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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: how much etherium can 5 cards of 30 mh/s can make per month ? on: October 11, 2019, 02:43:31 PM
if i have a rig of 5 AMD  cards each of 30 mh/s
mining etherium

how much etherium  i can find at the end of the month ?

Seriously, as said above, just do some searching.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Suggestions for a newby with free electricity! on: August 16, 2019, 01:53:46 PM
Asic are probably the way to go indeed. Hookem up and your good to go, no wasting time setting up mining rigs.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Is it official that GPU mining is guaranteed to be irrelevant in 2 to 3 years? on: August 15, 2019, 01:44:11 PM
philipma1957: I know it isn't much profit but my 8 RX580 rig is doing the following:

256mh/s @ 1050w

.1333c electrical costs

If you enter these values into whattomine.com you will see that today the daily profit is only 10cents but that is because Eth is doing terrible right now. I have seen this number range from $0.10 to $2.60 daily profit with this rig all depending on where Eth is at. I know some would say why go through all of the hassle just to make $30 a month at best, but I don't see what the big deal is. Lets say Eth goes up to $300 prior to 2020 it would definitely be profitable for this rig to mine even at .1333c electrical costs.

I never experienced 2017,2018 when profit was at its best so maybe I don't know what I am missing out on.
Would like you guys to share your thoughts, I am no guru with this stuff.

Profit is profit yes. But It all comes down to your strategy:

1. Do you mine and hodl and wait for the price to pump to sell?
2. Do you mine and sell and cash out to ROI your hardware?

Fact is, no one knows if BTC will go to 100'000$, which would likely send ETH to the 5000-10000$ range. At 2$ a day, investing what 2000-3000$ in a full rig is just a bad investment decision. You're better of buying the crypto directly at this point lol. There's a ton of coins that yield stake returns of over 2$ a day for that price range.

2017-2018, there's was no ETH ice age. You could make over an ETH a day with like 3 rigs. I had months where Ethermine was showing me a monthly payout of 4 grand with 4-5 rigs. A 6 card rig would literally pay itself off in a month or two.
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Is it official that GPU mining is guaranteed to be irrelevant in 2 to 3 years? on: August 15, 2019, 01:38:33 PM
Honestly?

I think it will become irrelevant, yes. 2-3-10 years, who knows. GPUs are not really that efficient. They are just easy to get their hands on. Unless you have very, very low ct/kW rate, it already doesn't really make much sense anymore.

Then again, who knows. ETH's shift to POS will be interesting to say the least. You'll need a minimum of 32 ETH to stake afaik. I have no clue how much that will yield to.
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Number 9! Ninth altcoin thread. Back to the moon Baby! on: August 15, 2019, 09:51:28 AM
https://cointelegraph.com/news/us-crypto-holders-only-have-a-few-days-to-reply-to-the-irs-6173-letter

Damn this must be a nightmare  Shocked
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Will this setup work for my first mining rig? (Diagram included) on: August 15, 2019, 07:37:54 AM
so ive been ming for a couple days. i have my power limit set to 80% but i noticed on the graphs(https://imgur.com/a/f5DVVfw) that there are some spikes over the limit, up to 100-120% at the peaks of the circled spikes.  is this a reading error or something that absolutely shouldnt be occurring?

Another question I have: I have read that running GPUs at 100% power ruins the longevity of the cards.  Does overclocking the core and memory clocks have the same effect?

Last question: I've seen conflicting information.  Does running at 100% power ruin cards or does running at high temps (i.e. 70+) ruin cards.   ive been running at 60% power and have been only hitting 39-51C.  is it safe to up the power?  the thing im struggling with is finding overclock settings.  what ive been doing is upping the core by 25 and the mem by 150 and seeing if its stable.  but i feel like ive already overclocked it further than i should.  how do i know when its too much? right now im sitting at 60% power, +150 core, +700 mem mining mtp (zcoin)

I think that's just myths. As long as your cooling is OK (fans can sometimes die on GPUs, never had the issue, but it can happen) your cards will not have any longevity issues. Most of my gear is comprised of RX470s that are past 2 years old now, they still run like a charm.

The same goes for when I was selling some of my gear, people would always ask "Has it been used for mining???".

They assumed that because you use a GPU for what it is essentially intended for (do calculations. I mean when you game, it's the same thing....) the GPU would be worn out and on its way out. Which is about the most retarded question you can ask.

The fact is most miners will actually turn things down a notch with voltages and usually tune the card's frequency in by often underclocking it in regards to the undervolt. What matters isn't having the highest hashrate, it's having a stable GPU that doesn't give you high numbers of stale or bad shares and that you can leave running for days on end without a problem.

So the conclusion is that if there was any scientific evidence on if overclocking had any effect on a GPUs longevity, you could make the point that a miner's card would be in better shape than that of a gamer who would usually try to overclock the card to get the max performance out of it.

Regarding temps, GPUs can handle 70C and up no problem.

