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    ZCash Mining

    Well been a little busy recently, so thought I'd give an update of what I have been up to, none of it is car related.

    You know I got that Bitcoin miner, It was the S5 model, and a few years old, was making around £1.20 a day, there is an S9 which will make around 11 times that. Its basically processes transactions, its all encrypted, but it’s a validation tool. You join a pool of people all doing the same thing. The more hashing power you have the more reward. Well I sold it, and was going to get the S9, but decided against it for now as it’s a lot of money. Also would generate twice the amount of heat than the S5, The S5 would happily heat our office of 7x20meters, we had to have the windows open, lol.
    Well there are other crypto currencies in their infancy.
    Like ZCash which is ZEC. You can make money with GFX cads and CPU, with the GeForce1060 6GB it makes around £1 a day. I have the source code, mainly interested in the CPU code at the moment, I can step through the code and one function takes around 20 seconds. It moving data from pointers, rearranging RAM basically. Still digging into how much RAM it needs. My aim is to pass this data into an FPGA, I design the code to work the same as the PC code but faster, and pass the data back to be submitted. It’s a challenge. Its been on my mind for many days now. If I can make the FPGA chip work as fast as a PC thread then I will be happy. ZCash algorithum is designed to use more RAM so its not in favour of going into an FPGA/ ASIC, but I see that as a challenge. I can use external RAM, get multiple busses going. Then multiply up the FPGA designs, build is modular so you can chain more and more together.

    I will write an article on ZCash, like I did for the Bitcoin miner.
    Possible a blog for the progress of the ZCacsh programming/FPGA.

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    But why sell so soon after purchase? What's the thought process?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanThunder View Post
    But why sell so soon after purchase? What's the thought process?
    The S5 was a few years old, mining speeds increase every year. I wanted to see how it all worked, buying one that was in my budget was more of a test. It proved it could earn money if electric was free. There is an S7 and S9 model which has better crunching power and used less electric. From my speed test of the S5, i worked out the S9 would make around 90quid a week, and use £4 of electric a day. So to buy the S9 I needed funds, there is a waiting list for the S9 too, pay in full now for delivery January. So I may go for it.
    However in the meantime I'm exploring the ZCash mining, it's similar to how Bitcoin works.

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    You may want to hold off. Russia has just announced Cryptoruble. So you may want to design something that does both?

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    Certainly worth considering. I will take a look into that. Been making some progress on ZCash. Not sure what speed I can get from it yet.

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