Here we are, the asic mining is bringing up the difficulty, and GPU mining is no longer valuable.
My first butterfly labs little single is in route ! Finally ! but stuck at the border ...
I am waiting for the preorder of a few single sc. Few guys are asking if the value of these box is as great as is was 1 year ago when we placed our order. It is true that the difficulty level has raised a lot and with butterfly labs that promise 600 GH/S cards their first asic hardware will be deprecated very fast.
I don't know how to think about that. I've paid my asic miner with money from bitcoins, so it is a good investment, but for people having to pay with "real" money is this a good investment ? I would like to hear your opinion on this.
Also, I would like to know how you manage your gains in bitcoin ? Are you keeping everything in your wallet, or you cash few % and reinvest another % ? Me, when the value of the bitcoin was around 300$ I sold everything I've had and sold all of my gpu (my electricity bill dropped from 300$/Month to 80$ :-). With that new hardware, I guess I will reinvest 50%, cash 25% (to pay electricity bill) and keep 25% for the future. Do you think it is a good plan ?
Anyway, when I will be able to put my hand on this package I will update this blog to explain how to configure your hardware to be up and running as fast as possible and, hopefully, get rich !
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