Mining Guides

On the 3rd April 2018, Bitmain released a new ASIC miner for Ethash, used by coins like Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. This miner is called the Antminer E3, and offers 180MH/s of hashpower at 800W.

This guide will go through risks associated with the Antminer E3, comparing it against current GPU mining hardware, and summarise a potential Ethereum hard-fork/change to proof-of-stake.

We posted a guide in late March 2018 explaining what the Antminer X3 was, and went through why it was a very high-risk ASIC miner to buy. We're now approaching the 6th April 2018, the date when the X3 profitability will see a significant decrease.

This guide will go through the timeline of events leading to this, and why by May 2018 most coins based on Cryptonight will have become ASIC-re...

In late March 2018, many companies released ASIC miners for the CryptoNight proof-of-work algorithm. The most well known of these is the Antminer X3, but it isn't the only one that was released. Companies like Halong Mining and PinIdea also released ASICs for CryptoNight.

This guide will go through alternative ASICs to the Antminer X3, comparing them against the cost, hashrate and power o...

The price of Bitcoin ASIC miners like the Antminer S9 is heavily tied to the price of Bitcoin. In December 2017 as Bitcoin was reaching new all-time-high's, S9's were selling for as much as $6000 on Amazon. Now in March 2018, as Bitcoin's price has dropped, they're going for as low as $1500.

Price isn't the only factor here though; this guide will go through various factors effecting the ...

On the 15th March 2018, Bitmain released a Monero ASIC miner called the Antminer X3, or rather a CryptoNight miner - the algorithm Monero currently uses. Because of an upcoming hard fork, and various other factors, this is a very high risk miner to buy.

This guide will go through the risks of buying an Antminer X3, compare this against the D3 & A3, and explain the relevance of upcomin...

Before you start mining Bitcoin, you have to decide where to buy your hashpower from. You might want to invest a certain amount of money, perhaps $300 or $3000; or you might just want a particular hashrate, say 14TH/s.

Based on what you want, different approaches may be more suitable. This guide compares how expensive hashrate is when buying a Bitcoin miner yourself (e.g. an Antminer S9) ...

This guide gives the current profitability of all cloud mining contracts on CCG Mining. These numbers were calculated on 12th March 2018.

To compare contracts equally, we scale hashpower down to a $30 initial investment. Calculations are made using our cloud mining calculator: We did a similar comparison for HashFlare here.


HashFlare has had two sales in 2018 so far, one for Valentine's Day back in February, and now one for Spring. In this guide we'll go through if these discounts are worthwhile, or if they're just because of a decrease in demand.

HashFlare's price changes over 2018

HashFlare tend to change their prices quite often. ...

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