The Apollo brings the full Bitcoin ecosystem back into one device. The wallet, the node, and the miner are all contained in one cohesive device that anybody can run quietly on their desk. As the technology in Bitcoin has advanced over the years there has been a fragmentation from the way users interact with the Bitcoin software; dedicated wallet, node, & mining companies/projects have evolved from what was once all running in an application on a personal computer.
As large mining pools draw in more hash rate, the Bitcoin network becomes more centralized and escaping regulatory capture becomes more difficult. Not everyone can or will want to run industrial-grade miners in their home. The +80 dB noise levels and the +150° F temperatures can be difficult to manage. Although there are a great many resources available for DIY enthusiasts interested in joining the Bitcoin home mining renaissance, the Apollo is designed with a more broad user base in mind. The Apollo runs quietly at ~25dB in ECO mode, takes about 15 minutes to install and connect to a pool, and the user interface makes interacting with it user friendly.
To hear it straight from the source, check out this guest segment from The Hash Cast with FutureBit founder, John Stefanopoulos, on BitcoinTV talking about solo mining block finds and decentralizing hash power.
This guide will show you how to get started with a FutureBit Apollo Full Package model. Topics covered here are:
When you order an Apollo, or any Bitcoin related materials for that matter, consider using a P.O. Box to guard your privacy.