posts from you on it then. I suppose you are not actually a HF customer and instead bought from their competition without these "absurd" claims, at 1/5th the price?

Why do you think it absurd?  If they'd collected the coins and sat on them— after all, they say their fabrication was paid for by investors not by spending preorder money— then they could easily return them.

Or do you mean its absurd in that they're now sitting on millions of dollars of other people's coins which they obligated themselves to return but can plausibly escape doing so without consequence because of the cost of a legal fight and the possibility of them spending themselves into bankruptcy first, and so it would be "absurd" to honor their agreement? Is that what you mean?


I doubt they were holding customer BTC. Given the swings that BTC has they would be crazy to play that game. They converted the BTC to USD to pay bills and for R&D. Do you think their employees work for free?

According to Cypherdoc who was acting as a 'paid sponsor' and 'advisory board' member with HF:

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I am pleased to announce that I have been selected as a paid sponsor for HashFast Technologies LLC.  I have also been asked to join their Board of Advisors.

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no, it uses BitPay which will convert your USD to BTC.  

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they want only those committed to leaving their BTC with HashFast until the end of the year.  if they fail to deliver, they have said they will give full refunds in BTC.

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once you see details of their Miner Protection Plan and refund details all your fears will melt away.

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i've been told up, down, left and right that this is what they will promise.  i've even seen it written out in internal docs.  but whether or not they'll have the money to do a refund if the end of year rolls around is the risk you take.

This is what was being promised during the first week of sales. Go read yourself here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=270363.0

None of Cypherdoc's claims were refuted (nor confirmed) by 'official' HF respresentatives though. But he was being paid by HF and a board member. So at least it set the tone & expectations HF wanted to set to drum up sales. The ToS and Order Confirmation are pretty clear on this however; The original payment will be fully refunded in the currency and amount it was paid in.
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January 03, 2014, 11:35:53 PM
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Sounds like Luke-Jr has his Baby-Jet and is trying to get it going at full speed (30gh/s at last check with cgminer and bfgminer). Check out the Eligius IRC channel for more info.

30gh/s? I don't even know if should i cry or should i laugh.
This is just with unfinished code, and possibly some problems with the unit.
Also, it's 30 Gh/s average. More like 600 Gh/s (haven't measured exactly), but not working 95% of the time.

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January 03, 2014, 11:36:21 PM
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They converted the BTC to USD to pay bills and for R&D. Do you think their employees work for free?
I believe(d) their employees and R&D were paid by funds from their investors.

HashFast's prices were far too high to have justified participation as a investomer if that had been what they had said they were doing. At announcement the devices were selling at prices below to what you would have expected their lifetime income would have been for an time delivery assuming 2%/day hashrate growth (actual: 2.3%/day since mid august), and they were only redeemed up to break even by the MPP.  For the customer deal had fairly little upside under likely assumptions, and was only worth taking because it also had only moderate little downside potential if they adhered to their contract.

(Worst case assuming they didn't break their agreement would have been delivering on Dec 31st with the high growth, as we had.)

I really feel for HF customers but I too don't understand why so many people actually think a BTC refund is even possible. Their claim that they would give full BTC refunds actually was one of the reasons I decided not to order from HF because it sounded scammy since there's simply no way they could guarantee it with BTC's volatility. Yes they offered it but the sad fact is that it simply is not possible so begging the issue is just a waste of time. Focus on getting USD refunds or higher hashrate IMO...
Sure they could, they just needed a party to guarantee a floor value of their Bitcoin held, and they only needed enough of that to guarantee their parts costs and the minimum necessary margin (e.g. they didn't need to insure the whole amount). This is a service many large Bitcoin traders/holders would have been willing to provide for a fee. Also keep in mind that a refund still leaves them with the hardware and there is a tremendous demand for mining equipment. HashFast has been selling units for later delivery all through December.

Because the refunds were not payable until more than two months after their advertised target date— I'd personally assumed the reason for the mismatch between the target date and the guarantee date was to reduce the risk of revenue loss and a need to refill the order pipeline after a ordinarily late shipment triggered refunds.

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January 03, 2014, 11:52:44 PM
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The mood tells me that one "single" lawyer for HashFast won't be enough. Shall we see how many are incoming...

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January 04, 2014, 12:25:32 AM
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Sounds like Luke-Jr has his Baby-Jet and is trying to get it going at full speed (30gh/s at last check with cgminer and bfgminer). Check out the Eligius IRC channel for more info.

30gh/s? I don't even know if should i cry or should i laugh.
This is just with unfinished code, and possibly some problems with the unit.
Also, it's 30 Gh/s average. More like 600 Gh/s (haven't measured exactly), but not working 95% of the time.

That being the code that was shipped with the unit?

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January 04, 2014, 12:32:13 AM
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I really feel for HF customers but I too don't understand why so many people actually think a BTC refund is even possible. Their claim that they would give full BTC refunds actually was one of the reasons I decided not to order from HF because it sounded scammy since there's simply no way they could guarantee it with BTC's volatility.

Sure they could guarantee it, and in fact they did just that.

All they had to do to make it possible was hold enough BTC to cover all of their BTC-denominated liabilities.  Having guaranteed those refunds in BTC, not doing so would be irresponsible at best, and criminal at worst.

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