Zeta Bitcoin Mining: Perpetual mining bond, previously traded at GLBSE, ticker ZETA-MINING
2012-12-04: All claimed shares bought-back; Operation closed
2012-11-25: Investors' list received from GLBSE, Payments restarting
2012-11-12: Claim Process closing, Buy Back Offer
2012-10-20: GLBSE recovery: Claim Process open
2012-10-14: recovery plans after GLBSE closing
2012-10-07: GLBSE closing down
2012-09-08: swaps for ASICMINER shares executed, bonds recalled => 4000 left outstanding
2012-08-24: voluntary offer to investors to exchange shares for physical hashing power or ASIC securities
2012-07-10: FPGA boards delivery
2012-05-28: dividend payments & upcoming expansion
2012-05-19: bail-out period ending & dividend calculation
2012-05-17: GPU deactivation & external FPGA mining contract
2012-05-14: what's next?
2012-05-13: successful IPO
2012-05-13: finalized IPO details & added projected ROI figures
2012-05-05: initial announcement
GLBSE recovery: Claim Process open
Please send me an e-mail to the address given in my forum profile specifying
- your GLBSE account name
- number of ZETA-MINING bonds you hold
- address where dividends should be paid to (paper wallet address or at least one you have the private key of)
- optional: e-mail address to be used to contact you for confirmation / updates (if not reply-to address)
- optional: anything you have available to prove your claims (screnshots, trade information, etc.)
FPGA Boards Delivery
The 50 Cairnsmore1 Quad-FPGA boards pre-ordered at Enterpoint have been delivered. The FW and bitstreams are still in development status and as a result the boards are currently rather used for testing than for mining.
When projected final performance is reached, a total of up to 30GHps will be offered to the public.
Dividend Payments & upcoming Expansion
Since GLBSE has no support for automated pre-scheduled dividend payments, I will process the manual payment early when I am away from keyboard at the defined payment time (Sundays at 13:00 UTC).
Expansion is on the horizon with the Quad boards' anticipated shipment within 2 weeks. 75% of the added hashing power will be offered to the public by issuance of new bonds. The bonds will be priced at market value. Investors interested in buying blocks of 50 bonds please contact me via PM.
Bail-out Period ending & Dividend Calculation
Dividends will be paid Sundays at 13:00 UTC, with the first payment scheduled for tomorrow May 20th. I set up a Google Docs spreadsheet for weekly dividend calculations here
Right before the dividends are paid tomorrow, I will remove the bid wall I set up for the first post-IPO week to allow investors a bail-out at no cost. I'll be glad if you stay invested with me, but if you feel unsure, do not miss to place your sell order in time.
Replaced GPUs with external Mining Power
Most GPU rig that turned to operate inappropriate in my setup has been deactivated, leaving ~6GH/s (mainly in BFLS) active.
Until the FPGA Quads are delivered, the issued bonds are additionally backed by external mining power. Find it mining with 6.5+GH/s at Ozcoin's Top20
or round-share stats
Coins Collected - What's next?
With the IPO capital collected, the next obvious challenge is how to re-invest in mining power extension quickly. Besides GPUs that would be available immediately but already had their times and will not be considered for expansion, today any FPGA based mining rig has a lead time of 8+ weeks. Since second hand availability is either zero or only at rip-off prices, there is no practical way for instant expansion.
I have 50 Cairnsmore1 Quad
boards ordered from the first batch. Enterpoint promises to have them ready for delivery within June. If they keep up with that (or with even small delays) that is the earliest most occasion to extend FPGA based mining power. The available IPO capital will be invested fully into this order.
Until then, 750 coins are reserved to provide the bail-out bid walls in the post-IPO week and for market liquidity thereafter. The remainder of ~1500 BTC has been converted to fiat and is reserved to fund the expansion.
The IPO was successful, all bonds were sold at IPO-price. Due to high demand from large scale investors 2500 additional bonds has been issued within an hour after IPO.
Thank you all for your trust and your will to invest in a long-term Bitcoin future.
I grant all investors a free bail-out period to get back your invested coins without any loss for one week after the IPO, i.e. I will keep an according bid wall active until 2012-05-20.12:00 GLBSE time.
IPO Details Finalization
- IPO price: 0.295 BTC
- availability: 650 bought by pre-IPO investors, available to the public at IPO: 4350
This is basically a do-the-math-for-you of the formula defined by Meni here
, based on the IPO price of 0.295BTC and current difficulty of 1.733M:
- weekly income per bond: 86400 * 7 * 50 * 10^6 / (1733207 * 2^32) = 0.00406 BTC
- weekly ROI: 0.00406 / 0.295 = 1.38%
I've been with Bitcoins for almost a year now. While finding that agglomeration of brilliant people in this community and learning so many new things is exciting, I reached a point where I am investing too much (in terms of money and time) to continue it as a hobby project. With the ups and downs (including the past numerous incidents) we had so far, I gained enough confidence that Bitcoin will survive in the long run and got motivated to extend my leisure-time involvement to a serious business.
As one core component of that business I am going to significantly increase my mining capabilities from currently 7.5GH/s to a target of at least 1% of the global hashing power by the end of 2012. Right now I am negotiating with an established FPGA-board manufacturer for a license program to be able to gradually add FPGA based hashing power at prices competitive to the current best ROI-efficient devices.
The upfront investment to produce 50+ Quad boards and add ~40GH/s with that approach is quite huge and I therefore want to spread the risk and collect some coins for investing with issuing ZETA-MINING
bonds at GLBSE. The contract is basically equivalent to existing ones (sorry gigavps and amazingrando for copy-pasting), i.e. you buy 1MH/s at 100% PPS and get paid with your portion of mined coins once a week. I'm not adding further details here, assuming all potential investors already know. Feel free to ask for additional info you would like to see as part of the contract.
Since my Zeta Bitcoin Mining business is explicitly planned for growth, I add the following statements:
1) Issued hashing power
At any time I will issue no more than 75% of the available hashing power. The remaining portion will be used to
a) cover operational costs
b) provide liquidity to the secondary market
c) fund expansion
d) cover operation risks (e.g. downtime)
All coins collected by issuing bonds are invested 100% in growth, i.e. used to buy more mining equipment.
Long term competitive operation is assured by minimizing operating costs. ROI calculations for new equipment are performed for an operating time of 18 months and assure to remain competitive with latest generation devices.
4) Operational costs
Initially the operational costs are limited to the electricity that I am going to pay out of my pocket and from my portion of the coins mined. As soon as upon growth infrastructural investments become required, bond holders will have to vote whether to accept fees to be deducted from their dividends.
5) Liquidity provision
I will provide liquidity to the secondary market to some extent by placing ask and bid walls at each side of the averaged trading price. This is not to drive the market but to increase investors' confidence in the bond by assuring they can bail out for a reasonable price.IPO details
- date: May 13th 2012
- bonds to be issued: 5000 representing 5GH/s
- price: cut-off will be set at IPO day at (5-day 1MH/s average of other mining bonds) - 10% discount
That's for the details. Apologize if I forgot some important points, but I'm learning (how often do you sell your securities outside the Bitcoin world
) and will add them incrementally.
Thanks for your interest,