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September 24, 2013, 06:50:27 PM
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just curious, has anyone given up their day job and actually mining as a living ?
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September 24, 2013, 07:11:07 PM
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I didn't quit my day job, but since 2012, every month I am earning more from mining than from my day job   Cool

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September 24, 2013, 07:13:00 PM
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 I earn a very expensive an 'anniversery' type of deal dinner from mining , it was about half of my monthly salary Cheesy but thats about it.

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September 24, 2013, 07:29:54 PM
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I cashed out a ton of BTC in April at about $200 each. I quit my job right before the crash. I had BFL gear on pre-order, so I was counting on that, but I am still in the black enough to live off it.
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September 24, 2013, 07:36:42 PM
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I cashed out a ton of BTC in April at about $200 each. I quit my job right before the crash. I had BFL gear on pre-order, so I was counting on that, but I am still in the black enough to live off it.

I lol'd at that.

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September 24, 2013, 08:08:24 PM
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I suppose I am mining for a living, since I am unemployed and can't work due to ill health.

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September 24, 2013, 08:20:33 PM
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what sort of rigs are you high rollers using  Tongue
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September 24, 2013, 08:48:42 PM
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I had a huge array of GPUs last year. Was running at about 14 gh/s. Mined about 2,500 BTC last year. Switched to BFL ASIC and block erupters this year. Next year I upgrade to Monarchs.
I have to upgrade hardware every year, but it beats the hell out of working for a living.
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September 24, 2013, 09:47:31 PM
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Next year I upgrade to Monarchs.

I believe you mean "next year I hope to upgrade to Monarchs".

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September 24, 2013, 09:50:03 PM
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i hope to eventually...
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September 25, 2013, 12:41:48 AM
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September 30, 2013, 08:22:02 AM
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That's It!

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September 30, 2013, 08:24:08 AM
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quit my job ~18months ago after ~12months off work due to health issues
various Bitcoin based projects support me now - not just mining though Smiley

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September 30, 2013, 08:44:02 PM
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just curious, has anyone given up their day job and actually mining as a living ?

Hi,

sorry to ask, but what do you call for a living?

In India - $ 1,000 a month may be a high income.

Here in the US it is more like $ 10,000 per month to make a living, unless you dont have kids that go to Harvard or other Ivy league Schools (you need more bucks than). Also quite a difference whether you are living in downtown NY or somewhere in Kansas.

For a living in the US you will approx. need 800 ppm of the actual hash rate throughout a year ($120 per BTC, 60,000 blocks per year, 40 blocks or 1,000btc earned per year). So after all not more than 1,000 People can live from mining under US Standards and 10,000 acc. to chinese. Given that the three major pools have more than 10,000 miners and that there may be 100,000 miners out there mining Atlantis, nobody seriously can state that he can can make a living from mining.   

At the moment nobody can make a living from mining, or he will spend more then he earns. So consider it a nice hobby.

Posession of bitcoins and bitcoin mining is legal in Germany. Use and posession of my bitcoins is according to law, applicable legal framework and principles of UN Global Compact. Place of origin of my bitcoins and my mining equipment is Germany. They are part of my property. Access to this property is absolutely forbidden to non-residents of my household. To avoid ambiguity, I have never and will never grant access on any basis other than stipulated by German law and to be executed by German authorities only. Any act, willful or unwillfull, in awareness or unaware of aforementioned statements, by any person or organization that hampers my ability to anonymously use or mine my bitcoins in any form, will be treated according to German laws. Place of Court will be Germany.
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September 30, 2013, 08:48:38 PM
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just curious, has anyone given up their day job and actually mining as a living ?
Here in the US it is more like $ 10,000 per month to make a living

Out of touch much?
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September 30, 2013, 11:20:28 PM
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just curious, has anyone given up their day job and actually mining as a living ?
Here in the US it is more like $ 10,000 per month to make a living

Out of touch much?

I get where he is coming from - the avg worker (college and afterwards) would probably see a median salary around 120K a year which is 10K a month.  I know that if i were pulling in a mere 50K a yr from mining in 2013 that it would be expected to only see potentially 5k the next year unless I'm throwing my profits into fortifying my hashrate year after year - the money isn't retained as income.  That is why its a hobby now (it may have been a great once in a lifetime project had it been pursued back in 2009 - the other flipside to this though is you were mining bitcoins and if you sold them at 50 bucks a pop it was looking like a huge win-win, only winners here are the avalon batch ones I'd say)

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September 30, 2013, 11:27:52 PM
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$10k/month in the US doesn't sound so far from truth.  After health care and taxes (paying both sides), it goes pretty quickly.

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October 01, 2013, 07:47:17 PM
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$10k/month in the US doesn't sound so far from truth.  After health care and taxes (paying both sides), it goes pretty quickly.

This is absolutely true. I have a family with a númber of kids, two in college. I am paying taxes, health-care (25% thanks to Company benefits), VAT. If you have a house, #3 cars (no Porsch or Flying Emily)  you cannot be anywhere below unless you want to be drizzled by liquid sunshine or lodge in Rainier valley.

Actually this was just a reasonable assumption for typical north-western US household (Pacific Coast, I left Walla-walla County). I don't believe that anyone here in my neighbourhood manages below, and this is middle - class, its not Queen Anne, Kensington or Beverly Hills.

So question remains unanswered: What do you call a living?

Also so far the key point in the post is missed. In mining you are always competing with a number of People. To maintain the rquired income a substantial part of the income has to be re-invested. As I said you have to have a certain share of the total hash rate to maintain the income. Now it may be quite easy to deduct 10% of the income and reinvest it into mining.

10% of 10k gives you 1k for Investment, I am not greedy lets make it 2k (So I only earn 8k$ for a living - Farewell Crystal mountain & Acapulco). Now you need 800 ppm of the total Investment not to loose anything:

2,000$ x 1,000,000 / 800 = 2,500,000$.
So thats the monthly Investment to be brought up from the other miners to drive me out of my premises. Given its 100,000 People out there and they buy 3-4 USB miner each month on the average, I can file for bankruptcy soon.

Posession of bitcoins and bitcoin mining is legal in Germany. Use and posession of my bitcoins is according to law, applicable legal framework and principles of UN Global Compact. Place of origin of my bitcoins and my mining equipment is Germany. They are part of my property. Access to this property is absolutely forbidden to non-residents of my household. To avoid ambiguity, I have never and will never grant access on any basis other than stipulated by German law and to be executed by German authorities only. Any act, willful or unwillfull, in awareness or unaware of aforementioned statements, by any person or organization that hampers my ability to anonymously use or mine my bitcoins in any form, will be treated according to German laws. Place of Court will be Germany.
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October 01, 2013, 07:55:11 PM
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what sort of rigs are you high rollers using  Tongue

I am using ASICMiner Blades. And I got a few KnCMiner Jupiter coming in a few weeks time.

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October 01, 2013, 07:56:19 PM
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I believe the correct answer is Butterfly Labs employees.


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