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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: BAIKALMINER BK-X NEW algorithm Update (NIST5, X11GOST) on: September 03, 2018, 04:34:21 PM
Would you guys buy another Baikal?  I'm interested, but seems like there are quite a few issues with just purchasing and getting delivery with these units from just reading the posts...

What do you guys say? (asking customers who bought one and went through the experience... especially US customers, as I'm from the US..)


Also... how is the noise and heat on a BK-X?  Say with the stated 120watt Skein load?

Yes, if shows up with new profitable algos.
Heat is not an issue and noise depends on Your fan settings, but yes it's very loud even at 50%.

Thanks Chup for the reply.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: BAIKALMINER BK-X NEW algorithm Update (NIST5, X11GOST) on: September 01, 2018, 11:49:43 PM
Would you guys buy another Baikal?  I'm interested, but seems like there are quite a few issues with just purchasing and getting delivery with these units from just reading the posts...

What do you guys say? (asking customers who bought one and went through the experience... especially US customers, as I'm from the US..)


Also... how is the noise and heat on a BK-X?  Say with the stated 120watt Skein load?
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: 1080Ti Specific - Best mining option on: January 13, 2018, 02:23:06 AM
For lyra2rev2, what's the best software miner out there for the 1080ti?  I've been playing around with Alexminer, NemosMiner, and now I'm trying to see some other ones.. haven't quite gotten set up yet for lyra2 though, working on.
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Replacing my H81 Asrock LGA 1150 with an Aliexpress board on: January 11, 2018, 11:14:04 PM
Appreciate the response and input.  The only thing is.. for LGA 1150 motherboards, Newegg said they're out of stock and that they don't allow "autonotify" the product is perhaps out of production I believe. 

I'm still considering options, but looks like I'll have to take on the loss and move on... maybe go with an AMD platform for DDR4.. AMD seems to keep their socket lifcycles for longer.  We'll see.. we'll see.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Replacing my H81 Asrock LGA 1150 with an Aliexpress board on: January 11, 2018, 01:03:01 AM
I also thought... maybe I can get another LGA 1150 board that doesn't have 6 pci-e slots and just use a multiplier, but not sure how good these work:


https://www.amazon.com/Optimal-Shop-External-Multiplier-Card-Ethereum/dp/B07376F3CK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1515632361&sr=8-6&keywords=pci-e+multiplier

6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Replacing my H81 Asrock LGA 1150 with an Aliexpress board on: January 11, 2018, 12:20:44 AM

Well, one of my H81 Asrock LGA 1150's fried... I already have DDR3 Ram and an LGA 1150 Intel Celeron.. so I thought I'd get another LGA 1150 board... guess what?? It seems like they're all sold out and being an older platform (even though they released new versions of the board in 2017), it's seemingly out of production... then I stumbled upon this:


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/2017-new-PC-computer-BTC-mining-h81-Chipset-motherboard-With-LGA1150/32832434504.html?src=google&albslr=202256471&isdl=y&aff_short_key=UneMJZVf&source=%7Bifdyn:dyn%7D%7Bifpla:pla%7D%7Bifdbm:DBM&albch=DID%7D&src=google&albch=shopping&acnt=708-803-3821&isdl=y&albcp=653482935&albag=32646801963&slnk=&trgt=75384829977&plac=&crea=en32832434504&netw=g&device=c&mtctp=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkNfSBRCSARIsAL-u3X_OPTcQqXq8-N0A3VceAg3gcbtIB8_pCWvbpBd4ldchQfqvWHOinRMaApalEALw_wcB


Any thoughts? Anyone ever use one before?  

I thought about just starting fresh, but I rather not have to buy a new platform..  a new mobo, a new cpu, DDR4 ram... but we'll see..

