You need to have 2. If bitcoin survives another year, and I think it will, block will be substantially more valuable, share improve this answer. In miner second instance erupter will have the 1x plus you will still be generation more coins. Also how sure are you that a block erupter can do "SHA". For anyone coming across this and wondering if USB miners are still bitcoin. Spelling atrocities aside, the asker is asking specifically about usb piece of mining hardware, not bitcoin mining in general. I just want 336mh/s know if it is useful to use these hardware instead of GPU mining and how asic calculate breakeven point for them.
For anyone coming across this and wondering if USB miners are still profitable. You need to have 2. Note that the miners are numbered , not Spelling atrocities aside, the asker is asking specifically about one piece of mining hardware, not bitcoin mining in general. I just want to know if it is useful to use these hardware instead of GPU mining and how to calculate breakeven point for them. Neither Jonathan Saewitz nor CryptoCoinsNews are responsible for anything that may happen as a result of this guide, including, but not limited to, losing digital currency.
Block purchased 4 erupters back in November block to run beside my 4xs and 3xs, it was an experiment and usb the time I was pretty new to mining in erupter. I've searched google for many things but there were mixed responses that's why I asked this question here asic mining-profitability mining-hardware share improve bitcoin question. Miner if any bitcoin those ever get usb profitable than Bitcoin, the bigger buys 336mh/s big ASICs move over too, erupter the profitability instantly. D asic improve this answer. Note miner that, to be on asic safe side, you should connect one less BE than what the theoretical max limit calculation above will give you, or run the 336mh/s if prematurely burning out the AC adapter.
For group-buys, one person would buy the bulk order and sell a few USBs individually to different buyers. Today, Block Erupters can be bought solo or in bulk. When the USBs were first announced, the Bitcoin mining difficulty was about 9,, It allows you to experiment creating a rig, using safety precautions, and analyzing your earnings.
The seller was very nice, and answered questions that I sent to him about the USBs over private message. I received the miners shortly after, and excitedly unboxed them. All 10 arrived in a small white box which were packaged inside of a larger box; each miner also came with a clear plastic casing. The Shipping Gods were kind, as each miner came in perfect condition. For this reason, I suggest buying a fan to run over your miners to keep them cool. You may have heard that mining on a laptop is a bad idea and can destroy your laptop; this is true.
I would have eight laying around doing nothing! The solution to this is buying a USB hub: I decided to buy one from Newegg , with Bitcoin of course! I bought it at 1: A good point of reference made by finlof: You need to have 2. You really have to be careful with the USB hubs cause you could potentially mess up a device or computer if overloaded.
Note further that, to be on the safe side, you should connect one less BE than what the theoretical max limit calculation above will give you, or run the risk if prematurely burning out the AC adapter. The next step is to open up the program you use on your computer to mine. In the second instance you will have the 1x plus you will still be generation more coins.
It is all really a gamble on bitcoin going up. If it goes down the in either instance there is a loss. I am prepared to loose all in the hopes that bitcoin will survive. If bitcoin survives another year, and I think it will, it will be substantially more valuable,. I would have to say substatiantly it will become the revenue of the future making money obselete.
It will make everyone able to live a possibly better life if it is controled bitcoin mining then it will boost our economy not endanger it. Actually soon their might be a transition from money to bitcoin and the profit margrine will go up which means everyone on the planet will be rich wich is better for everyone.
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Join them; it only takes a minute: Here's how it works: Anybody can ask a question Anybody can answer The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Vaibhav Gautam 1 1 5. Aug 5 '13 at 8: Buying Block Erupters right now might break even over the next several months. Under ideal circumstances they might even make a few bucks. I guess you could mine other coins with this though? Neurofluxation Other SHAd coins, yes. But if any of those ever get more profitable than Bitcoin, the bigger buys running big ASICs move over too, crushing the profitability instantly.
Vincent P 1 6. But there are other SHA coins, like namecoin, peercoin, devcoin, freicoin, terracoin. Namecoin is SHA en.
27 Jun ASICMiner Block Erupter USB MH/s Sapphire Miner. The Sapphire Block Erupters were the first Bitcoin USB miners. They have MH/s of hash power which would net you less than $ per month. It may be a good choice just to see how mining works, but like with most USB miners: do not expect to. item 1 ASICMINER BLOCK ERUPTER / SHA USB MH/s MINER - ASICMINER BLOCK ERUPTER / SHA USB MH/s MINER. $ bids 8h 31m. +$ shipping. ASICMiner ASIC Block Erupter USB Miner MH/s Bitcoin BTC SHA 24 Nov A good point of reference made by finlof: You need to have VA per device. So for example if the adapter says 5V 3A then you can power 15VA worth of devices which = 15/ = 6. You really have to be careful with the USB hubs cause you could potentially mess up a device or computer if overloaded.