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Mining pools Bitcoin
May 1, 2020

Mining pools Bitcoin

Could bribery payments issued via smart contract undo the bitcoin mining pool model? A new research paper outlines a kind of attack against pools in which a malicious actor uses smart contracts, or agreements hard-coded onto a blockchain, to pay miners to essentially stymie their own efforts to solve the cryptographic puzzles at the heart of mining. Mining is…

Becoming a Bitcoin miners
April 29, 2020

Becoming a Bitcoin miners

China’s province of Sichuan is known for its spicy food flavors. Now, though, it’s becoming known as something else: a bitcoin mining capital. What, though, has that got to do with the province of Sichuan? Well, according to the China Money Network, since 2015, over 30 percent of China’s bitcoin mining machines have been purchased from the Sichuan province. Considering…

Bitcoin USB miners
April 21, 2020

Bitcoin USB miners

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. GekkoScience Compac USB Stick Bitcoin Miner Just slightly better than the original…

Setting up Bitcoin mining
April 19, 2020

Setting up Bitcoin mining

BitFury sinks its ASICs in 160 tanks of dielectric fluid Emerging digital currency specialist BitFury is building the world’s largest two-phase immersion cooling system. Located close to the sources of cheap electricity in the Republic of Georgia, the facility will use 3M Novec 7100 fluid to cool more than 40MW of specialized IT equipment. The system was designed…

Bitcoin mining success stories
April 15, 2020

Bitcoin mining success stories

An offhand $26 investment in bitcoins has turned into an $850, windfall for one very lucky Norwegian man. According to Norwegian news outlet NRK, Kristoffer Koch decided - on a whim - to invest 150 kroner (about $26) in 5, bitcoins in 2009, soon after the Bitcoin network first came into existence. Koch is said to have discovered the virtual currency while writing…

Most profitable Bitcoin mining pool
April 11, 2020

Most profitable Bitcoin mining pool

Mining is a zero sum game so pool size has no effect other than to reduce variance not average payout. Your goal would be to acheive 100% of fair value per share. Some factors: Inclusion of block fees. While small pools which keep block fees result in lower payout than solo mining. Merged mining. Currently adds a roughly 5% bonus relative to BTC only mining…

Bitcoin Miner algorithm
April 9, 2020

Bitcoin Miner algorithm

The Mining Algorithm What is commonly referred to as Bitcoin “mining” is really the creation of a new block in the block chain. Instead of making block creation a relatively simple operation, Satoshi realized that only a computationally expensive operation, performed as a kind of lottery, would prevent forgers from subverting the digital currency. But for a computationally…

How to Setup a Bitcoin miner?
April 3, 2020

How to Setup a Bitcoin miner?

To mine bitcoins use cpuminer (click here) and avoid any graphical application: a console application is faster and doesn t need much memory. This may be the reason why bitcoin-qt wallet has dropped the official support for bitcoin mining. You should compile cpuminer from the source code to obtain optimal performance. Binary packages are not optimized for your…

Bitcoin mining Gear
April 1, 2020

Bitcoin mining Gear

Bitcoin cloud mining or even hosting of your hardware where others take care of it in their data center is a tricky thing to say it is safe or cost effective. The ROI can be much longer if at all as well. This can be due to the fees involved, the upfront costs and the value of Bitcoin during that time. The issue of if the cloud mining provider is a legitimate…

Bitcoin mining today
March 30, 2020

Bitcoin mining today

Slush Pool Introduces Provably Fair Bitcoin Mining | Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin mining average income
March 28, 2020

Bitcoin mining average income

There’s a gold rush going on these days, or a Bitcoin rush, at least. Driven by the recent swings in the value of a Bitcoin, more and more people are learning about and becoming interested in the currency. While they could just buy Bitcoins at the current market rate, others are looking to try their luck at mining Bitcoins. And like prospectors who traveled west…

Bitcoin mining profitability calculator
March 24, 2020

Bitcoin mining profitability calculator

There are three typical sources of the confusion you are experiencing: 1. The calculator is NOT telling you what you will earn in the next 24 hours. No, mining calculators cannot tell you exactly what you will earn from day to day. And they re not trying to. If you had a dice calculator it would tell you that your average roll will be 3.5. You can roll a die…

Cheap Bitcoin mining
March 22, 2020

Cheap Bitcoin mining

Bitcoin has proliferated in China so much that 70% of the world’s bitcoin computational power is concentrated here. Many bitcoin mining operations have even sprung up in power stations deep in rural Sichuan hillsides, an unexpected place to be associated with a blockchain-based digital currency. As Bitcoin Mining explains, “mining” is a way to reward those who…

Bitcoin mining network
March 18, 2020

Bitcoin mining network

This is a continuation of TradeBlock’s block chain and network analysis to address the ongoing block size discussions. It is intended for an audience with at least a fundamental comprehension of block chain technology. If you have not yet done so, we recommend first reading: Bitcoin miners play a critical role in the bitcoin ecosystem by processing and securing…

