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Hashflare is the second cloud mining service provider to start offering Ethereum. After a long period of pre-orders being accepted this Monday (March 21st) the first batch of Ethereum cloud mining hashrate went online and now the company is now taking pre-orders for the second batch that is expected to start mining sometime between April 4th and 11th, so if you purchase now you will have to wait some time before you start earning anything. Unlike the SHA-256 and SCrypt cloud mining hashrate that the service offers where it pays in Bitcoin only, with Ethereum cloud mining you are getting payments in Ethereum coins
The minimum you can purchase is 100 KHS with a regular price of $4.25 USD per 100 KHS or $42.50 USD for 1 MHS hashrate. The mining contracts are with 1 year duration and everything is included in the price of the hashrate, so there are no extra fees that you need to pay. It is not very clear however what will happen if Ethereum switches to POS phase before the end of your 1 year contract. There is a promotional code available that can help you get 25% discount from the regular price for purchases of 10 MHS or more, just enter the following discount code when checking out HF16ETHASH25M. If you don’t want to pre-order cloud mining hashrate and wait for the mining to start, then you can always go to Genesis Mining that has been offering users ETH hashrate for quite some time and after you purchase it will start mining for you right now.
The cloud mining service provider Hashflare has officially announced their plans to start offering Ethereum cloud mining hashrate with pre-orders already active and mining expected to start on March 21st. The contracts are with 1 year term with everything included in the price of the hashrate, so no extra expenses for the user. The price is set at $4.25 USD per 100 KHS (0.1 MHS) or with other words $42.25 USD per Megahash worth of Ethereum mining hashrate. There is currently a promotional offer for pre-orders that will allow you to purchase hashrate at a discounted price of $3.74 USD per 100 KHS or $37.4 USD per MHS (12% discount for the pre-orders) if you use the following promotional code when checking out HF16ETHER12.
The service is already offering Bitcoin and Litecoin cloud mining hashrate contracts, though both are being paid to users in BTC. Their new Ethereum cloud mining offer is apparently based on what Genesis Mining is already offering, though Hashflare apparently wants to attract customers with a lower price. The problem is that they have announced their plans about 1 month prior to actually starting to mine Ethereum and for that 1 month a lot can change – much higher mining difficulty or significant drop in price etc. that makes this investment riskier. There is also no information what will happen with the purchased hashrate in case Ethereum switches to PoS before the end of the 1 year term of the contract. So be careful when weighting in the pros and cons of this offer.
The crypto mining and deposits with interest platform OXBTC has announced a Red Envelopes promotion in celebration to the Chinese New Year. This promotion allows newly registered users to get some free Bitcoin cloud mining hashrate at the platform absolutely free for 1 month. Depending on your luck you, when you open your Red Envolope, you might win between 1 GHS and 1000 GHS and the hashrate you get will be available in your account for 1 month and you get to keep all of the profits it generates without having to invest or buy anything. The duration of the promotion is between February 22nd and March 6th, so don’t miss your chance to get some free hashrate for a month and earn some extra BTC.
This promotion is probably in order to stimulate more people to buy cloud mining hashrate at the platform as apparently there is not much interest from users as expected with the high prices for hashrate. The initial price of $0.499 USD per GHS with $0.0009 USD per GHS per day maintenance fee was not very attractive and while there is now a new price at $0.399 USD per GHS with $0.0007 USD per GHS per day maintenance fee it is still not too attractive with the recent jumps in Bitcoin’s network hashrate and difficulty. The $13 USD per MHS for Litecoin cloud mining hashrate is also pretty high (Maintenance Fee: $0.02 / MHS / Day), even though LTC has shown pretty stable difficulty level and price for quite a while making it more predictable for profit calculation on the long term. With the not so great track record that the company previously had with the ZeusHash it is no wonder that they are not doing great with hashrate sales in this new platform as well, but when they give you free hashrate why not take it anyway.
Unfortunately their deposits with interest service is getting less attractive than it was before with Current Deposits down from 0.02% daily to 0.01% (cut in half) and the 30-Day Fixed Deposits are down from 15% APY to just 7%. Interestingly enough the HalleyBTC Bitcoin savings investment platform operated by the same people still has the same 0.02% daily interest rate and 15% APY for 3-day fixed deposits.