Butterfly Labs' Jalapeno aims to spice up bitcoin mining

Butterfly Labs' Jalapeno aims to spice up bitcoin mining

The ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) wars are heating up. Butterfly Labs -- the US-based company that has been promising a low-powered, low-cost ASIC mining rig for months now -- has finally shipped one to a US blogger and bitcoin specialist. David Perry, who owns the technology blog Coding in My Sleep, took delivery of a Jalapeno ASIC mining rig from Butterfly Labs on April 20, and filmed an"un-boxing" video, along with a short review. Perry measured the unit hashing at 5 Ghashes/sec, with an energy consumption rate of 30 watts when working ... which is in line with....


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