In the case of most cryptocurrencies, many people don’t think twice about what CPUs to get for their rig. Why even bother? Who would even plan to mine on a CPU? For most cryptocurrencies, the cost outweighs the meager benefits. People usually just buy a dirt cheap processor that’ll support multiple GPUs and that’s it.
If you’ve been in the crypto scene long enough, chances are you’ve heard of a very unique and popular coin called Monero (previously known as Bitmonero). Monero (XMR) is a decentralized, scalable cryptocurrency with the well-deserved reputation of providing complete anonymity. Monero achieves its bulletproof privacy through the use of stealth addresses, ring signatures, and
Update: This guide is now outdated. Learn how to get started with Grin here. Perhaps one of crypto’s most exciting new projects, Grin, has recently launched a testnet on which it is currently mineable. Of course, none of the coins you mine will be valuable to anyone, as they exist simply to test Grin’s underlying
If you want to build a mining rig for Monero, you’ve come to the right place. Most mining rigs consist of a frame, basic computer parts (motherboard, power supply, RAM, etc.), and somewhere between 4 and 7 GPUs. You can customize and modify your rig however you want depending on your initial investment and your
With the current price of Ethereum, many crypto-newcomers are keen to jump on the mining bandwagon using their own machines. Although it’s technically possible to do this with your home or office machine, the question of whether ETH can be mined with a CPU is secondary to the question about whether you can do so
If you’ve been mining with Claymore’s for a while now, you might have realized that the program is far more powerful than you thought. While it’s easy to get it set up and running initially as we detailed in our full Claymore’s guide, it also has an extensive number of parameters that can control everything
If you’re new to mining, you’ve probably encountered — at one point or another — a mention of Claymore’s Ethereum miner. It’s one of the most popular, if not the most popular, software for quickly and easily getting your mining rig up and running. It offers extensive control features, runs smoothly, and even allows on-the-fly
Mining cryptocurrency is becoming an attractive source of secondary (and passive) revenue for many, and one of the most popular cryptocurrencies to mine right now is Ethereum. That’s because, in the realm of cryptocurrencies, it’s easily the second most established — only behind Bitcoin. That caused its price to skyrocket over the course of 2017;
Coinbase, the popular San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced that users can now withdraw their Bitcoin SV, or BSV for short. The new token was the result of a hard fork in Bitcoin Cash that occurred in mid-November, which essentially split the Bitcoin spin-off into two more chains: Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin SV.
Ripple has passed Ethereum to become the second most valuable Cryptocurrency, according to its current average price from cryptocurrency data aggregator Coin Market Cap. At the time of this writing, Ripple has a market cap of more than $100 billion, passing up the $69 billion of previous number two, Ethereum. According to FT, today’s surge