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One of the world’s largest crypto cloud mining provider is offering Bitcoin cloud mining contracts again after a few months without the option to buy BTC cloud mining contracts. The new contracts do not seem to be that attractive price wise, even though they are for 5 years duration and will not get cancelled even if they become unable to pay for the maintanance fees for the duration of the contract. The most interesting thing here according to the company is the reduction of the maintenance fee to as low as $0.14 USD per THS per day for all new mining capacities as well as the ability to also mine natively Bitcoin Cash (BCH) with any purchased hashrate. You can easily check if this is a good deal or not for you if you run the numbers in a mining calculator. Unfortunately at the moment no other type of cloud mining hashrate is being offered such as DASH, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero or Zcash. Do note however that current cloud mining offers are temporarily not available for US customers due.

If you are interested in checking out the current Bitcoin cloud mining offers of Genesis Mining…

It seems that due to the peak of price and interest in Bitcoin (BTC) even the largest cloud mining companies like Genesis Mining are having trouble securing enough mining equipment in larger quantities fast in order to satisfy the growing demand. The company has started a limited pre-sale of Bitcoin cloud mining contracts with mining expected to start on 28.02.2018 or roughly more than 3 and a half months from now when you can purchase hashrate. As a regular customer if you want to purchase a Bitcoin mining ASIC from Bitmain you would still need to pre-order with current batches scheduled for early 2018 shipping as well, though you can manage to find some overpriced Antminer S9 units in stock currently for sale as well. Unfortunately alternatives to Bitmain such as Canaan’s AvalonMiner 741 are also out of stock at the moment and that goes even for the less know and popular Ebit E9 miners as well.

Securing Bitcoin mining hardware or even cloud mining contract for such seems to be not so easy at the moment, and even the GPU mining craze from earlier this year has calmed down and profits through altcoin mining and selling for BTC are not as high and attractive for many users. Aside from Bitcoin cloud mining hashrate the company is also selling Ethereum cloud mining contracts with immediate start and the same goes for Monero and Zcash mining contracts. Currently DASH and Litecoin mining contracts are not available, though we would be extra careful with DASH specially due to the inflow of many new X11 ASIC miners on the market and difficulty skyrocketing on a daily basis. Litecoin has been more active lately and things are moving there as well and the user interest is higher in mining capacity for Scrypt ASIC miners as well as even for cloud mining options.

If you are interested in checking out the current cloud mining offers of Genesis Mining…

Here is another interesting mining project that got our attention – HydroMiner. A mining project that tries to make crypto currency mining more Eco-friendly by using hydro power stations for generating the electricity used by mining rigs. We already know that there are some hydro power stations being used for large mining farms in Asia, but here the project aims to do it in Europe and more specificall in the Austrian Alps. An ambitious goal trying to expand the current mining capacity from 290 kW all the way up to 7 MW if the maximum goal of the upcoming ICO is reached. Today the project had its pre-sale and it ended at just about 36 minutes according to the official information rising 1500 ETH with the actual token sale (H2O Token) starting on October 18th and running for a month. You can check the HydroMiner Whitepaper here for more details and detailed description of the project.

Hydro power is generally thought to be one of the most effective and lowest-cost renewable energy resources. It is environmentally friendly, carbon-neutral and natural. Hydro power allows to manage resources sustainably and enables low-emission production and it is also simple, controllable and has an excellent track record. Using hydro power stations in the Alps region one of the lowest prices per kilo Watt in Europe can be achieved, bringing the costs for the mining operation further down. Further cost savings can be realized by using the cold water for cooling the mining equipment, so no extra electricity costs for cooling. Where possible, mining equipment is built inside standard sea freight containers. The advantage is that containers can easily be assembled in once place and then taken to the hydro power station, in addition, the container can be moved to another location very quickly if needed, sometimes depending on water levels or the need for extensive maintenance to the power station’s turbines.

As you know we are not big on ICOs, but there are some that actually do catch our attention, especially ones that are related to mining and the HydroMiner project is one of those where we see a good potential. Of course with all such projects looking for funding via ICOs there is risk, so while we can point you to check out the project in details we are not going to be giving any investment advice – it is up to you to decide. We are just sharing the information about HydroMiner as a new and promising project to bring an alternative to traditional cloud mining options already available. An alternative that tries to be more efficient and Eco-friendly and not just focusing on bringing profits to its investors, even though most miners focus on profits the most.

For more information about the Eco-friendly HydroMiner cloud mining project…


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