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June 27, 2014, 07:23:09 AM
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I've got 5 Antminer U2s connected to a Pi that solo mine because... why not?

Good luck with that even if you have 5 antminer Smiley
LOL... that's the whole point.  Throw the stick miners into the solo-mine game because they cost virtually nothing to run.  Have the SP10 and S1s mining on p2pool.  If I happen to see 25BTC show up in my wallet some day, hooray!

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August 24, 2014, 03:37:51 PM
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Solo Mining with old outdated equipment is just wasting your money, nothing else. You should join a pool or start cloud mining.

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August 24, 2014, 08:15:33 PM
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Solo Mining with old outdated equipment is just wasting your money, nothing else. You should join a pool or start cloud mining.

This is talking about one of the Block Erupter 333 MHz miners.   It wont do much on a pool alone.   It is more of a novelty at this point or good for someone wanting to try mining on a small budget.

With solo chances are it will never get a block ever.  It's like someone playing the lottery they know they most likely will never do... but still people keep buying tickets.
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August 25, 2014, 06:18:28 AM
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I wonder if the do USB block erupters make any profit at the current level of difficulty.Should have to use many of them to make a decent amount of bucks in my opinion
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August 25, 2014, 01:58:56 PM
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I wonder if the do USB block erupters make any profit at the current level of difficulty.Should have to use many of them to make a decent amount of bucks in my opinion
No, you won't be making any profit using block erupters.  You'd need 1323 of them just to have the same hashing power as an Antminer S3, and at current difficulty levels an Antminer S3 is expected to make 0.009301BTC a day.

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August 25, 2014, 02:04:14 PM
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I don't think you will get profit but anyway, is the electricity free for you? If it isn't how are you going to cover your fee? Huh I suggest you to join a pool.

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August 25, 2014, 02:28:22 PM
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I don't think you will get profit but anyway, is the electricity free for you? If it isn't how are you going to cover your fee? Huh I suggest you to join a pool.

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If you've read through this thread, you'll notice that those of us who are using a few USB sticks realize we aren't going to make a profit by using them.  It's akin to playing the lottery.  We're running at a loss (i.e. the cost of electricity) hoping that we get lucky and strike it big by solving the block.  For example, I've got 5 Antminer U2 USB sticks.  Throwing my 10GH/s into the pool is just about worthless (between 0.0001BTC and 0.0002BTC a day at current difficulty).  I'll take my chances losing that potential revenue for the possibility that I suddenly get 25BTC in my wallet.

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August 25, 2014, 04:56:57 PM
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I don't think you will get profit but anyway, is the electricity free for you? If it isn't how are you going to cover your fee? Huh I suggest you to join a pool.

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If you've read through this thread, you'll notice that those of us who are using a few USB sticks realize we aren't going to make a profit by using them.  It's akin to playing the lottery.  We're running at a loss (i.e. the cost of electricity) hoping that we get lucky and strike it big by solving the block.  For example, I've got 5 Antminer U2 USB sticks.  Throwing my 10GH/s into the pool is just about worthless (between 0.0001BTC and 0.0002BTC a day at current difficulty).  I'll take my chances losing that potential revenue for the possibility that I suddenly get 25BTC in my wallet.

yeah basically if you arent solo mining with USBs then you are just wasting electricity.  at least if you get lucky (really really really really lucky) you could actually make money.
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August 27, 2014, 01:32:44 PM
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I don't think you will get profit but anyway, is the electricity free for you? If it isn't how are you going to cover your fee? Huh I suggest you to join a pool.

~~MZ~~
If you've read through this thread, you'll notice that those of us who are using a few USB sticks realize we aren't going to make a profit by using them.  It's akin to playing the lottery.  We're running at a loss (i.e. the cost of electricity) hoping that we get lucky and strike it big by solving the block.  For example, I've got 5 Antminer U2 USB sticks.  Throwing my 10GH/s into the pool is just about worthless (between 0.0001BTC and 0.0002BTC a day at current difficulty).  I'll take my chances losing that potential revenue for the possibility that I suddenly get 25BTC in my wallet.

yeah basically if you arent solo mining with USBs then you are just wasting electricity.  at least if you get lucky (really really really really lucky) you could actually make money.
After i get about 1th/s I am going to look into solar and wind power and then once they're not profitable just solo mine on natural electric sources.














 

 

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August 28, 2014, 10:56:02 AM
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Can I suggest you something? Why don't you buy Hashes in cex.io and point your miners to GHash.io? You will get a small profit. Smiley

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August 28, 2014, 11:10:35 AM
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Can I suggest you something? Why don't you buy Hashes in cex.io and point your miners to GHash.io? You will get a small profit. Smiley

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cloud mining almost never makes profit, and this is about old miners you have no use for anymore.














 

 

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August 28, 2014, 11:59:02 AM
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Well i just plugged some USB 333 m/hash into a usb adapter and am solomining, will it hit? Probably not but i was wondering how many others mine with their old equipment, let me know what you use and why Tongue

I like what you're doing. Those USB miners cost almost nothing to run and they're lying around unused anyway. Why not take some chances even if the probability is way too low? No harm believing in a little luck, huh?

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August 28, 2014, 12:52:00 PM
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Guys, don't solo mine with outdated equipment unless you have free electricity. You are giving profit to electrical company instead of  yourself..


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August 28, 2014, 01:06:06 PM
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Guys, don't solo mine with outdated equipment unless you have free electricity. You are giving profit to electrical company instead of  yourself..
You can get a solar panel for a decent amount and a converter that will run an s1.














 

 

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August 28, 2014, 01:26:28 PM
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Guys, don't solo mine with outdated equipment unless you have free electricity. You are giving profit to electrical company instead of  yourself..
You can get a solar panel for a decent amount and a converter that will run an s1.

Erm, solar panel cost money too, sell back the energy you make?


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August 28, 2014, 01:28:42 PM
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Guys, don't solo mine with outdated equipment unless you have free electricity. You are giving profit to electrical company instead of  yourself..
You can get a solar panel for a decent amount and a converter that will run an s1.

Erm, solar panel cost money too, sell back the energy you make?
I understand that but it doesn't just give electric for the miner if you need you could use it as a back up for emergencies or something else when you need power, but no what I was talking about would be off grid and you can't sell back unless you are 100%+ solar/wind energy.














 

 

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You could easily point them at this service I set up: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=763510.0

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If the crooks at Black Arrow ever ship me my 2Th/s miner it will accompany my obsolete block eruptors in their attempt at solo mining Bitcoin. Luck is my only hope here. At that speed my current odds of finding a block are about once every 2 years but it does bring ROI back into the realm of possibilities.
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September 01, 2014, 05:05:33 AM
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If you really want to be mining something I recommend you Hashlet from GAW miners. It is pretty good deal as you invest not that much to gain some profits. Definitely better than waiting for miracle with outdated equipment.
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September 01, 2014, 03:08:56 PM
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I know reply is like 2-3 months old... but anyways..

Cant you hook it upto testnet to verify its working ?? or is the hashrate crazy in that too ?

I have never set up a client to do solo mining and I don't know how to. I guess that would be my next project in this addictive mining hobby. Only started mining for a month
So I do have much to read and to learn. It has been fun so far. Grin
unless you have a substantial amount of hashpower you will really not even have any way to verify that you have everything set up properly as you will likely never find a block

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