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Hello! At the moment, I don't use my Raspberry Pi for something usefull. A friend of my recommended that I could start mining Bitcoin. I have never done it before (Just some days on my computer. Manged to mine 0,00x something Bitcoin), and I wanted to try it out after reading this. I know that I am not able to generate that much Bitcoin, but I just want to start. As I said, I don't use it to anything else. Why not mining for Bitcoin? I have never done it before on Linux. My idea was to buy a USB Hub, a fan, and a lot of these. So, how would this actually work with the Raspberry? I am afraid that it's using a bit to much power than the Raspberry can handle. Fortunately, the USB Hub is powered. Can I buy two of these hubs, and then connect 9 miners on each? Is this actually possible? Do you have any great tutorials on how I can easily set up a miner on Raspberry Pi? Thank you very much!
MAD Doge - Such Problems, Much Solutions, Year of DOGE. (March 30th, 2014)
MAD Doge – 3/30/2014 The epic battle in price PANIC! PANIC? Well yes, panic if you want, it’s apocalypse time.
ASICs - What's wrong with efficiency?
ASICs concentrate the mining power to connected and individuals who can either build the mining devices or fabricate the chips. Since they are application specific, the cost and availability is not held up by alternative uses.
ASICs introduce incredible hashing power which can allow 51% attacks for a cost-effective price. Additionally, Multipool effects can be multiplied as well as become easier with ASIC / GPU combined mining.
ASICs are a losing game unless you have the ability to get in on unreleased designs. Buying an ASIC without access to these designs will always leave you at a generation behind the current standard. (Look at Block Erupters - The people who purchased them for $100/piece are doomed to sell them for less as mining can never compensate their losses)
Cryptocurrency is considered a property for taxable purposes, this can cause problems since there are a variety of ways this can be considered, referencing transactions for new transactions will cause a variety of exchange rates to be concentrated at one transaction and the change in value overall has to be calculated for it to be reported on your W-2 tax form (For the USA MAD Doge's)
Cryptocurrency exchanges might accept this and fight to keep this since you will be required to use a cryptocurrency exchange or similar group to track your transactions for taxable purposes. This ADDS additional transaction fees that go directly against one of the core goals of BitCoin...minimal transaction fees - VIDEO LINK (Notice anything that has changed since the generation of this video?.
The need for DogeCoin to have a higher value
DogeCoin needs a higher value as time goes on in order to keep people mining and to avoid the profitability of a 51% attack. Unfortunately, the last halving has left us at only an increase from some of the lowest numbers to around 120 satoshi. Even though this is above double the last average low (58 satoshi), this is actually lower in tradeable value as DogeCoin has dropped with BitCoin to less than the comfortable average of $0.001/DOGE - Side Note: If you're reading this, reply to this post with a joke, I'll tip a bunch.
DogeCoin Value can increase one of two ways and a variety in between: A jump in mining cost and overal hashrate (all else held constant) or a jump in DogeCoin demand. Some might think that ASIC's are a great solution since the hashrate will jump through the roof, however this is foolish. There will not be a cost rise overall since the price to mine will drop as these new asics are rolled out. The difficulty will rise and mining will be backed by a smaller group that mine at a lower cost, thus the new miners will be willing to sell for less.
What am I doing? How am I invested in a solution? (WOW SUCH LONG READ)
I mine via GPU's, my current hashrate is 700-900kh/s. I am running 7790 graphics cards and have recently switched to two 270's which are at 420kh/s average. They're not getting much return, but at least I'm helping keep the system from being 51%'d
I invest in new cryptocurrencies, even if they lose me money (I have lost $50 in new cryptocurrencies) since it is important to buy in to new cryptocurrencies in order to keep their value up so that the development keeps improving. I invested in KGW (Kimoto's Gravity Well) based currencies and Scrypt-N (which I refuse to mine...yet) proof-of-work currencies as well as ones that offer unique improvements to everyday cryptocurrency problems.
Pushing for a solution to ASICs in the order of finding a new way to do Proof-of-Work that is highly efficient on GPU's and CPU's so that anyone can mine equally and profitably (If they are willing to do so).
What's going to happen?
Prices are going to drop until we get a permanent solution or higher demand for DogeCoin. People right now have other larger problems to worry about and will focus on them primarily. Watch out for the price drops near USA Tax Day (April 15th) and possible April Fools price fluctuations if people take fake stories seriously.