Also look on the pool side of things. How does your reported hashrate match your miner's hashrate. Any large discrepancy means you likely went too far with your over/under clock/volt.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: UltraMiner FPGA Pre-Launch on Crowd Supply on: August 14, 2019, 01:59:38 PM
I have been contemplating FPGAs for a while. They do seem like the logical successor of GPU rigs which, while available to everyone, are costly and not really energy efficient.

Maybe to early to tell, but what sort of price range would we be talking about?

yes fpga is costly due to the low production volume (compared to asic chips) that's why we want to launch it on a popular platform to attract more general developers and students, at the same time serving the crypto community.
we are trying to bring down the price to 350 USD, but the final price will be decided by Crowdsupply as they want to ensure the fulfillment. plus we will also open source the code, bitstream rtl, schematics we also to bring in more community involvement. xilinx will also ship the fpga with free development tool license, that would be a huge saving for developers as well.

Thanks.

350$ seems like a very affordable target for most people, I hope you guys succeed!

That depends of the performance that gives, also need to see the quality and service.

I was thinking on Blackminer but the performance is not good, hard to get ROI.

I hope to see a good project on this.

Yeah I was looking at the Blackminer mini for 180$, but hashrates are not really impressive. Also the algos/bitstreams available on FPGAs are still quite limited to more obscure ones I find.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: UltraMiner FPGA Pre-Launch on Crowd Supply on: August 14, 2019, 07:42:00 AM
I have been contemplating FPGAs for a while. They do seem like the logical successor of GPU rigs which, while available to everyone, are costly and not really energy efficient.

Maybe to early to tell, but what sort of price range would we be talking about?

yes fpga is costly due to the low production volume (compared to asic chips) that's why we want to launch it on a popular platform to attract more general developers and students, at the same time serving the crypto community.
we are trying to bring down the price to 350 USD, but the final price will be decided by Crowdsupply as they want to ensure the fulfillment. plus we will also open source the code, bitstream rtl, schematics we also to bring in more community involvement. xilinx will also ship the fpga with free development tool license, that would be a huge saving for developers as well.

Thanks.

350$ seems like a very affordable target for most people, I hope you guys succeed!
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: UltraMiner FPGA Pre-Launch on Crowd Supply on: August 13, 2019, 01:14:49 PM
I have been contemplating FPGAs for a while. They do seem like the logical successor of GPU rigs which, while available to everyone, are costly and not really energy efficient.

Maybe to early to tell, but what sort of price range would we be talking about?
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Number 9! Ninth altcoin thread. Back to the moon Baby! on: July 30, 2019, 02:42:53 PM
Those are some epic drawing skills  Cheesy
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: How do you decide which one OS is good for mining? By what criteria? on: July 30, 2019, 02:27:09 PM
I've always used Windows seven, recently I use Linux more and more. I liked it better and the speed is higher at the miner. I can't explain why


Because Windows reserves part of the card's memory for its own use most likely. Also linux drivers have come a long way.
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: How do you decide which one OS is good for mining? By what criteria? on: July 30, 2019, 02:24:16 PM
It all comes down to what you are most comfortable with I guess.

Personally, I hate windows. It's a shit OS and updates are a giant pain in the ass, especially with Windows 10. Linux is much more flexible, but will require you to know your way around it. And when it breaks, it takes a long time to reinstall.

But...my rigs are on Window machines, mostly because it's what I always used for mining. Back in 2016/2017, Linux support for drivers really sucked so choices were limited.
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Number 9! Ninth altcoin thread. Back to the moon Baby! on: July 30, 2019, 02:13:11 PM
It is pretty sad and somewhat depressing.
This is why I rail against the government getting involved in things. They ruin everything.

  If I was a sneaky prick  I would not have been picked up.
I am picked up because I efforted to be a complainant taxpayer.
I have a degree in accounting  which really annoys me  as a lot of the rulings make no sense on an accounting level.
I a going to drive to the beach and have some fund walking the boardwalk with my wife when I come back I will do some more research on how to correctly comply.



I'm happy I'm not a US citizen/resident. We live in a world where the honest man is usually the one getting it up the poophole, while the rich and powerful have schemes upon schemes to hide money away and not pay taxes. There's a scandal coming up about every three months, everyone's shocked, yet nothing ever changes. The rich get richer.

I'm really looking forward to crypto taking over fiat money. It won't happen tomorrow, but it will, someday. Just like the internet has fundamentaly changed the way we interact with each other. Why do you think they pressure all the big centralized exchanges to force KYC on everyone and ban anonymity/privacy coins? Because they are scared to lose control over their own citizens. Fiat money, your bank account, your credit card, are all ties to centralized systems. Have you tried to live without a bank account? Pretty much impossible...I know in France for example, you can't withdraw more than 1500 without having to justify why. It's your own money, but you can't do what you want with it. If you're getting a deposit of more than 1500, the bank will call you because they blocked the deposit, requesting you justify where the funds come from. wtf seriously.

Oh well, I guess I'm becoming a paranoid hippie while I'm getting older :-p
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: I Bought 150+ GPUs for Ethereum mining. Think I'm Insane? on: July 30, 2019, 10:34:29 AM
It's just a matter of time for this to get fixed.
Also, you can't put 13 RX cards on one rig. The 13th card must be an Nvidia.

