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The bluebox is a result of a joint venture between ARES Computerwhich developed the indieGO retro console and the AEROS operating system which is again the foundation of the bluebox and Better Engineering GmbH as well as the Peerschweinchen UG. ARES Computer is also member of the Open Invention Network Better Engineering GmbH is responsible for the Hardware and Casedesign as well as additive manufacturing of the devices.
The management of the Blueboxes is done by Peerschweinchen UG which runs a Mining service in germany. Known references of ARES Computerare for example the IndieGO console, AEROS, AresOne, AROS Broadway, Transcendence open source Blockchain, Telos Coin.
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The Background and why we started with the idea behind the Bluebox:
In 2018, profitability of cryptomining started to go down
So much that machines started making negative income But no worry, next generation machines would soon come out and get mining profitable again.
And they did come, but for our great disappointment, the jump in terms of efficiency from previous generation wasn’t as high as before and they didn’t save the profitability.
Well, it was fun while it lasted, but it is over now
OR ISN’T IT?
There is now a new kind of ‘mining’ you might have missed until now which requires only a fraction of electricity compared to ordinary mining.
And just like Cryptomining used to be out of average users reach until ASIC Miners came, similarly we managed to provide a plug and play PoS device which is as easy to handle as ASIC miners.
Just plug in an ethernet cable and power it on and you are set.
Technically it doesn’t mine, instead it acts as Masternode, but from the users point of view, there isn’t really difference.
With our new device, we made it work same as running an ASIC miner
Our solution to the mining problems is the BLUEBOX
Before the Bluebox, you bought brand-x spiderminer-x9, powered it on, connected it to internet, tweaked some settings, and you were good to go.
Now, you will buy bluebox, power it on, connect it to internet and you are good to go.
Same as before, but now your machine wont get quickly obsolete because of rising difficulty of ‘proof of work’ and / or any changes on algorithms.
For ‘proof of stake’, power is not an issue, and you might well be using same machine for next ten years.
In ‘proof of work’ If you wanted to mine other coin, you had to buy another ASIC machine. In ‘proof of stake’, same machine can handle any coin. And this is where we jump in. We will be remote controlling your Bluebox, and setting up and removing masternodes from it. All you need to do, is to collect the rewards and keep the device connected to the internet.
In ‘proof of work’ we would get thousands of miners under same small space managed by a small number of individuals which resulted in centralization, and then rent you hash power. But due to the nature of ‘proof of stake’, it is better to have thousand devices in thousand different locations. This puts the word decentralisation to a new level.
With Bluebox, you buy and may still hope for good profits, but even if good profits don’t come, you will still get your money back by us paying your internet.
What stays is a device never getting obsolete and a truly decentralized Proof of Stake Network.
The bluebox will significantly change the acceptance of decentralised blockchain system. The bluebox is decentralisation of an energy effective Proof of Stake based blockchain. The Bluebox consumes 20W at max. plus a few Watt for optionally connected harddrives. Compare this to the 2000+W of Bitcoin Miners and you got the point. It is also prepared for Proof of Storage and Proof of Work complementary chains of the Transcendence Blockchain. The Bluebox allows us to provide the foundation of an democratic cloud file storage which allows everyone to host files and information to build a open and public database for human knowledge.
Also every Bluebox build the foundation of an decentral marketplace for programmers and artists.
The Bluebox connects with us and serves for example the Transcendence Blockhain as well as participating 3rd parties. The Bluebox can be seen as decentral datacenter which holds Virtual Servers. Those run Masternode deamons to serve POS blockchains or offer a p2p file storage for Proof of Storage based Webstorage services. Basically your SSD storage is rented by others and parts of the revenue comes back to you. Also in case the build in OpenCL unit is used for computations by paying 3rd parties your Bluebox gains a share.
The Pro Version can hold up to 2 HDD or 4 SSD’s
A Bluebox is basically like a virtual Datacenter containing Virtual Private servers. The common problem of Masternode based coins is that Mastenodes are often placed in the very same datacenter (at a few Hosting Companies) which is in fact causing “centralisation” and a high risk of Network instabilities when a single datacenter goes down or does Server Maintenance.
The Bluebox is Plug and let Play which means you just need to connect them via LAN to your Router and we manage it and connect it to Transcendence Blockchain.
How much can I expect to earn with Storage. It depends on how much storage is provided globally and how much is required / rented to 3rd parties or non-profit organisations. Revenue grows by more demand of coins which again are required to pay used storage.
What you get for sure is free access to AmiCloud file-sharing powered by Transcendence Blockchain.
Run a Bluebox, support the chain, use the result for free
Besides providing the foundation of the Cloud service Amicloud ProofOfStorage will also be used to pave the ground for the indieGO!-Appstore as used in the indieGO console.
Get rewards and spend them for Music, Videos, Games and more.
Please check DSL availability in your location before you place an order. If you know in advance that DSL with 16Mbit download and 10Mbit upload is not possible, please don’t order. For more than 3 boxes you will need a 50Mbit down and 10Mbit upload line to match the requirements.
IPv6-only-connnections are not supported. You will need a local infrastructure supporting both: IPv4 and IPv6 connection.
If you are using other devices like streaming devices e.g. please take into consideration, that you need an even more powerfull DSL-connection.
Options during checkout:
You can choose between a DSL-connection provided by us or your own DSL-connection. We just ask for an initial setup fee.
After campaign ends you can also choose colocation as an option. The device will stay at our location. If you chose this option you will save the costs for shipping and toll.
You can order Additional SSD’s for your Bluebox in order to participate in Proof of Storage.
What we provide:
Development of the underlying OS called AEROS (www.aeros-os.org)
Development of Acrylic and or 3D-Printed cases which are produced just in time based on demand.
A Plug and play environmental friendly alternative to partitcipate in blockchain technology
During the campaign we may also offer other forms of case.. there are no limitations because they are cut out via laser cutters or printed via 3D-Printer. So we can also provide mini clusters using 96 or 128 physical cores.. let us know what you need and we make it possible.
This for example shows a case design for a small Cluster holding up to 6 times the computational power of the Pro Version.
Let’s compare an ASIC with the Pro Version (scale, noise and power consumption)
The bluebox goes up at max with 50db (A). This during high load for example at powert on.. after that it goes down to 40+ db(A)
Dash Miner D3 and similar goes 90db (A) but stays around 84db(A). Remember that db is logarithmic.. this is nothing you want in your living room or next to your router..
Now let’s compare the Antminer D3 one of the most remarkable Miner in terms of profitability… it dropped short after shipping so it was dead on arrival. People made loss and now you can use it to heat up your living room. We must admit that you can’t heat your room with the Bluebox.. sorry : ) You can’t have everything.
The Antminer PSU is half the size of the Bluebox Pro. Final bluebox will be slightly smaller due to new connecting system as seen on the CAD-screenshot.
Remember the Bluebox consumes 20W without Harddrive.. the Antimer PSU delivers 1600W and the D3 consumes 1000W. Currently the D3 would result in a daily loss of 7$…
Two HDD’s can fit into the Pro-Model. Final version will allow to place 4 SSD’s alternatively.
The Antminer can be controlled via Brother. The Bluebox Pro comes with a status display and also and mobile app for Android and iOS which informs you about miss-behaviour and general status.
The value edition of the Box comes without the LCD and without SATA connectors. So it is only PoS in that case. The basic edition comes without LCD but has everything ready to connect one Hard-drive to participate in Proof of Storage.
Every version can use external Hard-drives as well. It is also possible to add USB-ASIC for those wanting this.