Robinhood has announced that they will allow zero fee Bitcoin and Ethereum (more coins to be added later) trading with the Robinhood app. Robinhood is a very popular stock trading app that allows zero fee stock trading and instant funding of your Robinhood account for up to $1,000.
While it is always nice to see a company like Robinhood offer easy access to Cryptocurrencies, this move comes with some red flags. Continue reading “Robinhood Cryptocurrency Support Raises Concerns”
The latest update from Sarang Noether is out and its full of interesting information on Bulletproofs, Multisig and discusses whether or not zk-SNARKs would benefit Monero. Read the entire post below or at the Monero forums. Continue reading “Sarang Noether Provides Decemeber Update On Monero”
Buying Monero isn’t quite as simple as buying Bitcoin, Litecoin or Ethereum but it isn’t complicated either. This article will be a quick guide on buying your first Monero. The way described below may not be the cheapest way but it will be the simplest way to currently go from your fiat currency to Monero if you have access to CoinBase. Continue reading “How To Buy Monero”
After a 14 day auction, Monero.how has sold for a whopping $43,600. The site is a gold mine of information for people who are just getting started with Monero. There was concern within the Monero subreddit that a malicious owner could get ahold of the site and do some damage. It remains to be seen how the site will transform now. Continue reading “Monero.how Sells For $43,600”
When I first started mining I spent hours looking for the most optimal configuration files for xmr-stak-amd and xmr-stak-nvidia. It would have been nice to have a bit of a community built solely around sharing configuration examples.
Today I have launched XMRStak.com with the hopes that it will help others save time when trying to get the most out of their video cards. Continue reading “XMRStak.com Allows You To Share and Find Configuration Examples”
Mining Monero with xmr-stak-amd is pretty straightforward. It is one of the best miners as it is very customizable. This guide will walk you through setting up xmr-stak-amd for your AMD video card or cards. Continue reading “Monero Mining With xmr-stak-amd on Windows 10”
This article will take a look at mining Monero with xmr-stak-nvidia. This article assumes that you have successfully installed your Nvidia drivers and Cuda. Continue reading “Monero Mining with xmr-stak-nvidia on Centos 7”
xmr-node-proxy allows you to merge multiple Monero mining rigs into one, which helps lower the load on pools, reduces bandwidth used and allows you to use a lower difficulty setting. When using a proxy, the mining pool that you connect to see only one miner. Continue reading “How To Setup xmr-node-proxy on Ubuntu 16.04”
SecureList, a Kaspersky owned website, recently published a report stating that up to 1.65 Million computers may be unknowingly mining cryptocurrencies. According to SecureList, the most popular methods of deploying the miners is via known exploits such as EternalBlue and also by Adware.
The most popular currencies are currencies that 1) offer privacy and 2) work well being mined via CPUs. Currently those two currencies are Monero and ZCash. One Monero address being used for the payment address, when entered into the pool it was mining to, shows a total payout of 2,289 XMR.
The article goes into much more detail on the ins and outs so check it out at SecureList.
I recently found the XFX RX 550 4GB model for sale for just $109 shipped via Amazon and couldn’t resist the price tag. I was reading people getting around 300 h/s with the cards and that works out to around 2.75 hashrate per dollar spent. Not bad at all, so I ordered two (and just ordered two more that will be here tomorrow) and started playing with xmr-stak-amd to see what I could get out of them. Needless to say, I am pleased. Disclaimer: Below I have linked to Amazon using my affiliate links. It helps fund my hobby and keeps my writing these kind of articles. Continue reading “XFX RX 550 4GB Monero Mining with xmr-stak-amd”