Mining Guides

In late 2017 the Antminer S9 has dominated the Bitcoin ASIC market, as for most of 2017 it offered the best value for money. Going into 2018, several competitors have been showing up - and some of them claim to be more powerful than the S9, to offer lower operating costs for the same hashpower.

This guide will go through these competitors, analysing the state of their development and pote...

When buying a Bitcoin cloud mining contract on websites like HashFlare, some contracts will have a daily maintenance fee. This means for every day you have the contract, you'll be charged this fee before you get any of your mining profits, similar to paying for electricity if you own a miner yourself.

This guide will go through how these maintenance fees work for HashFlare, how much...

Over late 2017 the profitability for the Antminer D3 (for mining Dash) has dropped significantly. Approaching 2018 the profitability has begun to stabilise.

This guide will go through the current state of Dash mining with the Antminer D3 going into January 2018.

See an overview of the state in

In late 2017, Bitcoin mining has become very popular. Many tech-savy people have been buying Bitcoin mining hardware and setting it up in their homes. Other less technical people have been investing their money in cloud mining.

At the time of writing this, the two largest cloud mining companies seem to be HashFlare and Genesis Mining. As Genesis Mining is out of stock on most contracts, H...

In late 2017, there are lots of popular websites displaying charts of the current Bitcoin difficulty. After looking through many of these, some are displaying the wrong numbers - and even worse, some of them are giving predictions for future difficulty changes that are also very wrong.

In this guide we go through which websites have accurate numbers for difficulty and which don't.

Antminers have become very popular in late 2017, with the Antminer S9 & L3+ being very profitable due to Bitcoin's price increases. Many people in the mining community have come up with innovative ways to manage power, noise and cooling of these mining monstrosities.

One of the key issues a home-based miner will introduce is noise - as the high speed fans needed to keep Antminers cool are...

Bitcoin mining has become very popular in late 2017. Mining hardware like an Antminer S9 can both be difficult to find (as they're often out of stock) and difficult to set up/maintain.

Many people are moving to cloud mining companies like HashFlare as an alternative to this, where you just need to pay an upfront fee and you get daily payouts in Bitcoin. This sounds great - but there are a...

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) ...

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