Bitcoins mining calculator
March 16, 2020

Bitcoins mining calculator

Have you wondered what profit can you expect in the short term from a Bitcoin ASIC miner should you decide to invest now in one or if you just got the mining hardware? This is usually not an easy task and there are quite a few bitcoin mining calculators out there to help you in the process. If you need a quick and simple one to give you a quick idea how much…

Average Bitcoin mining rate
March 14, 2020

Average Bitcoin mining rate

Mobile mining is not going to be the next big way to make money on mobile. That is, if you want to avoid criminal behavior. Digital currency miners are a curious new trend in the mobile world and we’ve seen quite a few of them including BadLepricon, CoinKrypt, Widdit, FreeLotto, and TokenCrypt. But while we’ve looked them over and over, we just don’t see a situation…

Custom Bitcoin mining
March 10, 2020

Custom Bitcoin mining

Jeremy Martinez is a modern day coin collector. He collects bitcoin and litecoin and luckycoin and zeitcoin and leafcoin and infinitecoin. Behind his living room television set, Martinez has set up 99 tiny USB devices, and each is equipped with a pair of custom-built computer chips. One chip is designed to mine bitcoin–the world’s most popular digital currency–and…

Bitcoin mining example
March 4, 2020

Bitcoin mining example

Earlier this year I model checker. The SAT-based model checker then performs the nonce search by trying to find a counter-example to the hypothesis that no nonce exists in the given block. This leads to either a counter-example which contains a nonce in its trace, or a proof that no valid nonce exists. Keep in mind, this is research code which is unoptimised…

Introduction to Bitcoin mining
March 2, 2020

Introduction to Bitcoin mining

Proof of work Cryptographer Adam Back realized in 1997 that it was possible to use hash functions to prove that you did a certain amount of computational work. His discovery took advantage of the special property of strong cryptographic hashes where each hash looks like random data regardless of what input was used to create it. For example, the main hash in…

Bitcoin mining with graphics card
February 27, 2020

Bitcoin mining with graphics card

Some Bitcoin users might wonder why there is a huge disparity between the mining output of a CPU versus a GPU. First, just to clarify, the CPU, or central processing unit , is the part of the computer that performs the will of the software loaded on the computer. It s the main executive for the entire machine. It is the master that tells all the parts of the…

What you need to mine bitcoins?
February 21, 2020

What you need to mine bitcoins?

You definitely need custom built hardware for bitcoin mining. Since mining involves huge calculation of verifying SHA-256 encryption codes, regular CPU won t cut it. So you need custom built ASIC s which comprises of GPU s that can perform those computationally intensive calculations. Second of all, mining sure does push those computers to their limits. Not only…

New Bitcoin miners
February 17, 2020

New Bitcoin miners

An R&D division of mining giant Bitmain has launched a new pool. Having mined its first block as part of a closed beta three months ago, BitmainTech Israel Ltd is now opening its ConnectBTC pool to global bitcoin miners, inviting them to run the software as a way to combine resources with other miners and better compete for bitcoin s rewards. ConnectBTC…

Bitcoin mining pools
February 15, 2020

Bitcoin mining pools

Recently, the GHash mining pool breached Bitcoin etiquette to become a 55% miner for Bitcoin . This collapsed the key value proposition of Bitcoin, namely, its decentralization. In turn, there has been considerable criticism and backlash. Many people in the community, including us, have noted that etiquette or the good will of miners are not sufficient to keep…

Bitcoin mining computer Setup
February 13, 2020

Bitcoin mining computer Setup

The digital currency Bitcoin is having a bit of a moment, which is drawing the attention of cybercriminals. They don’t want to steal your money (though there is some of that too). Instead they want to hijack the processing power of your computer to create more bitcoins out of thin air. There is no company, central bank, or government behind Bitcoin—there is only…

Bitcoin mining Machines
February 9, 2020

Bitcoin mining Machines

If you’re interested in technological, financial or social innovation, you’ve probably heard of Bitcoin. It’s a virtual currency used by people around the world to make purchases online, or in person using a mobile app. As more merchants accept the currency — and more companies pitch Bitcoin investments — more people are curious about how it works. Unlike dollars…

What is Bitcoin mining actually doing?
February 3, 2020

What is Bitcoin mining actually doing?

From trying to design my own ASIC-I got as far as having a simulated but not completely debugged Verilog implementation-I can tell you how mine would have worked. Whilst I have not checked, the design choices seem so obvious to me that I doubt anyone would do it differently. The inner loop of the mining process is a double SHA-256 hash of data where only one…

Bitcoin mining in browser
February 1, 2020

Bitcoin mining in browser

The maker of ad-blocking browser Brave, which plans to give users the option to view ads in exchange for micropayments in bitcoin, has responded to a cease-and-desist letter it received today from members of a major newspaper trade group. Seventeen members of the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), including The New York Times , The Washington Post , and…

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