The partnership will enable BetaRigs customers to effectively rent out hash rates to Mintsy customers when the feature goes live early next month. The Mintsy mining platform, announced in September, is a joint venture between digitalBTC and digital currency exchange Cryptsy.
The partnership will enable clients of the BetaRigs service to plug into a larger hub of potential customers as Mintsy moves toward the completion of its beta testing period, according to Final Hash chief technology officer Marshall Long.
Long said the partnership will feature a method by which hash rates leased out by BetaRigs users can be divided into smaller tranches of mining power and sold to Mintsy customers.
He told CoinDesk:
“[Customers] will be able to trade and split up their hash rates. So let’s say you’ve got an S4 and you want to split that into three contracts or four contracts of 500 GH/s apiece – you can do that with Mintsy technology that’s merging with BetaRigs.”
BetaRigs was purchased last month by cryptocurrency consultancy Final Hash from its original owners.
More upgrades in development
In conversation, both Long and developer Ahmed Bodiwala cited the data center-scale of some BetaRigs customers as a key factor in the partnership, which provides a method to offer larger contracts for longer rental durations.
Long said that other features, including an increased range of both fiat and cryptocurrency payment offerings, are forthcoming.
The collaboration with Mintsy follows a bumpy onramp period for the newly purchased mining rental service. BetaRigs experienced operational problems following the change in ownership and subsequent platform upgrades and began issuing refunds to affected customers last week.
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