It seems that there is a second company working on a Decred (DCR) ASIC miner, so it will not only be the recently announced Obelisk DCR1 apparently. There are two models announced for the moment from DCRasic – Materia 1 supposedly capable of offering 400 GHS (Blake-256) with 275 Watts of power and priced at $1099 and Materia1-TURBO to offer 3 THS (Blake-256) with 2.1 kW of power usage and a hefty price tag of $7500. Materia1 ASICs are still not available for order as their development is supposedly currently ongoing, but the pre-sale should start by the end of this month according to the available information. The delivery of the final product will most likely not be earlier than 6 months from the start of the sale, if the project is successfully funded and sometime in 2018 we might end up with multiple Decred (DCR) ASIC miner options.
We’ve had some concerns after the recent announcement of the Obelisk and so we do here, so while are going to keep an eye on the project with interest we advice a lot of caution should you decide to invest in any of the two options at the moment. Both companies haven’t delivered any ASIC miners so far and their projects are apparently both still in development and the risk that they may not deliver is real. For the moment both projects seem like high risk ones, but in the world of crypto often if the risk pays off it pays a lot.