I'm new to cyrptocurrency and heard that gpu's are obsolete for bitcoin mining and I hear gridcoin is a good alternative. How do I start mining? And how long long until I start to break even? Also, I have no idea how to use bitcoin calculators because I don't know the terminoligy. Can someone break this down http://pool.gridcoin.us/ProfitabilityCalculator.aspx

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I wouldn't other mining at all. Mining anything is either unprofitable or will be as more and more people catch on.

If you really are determined to mine, however, a gpu/cpu only coin like gridcoin would be good.

A good general tutorial can be found here. It's not very detailed, but it will suffice.

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