Grayscale Receives $ 350 Million ETH in February

Grayscale purchased eth worth $ 350 million in the past two weeks. They announced that 87,749 Ethereum was purchased in four days from February 8-11.
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February 2021 – Server Parts Pricing Report

Welcome to the first installment of monthly server price reporting for 2021.

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Sri Lanka to Bahamas, how can we travel without VISA in February?

According to Flightradar24, NAS currently has connections with airports in the following countries:

  • USA – requires visa
  • Canada – requires transit visa
  • Cuba (Habana and Holguin) – the most flexible TWOV
  • Jamaica – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • Haiti – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • Turks and Caicos – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • Panama – TWOV requires you to remain airside

All the TWOV which require you to remain airside are only applicable if you have both flights on the same ticket, which seems to be very unlikely.

Holguin only has flights to Habana and Cancun. We’ve seen previously that you probably can’t TWOV in Cancun.

Habana has flights to:

  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – flexible TWOV
  • Mexico City (not at the moment)
  • Cancun (see above)
  • Nicaragua – visa required
  • Panama – see above
  • Colombia – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • Venezuela – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • Argentina – TWOV requires you to remain airside (exceptions can be made but require the airline to escort your and be responsible for you, forget about it)
  • United States – See above
  • Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland – visa required
  • Dominican Republic – TWOV requires you to remain airside

Port of Spain has flights from (other than the above):

  • Curaçao – Flexible TWOV
  • Guyana – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • Suriname – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • Sint Marten – ?
  • Antigua and Barbuda – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • Barbados – TWOV requires you to remain airside
  • A few other islands with no interesting connections

Other than the above, Curaçao has connections to:

  • The Netherlands – visa required

So, no, there don’t seem to be any easier options, at least at this time (there may be more options in normal “post-COVID” times).

Note however, that even for the very very few countries which allow flexible TWOV (like Russia and Cuba in your itinerary), I’m not sure any airline is going to let you board a flight to a destination where you’re not allowed to enter, if you don’t have an onward flight on the same ticket. To them, your final destination is the one on their ticket, and you need to be able to enter that destination. Since all those flights are on different tickets and different airlines, I would be very surprised if you ever got to your final destination.

I think the best option for you is probably to get a transit visa (probably several, actually) which would give you more options regarding routing.

If you have the means to travel to the Bahamas, it shouldn’t be difficult to get a transit visa for many of the alternatives.

Good luck!

NB: I hope you’re not trying to go there on holiday. Travelling for leisure at this time is a very, very bad idea.

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Russia – is it snowing in Moscow in January / February 2020?

I'm not in Moscow, I'm in Nizhny Novgorod (450 km east of Moscow), but we also didn't have a lot of snow a month ago, and now we have a blanket rather decent snow. Maybe less than the average year, but it's clearly here and quite thick.

Moscow being west of us generally sees a little less snow, but I guess they should also have a little snow now. You can google for Moscow online webcams, this is the one I found just now, and it showed a layer of snow in one of the Moscow parks .

In fact, the news about the fake snow is from the New Year. It is not unusual these days to have New Years holidays with little to no snow in western Russia (especially in Moscow and Nizhny), so the news on fake snow seems at least possible. However, usually a lot of snow still accumulates in January and February and partially in March. Late February and early March is the snowiest time of year, and you will surely see a lot of snow.

The only thing to note is that the streets of Moscow are often very well cleared of snow, especially in tourist areas, so you probably won't notice the snow at first. But in all the parks, you should see it.

Also, like any big city, Moscow is warmer than its surroundings, so it usually has less snow than the surrounding countryside.

Indian citizens – why didn't India stop all incoming flights in early February 2020 to prevent COVID-19 infections?

Everyone agrees that COVID-19 is not from India and comes from international travelers. Why didn't India ban incoming flights in early February 2020 until the virus problem is resolved? Is there an international travel rule that prohibits a country from denying entry to its own citizens?

Best offers / most commented publications in February!

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February 2020 – Server Parts Price Report

This is the second installment of monthly server pricing reports for 2020.

If you followed, we followed the evolution of parts prices for RAM, SSD, hard drives, processors and some GPUs. Generally, this is done monthly, then shared with WHT and on our blog.

Currently, all prices quoted are from Ebay, for the equipment used. I can also start tracking new material if there is a request.

Price as of February 13, 2020

– or + indicates if the price has gone up or down since last month

Coded:

Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name


SSDs

$63(-) / $110() / 480gb Intel DC S3500 
$100(-) / $170(-) / 800gb Intel DC S3500 
$250() / $290() / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500 

New SSDs

$125(-) / $160() / 240gb Intel D3-S4610
$180(-) / $250() / 480gb Intel D3-S4610
$600() / $600() / 960gb Intel D3-S4610
$678(+) / $803(-) / 1.92tb Intel D3-S4610
$1099() / $1099() / 3.84tb Intel D3-S4610
 
Hard Drives

$38(-) / $50() / 3TB HGST SATA
$160() / $175() / 8TB HGST SATA
$190() / $220() / 10TB HGST SATA
$299() / $325(-) / 12TB HGST SATA


DDR3 RAM

$10() / $15() / 8GB DDR3 (a)
$12(-) / $25(-) / 8GB DDR3 (b)
$25() / $40() / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$25(+) / $32(+) / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$68() / $105() / 32GB DDR3 (c)


