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November 02, 2015, 10:14:54 AM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
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https://bitcoinwisdom.com/bitcoin/calculator

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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?
It really comes down to your power rate, and if you are lucky and have free power (if there is truly such a thing) you can buy old gear and get a lot of hashrate for "cheap".

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November 03, 2015, 12:49:35 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?

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November 03, 2015, 12:54:26 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?

That would be very expensive on electricity.  You don't stand a chance with any miner of ROI there.  You could get a usb one for fun.

But buying a big miner and counting on making money there will not happen.  You would need to look into hosting elsewhere/cloud
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.














 

 

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November 03, 2015, 12:58:31 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?

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November 03, 2015, 01:09:54 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.














 

 

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November 03, 2015, 01:21:32 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.
Okay the usb miners it will be, do I need per se a computer to make it mine? Or can I just plug it into the electricity net? So that I only need to set up my address through software? Or I need raspberry pi? And how much usb miners i can power with one raspberry pi?

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November 03, 2015, 01:32:38 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.
Okay the usb miners it will be, do I need per se a computer to make it mine? Or can I just plug it into the electricity net? So that I only need to set up my address through software? Or I need raspberry pi? And how much usb miners i can power with one raspberry pi?
You do need raspberry Pi as a low profile host. There are guides here. You cannot possibly power a USB miner with those ports on raspberry Pi. You do need a powered USB port, you can easily obtain them. The key is it must be powered, it must be able to be plugged into a power plug to supply it some power. You should also put a fan to cool them down. An example is this. I would assume that you can run loads of USB miners with powered ports.














 

 

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November 03, 2015, 01:40:24 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.
Okay the usb miners it will be, do I need per se a computer to make it mine? Or can I just plug it into the electricity net? So that I only need to set up my address through software? Or I need raspberry pi? And how much usb miners i can power with one raspberry pi?
You do need raspberry Pi as a low profile host. There are guides here. You cannot possibly power a USB miner with those ports on raspberry Pi. You do need a powered USB port, you can easily obtain them. The key is it must be powered, it must be able to be plugged into a power plug to supply it some power. You should also put a fan to cool them down. An example is this. I would assume that you can run loads of USB miners with powered ports.
So 1 raspberry pi would be enough to power as much miners as i want? The fan isn't the problem, that isn't too expensive. So if i would mine i would make loss right?

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November 03, 2015, 01:47:55 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.
Okay the usb miners it will be, do I need per se a computer to make it mine? Or can I just plug it into the electricity net? So that I only need to set up my address through software? Or I need raspberry pi? And how much usb miners i can power with one raspberry pi?
You do need raspberry Pi as a low profile host. There are guides here. You cannot possibly power a USB miner with those ports on raspberry Pi. You do need a powered USB port, you can easily obtain them. The key is it must be powered, it must be able to be plugged into a power plug to supply it some power. You should also put a fan to cool them down. An example is this. I would assume that you can run loads of USB miners with powered ports.
So 1 raspberry pi would be enough to power as much miners as i want? The fan isn't the problem, that isn't too expensive. So if i would mine i would make loss right?
IIRC, the theoretical maximum was 127 (USB2) and 49 device in reality. There hasn't been much updates in the USB mining since it is vastly inefficient for mining in the masses. It would make a rather good Christmas decoration when it blings IMO.














 

 

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November 03, 2015, 01:54:11 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.
Okay the usb miners it will be, do I need per se a computer to make it mine? Or can I just plug it into the electricity net? So that I only need to set up my address through software? Or I need raspberry pi? And how much usb miners i can power with one raspberry pi?
You do need raspberry Pi as a low profile host. There are guides here. You cannot possibly power a USB miner with those ports on raspberry Pi. You do need a powered USB port, you can easily obtain them. The key is it must be powered, it must be able to be plugged into a power plug to supply it some power. You should also put a fan to cool them down. An example is this. I would assume that you can run loads of USB miners with powered ports.
So 1 raspberry pi would be enough to power as much miners as i want? The fan isn't the problem, that isn't too expensive. So if i would mine i would make loss right?
IIRC, the theoretical maximum was 127 (USB2) and 49 device in reality. There hasn't been much updates in the USB mining since it is vastly inefficient for mining in the masses. It would make a rather good Christmas decoration when it blings IMO.
Haha ROFL!
Also I would not buy 49 USB miners for a little farm, then it would be much better to buy an ASIC S5?
Isn't there any other way to mine? Because i saw a video once a guy solved a block within 30 minutes with pen and paper...

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November 03, 2015, 02:08:05 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.
Okay the usb miners it will be, do I need per se a computer to make it mine? Or can I just plug it into the electricity net? So that I only need to set up my address through software? Or I need raspberry pi? And how much usb miners i can power with one raspberry pi?
You do need raspberry Pi as a low profile host. There are guides here. You cannot possibly power a USB miner with those ports on raspberry Pi. You do need a powered USB port, you can easily obtain them. The key is it must be powered, it must be able to be plugged into a power plug to supply it some power. You should also put a fan to cool them down. An example is this. I would assume that you can run loads of USB miners with powered ports.
So 1 raspberry pi would be enough to power as much miners as i want? The fan isn't the problem, that isn't too expensive. So if i would mine i would make loss right?
IIRC, the theoretical maximum was 127 (USB2) and 49 device in reality. There hasn't been much updates in the USB mining since it is vastly inefficient for mining in the masses. It would make a rather good Christmas decoration when it blings IMO.
Haha ROFL!
Also I would not buy 49 USB miners for a little farm, then it would be much better to buy an ASIC S5?
Isn't there any other way to mine? Because i saw a video once a guy solved a block within 30 minutes with pen and paper...
S5 is powerful but it is hefty investment and it wouldn't make ROI. You can mine with a pen and paper but it has to be below the current bitcoin target. You probably won't mine it within a lifetime unless you are very very lucky.

