All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
Litecoin (LTC) is one of the oldest altcoins and it is still alive, although soon after the first wave of Scrypt ASIC miners appeared the interest and numbers of users mining the crypto has started diminising. You can say that LTC was in a bit of a slumber pretty much everywhere besides China at least until a few months ago when Innosilicon has finally released their A4 Dominator Scrypt ASIC miners. So the last few months things have started to move a bit once more and the development of Litecoin has also been a bit more active with SegWit support getting ready to be implemented as well.
The early Innosilicon A4 Dominator Scrypt ASIC miners apparently had some issues according to users that got the devices and they are still being offered, though with the upcoming Chinese new year there could be some delays if you purchase now. The A4 Dominator is supposedly offering 280 MHS hashrate with 1000W power usage and is available for a price of $1800 USD. You will need to get a power supply for the device separately as it is not included in the purchase price of the miner.
Interestingly enough with the increase of the interest in Litecoin (LTC) you can now again purchase Scrypt cloud mining hashrate for mining Litecoin from Genesis Mining. The cloud mining company has been offering Scrypt cloud mining contracts before, but stopped doing so quite some time ago and it now brings back the contracts again. One can easily assume that their new offers are most likely based on A4 Dominators and the pricing is pretty good as an alternative to purchasing the hardware yourself.
You can get 2 MHS Scrypt cloud mining hashrate for $28 USD, 50 MHS for $650 USD of 200 MHS for $2400 USD as a preset packages or any custom hashrate in between. The Scrypt cloud mining contracts are with a duration of 2 years and there is no maintenance fee, everything is included in the price you pay for the hashrate. You can also use our special discount code CryptoMiningBlog5 to get some extra discount and get even better price should you decide to purchase a Scrypt cloud mining contract.
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.