Brought together by the need to build better mining hardware and push the boundaries of current chips available on the market. The team is hard at work in secret lair of Mt. Erebus where the mad scientists below work without interruptions. Well some times. I hear their are often breaks for beer but well thats another story. Meet the team below!
Mr Teal is an Electrical Engineer based in Canada. Originally an electronics technologist, he worked in the oil and gas industry designing remote instrumentation before returning to finish his Engineering degree. He specializes in the hardware and firmware design of embedded systems, and has worked as an engineer in the communications and mining industries.
Mr Teal has been involved with Bitcoin since the start of 2012. Starting from a single GPU setup, he quickly realized and became excited by the potential of Bitcoin and began building out a small mining farm. With the GPU farm gone with the rise of ASICs, he enthusiastic embraced the move to ASICs and ordered miners from BFL and bASIC. When the former failed to deliver in a timely manner and the latter outright failed, he decided to pursue making his own mining hardware.
He then collaborated with Chip Geek to produce the only successful Butterfly Labs based miner not designed by BFL themselves – The Chili. Vendor agnostic, he looks forward to finding the best chips at the best price and building mining devices for customers using the highest quality design and parts, providing the best service possible, and building a base of customers who look to Pepper Mining as the vendor of choice when wanting to add new hardware.
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is an Old School Game Developer who started out in the early days of Duke Nukem 3D, then moved on to a company where he worked closely with id software on various projects using the first Doom engine, to Quake 1 and 2 engines. He subsequently formed a company in Marin, CA with some friends and was the lead level designer on Vampire the Masquerade. After that game was completed he took a break from the game industry to work in internet technologies where he designed and developed various types of web apps before finally coming back to games 7 years later. He has since moved on to a new company he co-founded with friends.
Gateway's other passion besides beer is Bitcoin, where he worked with a few companies in the industry and continues to help out on the Eligius Mining Pool. He is working with Mr Teal and Chipgeek to bring this new project to life.