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Genesis Mining has announced that will start to offer Bitcoin mining contracts starting Thursday, August 28th 2014 or with other words tomorrow. The new Bitcoin mining contracts will be introduced at very competitive prices starting at as little as $2.15 per GH/s according to the company. And the pricing is transparent: there are no additional fees or hidden costs. Up to now Genesis Mining has been offering only Scrypt cloud mining and we’ve been using the service for quite a while already and testing it, our initial impressions can be found here.

Genesis Mining has been open on what hardware they are using to back up the cloud mining hashrate they sell to users and also is one of the few companies into the cloud mining business that allows the user some control on what currency to be mined/payed in such as LTC, DOGE or BTC for example. Similar functionality should also be available to the Bitcoin cloud mining users who will be able to choose to mine other SHA-256 coins such as Peercoin or Namecoin for example. If you are wondering about the supplier of the Genesis Mining of Scrypt ASIC miners, it is ZeusMiner and the company that they have partnered for the SHA-256 mining hardware is apparently Spondoolies-Tech.

We do plan to purchase some Bitcoin cloud mining hashrate as soon as it becomes available and to do a short review of the new BTC mining functionality that should be introduced tomorrow, so stay tuned for our first impressions.

Update: 28th has passed and the Bitcoin cloud mining functionality is not yet available, it is not wise to announce a date and then not to deliver the promised things on it. Furthermore there is not a single word on either Twitter or Facebook about why and when we are actually going to see the functionality available. This is the easiest way to loose the users trust – promising and not keeping your promises, and not giving an excuse on you were not able to!

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It has been over a month since we’ve published a price comparison of the Bitcoin and Litecoin cloud mining services that we are using, testing or seem like a good option, as well as some that are probably not going to ever ROI for the term of their contract with the current difficulty and price, so that you can compare the different options better. Also it seems that there are still not that many easy to use Scrypt cloud mining services available and with the exchange rate of LTC going down it is getting interesting as it seems that most Scrypt ASIC hardware manufacturers are already moving to start providing cloud mining services as well.

Bitcoin cloud mining services:
Bitcoin Cloud Services – 0.0028 BTC per GHS, 5 years, no pool fee, no maintenance fee
PBMining – 0.0029 BTC per GHS, 5 years, no pool fee, no maintenance fee
CEX.io – 0.0036 BTC per GHS, indefinite, no pool fee, has maintenance fee
Hashop.io – 0.0069 BTC per GHS, 2 years, no pool fee, maintenance electricity fee
Cloud Hashing – 0.00875 BTC per GHS, 1 year contract, pool and maintenance fees
Cointerra Mining – 0.00876 BTC per GHS, 1 year contract, pool and maintenance fees

Litecoin cloud mining services:
Scrypt.cc – 0.11199 BTC per MHS, indefinite, no pool fee, no maintenance fee
Genesis Mining – 0.138 BTC per MHS (5% off with promo code CryptoMiningBlog5), 1 year, no pool fee, no maintenance fee

And a word of advice about Lunamine, it seems that the service has the lowest price per GHS, however in the last few days withdraw requests have not yet been processed and since this is still a very new service you should be careful should you decide to invest there! Also note that lately CEX has reached a lower and more attractive price with lowered maintenance fees and the other advantage is the exchange where you can trade your hashrate, ScryptCC also has an exchange where you cans ell your purchased hashrate, unlike with the other services. Cointerra and Cloud Hashing are still keeping higher prices that do not get updated with the increase of the BTC network difficulty, so they still do not seem that attractive with their expensive 1 year contracts compared to other services, even though with them you should not worry about possible scams.

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It seems we’ve been using Genesis Mining’s cloud mining services for two weeks already and have decided to do a short update on our experience with the service after our initial impressions form the service that we’ve shared earlier this month. You can see the list of transactions and payments we have received so far with 1 MHS worth of Scrypt hashrate at the service and the full hashrate set to BTC payments, so whatever the service has mined gets converted to Bitcoins and we get payed in BTC at the end of the day. As you can see from the numbers there are some days with better results than others, but you can get a good idea on what to expect as an average and be able to do the math multiplying the numbers for more megahashes if you are interested.

On a side note, the service as also started accepting DOGEcoin as a payment method for hashrate, though if you convert the 1 MHS price of $180 USD to DOGE the amount you get is quite big – 561909 DOGE (over half a million). And of course you already have the option to allocate the cloud mining hashrate that you purchase for mining DOGE in the control panel should you be interested in that. Initially the prices that Genesis Mining had for the Scrypt cloud mining hashrate were quite good, but with the latest price drops of the Scrypt ASIC miners you could be able to purchase Zeus-based ASIC miners for half the price for the same cloud mining hashrate. So this is something to consider as well when thinking about the possibility to go for the easier way of cloud mining, where you will not have to deal with actual hardware installation and management, including power usage, heat and noise generated by actual Scrypt ASIC miners.

You can also use the following up to date promo code to get a 2.5% discount of the regular price nSO2TE should you decide to try out the service yourself.

For more information and to try out the Genesis Mining Scrypt could mining service yourself…


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