Best way to start Bitcoin mining on macbook pro. Things to purchase etc...
I just started bitcoin mining today and i'm on a macbook pro 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 with 8Gb of memory and a GeForce GT 330M graphics card. I'm using BitMinter because the most popular program "asteroid" keeps crashing as I am running Yosemite and they are having problems creating an update. BitMinter is only running at a hash rate of 0.01Ghps (7000Khps). I was wondering if anyone could respond to this with the most cost efficient things to purchase to improve my ROI. Thank you all for the help.
If power is free, is it worth it to mine bitcoins from my 2014 MacBook Pro 15'' 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
I have a lot of time where I am in hotels or someplace other than somewhere I am responsible for paying the light bill. Is this still worth it if I join a pool? With cgminer even still work without a ASIC miner?
Hi guys, I posted this over at BitcoinBeginners but it hasn’t received a lot of useful input. I’ve read the FAQ there and searched around the web for answers, but could really use your help. I have a dedicated 2011 MacBook Pro running High Sierra that I’d like to use in support of Bitcoin. So far, I have installed and verified GPG Suite and Bitcoin Core following instructions from bitcoin.orf. It is now synced, and I hope to add block explorer, a lightning node, and an electrum server. Once complete, I’d like to create some tutorials and guides to help others who have old Macs, since there is already a lot of good info for Windows and Linux. I found this guide on Medium talking about Power Node Launcher, but it’s doesn’t have the same emphasis on security as the other tools I’ve setup. Before taking next steps, I’d like input from the community on the order of steps and trusted sources for installing the aforementioned programs. If there is anything else I can do with my computer and bandwidth to help Bitcoin, please let me know. Specifically, if I am able to setup a lightning node, would it help if I stored some bitcoin on it to support transactions? Should I setup a slow simple mining program or run an older ASIC miner that is not part of a pool just to help diversify the network? Should I setup a satellite connection as Andreas suggested in one of his older videos? Thanks for your input.
TIFU by buying a used car and returning thousands of dollars of stolen goods to a rich prick
So this happned a few months ago A good friend of mine brother was about to be send off to rehab so he no longer needed a car. I talk to his patents and they agree to sell me the car for only 400$ because I'm a family friend. It was in pretty rough shape but ran good. I figured I could fix a few things and make some good money on it. So I get the car home and start cleaning it. It was one of the most discussing cars I've ever seen but a few hours later it's looking pretty good. Then I notice that the tire is flat so I inflate it check back a few hours later to see if it's holding air and it's not. So this being a older honda crv It has a full sized spare on the back with a new tire so I'll just swap it out but my jack can't lift the car high enough because it was a higher suv. So I go into the trunk and lift up the carpet that has the Jack in it. And I just find a huge black garbage bag. I open the bag and find a the newest macbook pro top model with the biggest screen, a xbox one x a few bluetooth speakers and some beats headphones. I was shoked and didn't know what to do. So I load up the laptop and see a name that looks familiar. I go on Facebook and search it and it was a guy that went to my highschool that graduated a few years before me. I do some stalking on Facebook and see this guy is legit a millionaire or close to it. He has his own company and post screen shots of hundred of thousands invested in stocks and bitcoin and huge commission checks, not to mention his 3 super fancy 60k plus cars. So me being a nice guy and doing the right thing I send him a message thinking you know maybe he'll be grateful I didn't pawn all his stuff and he'll give me a reward or somthing since he seems to be super wealthy. Now I didn't wanna get my friends brother in even more trouble then he already was dealing with so I sent a message "hey bought a used car found your laptop and some other things I'll return them to you if you wanna meet up" He ofc is fast to answer comes over and retrieves all his stuff, pulling up in a brand new Mercedes. He tells ne somone broke in and stole all this stuff and also took his keys to a ford raptor ( I'm guessing they were planning on literally stealing his truck which btw raptors are like 70k+) He also tells me there is a open investigation. And ask where I got the car. I said look man got it from a friends brother, I don't wanna cause any issues with my friend so just take back you're stuff and I hope we can call it even. The dude says ok. Does not even say thank you then drives off in his car with all the stuff, plus his truck keys which could have been stolen. Then the next day I have a detective showing up at my house and asking me 500 questions and actually makes me go down to the station treating me like I'm a criminal thinking I did it. Long story short, I got no thank you, no reward, was treated like a criminal, had to go to the police station multiple times and ultimately had to turn my friends brother in and he got charged. Oh I only made $400 on the car to btw. TL;DR by buying a used car, finding thousands of dollars of stolen electronics in the trunk returning it to a millionaire, who didn't even thank me, then being treated like a criminal and losing a friend.
