I have a friend who tells me she mines $40 worth of PPC per day per machine. She has around 5 Cointerra ASIC servers working all day long. One server is part of a pool.

I don't know enough about the rates. But to me, it sounds very unlikely.

Is this, in fact, possible?

  • Are the servers using CPUs, GPUs, ASICs, ..? It would take some serious firepower to make $40/day, but connecting it to 5 servers is not unreasonable (I'd guess). 5 servers worth of CPUs? No way.
    – Tim S.
    May 15, 2014 at 19:36
  • They're Cointerra ASICs. May 15, 2014 at 19:58

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It would take around 1.6 TH/s to mine that as BTC and then exchange it, or 2 TH/s to mine that much PPC (not counting minting the PPC that you're mining, which is supposed to work out to 1% per year).

Cointerra sells a 1.6 TH/s miner for $3,500. With this $17,500 investment (plus any computers, electricity, maintenance, time, etc. associated with that), yes, she is mining $200/day on average currently (but ever-decreasing as the difficulty goes up), subject to market volatility. If only one is part of a pool and the rest are solo mining, that means she's taking the chance that she might never get anything of value from those 4 servers. That is a pretty high stakes gamble, if you ask me.

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