Bitfury, a Russian ASIC Bitcoin mining manufacturer, has started shipping 400 GH/s “Full Kits” to customers in the EU and the US. The decision has come exactly after one month as the company on August 2nd tested its prototypes successfully. After one month’s rigorous testing Bitfury finally decided that the product is now ready for delivery for customers in the EU and the US.
Earlier in the last month of this year, Bitfury had reported that after almost a full year of development its ASIC Bitcoin mining prototype had begun hashing at 400 GH/s; however, they were not ready for shipping. Now that the entire process has come to a successful end and 400 GH/s “Full Kits” are ready for shipping for customers in EU and the US, it is good time for Bitcoin miners.
This ASIC (Application specific integrated circuits) Bitcoin mining manufacturer has been developing a 55nm ASIC chip that runs around 3 GH/s for a year now. These are customized chips that perform Bitcoin mining calculations. Although there are several other manufacturers like Avalon, ASICMiner, Butterfly Labs, etc. that release ASIC miners, Bitfury believes that a lot of improvement is still possible.
Bitfury not only facilitates development of Bitcoin and Bitcoin network but also contributes in developing Bitcoin mining software and hardware. The company’s contributions do not end here as apart from promoting Bitcoin for various purposes, it also contributes to cause by developing services that use this virtual currency.
When after a year of rigorous testing of prototype, Bitfury is finally ready to deliver the machine for customers; it considers that there is significant room for improvement within the technology itself. The organization aims to ship hundreds of units to customers in Europe and the Americas this month and expects that these will be able to change the Bitcoin mining landscape.
Bitfury informs that ‘Full kits’ will include a master board (“M board”) and 16 hashing boards (“H boards”) which can be plugged into the master board. It will also include the controlling Raspberry Pi and an ATX power supply. Controlled using a Raspberry Pi, the ASIC chips must be set in PCB or printed circuit boards.
The company admits that the boards and chips were manufactured in China. These are being resold by the company through Metabank in Russia, MegaBigPower for the US region, or Bitfury Strikes Back for the EU region.
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