I have read a lot about how to build and tune hardware for script mining, but it is still unclear to me how to trade what you have produced for real money.

I need some help in order to put together the parts of the big picture. So, I want to mine dogecoins. Using a web site I can connect to mining pool for dogecoins. So, these all mined coins should appear in my account there, right?

Then, using this tutorial it is said that using an "auto-sell" strategy with Cryptsy is nice. I can't get how both are connected - is Cryptsy used to transfer what you have produced to BTC? And where is the part when the coins are transferred to money?

  • Welcome to the Bitcoin SE, these kind of questions are a bit broad and not useful to anyone as the info can become outdated fast. Not to mention this is a popular google search item. – John T Feb 10 '14 at 2:30

The basic idea is to find somebody else who is willing to pay money to obtain dogecoin. This is difficult to do by yourself, so there is the idea of an "exchange" where people who are interested in buying and selling can find each other.

You would create an account on an exchange, send your freshly mined dogecoin to your exchange account, and then put them up for sale at some price. Hopefully, another person who wants to buy dogecoin will meet your price. When the sale happens you would get some amount of dollars in your exchange account. Note that in order to sell your dogecoin, there must be another buyer who is willing to buy them. If nobody is willing to buy, you can't convert them to cash.

Finally, after a successful sale, you arrange with the exchange to withdraw your money into your bank account.

  • Thanks, are not there any website which are regularly buying your coins on transfer them to BTC? – gotqn Feb 10 '14 at 6:54
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    Sure, there is a gigantic list of services at en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade – Greg Hewgill Feb 10 '14 at 7:56

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