All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
With the recent spike in Bitcoin exchange rate a lot of users started to look again with interest in various Bitcoin cloud mining options as well as for buying Bitcoin ASIC miners. The problem with SHA256 ASIC miners however is that there are not many options available for normal users and with the likes of AntMiner S7 for example you may actually have to wait for a whole month to get your hardware if you order now. So the cloud mining alternative where you get your hashrate immediately and it starts mining for you with the low maintenance fees due to the high exchange rate of a single BTC does seem like the better choice. You should be careful though as this may lead to more scams popping up, so do not trust new services without any history even if they seem very promising. We actually have not stopped cloud mining at all, but now with the high exchange rate of Bitcoin we do have plans to invest a bit more into services that have their prices for hashrate listed in USD and here is what services we are currently using…
– Genesis Mining is the preferred Bitcoin cloud mining service in terms of transparency and reliability and we’ve been using it for more than a year already. The company is trying to run a transparent to its user operation, their teams frequently take part in crypto currency events and they have published information on their mining operations including their hardware suppliers. Their prices are in fixed in USD and you can purchase hashrate with various crypto currencies as well as bank cards and wire. We even have a special promotional code that you can use to get a 5% discount for Bitcoin cloud mining hashrate purchases – CryptoMiningBlog5.
– Mining Sweden is a more recent entry in the Bitcoin cloud mining scene, starting as a smaller mining operation with plans to grow with the help of its users. The service offers Mining Shares that are only for cloud mining and VIP Shares that give you not only cloud mining hashrate, but percentage of the profits of the mining operation. Could be a good long term investment as things a working pretty well for the few months that we have been using their services. Here is an extra 10% discount code from the regular prices in USD that you can use, just enter ms10 during checkout.
– GigaHash is another of the new smaller Bitcoin cloud mining farms that we’ve been using for a few months without trouble and they have been growing. This operation started as a private mining investment and after that offering cloud mining services to broader audience with their mining farm expanding all the time. They have recently announced another expansion and plans to offer some more Scrypt cloud mining hashrate as well as more Bitcoin mining hashrate in the form of fixed term contracts with all mining fees paid in advance.
– HashFlare is another more recent service apparently operated by a bit controversial Bitcoin ASIC manufacturer. We were a bit skeptical and more cautious with this one, but so far a few months since we;ve started using them they are doing well and we’ve had no issues with them. If you want to try it out, here is a promo code for 10% off for purchases over 200 GHS – HF15HLLWN10. This discount code was issued for Halloween, but it still seems to be valid, so you might want to act fast while you can take advantage from it, and another one for 20% off for over 1000 GHS purchases HF15HLLWN20 from the Halloween promo apparently still valid as well.
There are some other services that we have some Bitcoin cloud mining hashrate in such as ZeusHash that had some issues recently and we would not advice to go there or Eobot that we just tested and not found as a great place to invest in cloud mining. It seems however that the new trend is to invest in operations that are backed by Bitcoin mining hardware, but that instead give you interest on BTC that you deposit. One of the latest such offers is the HalleyBTC service powered by Halley China’s Bitcoin minign farms, but there is also Bitmain’s Hashnest PACMiC contracts or HaoBTC etc.
The Bitcoin cloud mining service GigaHash has introduced a new cloud mining plan called GHASH3 introducing about 50 THS more worth of hashrate available for purchase. The price per GHS for the new Bitcoin cloud mining plan is 0.00217000 BTC or $0.52 USD which is a bit higher than previous GHASH2 plans (some hashrate is still available for these as well), but the daily maintenance fee is now lowered for the new plans to just $0.0007 USD per GHS per day. There is also apparently another new cloud mining plan to be available soon called PPC1 for Peercoin SHA256 cloud mining with the same rice parameters as the GHASH3 Bitcoin cloud mining plans.
Time for an updated look on what cloud mining services are currently using, both older ones that have been available for quite some time as well as new ones that we’ve started checking out more recently. This quick overview will also cover some recent developments around the various services listed below that we are following. Also it seems that lately there is also a new alternative to traditional cloud mining that is gaining some interest from services such as HaoBTC or Bter that pay users interest based on deposited coins, interest that is generated by mining. These services offer lower profit over a longer term, but also the risk is lower than that of investing in a cloud mining operation. Also these services pay you interest on an hourly or daily basis and your deposited coins are not locked, so you can use them at any time you need them. Hashnest also tried something like an alternative to traditional cloud mining with their PACMiC offers, but their new v2 is not as attractive as their initial offer. But back to the traditional cloud mining services…
– Genesis Mining is the preferred Bitcoin cloud mining service in terms of transparency and reliability and we’ve been using it for about a year already. The company is open, their teams frequently take part in crypto currency events and they have published information on their mining operations including their hardware suppliers. Daily payouts, transparency, multiple ways to purchasing cloud mining hashrate, probably not the fastest ROI out there, but less riskier. Here is a special promotional code that you can use to get a 5% discount for hashrate purchases – CryptoMiningBlog5.
– ZeusHash is a bit controversial with their cloud mining offers over time that have been unprofitable, but with their more recent offers they seem to be doing much better. Their partnership with the large Halley China mining farm has allowed them to offer a good price for their cloud mining hashrate and their most recent offer for 30 day cloud mining contracts with the users getting back what they have paid initially plus what they have mined at the end of the contract was also an interesting opportunity.
– GigaHash is still one of the smaller Bitcoin cloud mining farms that we see a good opportunity for growth in. Started as a private mining investment and after that offering cloud mining services to broader audience with their mining farm expanding all the time, lately based on AntMiner S5 ASICs. Daily payouts, useful and clean custom interface, good and timely support when there are some kind of issues, so worth checking out even though we’ve started using the service more recently.
– Mining Sweden is another relatively new entry in the cloud mining scene, starting as a smaller mining operation with plans to grow with the help of its users. The service offers Mining Shares (currently sold out) that are only for cloud mining and VIP Shares that give you not only cloud mining hashrate, but percentage of the profits of the mining operation. The service also offers users to buy BitMain AntMiner S5 ASIC miners and have them hosted in their data center. Could be a good long term investment as things seem to be working pretty well so far. Here is an extra 10% discount code from the regular prices that you can use, just enter ms10 during checkout.
– HashFlare is another more recent service apparently operated by a bit controversial Bitcoin ASIC manufacturer. So far it seems that the service is working just fine and is paying out without any problems, but still you might want to be careful with larger investments just in case. If you want to try it out, here is a promo code for 5% off for purchases over 250 GHS – HF15SMMR5P2 or 20% off for purchases over 2500 GHS – HF15SMMR20P2.
– Eobot is a service that has been available for quite some time already, according to their website since 2013, but we’ve just recently decided to check it out and so far it seems everything seems to be running fine and as promised. Initially it did not consider their offers of much interest, but their GHS 2.0 Bitcoin cloud mining contracts do not seem so bad at the moment with the current market situation. They also do have some other interesting services such as Cloud Folding and their own mining pool, so you might want to take a look, just stay away from their mining app.
A bit of warning in the end, stay away from the Bitcoin Cloud Services as they have suddenly stopped paying about a month ago, but their website is still online and they are still “accepting” payments form new users that never get hashrate or any payment in return, so do not throw your coins there! Another service that has been available for quite a while called Scryptcc has also had trouble recently claiming to have been hacked and a few hundred Bitcoins stolen from them and although they have returned and seem to be back online we would advice to stay away from the service for the moment, as they have lowered the mining income users are getting in order to get back what was apparently stolen from them. Until they resume normal operation with normal mining rewards for their users we would advice to stay away from them.