Watch out for DogeCar, the price is definitely going to rise, but it's going to be a hard sell since we're basically trying to sell a precious metal now (according to USA's IRS), if you think that's easy, google search gold informercials since gold is also a property.
Prepare for a fork, if new ASICs come on the market and dwarf the current hashrate, a 51% attack could cause us to fork, similar to how AuroraCoin forked. This could also cause Multipool-type shenanigans again.
It's going to be a rough ride, but there are upsides, Cryptsy has started on USD/DOGE exchanges.
Can someone with more knowledge than myself read through this and tell me what they think? (Sorry if it got a little bit rambly...)
I think that this seems to be a pretty obvious question, the answer to which is to build a dedi machine. However, I don't want to pull the trigger without a little bit of feedback first. I have an 8 core CPU, along with a 2GB GPU. Right now, this puts out a stable 247 Mhps, which admittedly is not that great, but whatever. Here are the 2 options: I could upgrade my computer (I am already considering putting in a 4GB GPU), and then maybe later get a few block erupters and plug them into my computer. My computer is not on all the time, so that could be an issue. There are some other things I could do, and I won't really go into details right now, but here is what I came to while writing this: I am probably going to upgrade my GPU to a 4GB one anyways, so it makes more sense to do that (save my old 2GB one), and then buy a block erupter or 2. As time goes on (read:this summer), I will probably buy more block erupters. As I go on, I will put together a very small and basic computer that will be dedicated to bitcoin mining, with some kind of CPU (suggestions?), and my old 2GB GPU, which at that point will most likely be a lot cheaper, so I can buy another if I want, and then just get a large USB hub, and plug that in, and then just start adding block erupters on to it. Thoughts? Suggestions? Sweet pics of cheese? Thanks for reading! P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to those in the US!
Me and my friend are trying to start mining. We where wondering if this would be worth the price.
Me and rugtol where looking around for bitcoin mining hardware, and we found this. We are both pretty new to mining anything. So reddit, would this miner be worth the price? And we are going cheap because we are high schoolers with not much money.
What does it take to get a BitPay account around here?!?
TL:DR - A BitPay account - how do I get one and start selling? Apparently applying for an account isn't enough? Please help my bitcoin business get off the ground by throwing me an upboat here I've recently been selling a lot of hardware on BitcoinTalk.org and BitMit.net. Sales have been going very well and my customers appear to be very satisfied with both the product I'm offering and the service I provide them with. Now, I'm looking into directing all sales to a nice clean website that I'm creating in order to properly report inventory levels and just have a nice uniform shopping experience for my customers. I'd like the back-end to be BitPay. So, over a week ago, I signed up for a BitPay account. Never heard anything from them other than one email from a support person (I guess that's what she was?). After several days of not hearing anything, I called said support person. She was entirely unhelpful and seemed pretty unwilling to grant me a BitPay account. She said they needed to verify my identity, but never provided me any instructions on how to do so. Then she said they needed to evaluate my website to see if it was appropriate and met their requirements. I told her the website was not fully operational yet, that I was waiting for BitPay integration since I'm going to use their shopping cart, etc. Her reply was that my website must be done and fully working, accepting orders, before they'll even consider offering me a BitPay account. Kind of a chicken and egg thing going on there I guess. So I looked through business cards I collected at Bitcoin 2013 and low and behold, I found a business card from the BitPay VP of Sales I talked to there (she was very friendly). I gave her a call and sent some emails to see if we could get things moving. She has been responsive to emails, and did put me in touch with Kevin McInturff but has yet to help me make any forward progress. She's been on the road and this likely isn't even her responsibility, but she was friendly and I thought she'd be willing to help. So I ask you, redditors, has anyone here had success in getting a BitPay account? If so, what is the secret?!? Is this the kind of customer service I can expect AFTER I'm a customer, too?!? I really need to get this wrapped up, like yesterday, and I could use all the feedback I can get to do so. And if anyone from BitPay is reading this ... well, help me?! UPDATE 1: You can see an unidentified rep from BitPay has commented below. I don't agree with their claim, but that's irrelevant. The reason for this post is to find out how to become a BitPay merchant! They advised me in another sub-comment below to upload documents to the support ticket, which I did immediately after they provided clear instructions. I'm hoping this is all just a misunderstanding and once the right person from BitPay reads this, it will get sorted out. I want to give them the benefit of the doubt here because they're likely growing rapidly. I guess I'll try to keep this updated since it sounds like others have had a tough time with support too. I just wanted to take better care of my customers and thought BitPay was the paved road to get there. Stay tuned... UPDATE 2: They have contacted me and we worked things out. Apparently an internal misunderstanding regarding recent changes to the account approval process. I'm looking forward to becoming a BitPay merchant.