Tips for Building a 6K editing PC w/ more than 1 GPU (Resolve)
Hi editing ! I'm new to building a PC and lucked out on getting 3 x 1080 ti's for free from my brothers old bitcoin mining rig. I shoot and edit my own videos, Ursa Mini 4.6K, 4.6K Lossless files (moving to RED Dragon 6K files in the new year with the RED Komodo 6k). I would like to edit with as little proxy-ing as possible, I know its totally unnecessary to have it playback at full res but my current computer cant even handle 720p proxies... I currently edit on a 2013 Macbook Pro, mid-range. Timeline 1080p 24fps, Delivery 1080p (vimeo) Ideally I will be taking 4.6k lossless files, as well as 6k 6:1 compressed files and editing in 4K 24fps proxy for 4K delivery. My buddy told me I will be fine with just one 1080 ti, but I already have 3 so I figure I might as well put them to use. I'm wondering if I can put all 3 of them into this sub $1500 rig. The PC I am about to build will go like this: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor MB: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD Storage: Western Digital 1 TB HDD GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card **GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card** **(NON-SLI)** CASE: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case PSU: **EVGA BQ 850 W 80+ Bronze semi-modular ATX** **(Need a 1000 W 80+ Gold if i have more than 2 GPU's)** Most of the information I have found about 2 GPU's is SLI, but I have also read that DaVinci works better with 2 separate dedicated GPU's. Does anyone have any advice on whether or not 2-way SLI is better? Can I do 3-way Crossfire with this build? Can I have 3 GPU's non-SLI? Can I dedicate just 1 GPU for debayering in the background? Can I dedicate 1 GPU for rendering only? Thanks in advance!
Tips for Building a 6K editing PC w/ more than 1 GPU (Resolve)
Hi buildapc I'm new to building a PC and lucked out on getting 3 x 1080 ti's for free from my brothers old bitcoin mining rig. I shoot and edit my own videos, Ursa Mini 4.6K, 4.6K Lossless files (moving to RED Dragon 6K files in the new year with the RED Komodo 6k). I would like to edit with as little proxy-ing as possible, I know its totally unnecessary to have it playback at full res but my current computer cant even handle 720p proxies... I currently edit on a 2013 Macbook Pro, mid-range. Timeline 1080p 24fps, Delivery 1080p (vimeo) Ideally I will be taking 4.6k lossless files, as well as 6k 6:1 compressed files and editing in 4K 24fps proxy for 4K delivery. My buddy told me I will be fine with just one 1080 ti, but I already have 3 so I figure I might as well put them to use. I'm wondering if I can put all 3 of them into this sub $1500 rig. The PC I am about to build will go like this: CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 3.9 GHz 8-Core Processor MB: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory Storage: Samsung 970 Evo 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME SSD Storage: Western Digital 1 TB HDD GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card **GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB SC2 Video Card** **(NON-SLI)** CASE: Corsair 275R Airflow ATX Mid Tower Case PSU: **EVGA BQ 850 W 80+ Bronze semi-modular ATX** **(Need a 1000 W 80+ Gold if i have more than 2 GPU's)** Most of the information I have found about 2 GPU's is SLI, but I have also read that DaVinci works better with 2 separate dedicated GPU's. Does anyone have any advice on whether or not 2-way SLI is better? Can I do 3-way Crossfire with this build? Can I have 3 GPU's non-SLI? Can I dedicate just 1 GPU for debayering in the background? Can I dedicate 1 GPU for rendering only? Thanks in advance!
Can't seem to eject Honeyminer thus preventing me from uninstalling it.
