All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
A new service called HalleyBTC was just recently launched that offers high ROI for its Bitcoin savings investment options. The service is apparently operated and backed by one of the large Chinese Bitcoin mining farm operators – Halley China (though it seems that it could be ZeusMiner/ZeusHash instead through some partnership with Halley China), so that is apparently where the interest for your investment is coming from. While Halley China is not open to international investors (their website is only available in Chinese), it seems that the new HalleyBTC service is targeting a broader English speaking audience. They have definitely launched the new service right on time as with the recent jump in the price of Bitcoin there is a lot of increase in user’s interest in different ways to invest in Bitcoin.
The service offers three types of investment options, the first one is called Current Deposit and it gives you 0.02% daily interest with no fixed period. The other two higher return options are for 30-Day Fixed Deposit with 15% expected APY (Annual Percentage Yield) and 90-Day Fixed Deposit with 17% expected APY. The higher interest rate is ensured by the fact that your investment is being locked for a specific term, so apparently the Bitcoin you invest on the long term can in turn be used for investment in the existing Bitcoin mining farms of the company to increase the mined coins for example.
For their launch HalleyBTC is running a special promotion giving each new user the chance to get 1 to 10 Bitcoins as a bonus deposit to start your investment. All you have to do is register a new account and click on the Get Bonus button on the main page. Do note that what you get as a bonus investment in BTC cannot be withdrawn and will be in your account for 10 days only, what you get to keep is the interest rate you accumulate on the amount for these 10 days. The idea is to get to try and see how the service works without having to invest any of your own Bitcoins up front, do note however that this promotion is only valid up to
November 8th November 15th, so do take advantage of the offer before actually sending any of your own coins!
We haven’t written anything about ZeusHash for quite a while, since their partnership with Halley China, a large scale mining operator among the top in China. Well, today they have made an interesting announcement that made us take another look at their new offering as it sounds quite interesting and promising. It is a new cloud mining contract for a limited period that has no maintenance fees and at the end of the contract’s period you get your investment returned to you plus you keep what has been mined. The new cloud mining contract is called VGHS as Batch I VGHS hashrate is being sold for a period of 30 days at a price of $2.999 USD per VGHS. The price per GHS is a bit high for a 30 day period, even with maintenance fees included, but considering that after a month you will get back what you have paid for the hashrate plus what you have mined for that period of time it may not be a bad deal at all.
So what is the catch here? Well, the new VGHS cloud mining contracts from ZeusHash do seem more like an investment plan or a loan that users can give to the company and get the mined coins as an interest (currently it means you get about 3% interest for one month). This way the company has 30 days to operate with the money invested by the users before returning them back. It seems that lately this kind of offers are more beneficial for both users and mining operations as they offer more security and less risk than traditional cloud mining deals. So will this bring ZeusHash back in the game or not, it depends on how they manage to work things out with their new offer, but it does seem like an interesting alternative to other offers already. For the ones that are more interested in the traditional plans for Bitcoin cloud mining, there is a one week promotion starting today with a 10% PRICE CUT for Halley GHS that are still being offered.
ZeusHash hasn’t been doing that well in term of their cloud mining offers on their way moving from a Scrypt ASIC manufacturer to a cloud mining service provider. They stopped offering LTC mining contracts with the downtrend of Litecoin and because of their use of aging and not so efficient in terms of performance and hashrate hardware (especially after cancelling their Volcano project) leaving some unhappy customers that might have invested in LTC cloud mining contracts. The service moved to offering only BTC cloud mining, but there they also had some issues with their initial mining hardware, apparently due to it also not being the most efficient resulting in smaller profits from mining due to high maintenance costs. Then some mining farm facility issues and moving between new “Batches” of mining hashrate with different not so attractive prices and slightly better maintenance fees.
Today ZeusHash has announced that they have partnered with HalleyChina, apparently one of the big players in the industry who owns a TOP 3 mining farm in China (and you probably have not heard about them), and as a result they are offering a new Bitcoin mining contract called Halley GHS. The prices for the new contract seem much more reasonable than their previously available Batch III hashrate priced at $0.889 USD per GHS and the maintenance fee is now further down, making the new Halley GHS finally an interesting offer from ZeusHash. For orders below 1 THS you can purchase at a price of $0.339 USD per GHS (around 0.00155 BTC per GHS with the current exchange rate) and if you purchase 1 THS or more you can get a price of $0.299 USD per GHS or around 0.00135 BTC per GHS or prices that are among the best for cloud mining hashrate at the moment. The maintenance fee is currently set at $0.0016 USD per GHS for the Halley GHS cloud mining contracts. What we hope however is that this partnership will not end up being bad for the users like some other Chinese cloud mining partnerships ended in the last few months.