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July 03, 2012, 07:07:56 PM
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I'm thinking of joining Deepbit with my 1-4 Terahash capacity coming soon!

Which would be better for me? Solo or Deepbit?
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July 03, 2012, 07:46:16 PM
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Anything is better than deepbit.

Not that I actually have anything against the guy, just that the pool gets so big it's the only one I know of that has come close to and passed the 50% mark before.  Dangerous for the networks security.

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July 03, 2012, 07:55:01 PM
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If you go solo for a very long time, you will probably earn slightly more than from a pool. But with a pool, your earnings are more steady over time. I'd go with a pool. Don't know anything about dipbit though.
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July 03, 2012, 07:57:55 PM
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At 1000-4000 GH/s you're as big as the biggest pools.  I'd just go solo with hashing power like that.

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July 03, 2012, 08:25:49 PM
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PLEASE don't give 4TH to DeepBit.

Also 4TH is solo-mining time, but you may want to read up some more about mining and Bitcoin before committing that kind of money.

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July 03, 2012, 08:38:03 PM
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I'm thinking of joining Deepbit with my 1-4 Terahash capacity coming soon!

Which would be better for me? Solo or Deepbit?
P2Pool. They are a pool, but controlled by no central authority so no 51% possibility.
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July 03, 2012, 09:05:42 PM
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I'm thinking of joining Deepbit with my 1-4 Terahash capacity coming soon!

Presuming your "coming soon" means when BFL starts shipping their SC product line, things may change by then.

Definitely though, there's a point that it makes more sense to mine solo, even with the variance.
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July 03, 2012, 09:41:47 PM
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BFL Engineer says that the products will definitely be out by October, and yes I am anticipating the huge increase in network hash rate soon.
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July 03, 2012, 09:43:10 PM
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A question to add for other newbies such as myself... what would be the minimum hash rate to solo mine?
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July 03, 2012, 09:47:41 PM
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BFL Engineer says that the products will definitely be out by October, and yes I am anticipating the huge increase in network hash rate soon.

Thats what they always say. Lots of people are still waiting for the mini-rigs.

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July 03, 2012, 10:16:59 PM
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A question to add for other newbies such as myself... what would be the minimum hash rate to solo mine?

Depends on how long you're willing to wait to solve a block.  At the current difficulty of 17265676 it'll take almost 3 months (2060 hours) at a 10 GH/s hash rate on average.

10x that hash rate will do it in 1/10 the time.

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July 03, 2012, 11:24:18 PM
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How long will 1 Terahash take to solve/find a block.
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July 03, 2012, 11:26:39 PM
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How long will 1 Terahash take to solve/find a block.

Today?  About two hours.

In "October"?  Depends on how many FPGAs ship between now and when BFL starts shipping in its initial set of ASIC units.
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July 04, 2012, 12:07:40 AM
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How long will 1 Terahash take to solve/find a block.

Today?  About two hours.

In "October"?  Depends on how many FPGAs ship between now and when BFL starts shipping in its initial set of ASIC units.

20 hours actually

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July 04, 2012, 01:18:21 AM
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20 hours actually

Two hours, at the current difficulty.

 - http://tpbitcalc.appspot.com/
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July 04, 2012, 02:05:21 AM
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I used this calculator:

http://www.wolframalpha.com/widgets/gallery/view.jsp?id=76444b3132fda0e2aca778051d776f1c

But I also did it after a beer and some single malt lol.

Suddenly it's 2 hours go figure.

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