Over the last few years, rsts11 has had a fair bit of cryptocurrency coverage. This page will aggregate it for folks who want to focus on that segment.
I’ve been in the crypto sphere since 2013, starting off with a couple of Antminer U2 Bitcoin asics, the ones that look like flash drives. Since then I’ve delved into ZCash, Litecoin, Siacoin, Verium, Monero, Raven, Conflux, Ethereum Classic, and a few others, settling into Ethereum for the most part.
Today I run about 18 GPUs mining Ethereum, occasionally moving around with one rig to test configs or newish coins.
I’m also farming Chia, the new proof-of-space-and-time coin from Bittorrent inventor Bram Cohen.
And mostly for conversation purposes, I’m running three Blockerupter USB miners like the Antminers from 2013, on a Rock64 SBC. Nine watts, and if it finds a block that’s almost $300,000. But there’s a better chance of Elon Musk showing up at my door with a 2022 Roadster for free, probably. (DM me on Twitter for my address, Elon.)
Here are some posts that you may find useful in your crypto adventure.
General cryptocurrency posts
- Getting Started with Cryptocurrency Mining – Building Your First Rig (2018, still relevant)
- Sidebar: Setting up your cryptocurrency wallet (2018, could use an update)
- Colin Quinn and the Art of Mining Rig Maintenance (2021)
- Quick Take: Different ways of acquiring cryptocurrency (2021)
- Quick Take: Is It Too Late To Get Into Crypto? (late 2021)
Chia-specific cryptocurrency posts (2021 unless otherwise noted)
- So you think you want to farm chia?
- Chia hardware starting points
- Building the Intel NUC Chia Plotter
- Frequently Ungoogled Chia Questions
- Chia update and frequently answered questions
- Increasing Chia farmer efficiency with Flexpool’s new ‘FlexFarmer’
- Three ways to build low profile Chia (and forks) nodes (2022)
- Revisiting Flexfarmer five months later – efficient Chia farming on Raspberry Pi and more (2022)
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