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I am new to Bitcoin, how can I get started?

I am new to both StackExchange and to the new online currency called Bitcoin. I understand what Bitcoin is and how it works, but I was wondering: how do you actually get started with Bitcoin? I have ...
64 votes
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In the ASIC-age, is it worth starting mining Bitcoin at home?

I have recently learned about Bitcoin and would like to get rich quickly into mining. I have control of a laptop library full of ancient computers powerful gaming PC cluster of GPUs an old ASIC, I ...
0 votes
1 answer

How do I start mining bitcoins technically?

I've read a lot of comments/posts on the internet and most of which are talking about buying a professional mining-machine. However, I am just wondering, on the software side, how do I technically ...
1 vote
3 answers

What hardware do I need to get started with Bitcoin?

I am new to crypto currencies and just got into bitcoin, I want to know how to start off, which equipment would I need?
2 votes
1 answer

What bitcoin mining software is easy to use and start mining immediately with a pool & new ASIC boards?

I'm looking to just start mining with my cheap laptop, but wanted to just ask whats the easiest mining software to setup and let it run in the background when my machine is idle. And the software has ...
116 votes
9 answers

How much Bitcoin will I mine right now with hardware X?

Say I have a given piece of hardware (CPU/GPU). Where can I find out how much Bitcoin will I mine per day?
0 votes
1 answer

What program do I need to mining coins?

I see there are hundreds of coins in the market. Can I use one program to mine all of them?
5 votes
2 answers

Is it still possible to do cpu mining for experimenting?

Commercially speaking I know it worse than pointless! But please, be gentle and don't remind me. Neither bother about being insulting or patronizing because I ask such a 'stupid' question. Thank you ...
1 vote
1 answer

Am trying to start mining litecoin with litecoin-qt

I have downloaded the litecoin-qt, since I read on a forum, with that I could start mining directly. But in my screen, there is not a button for mining. Have downloaded the cpuminer and have placed ...
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BITCOIN tutorials [duplicate]

I am new to bitcoin. I know a little about bitcoin mining. Is there any tutorial or anything that i can read so that i can start bitcoin mining ? Maybe a step by step guide or anything ? Thanks in ...
3 votes
1 answer

How to mine solo Vertcoin?

Now, I assume that probably all cryptocurrencies that have any value at all are impossible to mine alone for any realistic mining cluster setup, for a normal individual. However, I have been curious ...
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How can I start to mine? [duplicate]

I want to begin to mine on a computer, I know that it is not efficient but I want to do some experiments and tests for a project. I tried all programs in the list
1 vote
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What should I choose - GPU Mining or CPU Mining? [duplicate]

I have a HP Pavilion G6-2313AX Laptop with Processor : APU Quad Core A10 and Graphics : 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7660G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Mobility Radeon 7670M HD Graphics (Dedicated) I know ...
10 votes
2 answers

Does the program I downloaded (bitcoin-qt) mine bitcoins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I start mining Bitcoin? Nothing ever says how to actually mine bitcoins, except to join a pool. I don't want to do that. All I really know is that each block has an ...
1 vote
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How do I mine for coins? [duplicate]

Finally synchronized the blockchain, yet not sure if I'm mining for coins. Where do I find out if I am or do I need something else?
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Is it important to buy Bitcion hardware to start mining? [duplicate]

I have just learnt about Bitcoin and Bitcoin mining. Is it really important to buy Bitcoin mining hardware like BFGMiner to earn Bitcoins ? Can't we just download the software and join a pool?
-1 votes
1 answer

Please help, stuck at static 24Mhash/s? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to mining bitcoin, but I have read that using GPU can help improve performance. I currently am using GUIMiner (latest version) running on an OpenCL back-end but when I choose to use my ...
2 votes
1 answer

External GPU for mining [closed]

Of course, there are lots of ASICs out there with exponentially more hashing power. But I'm not yet ready to invest and dedicate to one coin. Is there a mining solution in which one can set up an ...
1 vote
1 answer

How do I get started mining bitcoin with a GPU? [duplicate]

I'm totally new to this, but love this idea! I want to help, (and generate coin), and have only installed Bitcoin-Qt version 0.8.1 It ran, synchronized; I encrypted my wallet. But now what? Will ...
3 votes
2 answers

What is required to generate a block? [duplicate]

I've read a little about BitCoins and think the idea is very interesting. I was wondering what is required to generate a block? I assume there is some software you need. Do I also need an account ...
16 votes
1 answer

What is a Mining Pool, what is it good for?

What advantages / disadvantages does it offer over solo mining?
43 votes
8 answers

Is CPU mining even worth it? [duplicate]

I would like to start mining, but my GPU isn't the greatest and I don't really want to spend the money on a dedicated rig. Is mining from my CPU (in a Linux environment) still worth it? Or will I not ...
18 votes
3 answers

What is a good mining pool/payout model for infrequent mining?

I usually mine only, when I do stuff using my PC so it is on anyway. So far I used Slushs Pool but they have a score based reward system, which seem to punish casual mining. If a long round ends >15 ...
4 votes
1 answer

How do you setup your own Bitcoin / Litecoin / Primecoin / Altcoin pool? Whats a good tutorial?

I was wondering how would one setup their own pool for one of the alt coins. Is there a good tutorial link on how to setup your own pool? I'm mainly looking to setup a datacoin pool but was wondering ...
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2 answers

How to start mining Bitcoin [duplicate]

I have a strong GPU, CPU, and enough RAM to choke a goat. I have installed BitCoin Core 64, and my wallet is (finally) synced. What do I do to start mining. Do I just leave the program running or do I ...