Another USB-based bitcoin mining device has hit the market.
The device is basically an ASIC board with a heatsink glued onto it for dissipation. The power consumption of the device is about 2.5 watts. The company is now selling the units for 0.49 BTC, which at a recent CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index value is around $98 per unit.
"With about USD $100 you can become a proud owner of Bitcoin ASIC mining hardware."
Triyanto, who says he is one of the largest bitcoin miners in Indonesia where electricity only costs three cents per kilowatt hour, told CoinDesk that RedFury's aim is simply to contribute to the bitcoin community.
"We are merely indie developers who share the same bitcoin passion," he said.
It's a look inside what it takes to make a tiny ASIC miner. You can see the surface mounting process, USB soldering assembly and the heatsink assembly, which uses a 3M thermal pad to attach it to the board.
RedFury isn't the only company producing USB bitcoin miners. Asicminer has previously sold its Block Erupter line of USB miners, and CoinDesk's David Gilson previously wrote about using them with Raspberry Pi as the host.
USPS Priority Shipping to US addresses is included in the 0.49 BTC price. Shipping to anywhere outside the US is possible, but customers must pay shipping charges.
"For expert users who are looking for bitcoin related gifts, they can use RedFury USB miner to introduce their friend/family member/colleague about bitcoin and/or bitcoin mining," he said.
"This is why we developed RedFury with such a beautiful aesthetic, we went for the extra mile for it to get the nice red PCB, red anodized heatsink, red LED and even red foam-packaging."
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