I have looked over google for some help but im obviously not looking in the correct places because I did not see what i need. Hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction. Here is whats going on. I started off with 1 asic block erupter (ASICMiner Block Erupter USB 330MH/s Sapphire Miner) and everything was going fine. i added another one to the setup and everything was still going fine. (this is all being done on USB ports that are on the back of my PC, no USB hub, yet) I then aquired an antminer (BITMAIN ANTMINER U2 2Gh/s USB Bitcoin ASIC Miner. Overclockable) and plugged it into my PC as well. I am using BFGminer 3.10.0 currently and everything was running fine. all 3 miners were mining. I went ahead and ordered a usb hub because i figured if i was going to keep adding miners that my computer would not be a good place to put them all. well a day before the hub got here, i noticed that one of the miners (the saphire one) was not mining. i looked at my device manager and only saw 2 of them. so i rebooted, messed around with some different ports but nothing made that one work. i figured it was broken for whatever reason and assumed it was because it wasnt suppose to be on my mother board. thing is, it works on another PC. so i waited for the hub to come in to see if it would work on there but it still does not. Im thinking its a driver issue since its not showing up on this computer but it will on another. Any idea or suggestion on how to get my current PC (windows 8.0) to run it? Should i try a different version of bfgminer, or maybe cgminer? im fairly new to all this so i dont really know where to go with it.
With the price of BTC rising, this puts a higher demand on the infrastructure behind it. Which is why I think it's a great time to be part of that infrastructure by mining. For those who don't know, bitcoin mining is basically the P2P crypto-handling of Bitcoin transactions. Black Friday shopping pushed transactions to rise and that is good news for the people mining. I knew I had to be home instead of out shopping since I wanted to make sure my rig of five miners were hashing away properly. Yesterday evening, though, I purchased a couple sapphire block erupters. Black Friday continued into the evening, I get back to install these two asic miners, and watched the transactions roll through. If only I had bought them earlier, is what I thought. I went to bed. Woke-up, looked at my phone, whoa! The total mining reward for my mining had doubled. My money had doubled over night while I slept! I felt inclined to share my thoughts on this.. Don't really see a whole lot of mining stuff here. (keep in mind my hashrate before the block erupters was ~175Mh/s for those who may be curious.. Now I'm peaking at over ~750Mh/s from everything in the rig.) Edit: Cleared up a couple things..
Hello, I'm new to Bitcoin mining, I mine with my GTX 750 Ti, just for fun, just to test :) I mine at 170 Mhash/s. I have a RaspberryPi but I don't use it, and I wanted to transform it into a little Bitcoin miner with ASICMiner (ASICMiner Block Erupter USB 330MH/s Sapphire Miner) like that: http://www.amazon.com/ASICMiner-Block-Erupter-USB-Sapphire/dp/B00CUJT7TO So I wanted to ask; Is it worth it ? Cordially, bmx22c.
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SOLD Both rigs runs Windows and comes with the installation disc (Dell branded), but I was running a live Debian-based OS from a USB drive that will be included (4gb). It supports litecoin and bitcoin, and even the USB ASIC block erupters. It has remote monitoring support, which is mainly why I used it. Will accept litecoin, bitcoin, Paypal, Dwolla, or Wells Fargo transfers. I would rather not ship outside the USA or part out. If no one is interested here, I will likely just list them on eBay.
Hey guys, I am very new to bitcoin and bitcoin mining and I am not sure which pool I should join. I have been mining for a few week and I have only made around 7 cents. I have got Nvidia 550ti and I know that it is not the proper card but I am more so doing this for the fun of it. So I was going to ask, do you think that I should get this http://www.amazon.com/ASICMiner-Block-Erupter-USB-Sapphire/dp/B00CUJT7TO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379548575&sr=8-1&keywords=bitcoin+miner The other question is which pool should I join? Currently I am part of slush's pool but I have heard that I could make more with other pools... I know that these are really quite basic questions but I really am new to this. I have only been doing this for a few weeks, thank guys!
Alright, I'm new to all this Bitcoin mining stuff. I have a raspberry pi, and I'm looking at these ASICMiner USB Block Erupters and i'm kind of clueless on if it's even worth buying. I would buy 3 of the miners, put them on a USB port hub, and then cool it down with a fan. Is it worth the investment? I'm not looking to spend huge amounts on these 20 Ghash/s miners.. Thanks.
