Another Day in Bitcoin History:
The Million Dollar Purchase


The challenging thing about writing the Bitcoin news is that there are so many things always happening that it’s difficult to decide what’s important and what isn’t. Even more difficult is sourcing your information in a culture built around anonymity and secrecy. Every once in a while, though, something shows up from an already-vetted, trustworthy […]

BFL Introduces Next-Gen 28nm ASIC – and It’s a PCIe Card


Big news from Bitcoin ASIC Builder Butterfly Labs: Their next ASIC will be 28nm and will feature a PCIe form factor that should make former GPU miners pretty happy and other manufacturers at least a little envious. The card will feature BFL’s second generation of ASIC created with a 28nm process. BFL’s current architecture is […]

Video Teardown of BFL ASIC


Well this took a lot longer than I expected. I’m certainly no stranger to a screwdriver but it’s been about a decade since I’ve wielded a soldering iron. I wanted to take the BFL ASIC apart on camera for you guys but I also wanted the commentary to be meaningful and while I’m not a […]

First Pictures of the BFL ASIC Single Case


Ladies and gentlemen, just a few minutes ago Butterfly Labs revealed what I believe is the first picture of their new ASIC Single Case. I’ve been privy to some renders but much like you this is my first time seeing the actual physical case. No tips yet.Be the first to tip!Tip With Bitcoin1CYxkhfTuYAuUfWLQbHt7RkxKd1eJhHtmxEach post gets […]

And the Interviews Start Coming In…


I’ve been getting a lot of attention lately thanks to a certain little black box I recently received. This isn’t my first rodeo and I’m used to getting attention from time to time – what I’m not used to is doing interviews, and there have been quite a few lately. The first one to air […]

Another G+ Hangout, This Time With ASIC


These Sunday Morning G+ hangouts are getting me out of bed waaaay too early – they’re starting to feel like being dragged to church as a child. That said, I will be there at 9:00AM Pacific time and this time in addition to the standard Q&A I’ve also got an ASIC to show off. I […]

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. No tips yet.Be the first […]

More ASIC Delays From Butterfly Labs

ASIC wafer

It’s no secret which side of the Butterfly Labs love/hate fence I fall – I think they’re great guys who make good products. I talk to Sonny and Josh pretty regularly and eagerly await the release of their ASIC product line, but even I have to call a duck a duck: BFL is terrible with […]

Final Case Designs From BFL

BFL ASIC Case Lineup

I spent most of the day on Tuesday chatting with the folks from BitPay and Butterfly Labs at the Bitcoin booth at CES. There was a little news, a lot of fun, and plenty of interest in Bitcoin from passing businesses and end users alike. What wasn’t there was a good camera and a studio, […]

Coding In My Sleep Goes to CES

CES Logo

It’s been a slow couple of months here at Coding In My Sleep – between the Bitcoin world taking a much-needed breather (read: nothing much happened) and my personal life exploding/imploding (read: bought a house) I have not been my usual post-a-day self. Well today I break that streak: I’m heading to the 2013 International […]