Project update 8 of 8
First of all, we’d like to thank all of the backers who have supported our campaign and everyone else who has given us sincere feedback about UltraMiner. Without your support and motivation, this campaign would not have seen the light of day. Nor would we have made it this far without the crew at Crowd Supply, who helped us with everything from content preparation to photography and video production to market research. Hundreds of hours went into this campaign, and we really appreciate Crowd Supply’s genuine commitment to the open source movement!
We’ve done a ton of validation and design work over the campaign period, and it has been quite a journey. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, we did not meet our campaign goal. And because we are up against a minimum order quantity, I am sorry to say that we will not be able to produce and deliver UltraMiner FPGA at this time.
If you backed the campaign, your card will not be charged, but please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about what happens now.
As for what happens next, our project does not end here. We are on the brink of rolling out our second prototype batch, which we should receive by January. We believe it will represent a final, production-ready design. We have learned a great deal from this campaign, however, and we do realize that additional hardware and software updates may be required – before we rush into commercialization – so that we can better meet the needs of the crypto mining community. We plan to work with that community to identify design priorities and re-initiate the project in the near future.
In addition, we observed surprisingly strong demand for UltraMiner among FPGA developers outside the crypto mining community. We hope to build stronger partnerships in that area as we work to complete and validate the Developer Edition.
Once again, we would like to thank you all for your support. Please feel free to reach out by email any time.
We hope to see you again soon!