DDR4 RAM

$25() / $35() / 8GB DDR4 (d)
$35() / $115() / 8GB DDR4 (e)
$69(+) / $99(+) / 8GB DDR4 (f)
$37() / $60() / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$50(+) / $99(+) / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$80(+) / $155(+) / 16GB DDR4 (f)
$79() / $105() / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$90(+) / $145(-) / 32GB DDR4 (e)
$110() / $155() / 32GB DDR4 (f)

E5v2 CPUs

$90(-) / $140(-) / E5-2660v2
$140(-) / $170() / E5-2680v2
$165(-) / $200(-) / E5-2697v2

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E5v3 CPUs

$90() / $150() / E5-2650v3
$100(-) / $140(-) / E5-2660v3
$125(-) / $150(-) / E5-2670v3
$160(-) / $192(+) / E5-2680v3
$199(+) / $215() / E5-2690v3
$285(-) / $375(+) / E5-2695v3
$605(+) / $975(+) / E5-2698v3
$699(+) / $995() / E5-2699v3


E5v4 CPUs

$865(-) / $1050(-) / E5-2650v4
$1050(-) / $1495() / E5-2660v4
$435(-) / $650() / E5-2680v4
$1347(-) / $1995(-) / E5-2690v4
$2375(-) / $3745(-) / E5-2699v4

Graphics Cards

$425() / $475() / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
$290() / $325() / Nvidia GTX 1080
$275() / $350(+) / AMD Vega 64

To compare to last month, here are the prices for January 13, 2020:

Coded:

Price Low* / Price High** / Part Name


SSDs

$80(+) / $110(+) / 480gb Intel DC S3500 
$110(+) / $175(+) / 800gb Intel DC S3500 
$250(+) / $290(+) / 1.6TB Intel DC S3500 

New SSDs

$130(-) / $160(-) / 240gb Intel D3-S4610
$200(+) / $250() / 480gb Intel D3-S4610
$600(+) / $600(+) / 960gb Intel D3-S4610
$560(+) / $1185(-) / 1.92tb Intel D3-S4610
$1099(+) / $1099(+) / 3.84tb Intel D3-S4610
 
Hard Drives

$40() / $50() / 3TB HGST SATA
$160() / $175(-) / 8TB HGST SATA
$190() / $220(-) / 10TB HGST SATA
$299() / $450(-) / 12TB HGST SATA


DDR3 RAM

$10() / $15() / 8GB DDR3 (a)
$15() / $30() / 8GB DDR3 (b)
$25() / $40() / 16GB DDR3 (a)
$22() / $30() / 16GB DDR3 (b)
$68() / $105() / 32GB DDR3 (c)


DDR4 RAM

$25(+) / $35(-) / 8GB DDR4 (d)
$35(-) / $115() / 8GB DDR4 (e)
$30(+) / $45(+) / 8GB DDR4 (f)
$37() / $60() / 16GB DDR4 (d)
$40(-) / $90() / 16GB DDR4 (e)
$70(-) / $100() / 16GB DDR4 (f)
$79(-) / $105(+) / 32GB DDR4 (d)
$85() / $150() / 32GB DDR4 (e)
$110(+) / $155() / 32GB DDR4 (f)

E5v2 CPUs

$110(-) / $150(+) / E5-2660v2
$142(+) / $170(+) / E5-2680v2
$173(-) / $230(-) / E5-2697v2

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E5v3 CPUs

$90(+) / $150(+) / E5-2650v3
$125() / $153(-) / E5-2660v3
$125(-) / $150(-) / E5-2670v3
$168(+) / $185() / E5-2680v3
$195(-) / $215(-) / E5-2690v3
$310(+) / $350(-) / E5-2695v3
$520(+) / $795(+) / E5-2698v3
$695(+) / $995(+) / E5-2699v3


E5v4 CPUs

$1138(+) / $1395(+) / E5-2650v4
$1370(+) / $1495(+) / E5-2660v4
$499(-) / $650(-) / E5-2680v4
$1900(+) / $2328(+) / E5-2690v4
$3149(+) / $4999(+) / E5-2699v4

Graphics Cards

$425(+) / $475(+) / Nvidia GTX 1080Ti
$290(+) / $325(+) / Nvidia GTX 1080
$275() / $325(-) / AMD Vega 64

* Low Price – The lowest price to purchase this part from a reputable seller in moderate quantity, price shipped to the United States.
** High Price – There is a reasonably large quantity of this part available from several reputable sellers for this price or less, price shipped to the United States.

*** Price for the cheapest reader of this size, corresponding to this model number or better in the same class. "Same class" would mean sata (S) or nvme (P), as appropriate. "Better" means a higher model number than that shown. Classified from worst to best, Intel model numbers are 3500, 3510, 3600, 3610, 3700, 3710

(a) – 2Rx4 PC3L-10600R ECC REG
(b) – 2Rx4 PC3L-12800R ECC REG
(c) – 4Rx4 PC3L-12800L ECC REG LRDIMM

(d) Recorded DDR4 PC4-2133P ECC
(e) DDR4 PC4-2400T ECC registered
(f) DDR4 PC4-2666V ECC registered

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Some notable changes from last month:

* There currently seems to be a lot of stability in pricing for server parts. RAM, SSD and hard drive prices have remained fairly constant with only small price changes.

* For the most part, there has been very little change in the price of the processor, with the exception of a few E5v3 and E5v4 models.

* The availability of some of the new SSD models is still very limited.

As before, let me know if you have any comments, how I can make them more useful, etc.