Thanks for any input.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Launching the Antminer L3+, World's Most Powerful and Efficient Litecoin Miner on: December 02, 2017, 04:18:02 AM
I'm contemplating this myself... I'm a bit late to the LTC mining game but I wanted to pick up some miners, I missed out on the December batch... now this March one comes up but like it's been mentioned, it's way out there, 4+ months... By then the difficulty should be way up there, and the L3+ is long in the tooth, we should be seeing the L4 coming out some time soon..
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: 1080Ti Specific - Best mining option on: November 28, 2017, 02:04:31 AM
What Driver is everyone on?
I don't remember bad drivers from nvidia, so the latest is usually the best option (and sometimes also the fastest for some miners, sp-mods for example often work better with the latest drivers). I'm running 388.31 on a couple of rigs and don't have any problems with them.

Since 387 i got 15% lower hash on neoscrypt on 1070 but 1080/1080ti is not good on neoscrypt so probably the last one are fine. Dont know if any other algo is affected. 385.41 works fine on neo. Dont know when nvidia broke them.

Thanks for sharing, always good hearing back from the community, appreciate it.  I went ahead and downloaded 388.31, we'll see how it goes.  I'll be doing skein and equihash.

*UPDATE: I installed/upgraded to 388.31, I don't see any differences in hash rate, which isn't a bad thing either.
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: 1080Ti Specific - Best mining option on: November 27, 2017, 08:55:16 PM
What Driver is everyone on?  I tried skimming through some of the newer posts to see if anyone started mining with the latest 388.31 drivers but haven't seen anyone talk about it yet.

I'm on 384 using Skein, but just for practice, getting about 950 Mh/s per card, I'd like to get into other algo's later.

Using 1080 TI Asus STRIXX Overclocked version.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Nvidia volta on: November 27, 2017, 03:14:14 AM
They said it will be availible on markets arround christmas if I'm not wrong..


That is sooner than i expected, I was thinking that the gaming cards will hit around Feb. What do you think about hash rate?

I agree, I can't find the articles, but I recall the CEO of Nvidia saying that Volta gaming would be delayed and there was no need to rush anymore since RX Vega didn't pose any real competition for the 1080 Ti.  The high end gaming variant of Volta probably won't come out until late Spring 2018, much like it's predecessors.  And as it was stated earlier by another user, unless AMD responds accordingly, Nvidia will probably ask for one heck of a premium if their the only king on the hill.

We need AMD to put the pressure on Nvidia, bring on the price wars again.

As for performance, claims are like, "up to 123% over pascal", along those lines, but we'll see what that actually means when it comes out.
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Launching the Antminer L3+, World's Most Powerful and Efficient Litecoin Miner on: November 18, 2017, 03:52:19 AM
when the december batch will be delivred, do you think there will still money to be made ?
or it will be another brick along with the D3 ?

Hard to say, if so many people are getting in, then it's a diminishing return for the hashrates, haha.. but that's the cryptoworld.


On a side note, can anyone suggest a walk through of someone who may have successfully used a wireless router(with ethernet ports) to bridge to a wireless internet connection with these L3+'s (as I know that they only have Ethernet connections)...
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Launching the Antminer L3+, World's Most Powerful and Efficient Litecoin Miner on: November 15, 2017, 02:32:43 AM
Anyone know of a simple way to make this work with wireless? Or a workaround for this?.... a way to perhaps connect this from ethernet to a wireless router that connects to a wireless network that is connected to the internet?

For me, there is no way I can connect it to a wired ethernet due to my circumstance... is there an easier way to do this wireless? Any suggestions?  

TIA
13  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: what is gonna happen 2X on: November 03, 2017, 03:55:24 PM
Going a long with the topic, are you guys storing your coins at exchanges for the fork? 

I'd pull out, but considering the fees of transferring in and out when maybe it's not worth the hassle, maybe better to wait it out.
14  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / Re: Mining as a business?? on: August 07, 2017, 06:31:19 PM
As I type GPU is beter then BTC mining  if you are usa located.

I pushed this concept for about 13 months  and it has come to full bloom at the moment.

So  yes 100 zotac  mini nvidia 1070 cards will do  40000 sols of zcash 

gross net of 8125 usd per month

100 cards can be had for 35000 usd

six card rigs 
would mean 17 of them   roughly 4000

some racks and you are  setup with 40000 usd in

you would use  14 kwatts  about 10500 kwatts per month.

so at 10 cent power 1050 power bill.

net  8125 - 1050 = 7075  which means all gear should  be paid off in six months  if you have warehouse/barn/free space.

not many businesses  that good.  of course renting a space   means $$$  but   a  commercial space   means better power cost.

no btc deal on earth offers this anymore.



