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BFL Jalapeno Unboxing and Demo

Well everyone, it’s been a long hard road to this point but I can finally officially say without a shadow of a doubt that the Butterfly Labs ASIC miners exist. I know this because I’ve got one sitting next to my laptop happily hashing away as I type these words.

BFL was kind enough to send me a pre-release demo unit so I could show everyone the awesomeness. My understanding is that these are the first handful to roll off the assembly line and that bulk shipping should be progressing soon – but that’s not what you’re here for – you’re here to see the Jalapeno in action, so without further ado…

Note: The video is in 1080p HD, I promise. It just takes YouTube some time to process the higher resolutions and I wanted to get this out there ASAP. Be patient and the 720/1080 options will appear.

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  1. says

    Hi, I and I am sure many others really appreciate your video. I am anxiously awaiting my single. I have a June 22nd order so I am one of the very first in line. It has been a long wait. Hopefully, not much longer. Its nice to see the Jalapenos working and this is the first I heard about the new single cases. Thanks again.

    As long as I wake up breathing its all a bonus. Some days not much of a bonus but still a bonus.

  2. btceic says

    What is a reasonable expectation in regards to solving blocks?

    Do you expect this machine to earn more than 1 block per month at the current difficulty?

    • Kris Olhovsky says

      "blocks" is not really important. It will earn 0.3 bitcoins per day in a pool right now. Expect that to be more like less than 0.01 bitcoins per day after these things have started shipping in high volume.

      • btceic says

        From a purely investment point of view your stating that this machine will break even in a year?

        Current cost with shipping is $303.00; @ .01 * 365 == 3.65 btc/year * ~$100.00/btc == $365.00, not adjusting for difficulty or btc price changes.

    • Alan says

      We need to all complain to BFL about this. The consequential loss for a customer will not be covered by insurance/replacement in terms of time.

  3. says

    People complaining about the sound i guess you have never ran GPUs at 85% fan on to keep it cool SMH. Who cares and 30 Watts of power is hardly anything compared to GPUs. I for one know BFL is not as a scam and held tight to my August order. I cannot wait to get my Little Single!

  4. says

    the noise isn't too bad, as mentioned, it's likely a cheap phone mic, so it's sensitive to pitched fan noise. plus, once you take it apart, people will probably try to replace the fan with a custom fan, 92mm ducting, baffles or something to increase airflow/reduce noise. im hoping they deliver soon, it looks good.

  5. Remy says

    Hello David,

    Thanks for the informative review. Very exciting stuff.
    You mentioned that the BTC Guild was hashing around 35% of the network and 51% could be an issue causing concerns.

    I am unclear why a guild or pool gaining a majority of the hashing network is a concern. Can you explain further?

  6. Bytales says

    If you take it apart, are there mounting holes to mount the miner on a 120mm/92mm/80mm fan mount inside a case ? If so i will order me 3 or 4 of these things !
    Please let me know in a mail bica.mihai.g@gmail.com

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  1. [...] Looks like one has been recieved by this guy a little while ago and he made a video from it. One thing I noticed when Josh made his video was the loud noise this thing puts out. I initially assumed it was the OCZ power supply. Now with this video you can clearly tell its the Jalapeno itself. That thing sounds louder than my main i7-3770k desktop pc. I'm glad this guy has one though. I'm kind of curious as to what the singles and little singles are going to sound like. The original Jalepeno design didn't even have a fan if I remember right. Its a shame they had to make so many changes. BFL Jalapeno Unboxing and Demo – Coding In My Sleep [...]

  2. [...] David Perry, un youtuber, a publicado el primer unboxing y demo del famoso jalapeno de Butterfly Labs. Esto es noticia, por eso publico esta entrada ya que Butterfly Labs estaba siendo tildada de Scam y de hacer las cosas bastante mal (y a mi opinion, siguen haciendolas mal). El vídeo esta cayando a mucha gente en todos los foros sobre el Bitcoin. Os dejo una cita de David Perry, la persona que ha hecho el primer unboxing de BFL. (Ver aquí en la página original) [...]

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  1. [...] Looks like one has been recieved by this guy a little while ago and he made a video from it. One thing I noticed when Josh made his video was the loud noise this thing puts out. I initially assumed it was the OCZ power supply. Now with this video you can clearly tell its the Jalapeno itself. That thing sounds louder than my main i7-3770k desktop pc. I'm glad this guy has one though. I'm kind of curious as to what the singles and little singles are going to sound like. The original Jalepeno design didn't even have a fan if I remember right. Its a shame they had to make so many changes. BFL Jalapeno Unboxing and Demo – Coding In My Sleep [...]

  2. [...] David Perry, un youtuber, a publicado el primer unboxing y demo del famoso jalapeno de Butterfly Labs. Esto es noticia, por eso publico esta entrada ya que Butterfly Labs estaba siendo tildada de Scam y de hacer las cosas bastante mal (y a mi opinion, siguen haciendolas mal). El vídeo esta cayando a mucha gente en todos los foros sobre el Bitcoin. Os dejo una cita de David Perry, la persona que ha hecho el primer unboxing de BFL. (Ver aquí en la página original) [...]

  3. [...] If you really want to do hardcore mining on as little money as possible, you want a nifty little device called the Jalapeno. Check out David Perry’s video showing this little beast in action: [...]