I've come across a decent amount of Microsoft Azure credit and want to use it to to mine cryptocurrency.
I am writing to ask:
which computer to run the VM on - Azure provides a number of machines (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/details/virtual-machines/series/#a-series) optimized for various tasks - 'General Purpose Computing', 'Compute Optimized', 'Memory and Storage Optimized', 'GPU enabled', ect. Under each of these categories, customers much choose the number of cores and amount ram (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/?service=virtual-machines) to use.
I would like to know which machine type will mine the most efficiently, and how important are the different characteristics of a machine? (the number of cores, the amount of RAM, GB on disk?)
Which currency to mine - Bitcoin? Litecoin? any other Alt-coin suggestions?
How much money can I expect to earn?