Why? We have a rig with 13 RX550 running.
Not so long ago people speeding lies about 8 being the limit, I thing the are lying because they don't know, not intentionally.  But then there is very few real info and lot of lies. So maybe it is intentional to scare people away by putting out lot of bullshit.

And then Metroid is trolling hard for years now.

That's why the ignore user function is usefull Smiley

I recall there being driver limits with AMD cards, never tested it myself though. I never put more than 8 in a rig myself. Those boards with 8 or more pci-e slots came out more or less when mining was getting unprofitable anyway. I saw no point in investing in further hardware.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Number 9! Ninth altcoin thread. Back to the moon Baby! on: July 26, 2019, 10:06:10 AM
if I may pick the brains of this group....

I am building a custom dashboard using Google Sheets

I am using a few nice add-ons for cryptocurrencies etc. for basic info like current BTC price etc.

I need to pull the latest Average Daily Earnings from the viabtc.com website

(BTC Avg. Daily Earnings 0.00002764 BTC/T (≈PPS 99.1%)

Any ideas where can I pull that info from?

I searched viabtc website API help section but it was not helpful.

Posted on their wechat group which is chinese heavy.... but no reply.

Any ideas?

Have you accessed the actual API? Seems like you need an account to get access to it. Once there you should have a number of requests you can make to pull data.


Yes, I have a working account in viabtc and further research on viabtc APIs are generally for trading/exchange related APIs but not pool and operational parameters. Last resort, maybe screen scrapping will do the trick

Yep, if the API doesn't provide you with what your require, it's going to be a tough one to crack. I'm not sure that many pool offer a lot of information on the inner workings.

If you have simple access to the page that the information is displayed on, you could indeed try scraping. Just be careful with that, as usually websites that are not too shitty, will see this as a bad thing and might potentially ban your IP address.

I personally have no experience with google sheet dashboards, but with some PHP, once you have the URL and know where, in the html code, the information is displayed, it's quite simple to dig down to the element and extract the value.

This is how I do it on my solar inverted which has no API, just some dumb webpages with the information displayed in html tables.
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Number 9! Ninth altcoin thread. Back to the moon Baby! on: July 25, 2019, 02:56:28 PM
if I may pick the brains of this group....

I am building a custom dashboard using Google Sheets

I am using a few nice add-ons for cryptocurrencies etc. for basic info like current BTC price etc.

I need to pull the latest Average Daily Earnings from the viabtc.com website

(BTC Avg. Daily Earnings 0.00002764 BTC/T (≈PPS 99.1%)

Any ideas where can I pull that info from?

I searched viabtc website API help section but it was not helpful.

Posted on their wechat group which is chinese heavy.... but no reply.

Any ideas?

Have you accessed the actual API? Seems like you need an account to get access to it. Once there you should have a number of requests you can make to pull data.

17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Number 9! Ninth altcoin thread. Back to the moon Baby! on: July 25, 2019, 01:46:21 PM
830TH, that's pretty neat! Are you able to turn a good profit then?

Man I remember the good times in 2016/2017, mining ETH at the time. Getting an ETH a day or more was easy peasy. Ethermine was showing me like 4000$ a months with just a few rigs. Life was good Smiley
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Number 9! Ninth altcoin thread. Back to the moon Baby! on: July 25, 2019, 01:34:31 PM
Hey Philipma1957, how's the mining life treating you?

Been staying away from BTCT for a while, still mining on solar power only over here for the past 9 months now. Guess I made about 1500$ or so mining in that time, 100% profit.

I recall you were also trying to go that route if not mistaken?

Cheers
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Turning old smartphones into miners ? on: July 25, 2019, 01:30:04 PM
Mining on GPUs is already pretty much unprofitable. Mining on a cell phone is just pointless mate. These things can also run really hot really fast. Sure, you could place a fan in front of your cell phone(s) to cool them, but that's like 40W of electricity you will spend cooling those devices that will barely bring in a cent.

Here's a better idea: cell that cell phone or those cell phones you have and buy BTC or ETH with the cash you get. You'll thank me later.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: I Bought 150+ GPUs for Ethereum mining. Think I'm Insane? on: July 25, 2019, 12:59:34 PM
@OP

At 53$ a card, that was clearly dirt cheap. I'm not sure I would have pulled the trigger, but you seem like you played the trading card well.

I always enjoy looking at other people's farms and rigs.

However if I'm honest, I do kinda see the end of GPU mining coming relatively soon, it no longer makes that much sense to me. Profits are small if not negative...especially with global warming, no one can ignore the fact that running huge farms is just bad for everyone at this point.

That said, I still mine to this day, most of my gear was purchased in 2016/2017. I personally still run about 40 of those sapphire cards (mix of 470/570s) at home in a dedicated room, but strictly on solar power. I developed my own script that monitors what my solar inverted is putting out and turns rigs on and off depending on how many kW I produce. It's been working super well for the past 9 months. I make about 4-5$ a day with 0 electricity costs related to mining.

Good luck with your operation.

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