I have 18 of the 330 MHs Sapphire block erupters that I used to use for Bitcoin. How do I connect them to a mining pool for altcoins? I would like to get some more use out of them. They have been sitting for months.
Wanting to get started in goldcoin/dogecoin mining!
Hey there Reddit! So, I've been watching the bitcoin market for sometime now and I've been wanting to get started. However, the price of mining equipment has pulled me back from mining. When I was looking into other cryptocurrencies however, I found that mining with ~$100ish hardware could be at least a little bit profitable. After doing some research, I found this on Amazon. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with this miner, and if it's any good. I've done my own research and so far pretty much everyone seems to like it and it works well. Just wondering if anyone here knows any fallbacks with this specific miner. Note: I know that I won't be reaping in any major profit with this thing, I just want to mine for a little bit of fun. Ignore the profitability/ROI part, I just want to know if it works.
Will a USB miner be worth anything for Litecoin mining?
Hey folks, sorry if this is an obvious question, I just got into mining a few days ago. Now, I know litecoin was specifically designed to make ASICs not viable for mining it. However, I was wondering if these USB sticks are worth anything? Something like this. http://www.amazon.com/ASICMiner-Block-Erupter-USB-Sapphire/dp/B00CUJT7TO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381539436&sr=8-1&keywords=litecoin+usb This thing advertises 330 MH/s. Does that number of 330 only apply to bitcoin mining (or I suppose, SHA-256 based currencies), or would I be getting 330 for litecoin mining as well? I've only got my nvidia card going at the moment, and it seems rather pointless to continue mining with it since I'm only averaging about 120 at the moment. Thanks!
[WTB] USB Block Erupters for 0.01 BTC each - I am buying everything you have at that price!
YOU: Have block erupters? Not making ROI? ME: I WILL SEND YOU 0.01BTC FOR EVERY BLOCK ERUPTER YOU SEND ME! That's more BTC than you could ever mine from a block erupter. At current difficulty they are pulling in a whopping 0.00007679 BTC/day according to this link: http://www.alloscomp.com/bitcoin/calculator Which means it would take you 130 days to mine another 0.01 BTC, and that's only if the difficulty never increases... which it will: http://bitcoin.sipa.be/ (it's projected to increase 2% per day for the next 30 days as of today according to the second last graph). Send me a PM if you're interested. I will PM you back my address. Once I receive the block erupters at my address, I will send the BTC to your Bitcoin address which you can write down and place inside the package or send me via PM. WHY DO YOU WANT TO PAY MORE THAN THESE THINGS ARE WORTH? That's a great question. I may be asking myself the same someday. I mainly give them out as gifts to those interested in bitcoin/bitcoin-mining. I give some to friends/relatives/out-in-public/at poker games/etc... I have done this once before with good results... http://www.reddit.com/BitMarket/comments/1rvny8/wtb_asicminer_asic_usb_block_erupters_sapphire_o Escrow is out of the question because the price is so low. Not to mention I'm a moderator of this subreddit for a few years now so I can guarantee you I will not run with your $10 to risk my reputation. Feel free to leave any questions in the comment section below!
Okay guys, since every post on here asking for advice about getting into mining receives at least one comment of "Don't mine, just buy bitcoins from an exchange", I'm going to do an experiment. I recently ordered a Block Erupter Sapphire from ebay for about 50$, and also just ordered .1 BTC from coinbase for $59. I'll take a sixth of my bitcoins and remove them from the experiment for fairness purposes. Over time for however long the experiment is fit to last, I will track the value of my holdings, comparing the market price of .1 bitcoin against the market price of the erupter + everything I mine. Unless someone warns me against the reliability of the service, I will also used mined bitcoin to by GHS from cex.io, hopefully making that graph exponential. Note: I do not intend to make money from this venture. I just want to put the mining pessimist's advice to the test. I want bitcoin to be a real currency, so my goal, if I have one, is to increase the validity of the blockchain in any way I can.