I agree with you, if one rented and lived in a space with electricity included in the rent, the setup can work as well.  If you don't mind me asking, are you structured as a business entity?  As in an LLC, S-Corp, or Sole proprietor?
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: What do you guys use for trading cryptos? Exchanges vs Shape-shifting wallets? on: August 06, 2017, 02:44:58 AM
I'm looking into directly exchanging ETH to LTC.

I was looking at Changelly and my Exodus wallet for exchanging ETH to LTC.  I don't have a Changelly account and I've read some horror stories out there, but any ways, Changelly seems to have better rates than Exodus, says I'll get more LTC from 1 ETH... now the question is.. how fast are the transactions? 

I see people mentioning bittrex.com and bitfinex.com, I should go and look into them more.

I have a Kraken and a Poloniex account, and from what I understand... I cannot do a direct ETH to LTC exchange on either one... seems like BTC is always the base standard to transform into anything.  Is this a correct assumption? 
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: 1080Ti Specific - Best mining option on: July 30, 2017, 01:04:41 AM

Hey guys, I'm running 3 GTX 1080Ti's (All of them are Asus Strix OC edition)... any how, after I upgraded to the latest 384.94 drivers, everything is fine and dandy.  However, now I noticed that the GPU connected to the monitor is running significantly slower than the other 2, it's running at 1569mhz, no matter what I change in MSI afterburner, yet the other two are running at 1860. 

Any ideas?  Has anyone else encountered this? (GPU connected to the monitor is mining slower, or won't run in "Boost mode")? 

Other notes, I'm running CCminer Skein on Windows 10.

17  Economy / Economics / Re: Bitcoin and Altcoin Taxes for USA on: July 28, 2017, 06:05:04 PM
Hey guys, I just stumbled upon this, great start, which addresses exchanges like shapeshifts etc:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1uccfz/i_am_a_tax_attorney_here_are_my_answers_to_the/?st=j5o6aew8&sh=8979a0b2


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#4: What if I exchange my bitcoins for altcoins? Is this a like-kind exchange?
This is a fair question and implicates what is known as a "like-kind exchange." Under Section 1031 of the tax code, exchanges of like-kind property do not trigger recognition of capital gains, and therefore are tax-free. Whether or not bitcoins/altoins are like-kind is uncertain to say the least. As intangible property, bitcoins/altcoins would qualify as like-kind only if they have the same rights, characteristics, and obligations. This is a very difficult test to apply to virtual currency.

18  Economy / Economics / Re: Bitcoin and Altcoin Taxes for USA on: July 28, 2017, 05:48:44 PM
Probably not a popular subject, but something that should be discussed since we don't live in a free market.


Just opening up a general discussion on it.

Bitcoin and altcoins are no different when it comes to taxes. Sure, they are different coins (obviously), but whatever you make must be reported, legally speaking, to your respective government.

Personally I think it is a bit complicated given the nature of the crypto market (extremely volatile), but in any case it does not exclude anyone from their legal financial obligations.

Agreed, do things legit and as right as possible, which is why I thought it'd be good to open discussion. Since it is new, even though some posters say it's just like capital gains property, there are other complex things like shapeshifts/direct exchange (coin to another coin), etc.
19  Economy / Economics / Re: Bitcoin and Altcoin Taxes for USA on: July 28, 2017, 05:46:05 PM
There are a bunch of other threads that have a discussion on it, but I will post here as well.

It is very simple to pay taxes on cryptocurrency in the United States.  It is treated as property in the IRS's mind.  So you would handle it the same way you would handle gold or silver profit/loss.  No further discussion necessary unless they change the law.

But what about for shapeshifts and stuff? It's almost like a barter, one good for another good. 
20  Economy / Economics / Bitcoin and Altcoin Taxes for USA on: July 27, 2017, 04:54:17 PM
Probably not a popular subject, but something that should be discussed since we don't live in a free market.


Just opening up a general discussion on it.
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