Review of the FutureBit Moonlander 2 Stick USB Miner
The Moonlander 2 Stick Miner!

Review of the FutureBit Moonlander 2 Stick USB Miner

By AverageVancouverite | TheMiningBlog | 11 Jan 2020


The FutureBit Moonlander 2 Stick USB Miner

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Specs:

  • Algorithm: SCRYPT (Coins Mined: Litecoin, Dogecoin, etc.)
  • Hashrate: 3 - 5 MH/s (Stock setting: About 3MH/s)
  • Chip: 28nm SCRYPT ASIC
  • Power use: Under 10 watts

The Review:

The FutureBit Moonlander 2 Stick USB miner is a very small miner that basically anyone is able to set up and use. It can work with Windows, Linux, most Macs, and even on a Raspberry Pi (Which runs Linux). It has a nice fan, heatsinks, is relatively quiet, has very low power draw, but is definitely not something I would recommend for anyone who wants to make a profit from mining. Selling at $44.99 US at the time of writing, this little device will make you just over a cent a day if you don't have to pay for electricity. It's a great way to learn about mining and is a terrific yet not extraordinarily expensive gift for those interested in learning about cryptocurrencies. 

The stock settings provide a hashrate of about 3MH/s though it can be configured to mine at about 5MH/s (For perspective, Bitmain's Antminer L3++ boasts a hashrate of just under 600 MH/s while FutureBit's Apollo Miner can easily exceed 100MH/s). The miner originally came out in 2017, so in 2020, it's a little outdated. If you want to mine most efficiently and at the maximum hashrate, it is highly recommended you invest in an external powered USB 3 hub.

If you want to try your hand at mining or learn the ropes of cryptocurrency, this is a pretty good choice! But if you want to invest or make some profit in crypto, you're probably better off straight up buying $44.99 of crypto!

A screenshot of FutureBit's website selling the Moonlander USB miner

 

Disclaimer:

I am not in any way affiliated with FutureBit, Bitmain, or any other crypto/crypto-related company. I personally have six of these Moonlander 2 miners purchased all the way back in 2017. Today, these miners are running off an external powered USB hub  connected to a Raspberry Pi 3(Not pictured above. The image used in this post is just for reference and shows one of my Moonlander 2 miners on a hub with four BlockErupter miners).

Remember, investments in cryptocurrencies are like any other investment: Invest only what you can afford to lose. No investment is a guarantee. 


AverageVancouverite
AverageVancouverite

Hey there! I'm just an average Vancouverite who has been mining for several years now, and have used everything from GPUs to ASICs and from CPUs to USB miners! I also write about global news with the World International News Group.


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