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August 26, 2014, 05:36:19 PM
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What is the bottom line?  MrTeal (or someone who has done this before), what would it cost to get this going?  What is the final product going to cost?
Bottom line is that it would cost $5,400 to get the process started, and it's hard to say what the final cost would be since until you spend the $5,400 KnC will not release any information on their system.

Hmmm.... It sounds a little tricky... What do you think, if you had the chips in your hand, what would your guess be as to how long until there is a finished product ready to mine?  What would the ballpark cost be for the finished product?  Is it not really possible to know as there is not enough info?

All I know that $.15 / GH/s really caught my attention.  For me, I don't care about electrical costs, the cost per GH/s is basically all I care about.
Probably somewhere in the range of $1/GH/s or so, though it would be lower if you did a large volume. Leadtime really depends on what they release. It could be a couple months if the documentation is sparse and they're hard to get a hold of.
Would you be willing/want to head up a group buy for this?
Say a minimum buy in of 0.5BTC per share, to get a 20BTC fund to purchase 200 of these chips and start the research process?

I for one would find this a very attractive proposition, far more than any other pre-order I've ever been involved with.

If anyone wants to get involved does so on the basis that "I invest what I am willing to lose", is this something you would be willing to take on?

i'd be up for it cuz 'Teal all the way!!!!

to post the docs they send with chips would be the only stipulation, since they said they would release them and have gone back on that.

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August 27, 2014, 07:57:02 AM
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I have opened a thread looking for expressions of interest for a community driven project for ordering KNC chips. The chips will come with a $4 addition per chip above what KNC are selling them for but this is so that chips can be given for FREE to developers such as MrTeal and others who are willing to design boards for these chips. The group buy will use an escrow system i am currently looking for a reputable escrow provider for this. I welcome feedback in the thread. I feel that these chips could be great value if boards can be designed for them.

Thread is here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=758408

Message me if you have any problems
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August 27, 2014, 08:59:41 AM
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I have opened a thread looking for expressions of interest for a community driven project for ordering KNC chips. The chips will come with a $4 addition per chip above what KNC are selling them for but this is so that chips can be given for FREE to developers such as MrTeal and others who are willing to design boards for these chips. The group buy will use an escrow system i am currently looking for a reputable escrow provider for this. I welcome feedback in the thread. I feel that these chips could be great value if boards can be designed for them.

Thread is here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=758408
I'm not looking to acquire the chips themselves, but would be interested in adding funds to acquire the chips for the potential development of a rig(s)/group buy mini pool (could be about 40TH??)
Just a suggestion, but something like a minimum of 10 shares (2BTC each) and a maximum of 40 shares (0.5BTC each) with a cap per investor of 2 BTC.
The developer (MrTeal?) would get 10% of the final hashrate of anything that gets produced (if at all).
The caveat would be, that anyone investing does so on the basis that they are investing what they are willing to lose.
For me, this is still a much more attractive proposition than all pre-orders I've been involved in.

Anyway, just a suggestion, could be a pretty interesting project for the right person Smiley

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August 27, 2014, 09:14:55 AM
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What is the bottom line?  MrTeal (or someone who has done this before), what would it cost to get this going?  What is the final product going to cost?
Bottom line is that it would cost $5,400 to get the process started, and it's hard to say what the final cost would be since until you spend the $5,400 KnC will not release any information on their system.

Hmmm.... It sounds a little tricky... What do you think, if you had the chips in your hand, what would your guess be as to how long until there is a finished product ready to mine?  What would the ballpark cost be for the finished product?  Is it not really possible to know as there is not enough info?

All I know that $.15 / GH/s really caught my attention.  For me, I don't care about electrical costs, the cost per GH/s is basically all I care about.
Probably somewhere in the range of $1/GH/s or so, though it would be lower if you did a large volume. Leadtime really depends on what they release. It could be a couple months if the documentation is sparse and they're hard to get a hold of.

Then why won't people let this thread die? Power consumption is 2x the market, price to build is estimated at 50% over TODAY'S price and lead time could be 8-10 weeks out.

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August 27, 2014, 09:56:19 AM
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What is the bottom line?  MrTeal (or someone who has done this before), what would it cost to get this going?  What is the final product going to cost?
Bottom line is that it would cost $5,400 to get the process started, and it's hard to say what the final cost would be since until you spend the $5,400 KnC will not release any information on their system.

Hmmm.... It sounds a little tricky... What do you think, if you had the chips in your hand, what would your guess be as to how long until there is a finished product ready to mine?  What would the ballpark cost be for the finished product?  Is it not really possible to know as there is not enough info?

All I know that $.15 / GH/s really caught my attention.  For me, I don't care about electrical costs, the cost per GH/s is basically all I care about.
Probably somewhere in the range of $1/GH/s or so, though it would be lower if you did a large volume. Leadtime really depends on what they release. It could be a couple months if the documentation is sparse and they're hard to get a hold of.

Then why won't people let this thread die? Power consumption is 2x the market, price to build is estimated at 50% over TODAY'S price and lead time could be 8-10 weeks out.
And where is the fun in that  Wink

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December 05, 2014, 02:19:51 PM
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Chip datasheet is exist? Or more readable pins image.  Huh
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December 05, 2014, 02:22:06 PM
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Chip datasheet is exist? Or more readable pins image.  Huh

What is the bottom line?  MrTeal (or someone who has done this before), what would it cost to get this going?  What is the final product going to cost?
Bottom line is that it would cost $5,400 to get the process started, and it's hard to say what the final cost would be since until you spend the $5,400 KnC will not release any information on their system.

KnC's canned response has been order the hardware, and they'll share the datasheet.
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