Edit: Just made a brief estimation are you won't be making anywhere near ROI.














 

 

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November 03, 2015, 02:09:24 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.
Okay the usb miners it will be, do I need per se a computer to make it mine? Or can I just plug it into the electricity net? So that I only need to set up my address through software? Or I need raspberry pi? And how much usb miners i can power with one raspberry pi?
You do need raspberry Pi as a low profile host. There are guides here. You cannot possibly power a USB miner with those ports on raspberry Pi. You do need a powered USB port, you can easily obtain them. The key is it must be powered, it must be able to be plugged into a power plug to supply it some power. You should also put a fan to cool them down. An example is this. I would assume that you can run loads of USB miners with powered ports.
So 1 raspberry pi would be enough to power as much miners as i want? The fan isn't the problem, that isn't too expensive. So if i would mine i would make loss right?
IIRC, the theoretical maximum was 127 (USB2) and 49 device in reality. There hasn't been much updates in the USB mining since it is vastly inefficient for mining in the masses. It would make a rather good Christmas decoration when it blings IMO.
Haha ROFL!
Also I would not buy 49 USB miners for a little farm, then it would be much better to buy an ASIC S5?
Isn't there any other way to mine? Because i saw a video once a guy solved a block within 30 minutes with pen and paper...

People have done it on the 49 port hub.  It was back in the block erupter day's long ago. So not recent.

Most recent high capacity is Phils rig I thik.  I think he has 19 or 20 compacs running off of one hub which I believe the most compacs to one user.  The nice thing with compacs if you can lotto mine for almost no cost on electricity with RPI an compac.
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November 03, 2015, 04:44:03 PM
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Hello,

I may want to start a little project to make little bitcoin farm, which is hopefully profitable. I want to use usb miners. And what else do I need? Rasperry pi? And how much miners i can use for each raspberry pi?

You need to do some reading.  Most mining is done by Asics, which most come with a controller so you plug it in and set it up, and leave it alone.

Raspberry PI is a good controller for Avalon 4.1, compacs, lots of usb miners, etc.  But you have some research to do as it's a huge range of the different kinds of miners.

Just basic check what is your electricity price?  And do you have vat/import tax?
I am thinking of doing a project with college and they run the miners there 24/7. I read that the prices of electricity in the netherlands is 0.22€ per kWh.

Is that cheap or expensive?
Very expensive. The ideal electrical costs should be below US$0.10. If you can get efficient hardware that is cheap, go for it. I hardly think there is any unless you buy an used one.
hmm, that is annoying. Why is it so cheap elsewehre?
So u guys suggest me to do cloudmining?
Different electricity generation method? Some have natural geothermal energy or electric dam.

Cloudmining does not give you the first hand experience of mining as it's hosted in the datacenter. Cloudmining would most probably not be profitable at all and it would just be a waste of money if the company doesn't scam you. Go for a USB miner. It doesn't hash fast but it is a great device to try mining from.
Okay the usb miners it will be, do I need per se a computer to make it mine? Or can I just plug it into the electricity net? So that I only need to set up my address through software? Or I need raspberry pi? And how much usb miners i can power with one raspberry pi?
You do need raspberry Pi as a low profile host. There are guides here. You cannot possibly power a USB miner with those ports on raspberry Pi. You do need a powered USB port, you can easily obtain them. The key is it must be powered, it must be able to be plugged into a power plug to supply it some power. You should also put a fan to cool them down. An example is this. I would assume that you can run loads of USB miners with powered ports.
So 1 raspberry pi would be enough to power as much miners as i want? The fan isn't the problem, that isn't too expensive. So if i would mine i would make loss right?
IIRC, the theoretical maximum was 127 (USB2) and 49 device in reality. There hasn't been much updates in the USB mining since it is vastly inefficient for mining in the masses. It would make a rather good Christmas decoration when it blings IMO.
Haha ROFL!
Also I would not buy 49 USB miners for a little farm, then it would be much better to buy an ASIC S5?
Isn't there any other way to mine? Because i saw a video once a guy solved a block within 30 minutes with pen and paper...
You've been lied to, no one has solved a block with pen and paper and especially within 30 minutes. What you could do is build a solar setup of a couple hundred watts and run an asic on there if you really really want to.

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November 03, 2015, 05:04:25 PM
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You've been lied to, no one has solved a block with pen and paper and especially within 30 minutes. What you could do is build a solar setup of a couple hundred watts and run an asic on there if you really really want to.

You can actually do it by pencil and paper - http://www.righto.com/2014/09/mining-bitcoin-with-pencil-and-paper.html . You will not be able to compete  against Asics.... so by the time your doine it's worth nothing but you can do by hand.

One of my favorite ones I've seen is a BTC solving nes - http://retrominer.com/  Just a cool project no useful mining coming out of it.
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November 03, 2015, 05:11:33 PM
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You've been lied to, no one has solved a block with pen and paper and especially within 30 minutes. What you could do is build a solar setup of a couple hundred watts and run an asic on there if you really really want to.

You can actually do it by pencil and paper - http://www.righto.com/2014/09/mining-bitcoin-with-pencil-and-paper.html . You will not be able to compete  against Asics.... so by the time your doine it's worth nothing but you can do by hand.

One of my favorite ones I've seen is a BTC solving nes - http://retrominer.com/  Just a cool project no useful mining coming out of it.
I have read and seen about doing it by paper but no way do I believe someone has solved a block by hand, the odds are just too extraordinary.

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