I agree on this, that having consumers bear part of the cost can help cash flow and ensure they can have the funds quickly to invest in development of a proprietary replacement for retail hardware in their farm. what bothers me are mainly the complete lack of real-world contact points (an email address ain't gonna cut it) and names of the primaries involved, and a VIP scheme that promises additional dividends after one year for a premium, with no assurance they will even be around in a year. They also need to describe what their plan is for handling outages and downtime, allowing customers to audit performance, and basically what people SHOULD be expecting to know, in this scenario. Simply having someone online say, "You guys look like you intend to do things the right way" is not compelling enough evidence for me to get involved. I want to see these cloud mining companies actually evolve and start delivering some hard numbers and info that can be confirmed...not guessed at or inferred.