All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
ZeusMiner has started a closed beta testing of their new ZeusHash cloud mining platform, we have been using the old basic Scrypt cloud mining service they have been offering for a bit, the same platform that they used for hosted miners. So we are really looking forward in seeing what they have to offer in the new version after the closed beta test finishes, which according to them should take about a week before the platform is open for everyone. It seems that the new ZeusHash cloud mining platform will offer both Scrypt and SHA-256 cloud mining options and there will apparently also be a trading functionality to sell your hashrate. The prices are $0.889 USD per GHS for Bitcoin mining hashrate and $15.99 USD per MHS for Litecoin mining hashrate. ZeusMiner is still selling Scrypt cloud mining hahrate that will be allocated in the old platform for the moment, but once the new one is open it will most likely be moved there.
ZeusMiner is making ASIC Scrypt miners, however it seems that the company is also interested in offering Bitcoin mining hardware as well and as a result they have announced a partnership with a well-established brand in BTC mining – Rockminer. As a result of this partnership between the two companies you can purchase the 800 GHS Rockminer T1 ASIC miner at a price of just $369 USD, a nice deal if you are looking to invest in SHA-256 mining hardware. The Rockminer T1 is rated to provide 780-840 GHS hashrate with a power usage of about 1000 Watts, do note that the miner does not come with a PSU included, so you will need to buy it separately and unfortunately this adds extra cost if you don’t yet have a powerful PSU available. Do note that ZeusMiner does ship from China, it is not yet clear if the distributors of Zeus will also be offering Rockchip miners and if the price will be as good.
Zeus has come up with an interesting new upgrade program for the owners of their ZeusMiner Scrypt ASIC miners that is supposed to allow users to make their current miners more up to date and profitable again at the end of the year. If you have purchased a previous generation ZeusMiner you are able to pre-order ZEUS GEN III chip Blades that you can use to replace your existing boards and make the miner much more powerful in terms of hashrate while fitting in the same power usage limit as your current hardware. You are going to essentially use the cases and cooling radiators and fans of your existing hardware and only replace the chip boards with the same modules that the recently announced ZeusMiner Volcano will be using.
The prices for the upgrade boards are quite attractive at the moment and they should not be very expensive to ship, because you will not be getting a whole miner with the big size and weight due to the case and cooling. ZeusMiner distributors such as MinerEU are also accepting pre-orders for the Generation 3 upgrade boards as well as the Volcano Scrypt ASIC. What you should know however is that these upgrade boards should be available and start shipping sometime by the end of December. If Zeus manages to keep their promise on the specifications they have announced the upgrade boards will most likely be a great way to revive your Scrypt ASIC as it may be a bit outdated in terms of performance by the end of the year. So while pre-orders could be risky, at this point of time the upgrade offer from Zeus does seem quite attractive to owners of ZeusMiner Scrypt ASIC devices.