Cloud mining

This new article is about mining in the cloud, instead of buying and maintaining your own infrastructure and hardware. Various providers are offering their services in the meantime. Worth comparing prices and services. In other words: No complex setup of hardware and software, no loud coolers running in your basement, or even worse, in your … [Read more…]

New section: Investing Bitcoins

Bitcoin Fingertips

As more and more platforms with Bitcoin investment possibilities show up across the globe, I try to list here the most interesting companies where either my research resulted into overall positive impression I made positive experience myself If you got other got investment tips, I am very happy to hear about it. The page into … [Read more…]

bitcoin.org: 0.13.0 Binary Safety Warning

This message is directly coming from bitcoin.org to raise awareness of a potential state sponsored attack and about possible mitigation: Summary Bitcoin.org has reason to suspect that the binaries for the upcoming Bitcoin Core release will likely be targeted by state sponsored attackers. As a website, Bitcoin.org does not have the necessary technical resources to … [Read more…]

Prepare a PC power supply to use with a mining device

Many mining devices do not have an internal power supply (PSU) hence they depend on an external one. In most cases it is a standard PC PSU. All modern power supply are intended to be used within a computer and switched on via the power button. As you your miner does not have such a … [Read more…]

Installing the latest bfgminer on Linux Debian

In this tutorial we learn how to install the latest BFGMiner on your Linux Debian (or Ubuntu) machine directly from GitHub. At the time of writing version 3.10.0 was the most current one. First we will install all the required tools to build BFGMiner, then we download it from the GitHub repository and then finally compile … [Read more…]

What is an ASIC device actually?

Specially when it comes to Bitcoin mining you read everywhere about these ASIC devices. What is that actually? ASIC stands for “Application Specific Integrated Circuit”. ASIC’s are specially designed pieces of hardware for performing dedicated tasks only. Nothing else. But this as efficient as possible. So when it comes to the hashing algorithms necessary to … [Read more…]