Butterfly Labs

Update: ButterflyLabs is not in full shipping mode. They have only shipped a few Jalapeno units to a select few media members and customers. You can check their forum posts for further information and updates.

Good news fellow Bitcoin enthusiasts, the long wait is reportedly coming to an end. Bitcoin ASIC manufacturer Butterfly Labs has announced that they are finally shipping their line of Bitforce SC ASIC miners. If you have an order with BFL you can login to their site here and check your order status.

Why The Wait

In an email to their customers dated May 1st, 2013, Butterfly Labs cited the use of 65nm ASIC processors a primary cause of the delays. The full email can be viewed via this link.

BFL SC Single


Butterfly Labs shipping dates have become somewhat of a joke over the last several months in the Bitcoin community. Originally rumored to be shipping in late 2012, BFL is well beyond the original timeline. However, if successful, Butterfly Labs will be only the second company to offer Bitcoin ASIC miners. For a brief overview of other Bitcoin ASICs you can check our post, Bitcoin ASIC Roundup.

In addition to delays, Butterfly Labs has had to make adjustments to their original product specifications. They have guaranteed that any customers with preorders placed prior to the product adjustment announcement will receive the original hash rate for the specified amount. The price increase was significant as the cost for a single BFL Jalapeno increased from $149 to $274. The Jalapeno is their most affordable model, bringing in 5 GH/s of hashing power.

Butterfly Labs also had to adjust the size of their products. The case originally intended for the Single and Little Single now appears to be used for the Jalapeno. Meanwhile larger cases are being used for the Single. BFL has stopped taking preorders for their mini-rig and have yet to announce plans for the case for that product.

It should be noted that Butterfly Labs also recently announced that they would be shipping their BFL Jalapenos first, as they were able to complete them with existing cases and chips. The Single line of BFL products are projected to follow shortly.

Avalon ASIC

Avalon ASIC has also released an update on their progress with batches two and three. Avalon ASIC became the first Bitcoin ASIC miner manufacturer to ship earlier this year. The email discussing their updates can be found at this link.

You can contact us at CryptoJunky at zoho dot com for questions/comments about this article.

 

7 Responses to “Butterfly Labs Finally Announces They’re Shipping”

  1. BFL_Josh Says:

    Thanks for bringing our lies to the masses :D

    You know all the dumbasses (sometimes called customers) but i lik to call them c*cks*ckers myself will throw another few millions to us just because they read here we’re shipping. Hehe, those greedy bastards don’t need prove, they don’t give a rats ass about all promises we ever made have been broken.

    So once again thanks for helping us become dirty rich over those suckers! If you ever need us to help you lying to you’re audience just throw me an email.

    Josh

  2. concerned Says:

    NOBODY HAS RECEIVED ANYTHING!!!!!
    other than 2 reviewees.

    NOT 1 single customer has 1.

  3. miner Says:

    Sounds like new age gold rush to me. The people who really strike it rich are the ones that sell picks and stuff…

  4. Bud Says:

    I know if I don’t get my product sometime soon then I’m filing criminal complaints for fraud. If they weren’t ready for production then they shouldn’t have taken orders – idiots.

  5. XRP Says:

    Been waiting for one of these babies for months. but finally they are shipping. i think i have only a few weeks to go until mine is shipped

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