I'm running on Mac OS. Anyone else run into this issue? (pretty sure it's bogging down my laptop when not in use, although I did check my CPU and nothing out of the ordinary. Maybe something I should be looking out for but I am missing?) Also, I should probably just look into a rig as mining on a laptop is kinda pointless. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My specs incase they are of any help! MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) -Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 -Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 -Storage: 500GB Solid State -Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB Thank you to anyone who contributes. I've been using bitcoin since 2014 but never had intentions of HODL nevermind mine it myself. P.S. Ohh the sweet days 1BTC was 415 USD and I was astonished how much it was worth as a highschool student. Imagine if we never spent those precious coins :'(
When I first noticed Bitcoin, it was hovering around $11 in 2012. I tried to start mining, but quickly realized my Macbook Pro’s processing power wasn’t sufficient to justify the time and energy it would take to get up and running. I never mined a single Bitcoin, but I did quite a bit of research. I rapidly read articles on Bitcoin, its past and its future. I watched tutorials on how to mine Bitcoin and the mechanics of its payout system. I browsed all the major forums, for opinions from Bitcoin owners. This isn’t me trying to brag about my foresight in spotting Bitcoin before it became big. As a technology enthusiast, this was just one of the many tech crazes I explored. Many of these failed quietly or haven’t yet satisfied the hype (3D printing). If there was one consensus among Bitcoin owners in 2012, it was that they truly believed in Bitcoin. Enthusiasts foresaw the potential revolutionary impact of a de-centralized currency. Libertarians hoped for an end to the monopoly of the dollar. Despite its problems, the future looked bright, and early adopters invested on that premise. Today, many purchase BTC with no basis other than the gargantuan number beside the ticker and an exponential price chart. With every sharp increase, more and more speculators purchase BTC, with nothing but a hunch as vindication. Answers appear on Quora, where writers ‘guarantee’ BTC will rise to $25,000+. Yesterday, I talked to someone who purchased 1 BTC, at ~$12,500. He excitedly revealed that he had earned a 25% return within 24 hours, as BTC rose to $16,500. I interrupted to ask what had prompted him to buy BTC in the first place. His only response was that he saw the pattern of BTC’s growth and didn’t believe the profits would end anytime soon. My friend is normally a rational, intelligent person, whose opinions I seek and respect. As such, I was astounded to hear his speculation was based solely on a hunch. My response was simple. I showed him a chart of an even bigger growth stock than BTC, at the height of the tech bubble in 2000. At the height of its powers, Cisco was the largest company in the world. Like Bitcoin, for over a decade the stock had been exponentially rising, posting a 265,100% return between IPO and peak price. But then the party stopped and the bubble burst. From 2000–2002, Cisco lost 88% of its value. The stock never fully recovered, and still lingers as a shadow of its former formidable self. Cisco isn’t an isolated example. History is filled with examples of ‘the next best thing’ with an astounding growth record but without the fundamentals to back up these crazy valuations. Tulipmania, the South Sea company and the Mississippi company are just some of these precedents. I then asked another simple question, to forget about the share price, and to imagine he could never sell the stock on an exchange. If he had to buy BTC at $16,500 and could never sell it on any exchange, would he be happy to hold BTC, as an investment which he could only use as a currency in shops, as he would the Euro or the US dollar? Would he be happy to use BTC for its intended purpose, not just to make a quick profit. I invite you to ask yourself the same question. BTC is currently worth a collective $267 billion. Do you believe that BTC could buy $267 billion worth of items, either online or in brick and mortar stores? You may strongly believe BTC will become accepted as a fiat currency, but even then what makes you believe each BTC will be worth more than it is today? Is it not already priced into the market? Considering the lack of assets or government guarantor to act as collateral, why is BTC worth more than the paper clip on my desk? These are all questions you have to ask before purchasing BTC. We’re in the middle of a 9 year bull market, the 2nd longest in history. Markets have been rising so long, they’ve all but forgotten the possibility of a crash. People are buying a ticker, without any consideration for the underlying asset. Ultimately, BTC is at its current price because no-one is certain it will go up or down. I believe it's grossly overvalued, and the underlying asset doesn't deserve a value of $267 billion. That's why I can't recommend investing in BTC.
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