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FutureBit Moonlander 2, An Upcoming Scrypt USB ASIC Miner

30 Aug
2017

Last year we have tested and reviewed the FutureBit MoonLander USB Scrypt ASIC Miner and have found it to be a well-designed and working miner. Unfortunately with hashrate maxing at just about 1 MHS at that time it was not very up to date for practical use with mining profitability in mind. The good news is that there is a new version of the miner in the works – FutureBit Moonlander 2 and the new device will be more interesting specifications wise.

The FutureBit Moonlander 2 USB Scrypt ASIC miner is supposedly offering an efficiency of about 1.3 Watts per MHS and the device should be capable of delivering between 3 and 5 megahashes for Scrypt mining (depending on settings). With the recent peak of the interest in Litecoin we could be seeing increased interest in these devices as well. The new version of the USB Scrypt ASIC should most likely be available for orders in October with deliveries starting at the end of October or early November. The price is not yet fixed, but it will most likely be in the range of $40-$60 USD per miner.

Preliminary specifications of the miner:
– Hashrate: 3-5 MHS Scrypt performance per miner
– Power usage: about 1.5W per MHS for most of that range
– Operating frequency: core clock from 500 MHz to nearly 1 GHz!
– Operating voltage: fully customizable core voltage range from 0.6V – 1V
– Fully redesigned 5v->core voltage stage with about 95% efficiency
– Heavy duty/over speced parts were used to ensure wide range of operation (stick can be pushed to nearly 6mh if you can cool it)
– Status LEDs for power, TX and RX transmission
– Uses latest bfgminer 5.4 for control
– Will work with all Mac OS, Linux, and Windows based PCs, as well as RPi’s etc (and I will be offering easy to use pre-compiled binaries)

For more information about the FutureBit Moonlander 2 USB Scrypt ASIC miner…



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4 Responses to FutureBit Moonlander 2, An Upcoming Scrypt USB ASIC Miner

xeridea

August 31st, 2017 at 20:49

$40-60, so its like buying an L3+ for $4000-6000, but only 1/100th.

Isaac Church

September 1st, 2017 at 19:32

Bought 10. 6 month ROI at current difficulty/price. Fun to play with, and I’m interested in LTC long term.

Admin

September 22nd, 2017 at 16:23

I’m seriously interested

Benjamin Taylor

October 12th, 2017 at 16:04

Just got mine from here:

https://www.eyeboot.com/futurebit-moonlander2-litecoin-miner.html

Great little miner, has a really cool mini fan attached to it as well to cool it. Looks awesome!
It can mine any scrypt coin such as litecoin, digibyte, mooncoin, megacoin, dogecoin, etc.

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