Avalon started shipping over a week ago, so where are they?

Many of us have been watching the bitcoin network difficulty and hash power estimates since Avalon claimed that they were shipping over a week ago on the 18th and wondering when we will start to see the evidence of ASIC power effectively double the network difficulty.

At a total of 19.8 TH/s the 300 units Avalon are currently shipping in batch one it will be very obvious when these units get turned on, but as of yet there has been no significant change to the network hash rate.

Fortunately though, there has now been news.  BitSyncom has posted an update on the BitcoinTalk forums and it seems that while everything is not going to plan (their original estimates were that they would have produced about 108 units by now) things are still moving along, albeit slower than originally intended.

Currently BitSyncom says that there are 53 units being shipped right now and “this 53 has the biggest chance to make it out of the country, then we can attempt again if the news make it back to us before Feb 2. which is the deadline for getting things out of the country before CNY[Chinese New Year].”

It seems that nothing that has anything to do with bitcoin ASIC mining devices will ever go as smoothly as promised.


Neil Fincham, the MineForeman has over 20 years experience in the computer industry and runs the MineForeman mining operation for the co-op members. He is also very dyslexic, so he appreciates anyone pointing out spelling errors.

Posted in Avalon, Bitcoin, Hardware, Mining, News
2 comments on “Avalon started shipping over a week ago, so where are they?
  1. LongHairBri says:

    can’t ship what doesn’t yet exist.

    Which ASIC company will be proven a fraud first?

  2. 4bit says:

    I was actually wondering the same thing, when will the effects become visible and when will we get some actual user photos of the devices?


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