Turing Stations AS. is a recently out-of-stealth-mode cryptocurrency mining hardware producer. They sent me an e-mail and asked if it would be interested in demoing and reviewing their new line of miners, which are officially out of production, on the market, and getting ready to ship.
They’ll be sending me a Turing Razor Miner, which they claim will provide a hash rate of 7 TH/s of SHA-256 (Bitcoin) hashing, along with a Turing Atlantis Miner, which they claim will provide 550 MH/s of Scrypt hashing power. I’ll be borrowing the machines from them for a period of 2 weeks, and documenting my setup process, their profitability, and any issues I have with their machines on here. Aaron Maugnusson, their Managing Director, is so confident in his product that he has decided to send them out for demo purposes to independent reviewers like myself. The goal is simple: he knows his product is of a high quality, and he wants to prove it. This is a great way for Turing Stations to do just that.
When he reached out to me, I said that I would want to use this post to mention that I will be profiting directly from this exchange–I’m borrowing the miners and using them for profit, and disclosing as such to my readers. I hope they’ve come to trust me as an impartial author and reviewer, as that is my goal, but I am of the view that disclosure is always the best cure for bias. Aaron’s reply was every journalist’s dream for the business world: “Your message sounds very good, we fully understand how important it is for you to keep your integrity and I must say that we also don’t want our customers to think we are trying to influence news sites and bloggers in posting positive reviews about our company and products. As I said, I’m fairly certain of how profitable and efficient our products are so we don’t need to ‘force’ our worth to our customers, we just need credible reviews so our customers know what they are getting.”
Turing Stations expects me to receive the miners in the first two weeks of September, so check back here for an unboxing video and a review of the initial setup when that happens. Until I’ve received and tested their products, I can’t vouch for their claims, so don’t take this post as an endorsement just yet–although honestly, I’m quite looking forward to the test-run, and my interactions with Turing Stations have been pristine thus far.