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February 12, 2017, 05:46:22 AM
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Anyone here care to share his bitcoin mining safety tips?

Whether you are solo mining of have a mining farm?

Do you think we need to add a child board for Mining Security in the forum?

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February 12, 2017, 06:14:09 AM
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Solo miner here. It's actually quite the same as any other hardware that has electricity in it but will list some for you.

[1] Before attempting to open it or repair it by yourself, make sure it's unplugged
[2] Ground yourself before touching any inside part
[3] Check for faulty wires
[4] Read manuals first before attempting to repair any part
[5] Provide enough space for the hardware so the airflow would be optimal
[6] Always check for hardware temps
[7] The mining room shouldn't have any sort of flammable products in it

For a child board of mining security to be implemented, enough amount of threads should be there first and I don't see it happening anytime soon.
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February 12, 2017, 09:21:33 PM
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Solo miner here. It's actually quite the same as any other hardware that has electricity in it but will list some for you.

[1] Before attempting to open it or repair it by yourself, make sure it's unplugged
[2] Ground yourself before touching any inside part
[3] Check for faulty wires
[4] Read manuals first before attempting to repair any part
[5] Provide enough space for the hardware so the airflow would be optimal
[6] Always check for hardware temps
[7] The mining room shouldn't have any sort of flammable products in it

For a child board of mining security to be implemented, enough amount of threads should be there first and I don't see it happening anytime soon.

Those was a great tips. Thanks for that. Now regarding to your tip number 2 which is Ground yourself before touching any inside part, is it to remove the static electricity in our body? I watched some videos with people assembling their rigs and they wear anti-static electricity bracelet to prevent damages to small components of the hardware.

Additionally, your mining space should be dry and free from any liquids that may damage your power supply or the hardware itself. And to attain the good condition of the hardware, make sure to check it from time to time so that if problem occurs, you can already see the problem before it gets worst.

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February 12, 2017, 09:40:04 PM
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I read this thread and laughed at first.  You listed some rather technical points, and good ones as well.  To be honest I was expecting it to start based on some entry level mistakes like....

[1] Don't stick your finger(s) in moving fans

As for the grounding issue, this is a little more technical than most people understand.  To properly ground your self you need to have a device (typically a wrist strap) connected from you to an object that will act as a ground.  One of the simplest ways is to take the ground point (typically an alligator clip) and clip it onto and old power cords ground cable.  I highly recommend you remove the hot and return on the cord so the only part plugged into an outlet is the ground pin.  It's simple and effective.

For a more permanent configuration you can run a copper bar/tape along the front of a work bench where you will perform your repairs.  You can then permanently ground the strip on the bench to a power outlet.

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February 17, 2017, 07:54:17 AM
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solo mining doesn't make sense with bitcoin, unless you are aiming to find a block a week on average if you feel very lucky

also it make less sense now that the reward is half of what it was in the past, and without a proper hashrate i would avoid wasting my time
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February 17, 2017, 03:26:40 PM
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solo mining doesn't make sense with bitcoin, unless you are aiming to find a block a week on average if you feel very lucky

also it make less sense now that the reward is half of what it was in the past, and without a proper hashrate i would avoid wasting my time
There are a subset of solo miners that treat it like a lottery, hence sites like this: http://solochance.com/ And halving doesn't really matter anymore with fees so high these days
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February 18, 2017, 07:39:39 AM
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solo mining doesn't make sense with bitcoin, unless you are aiming to find a block a week on average if you feel very lucky

also it make less sense now that the reward is half of what it was in the past, and without a proper hashrate i would avoid wasting my time
There are a subset of solo miners that treat it like a lottery, hence sites like this: http://solochance.com/ And halving doesn't really matter anymore with fees so high these days

fee is 3 times higher but the block is halved, i have not done the math but if the average TX per block is 2k, from blockchain info

and if this solo miner include that many TX per block, he is only adding 2k TX x the average fee for each one which is 25k satoshi, therefore he is only adding 0.5 btc

but he is losing 12.5 btc every block with the halfed block reward, therefore the fee can't overcome the block reward, they need to be much higher

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February 19, 2017, 07:45:38 PM
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[7] The mining room shouldn't have any sort of flammable products in it
It also shouldn't be moist and have a decent air circulation.

You also should have at least basic technical knowledge. You will have to operate electronic equipment that has a tendency to hang, break, overheat, needs a lot of power and is noisy.

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February 20, 2017, 10:11:12 AM
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[7] The mining room shouldn't have any sort of flammable products in it
It also shouldn't be moist and have a decent air circulation.

You also should have at least basic technical knowledge. You will have to operate electronic equipment that has a tendency to hang, break, overheat, needs a lot of power and is noisy.
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I juts want to emphasize this. Miners are very noisy. If you have several of them in the room don't spend much time there because after couple of hours  you might have a serious headache. This also should be taken into account if you live in a flat with thin walls and you are going to mine right there. Think about your neighbors.

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February 20, 2017, 11:53:55 AM
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Don't mine with ASICs,you will lose your ass..............  Roll Eyes

Go with video cards & mine altcoins  Cool

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February 20, 2017, 03:26:33 PM
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Don't mine with ASICs,you will lose your ass..............  Roll Eyes

Go with video cards & mine altcoins  Cool

Burnt two cards in the past, trading's easier nowadays. Unless you have any pointers to which altcoins to play around with?
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February 21, 2017, 12:01:49 AM
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Don't mine with ASICs,you will lose your ass..............  Roll Eyes

Go with video cards & mine altcoins  Cool

Burnt two cards in the past, trading's easier nowadays. Unless you have any pointers to which altcoins to play around with?

Well,eth & several others,you'll have to research the altcoin pools to find out Smiley

Keep your vid card temps round 60-70c & you'll have no problems  Wink

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February 21, 2017, 02:50:58 PM
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Don't mine with ASICs,you will lose your ass..............  Roll Eyes

Go with video cards & mine altcoins  Cool

Burnt two cards in the past, trading's easier nowadays. Unless you have any pointers to which altcoins to play around with?
Ive burned previously also 2 gpu which is gtx 1050 ti on mining altcoin since i dont have any idea regarding on its settings and other maintenance stuffs thats why it happens and after that i do know what the mistakes that ive done and now im keeping my new gpu safe operating without any problems.Those mistakes are charge to experience though.

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February 23, 2017, 12:33:31 PM
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[7] The mining room shouldn't have any sort of flammable products in it
It also shouldn't be moist and have a decent air circulation.

You also should have at least basic technical knowledge. You will have to operate electronic equipment that has a tendency to hang, break, overheat, needs a lot of power and is noisy.

Don't be that guy!


Looking at the picture I remember that it is necessary to set-up proper electrical accessories when you do mining. Do not make an octopus connections since it may cause shortage and may cause fire. Make sure also to provide necessary ventilation to avoid overheating and install some voltage regulator to protect your miners from power surges that may damage your computer and mining rigs.

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March 05, 2017, 04:10:54 AM
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Proper Grounding is a must.
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March 06, 2017, 03:25:00 PM
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Any tips on network security specifically for the mining portion? Should one use a VPN on the router that is handling all the traffic and why?
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