Bitcoin mining made really easy/BFGminer quick start guide
There is 2 parts to this If i am missing somthing of if you want to add to this then please tell ms so i can make the changes. All is one and one is all. Infomation wants to be free, so dont be a dick help me make this better for all. Oh one more thing before we start I don't give a rats ass about up votes or down votes or square votes for this matter, I made this to help anyone who is stuck, if you don't like it then scram!(Its not like im forcing you to read this)...Or i am i ... So if you new or experienced bitcoin miner you should know that shit ain't free. The reason for this is the fact that electric isn't free.(Oh the fun days we would have if it was) When mining there is always going to be a cost, like how to pay for the Hardware, and the power and the maintenance and something that everyone forgets, The time it can take to set up the hardware and the scripts to miner. I chose to do a side project on this and got my own Asic miner USB Block eruptor that mines at 336mhs. It took me about 6 hours to write a working batch file. So show i wanted to show it to you all because it is a pain in the ass. BFGMINER PART So If your using "ASICMiner Block Erupter USB 333-336MH/s Sapphire Miner" You have found the right page You will need install the drivers here is the link = These drivers may be downloaded from: http://www.silabs.com/products/mcu/Pages/USBtoUARTBridgeVCPDrivers.aspx So this is what i use BFGMINER.exe Verson 3.2.1 So i made a batch file With this in it.(If you need help making this then please tell me.I don't mind helping.) C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\bfgminer-3.2.1-win64\bfgminer-3.2.1-win64\bfgminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://uk1.ghash.io:3333 -u YOURNAMEHER.worker1 -p YOURPASSWORD --disable-gpu -S all -o stratum+tcp://uk1.ghash.io:3333 This is my mining pool -S all will find all divices -disable-gpu because i don't want it to mine on my GPU. Make this the location of you BFG miner C:\Users\Admin\Desktop\bfgminer-3.2.1-win64\bfgminer-3.2.1-win64\bfgminer.exe -u YOURNAMEHER.worker1 This is your username and workername. -p YOURPASSWORD This is your password So from all of this it worked i have basically pieced together everything that i found to make the batch file that will start mining Woot Woot Empty Space Bitcoin mining made really easy PART How to start * Sign up at Cex.io if you don't already have an account. Then you can buy GH/S of mining speed. From Ebay Just type in Cex.io in ebay and you will find it all. READ ALL THE POSTS CAREFULLY. People can and will be dicks and try to trick you like saying 10000 kh/s of mining power, People that is 10 mb/s. Aka nothing When you get a voucher code You will immediately start mining Bitcoins. You don't have to worry about setting anything up, electricity, power outages, or bad hardware. The Benefits *No technical knowledge required. *No hardware to maintain. *No software to configure. *No electricity cost. *If there server gose down they will bous your speed of the miner to make up for the down time(that is really cool, i only had this happen once......The went down for about 13 hours and i normale was mining at 2gbs but the bumped me up to 6 gbs for a few hours to make up for the down time... *You can buy gh/s witht the bitcoins you mine. *Supports Merged mining.This means it Mines Bitcoin, Namecoin, Devcoin, and IXcoin at the same time! The Disadvantages *you cant buy gh/z with money, they will only accept bitcoins *If you like to physical hold the miner then this isnt for you.(Hey i do both so its the best of both worlds)
From Bitcoin Wiki. Jump to: navigation, search. Block Erupter Sapphire. Full name: ASICMiner Block Erupter USB 330MH/s Sapphire Miner ... hash/J: 130M: hash/s/$ 17M: Power usage: 2.55W: Temperature: 51°C: Additional information Interface: USB: The Block Erupter Sapphire is a legacy ASIC produced by ASICMiner. This page is a stub. Help by ... The BlockErupter Sapphire USB series is the second major product of ASICMINER. Serves as a replacement of GPUs for the mining hobbyists. Speed: 330Mh/s-336Mh/s! With Great Stability and very Low HW errors! Power Usage: Only 500mA - 510mA, 2.5w, per Usb. Beautiful Green LED, To Show when Powered, and blinks while hashing. ASICMiner Block Erupter USB 330MH/s Sapphire Miner. The first Bitcoin USB miners were the Sapphire Block Erupters. They have 330 MH/s of hash power which will give you less than $0.01 per month. This is the best choice if you want to see how mining works, but just the like with most USB miners, a profit should be least expected. Block Erupter USBs were first announced by ASIC Miner on BitcoinTalk.org in 2013. They were a portable, pocket sized yet relatively powerful bitcoin usb miners, and were suggested as «a perfect gift for getting people knowing about Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining». BITCOIN USB ASIC Miner Block Erupter available now! This is an ASICMINER USB BLOCK Erupter (Sapphire Batch). This USB devices mines Bitcoin at a confirmed ~335 MHash while using only USB spec power (0.5 Watt). This unit is from ASICMINER. It has been verified functional through a 1 hour test run, and is guaranteed to be received in working ...
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