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Date added: 24 Sep 2013 PayPal payments now accepted

We have extended our payment methods to include PayPal. Our customers will be able to take advantage of the benefits of PayPal in our shop. With PayPal we provide you the simplicity, speed and security which come to expect from this payment method. 

Although we have tested it and it works without a problem, in case you have any issues during checkout please drop us an e-mail and we will correct the error as soon as possible.

Date added: 21 Sep 2013 Lancelot trade-in

Shortly we will send to all our Lancelot customers gift certificates that they can use to discount their order for Prospero and Minion on our website.

We will give more details for returning your Lancelots with the gift certificate emails.

If you want to place your order before receiving the gift certificate, please do so and drop us a note at checkout. We will apply the discount to your order manually.

Date added: 19 Sep 2013 Black Arrow announces 28nm 64Ghash Bitcoin ASIC from $1.99/Ghash

Shenzhen, 21 September, 2013: Black Arrow has now opened their web-store at www.blackarrowsoftware.com/store and are now taking pre-orders for the Prospero Bitcoin Mining Machines and their Bitcoin ASIC codenamed “the Minion”. The first orders are expected to be shipped at the end of February 2014.

Black Arrow is currently selling the Minion as low as $1.99/Ghash

Black Arrow Ltd has already a proven track record in successfully manufacture bespoke Bitcoin mining hardware at extremely competitive prices using shorter full lifecycle than their competition without compromising the top quality required the highly-competitive niche market.

Black Arrow’s expertise in software engineering, hardware design, manufacture and customer support lead to develop unique solutions addressed to technology savvy clients. Their customized solutions are encompassing the most advanced lithography. The end result is a strong contender for achieving a reliable mining and high revenue backed by reduced costs and with high expectations on the customer satisfaction front.

Black Arrow Ltd are actively monitoring the market to remain competitive and are seeking to become a major player in this field. They are currently offering an attractive offer: customers placing orders now will be protected against any price decrease prior delivery on the original price tag by being offered a proportional increase in hashing power at no extra charge. The sales model on the new line is attractive to their first customers who are guaranteed to receive a much improved deal.

The Prospero line includes two types of crypto currencies mining hardware products: Prospero (X-1) targeting individual customers and Prospero (X-3) targeting the much larger business community (datacenters).

The Prospero (X-1) machine features a compact and stackable design, out of the box functionality, ethernet connectivity and friendly UI with a performance of 64 Ghash/second.

The Prospero (X-3) machine is designed for high performance mining, is fully rack-able and presents out of the box functionality, ethernet connectivity and friendly UI with a performance of 1300 Ghash/second.

Black Arrow Ltd are currently offering a 25% discount on all preorders paid in September and October. The sales price (after applying the advertised discount of 25%) for a Prospero X-1 is $239 and for Prospero X-3 is $3999.

At today’s Bitcoin price and network hashing rate, X-1 would return $523 in 15 days and X-3 would return $10631 in 15 days [1]

Black Arrow Ltd will continue their customer reward scheme by offering the owners of the Lancelot mining devices from the previous line, the chance to upgrade to the Prospero line by returning their products in exchange for a further $300 discount [2].

The Minion ASIC is at the heart of the Prospero mining machines and is built with the performance and the high technical specs expected for Bitcoin mining while guaranteeing the highest efficiency at a lower cost.

The development was delivered by Black Arrow Ltd and VeriSilicon, a leading Custom Silicon Solutions and Semiconductor IP provider. The Minion will be 1500 times more efficient in Bitcoin mining than today’s fastest video card and it will be capable of scanning 64Ghash every second (roughly equivalent is 416Gflops).

The latest Black Arrow’s ASIC is not a contender for making the being the largest chip on the market. Their engineers are confident that this design ensures highest reliability with a very low risk and lowest power consumption. When these ASICs are combined to work together they are performing better than their competition at a lower cost.

You are invited to address your pre-orders and your queries by using the contact details provided on the company’s website: www.blackarrowsoftware.com


[1] As Bitcoin network is currently growing, we expect that the actual revenue by the time of shipment to be lower than this.

[2] Lancelot machines credit can be used against up to 30% of the amount on pre-orders or against up to 50% of the amount on orders. This credit has no cash value.


Date added: 14 Sep 2013 Launch of Prospero Bitcoin Mining Machines

Shenzhen, 14 September 2013 – Black Arrow LTD, a successful software and hardware developing company focused on high quality products, launches its Prospero Bitcoin Mining Machines and its Bitcoin ASIC codenamed “the Minion”. The first orders are expected to be shipped at the end of February 2014.

Black Arrow has a proven record of successfully manufacturing and delivering Bitcoin mining hardware on schedule at competitive prices.

Black Arrow’s expertise in software engineering, hardware design, manufacture and customer support lead to develop solutions and answers for the needs of their clients. These solutions combined with today’s most advanced lithography, warrants the customers to get highest and most reliable mining revenue, reduced operating costs and an overall higher customer satisfaction.

Black Arrow promises to do its best to offer lower retail price than its competitors and guarantees that in the eventuality of a price decrease before shipment, all preorders will benefit of a proportional increase in hashing power. For this reason the customers who have been with it from the beginning will always receive better deals.

The Prospero line includes two types of crypto currencies mining hardware products: one to be used at home and one built for datacenters.

Prospero for home (X-1) features a compact and stackable design, out of the box functionality, Ethernet connectivity and friendly UI. They will have a performance of 64 Ghash/second.

Prospero for datacenter (X-3) are designed for high performance mining, be fully rack-able, have out of the box functionality, Ethernet connectivity and friendly UI. They will have a performance of 1300 Ghash/second.

Black Arrow will start shortly taking preorders and offers 25% discount on all preorders paid in September and October. Today, using the 25% discount, one can buy a Prospero X-1 for $239 and Prospero X-3 for $3999.

At today’s Bitcoin price and network hashing rate, X-1 would return $682 in 15 days and X-3 would return $13845 in 15 days [1].

As Black Arrow promised to all the customers who trusted and worked with it from the beginning, everyone who has purchased Black Arrow’s Lancelot mining devices and wishes to exchange them against Black Arrow Prospero miners will receive $300 credit for each Lancelot exchanged [2]

The Minion ASIC which is the heart of the Prospero mining machines and is based on the performance and features demanded by Bitcoin mining: highest efficiency and lowest cost. It is developed by Black Arrow and VeriSilicon,a leading Custom Silicon Solutions and Semiconductor IP provider. The Minion will be 1500 times more efficient in Bitcoin Mining than today’s fastest video card and it will be capable of scanning 64Ghash every second (roughly equivalent is 416Gflops). This design has been chosen to offer highest reliability, lowest power consumption and cost. Black Arrow is not making the biggest chip in the industry but exactly this design ensures highest reliability in case of a Minion breakdown.


[1] As Bitcoin network is currently growing, we expect that the actual revenue by the time of shipment to be lower than this.

[2] Lancelot machines credit can be used against up to 30% of the amount on pre-orders or against up to 50% of the amount on orders. This credit has no cash value.