MegaBigPower has announced that it will begin purchasing preowned bitcoin mining ASICs as part of a plan to acquire as much as 10 megawatts worth of hardware.
Founder Dave Carlson framed the program as a simpler alternative for miners looking to sell their equipment online, telling CoinDesk:
“Due to our extremely low power cost, we can still return funds to miners who may have gotten in just before the market fell. Going this route is a lot less hassle than trying to sell on eBay or Craigslist.”
Carlson noted that some types of hardware, including HashFast and Butterfly Labs ASICs, as well as independently designed mining rigs, will not be accepted, as will any machine incapable of being underclocked.
“We are not familiar with all the products out there, but we are willing to look at what people have,” he said.
Interested parties should submit an online form on the company’s website, after which time MBP will review the submission and make an offer if applicable. Shipments, Carlson explained, take place after an offer has been made and a purchase agreement between the prospective seller and MBP is signed.
Sellers will also recoup shipping costs, Carlson said. He added that he hoped the program would enable some former miners the chance to recoup losses they may have experienced as the price of bitcoin fell and profitability dwindled as a result.
“I’m hoping this program will keep enthusiasts and investors involved with bitcoin on a positive note and not leave them feeling burned,” said Carlson.
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