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The Piaxe

The Piaxe


The PiAxe, an innovative Raspberry Pi Hat, is in the early stages of its journey to revolutionize the Bitcoin network. Designed with the vision to transform any Full Archival Bitcoin node into a dual-function mining and archival powerhouse, the PiAxe is currently a beacon for enthusiasts and hobbyists in the Bitcoin community.

As of now, the PiAxe is a nascent project, brimming with potential yet still in the developmental phase. It’s an exciting opportunity for those who thrive on innovation and have a penchant for contributing to the growth of groundbreaking technologies. This product is tailored for the adventurous—thinkers, tinkerers, and early adopters eager to explore the uncharted territories of Bitcoin mining and node operation.

Please note that D-Central is currently offering the PiAxe as a standalone product. The Raspberry Pi units required for the operation of the PiAxe are not included and are not currently available for purchase through D-Central. We are exploring the possibility of stocking Raspberry Pi units in the future, contingent upon customer demand and market conditions.

Early stocks sold. Backorders are planned for shipping end of March.

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Dive into the forefront of Bitcoin innovation with the PiAxe, a Raspberry Pi Hat crafted for the bold and the curious. At this stage, the PiAxe is a canvas for enthusiasts and hobbyists, offering a glimpse into the future of integrated mining and archival nodes. With a foundation built on the BM1366 chip, it promises exceptional mining capabilities, aiming for an average hash rate of 500 GH/s, with peaks up to 550 GH/s.

The PiAxe is more than a product; it’s a participatory experience. It’s an invitation to contribute to the open-source community, to experiment, and to shape the future of Bitcoin mining technology. This early release is ideal for those who are not just looking for a plug-and-play solution but are excited about the prospect of being part of a developmental odyssey.

Key Features

  • Developmental Stage: Engage with the PiAxe at its foundational level and contribute to its evolution.
  • Mining Efficiency: Leverage the BM1366 chip for promising mining performance in its developmental phase.
  • Community Collaboration: Join a community of pioneers in refining and enhancing the PiAxe’s capabilities.
  • Exclusive Opportunity: Be among the select few to explore the potential of combining mining and archival functions in a Bitcoin node.

Embark on a journey with the PiAxe, where your insights and innovations fuel the next leap in Bitcoin technology. This is your chance to be at the cutting edge, shaping the future of decentralized mining and archival solutions.

Supporting Open-Source Mining Innovation

Every PiAxe sold contributes to Open Source Miners United, supporting the growth and development of innovative open-source mining technologies.

By purchasing the PiAxe, customers acknowledge and accept the responsibility for sourcing their Raspberry Pi 4 or newer models independently. Additionally, customers are responsible for the integration and configuration of the PiAxe with their Raspberry Pi unit. The PiAxe is designed for enthusiasts and hobbyists with a working knowledge of Raspberry Pi systems and a keen interest in contributing to the development and optimization of Bitcoin mining and archival nodes.

D-Central is committed to supporting our community of innovators and pioneers through this developmental phase of the PiAxe project. We encourage purchasers to share their experiences, insights, and feedback to help enhance the PiAxe’s functionality and user experience.

Supporting Innovation

For every PiAxe sold, 10$ will be remitted to Open Source Miners United in support of their innovative open-source efforts that contribute to the making of these wonderful and useful products.

GPL-3.0 License applies. Copyright (c) 2024 shufps.

Additional information

Weight 600 g
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 10 cm


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