Look up user blackarrow for lancelot.
I'm saying if you use my p2pool, in my signature, it merged mines but I keep the merged mine, you only get btc. 0% fee. If you setup your own p2pool you can keep all four coins.
Thanks a lot bro, nobody has mentioned these and I've been asking for an entire month for any alternatives.
Can you give me some person info so I can see if it's worth it. They're saying they cost about $350 PER lancelot piece. that's for 400MH. Butterfly Labs sells a 5GH unit for $278 ( I have 3 on order) which (each one) is nearly 12 times more powerful than 1 $350 Lancelot and reviewers say the asic chips can be overclocked as they're now coming underclocked to reduce energy usage which I don't care about or they're saying instead of 1 ASIC chip which can do the 5GH job with easy, to cut down on energy consumption they're instead going t put 2 asic chips in each unit but way underclock them so then by overcloking these 5GH butterfly units you can easily get double or more than the adversized speeds. But I'm not sure I have the skills to overclock, but if possible I would definitely pay someone to do it for me.
Of course the HUGE problem is who knows how long before Butterfly actually ships but when they do there's gonna be hundreds of thousands of asics machines on the market all at once so the bitcoin difficulty will go much higher (double to triple) so if you're getting .30 right now per day that's about $1200 per month in just BTC which is not bad but with but that can get cut in half or worse in a matter of a few months.
Now it may be that with a double in Difficulty (which is the minimum I'm expecting) the price per coin may also go up to also double or maybe more, but that's no guarantee which would mean your earnings could get cut in half which, after energy costs, it would suck. Honestly, as real hype picks up and massive asics machines start mining I can see bitcoins going to some ridiculous level which would then also bring up all of the other coins with it. And the best ones out there are the ones you're holding. So smart move to hold on to them.
So now the big questions. You have 20 lancelots - how much is your electric bill per month? So you really paid $7,000 for 20 units? Wow man, that's crazy but I guess if you bought them a few months ago you're close to getting your money back. Good for you.
But with asics so close to or already hitting the market (Avalon, Butterfly, Cryonic, etc) I'd be really worried to order now and not even get them until june or july which is when Butterfly promises to ship mine but that's not for sure.
Finally, about how many actual coins of IXcoins, Devcoins (after you pay the mandatory 90% fee for devcoin to the developers), and Namecoins do you get per month on top of your bitcoins. Cause those are the top coins I'm accumulating so if those are being mined in any meaningful number, not dollar value, but just amount of coins, that may be worth it later on as I expect all of these coins to go up considerably. So if you could give me a ballpark figure how much 20 lancelot units mine of the latter 3 coins in total coin amounts per month that would really help me make a decision, cause, like you, I wouldn't sell them either but rather hold on to them for later on. $7,000 is way out of my affordability right now but I may bee able to start with 5 or 10. Thanks for you help.