Monthly Archives: September 2014

Waiting on hashing power

Today I bought another Black Widow on eBay along with its required power supply unit. The estimated delivery date is a week from today. I had enough space on my shelf to accommodate one more Black Widow, so I figured … Continue reading

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Why is Bitcoin tanking?

If you read CoinDesk, most of the news about Bitcoin is good. It’s been that way for months. More well known businesses are starting to accept it. Megacharity United Way now accepts Bitcoin donations. Various national governments are coming out … Continue reading

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LiteCoin Dark is back

The coin I did very well speculating on had to be abandoned by my rigs for a while because difficulty adjustments were not keeping pace with the major fluctuation in hashing power in the network. Because the coin was doing … Continue reading

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How I became a miner, Part 7

When I made the decision to host my hardware at the Omnis Data Center I then put in a support request to GAW asking them to ship the hardware to Omnis’ address. That’s around the time that GAW Miners merged … Continue reading

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How I became a miner, Part 6

By this point I have gotten comfortable with the way my miners are working. When they are rented out they do well (except when the renter’s pool fails, which happens more often than you might think) and I have never … Continue reading

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How I became a miner, Part 5

The entire reason I bought mining rigs in the first place was because I discovered the new alt coin speculation game. I don’t care what it is, if you succeed at something the very first time you try it you’re … Continue reading

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How I became a miner, Part 4

The initial irony of finally owning my own rigs and the ability to completely control them is that I began by… mining in the five multipools that Zen Cloud Mining had carefully selected. Yes, I went through all of this … Continue reading

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How I became a miner, Part 3

Once I decided to sign on the dotted line with Omnis, it was time to order the supplementary hardware needed to actually run my miners. I knew I’d want to scale up, so one of the accessories I purchased was … Continue reading

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How I became a miner, Part 2

There is a good reason that cloud mining is attractive for a lot of people, and why it was attractive to me. You buy your shares in the operation and then you just collect the payouts. You don’t have to … Continue reading

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