Juan Sufyan/ November 18, 2017/ Blog, Mining/ 2 comments

Remember when mines used to look like this?

Long gone are the days where miners had proud beards, were kinda short and hated elves. Gold, gems, rubies and other precious stones were also replaced. Now, in their replacement are rows and rows of PC with the hope of getting money that don’t even exist physically.

Those days, the miners would be risking life and limb. They would also have to be wary of awakening slumbering beasts deep in the mines or attracting horde of orcs and goblins. Now, miners only fear the equally frightening horrors of electricity bills and loss of profit.

Mining is actually the procedure of authenticating other bitcoin transactions, which users (miners) are rewarded in the form of cryptocurrencies.

Here a few pointers before you consider mining:

  • Cryptocoin mining is NOT a quick way to made significant money overnight
  • It requires time for the underlying cryptocurrencies to appreciate in value over a few years
  • Mining is a 24/7 process
  • Mining rigs goes for at least $1000+ and can soar up to $4000+ for a decent hash rate\
  • But if you set up your rig correctly, you should be able to break even in a year in most casing or even faster if the cryptocurrencies appreciates.

The Steps:

These are your new pickaxes.

  • A mining hardware. To mine efficiently, custom hardware such as the ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) is the most common hardware now as it solves the block faster which mines bitcoins faster which equates to faster money. This, coupled with electricity bills proves that ASIC is the best hardware out there making GPU mining financially unwise. Also, ensure that the PC is not suited close to a wall to allow for good air flow.
  • A good guide on how to assemble a mining PC https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/motherboard-how-to-build-an-ethereum-mining-rig/594d45dff2295274693adb76

Don’t forget to connect you e-wallet to the whichever Cyrptocurrency you’re mining if you are doing it solo

  • Get a wallet.To store the wealth that you have amassed from mining, you’ll need an online wallet in relation to what you are mining. So, if you are mining for Bitcoins, then you’ll need a Bitcoin wallet which you can from the Bitcoin website. Be sure to enable two-factor authentication and store the wallet on a computer that doesn’t have internet access or in a memory stick or SD to have the wallet on the go.

    The myriad amount of mine pools to join..

  •  Signing for a mining pool. A mining pool is a way for Bitcoin miners to pool their resources together and cooperate with one another. They then share the block rewards after it is done. You may go a year or more without earning any Bitcoins if you’re not in a pool.

 

Yes. This is CGminer.

  • Install mining software: Mining software available depends on the type of hardware you are using. They are used to run in the command line. Currently, the most popular mining programs are CGminer and BFGminer.

Image is not a clear representation of what actual mining process will look like

  • Mining (finally): Once your miner is configured, you can start mining. Keep an eye on the temperature level as mining generates substantial heat. Your hardware will be kept running 24/7 so it is wise to invest in cooling tubes surrounding the hardware or just have the air conditioner fully running. Mounting fans to cool the case will help as well.

Tables like this are useful reminder when to stop or continue mining

  • Monitoring: Like I have mentioned, the probability is a slow and unforeseeable one. The value of these coins can drop and rise at a moment notice. That being said, it’d be wise to monitor the progress of what you earn and the accumulated bills. Always remember that there is no profit unless your gains clear out whatever you have spent for the hardware and bills.

With that being said, I hope you have a profitable time mining.

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  1. Hello.Mr.Juan.I’m Taichi.We met on online game on 12/26.
    It’ great site.Did you make this?
    I’m sorry to exit.I accidentally pushed wrong button.Contact me if you need anything.My English is not good.But,I could write.

    And,I’ve watched your Youtube account.You’re Handsome haha.I’ve subscribed.

    1. Hi Mr Taichi, nice to hear from you. I will watch your twitch channel for sure.Do take a look at the computer parts that are on offer. Maybe you might be interested to get graphic cards or motherboard so that we can play more graphically demanding games together and no, this is not my website. I merely work for this website haha. In fact, I am working for 2 websites. You can check out the other at http://www.fenlyn.com for Korean fashion items and it ships overseas too!

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