I am Buttcoin. I write about Bitcoins - but with butts.


  1. ...
    July 4, 2013 @ 4:07 am

    I like, how you can’t spell “butterfly” without “butt”.


  2. Herman Van Rompuy
    July 4, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    The EU is becoming a communistic super state like the CCCP.
    The EU wants to control every facet of life in Europa.
    The EU parliament is creating a state where for every action a citizen can be fined or arrested. They have secret plans that will make you pay tax for just breathing.


    • Cease to Hope
      July 6, 2013 @ 12:37 am

      They’re destroying our freedoms to sell poorly-made contraptions that will probably burn your house down. ATTICA ATTICA


  3. mmxbass
    July 7, 2013 @ 4:10 am

    Butterfly Labs are a bunch of scam artists and their products are shit and the people who buy them (and bitcoins in general) are idiots.

    THAT BEING SAID, I need to report one minor (but nonetheless real) inaccuracy in this article.

    There is absolutely no risk of using an American power cable on European 230v electricity. Voltage doesn’t make cables get hot, amperage does. Since the power consumption of a device is in watts, a higher voltage will result in a *lower* amperage, thus *reducing* the risk of fire in a cable. The reason that American power cords don’t meet EU safety standards is because it’s hilariously easy to shock yourself when plugging in a device. Grounded europlugs make it physically impossible to shock yourself when plugging stuff in.

    I’d be more worried about the obvious ground loop problems mentioned in the article that discussed how shitty these things are. That IS recipe for a fire. I’d also be totally unsurprised to find out that the consumer PSUs they put into these things were for 120v only. Some are automatic, some have a switch, plenty just only support a single voltage. Given Butterfly Labs’ track record of blatant ineptitude, I wouldn’t put it past them.


    • Zyxtomatic
      September 9, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

      FYI, the power supplies they are using apparently support a wide range of input voltages and frequencies. In one set of pictures an owner posted up, they were using Thermaltake Toughpower 1475w power supplies, which handle 115v-230v input, 47 Hz to 63 Hz according to Thermaltake’s website. That kind of feature is pretty standard on just about all medium-to-high end computer power supplies now days, so it would be crazy on BFL’s part to include anything other than that.


    • dragonfire
      November 7, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

      the US plugs do not fit in euro outlets without a adapter, and the PSU of a computer accepts both 110V and 220 V as for all commercial products of reputable manufacturers.

      Some PSUs do have a manual switch to flip in between voltages at the backpanel( hertz frequency varies as well in between both so a simple buck converter is loosing vast margins of efficience), but this is shunted with a user serviceable automotive type shunt (need to open the PSU., though) so all that would burn up is the shunt.


    • WeeFanny
      November 26, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

      If you think we are all idiots, why are you even here? Go to hell you arrogant prick. My favourite hashtag lately is #toldyouso, BTC for the win.


      • mmxbass
        November 27, 2013 @ 6:48 am

        You’re not very swift are you? Chuckling at the ways in which bitcoiners are idiots is the REASON everyone is here. It’s the point of this entire site if you didn’t notice.


      • Maxxy
        May 19, 2014 @ 9:14 am



  4. igl00
    October 29, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    im in europe and their miner is comig tom e.. we will see lol


  5. dragonfire
    November 7, 2013 @ 11:26 pm

    being german and having delt with the exact issue of missing and forged CE conformity stamps and certificates i can tell that they sure as hell will be blacklisted and the buyer of the miner in the article is out of his machine. CE compliance includes testing for radiation emission – anyone remembering the early Atari PCs and their shields? – which likely is covered by the maker of the boards as the more recent regulations limiting interferfences are more easily to be met.
    Yet this radiation tests have to be done in order to get CE approval AND AS WELL TO SELL IN THE USA (every darn la[top has this compliance sticker on its bottom with an individual manufacturers midel certificate approval number), as for the EU these tests take 2 days in a fully equiped lab with 3 engeneers and run roundabout 25000 USD in cost.

    Seems like Butterfly labs is a repetition of the guy that imported the Nissan Skylines to the US a couple of years back, sold them without and with falsified compliance docs and most of the company spending was spent on hookers and blow.


  6. seahen
    March 9, 2014 @ 1:47 am

    This is a disappointment. If power is going to be wasted on bitcoin mining, why can’t more of it be in Europe, where a bigger chunk of it is carbon-neutral?


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