How to mine bitcoin with your Raspberry Pi Packt Hub

I earned about 4000% more btc with my android tablet than with a $250 ASIC mini rig setup using GekkoScience Newpac USB miners!

Requirements:
1.) Android Device with access to Google Play Store. *I haven't tried yet but you may be able to use tis on Android TV devces as well by sideloading. If anyone has success before I try, let me know! -Note, I did this with a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 so its a newer more powerful device. If your android is older, your profts will most likely be less than what I earned but to give a projected range I also tested on my Raspberry Pi 4 running a custom LineageOS rom that doesn't allow the OS to make full use of the Pi's specs and I still got 500 h/s on that with Cloud boost, so about 60% of what my Tab 6 with MUCH Higher Specs does.
**Hey guys. Before I get started i just wanted to be clear about one thing. Yes I have seen those scammy posts sharing "miracle" boosts and fixes. I have a hard time believing stuff online anymore. But this is honestly real. Ill attach photos and explain the whole story and process below. Thanks for taking the time to read and feel free to share any thoughts, concerns, tips, etc*
So last week I finally got started with my first mini rig type mining build. I started getting into crypto about a year ago and it has taken me a long time to even grasp half of the projects out there but its been fun thus far! Anyways my rig was 2 GekkoScience Newpac USB miners, a Moonlander USB miner to pair with an FPGA i already had mining, a 10 port 60W 3.0 USB hub and 2 usb fans. The Newpacs actually are hashing at a combined 280 g/s which is actually better than their reported max hash rate when overclocked. Pleasant surpise and they are simple!! I just wanted to get a moonlander because my fpga already mines on Odocrypt for DGB and I just wanted to experience Scrypt mining and help build the DGB project. The Newpacs are mining BTC though.
After I got everything up and running i checked my payout daily average after 1 week. I averaged .01 a day TOTAL between all three miners with them all perforing ABOVE SPEC!!! I had done research so i knew I wouldnt earn much. More than anything i just wanted to learn. But still. I was kinda surprised in a negative way. Yesterday I actually earned less than .01 Frustrated I went back to scouring the web for new ideas. About a year ago, when II was starting, I saw an app on my iphone called CryptoBrowser that claimed to mine btc on your phone without actually using phone resources using a method of cloud mining. I tried it for a week and quit because I earned like .03 after a ton of use and seemed scammy. Plus my iphone actually would get very hot when doing this so I quit using it as it seemed like a possible scam with all the cryptonight browser mining hacks and malware out there.
Anyways I was on my Galaxy Tab S6 and saw that CryptoBrowser released a "PRO" edition for 3.99 on Google Play. I bought it for Sh*ts and giggles and booted it up. It came with what they called "Cloud Boost" Essentially this is a button you press and it multiplys the estimated hashrate that it gives you device by the number shown on the boost button. (With the purchase of PRO you get one free x10 boost. You can purchase additional boosts to use with other android devices but those are actually pretty pricy. Another x10 boost was like $25 if i remember correctly).
I played with it for about an hour to see if it actually worked like it said it would this time. To my surprise, as i was browsing, my device didnt increase in temperature AT ALL!!!!! I checked my tast manager to confirm and it was indeed true, my memory and usage barely went up. it was giving me an estimated range of 80-105 on the hashrate. Once i pushed the x10 boost button, that went to 800-1150 h/s. I switched my screen to not go to sleep, plugged it to the charge and let it run on the browser page, hashing. When you push the boost button, it runs for 3 hours at the boosted speeds. After that it goes back to normal but if you press the button again, it boosts everything again. There is no limit to how many times you use it. After checking what I earned after 24 hours, I HAD MADE .40 in BTC!!!!! I JUST EARNED OVER 4000% MORE THAN MY $280 MINING RIG EARNED ME!!!! I was blown away. Maybe this was a fluke? I did it again next day. Every 3 hours or so I would push the button again but thats all. Sure enough, .35 that day. Also, it realy BTC. I requested a payout and although it took like 12 hours for them to send me an email stating they had just sent it, I actually did recieve the state amount of BTC within 24 hours in my personal wallet. The fees to send are SUPER LOW!. Like .01
Below I will list the steps I took, along with an explanation of thier "Mining" process on Androids. Reminder, this ONLY WORKS ON ANDROIDS. Also DO NOT use cryptobrowser on a physcal laptop or desktop. I ran it on an old laptop for three days last year and it fried it. It does actually use your hardware on those platforms to mine and it is not efficnet at all as I suspect they prob steal over half of your power for themselves using the REAL RandomX protocol via browser mining which is EXTREMELY INEFFICIENT DONT TRY IT!!
-----How To Do This Yourself:
Cryptotab Browser states the program works on Android devices by estimating what it thinks the hashrate would be for your device specs and siimulates what you would mine in a remote server however you still earn that estimated coin amount. It is not a SHA-256 process or coin that they say is mining, rather it is XMR and they swap that and pay it out to you in BTC Bitcoin. However I know damn well my Tab S6 doesnt hash 80-105 h/s on RandomX because I have done it with a moodified XMRig module i ported to Android. I got 5 h/s a sec if I was getting any hashes at all. But thats besides the point as I still was making money.
Now, when you press that cloud boost button it immediately boosts that hash rate it estimates by the number on the cloud boost. As stated above, you can purchase more boosts and gift them or use them on extra android devices that you may have. Again, they are pricey so I'm not doing that plus it would just mean that I have another device that I have to leave on and open. The boosts come in x2, x4, x6, x8 and x10 variants. Again, they have unlimited uses.
Here is the link to grab yourself CryptoBrowser Pro from CryptoTab. This IS A REFERRAL LINK! This is where I benefit from doing tis tutorial. Like i said, I want to be transparent as this is not a scam but I'm also not doing this out of the love of my heart. Their referral system works in that people that use the donwload the app using your link are your stage 1 referrals. Anytime they are mining, you earn a 15% bonus. So say they mine $.30 one day. You would get paid out an additional $.045 in your own balance (it does not come out of the referred user balance fyi so no worries). Then lets say that referred miner also gets their own referrals. I would get a 10% bonus on whatever THOSE people mine. This goes on and on for like 8 tiers. Each tier the bonus percntage essential halves. So again, I stand to benefit from this but it also is stupid to not make this visible as its WAY CHEAPER, EASIER AND MORE PROFITABLE TO GET BTC USING THIS METHOD THAN IT IS USING ASICS!! THIS EARNS ALMOST AS MUCH BTC AS AN ANTMINER S7 DOES RUNNING 24/7 ONLY WITHOUT THE HUGE ELLECTRICTY BILL AND COSTS!!!!)
Thats it. Again, if you have concerns, let me know or if you have suggestions, other tips, etc... mention those as well!!!
https://cryptotabbrowser.com/8557319
Links to Picture Proof http://imgur.com/gallery/P13bEsB
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My Beginnings

Images: https://imgur.com/a/tOFNhlJ

My Current Rack Setup

So, this is the first time I've ever done a post like this to homelab and I wanted to give as much detail as possible.
For this, i'm going to work my way left to right, top to bottom.
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Best $100-$300 FPGA development board in 2018?

Hello, I’ve been trying to decide on a FPGA development board, and have only been able to find posts and Reddit threads from 4-5 years ago. So I wanted to start a new thread and ask about the best “mid-range” FGPA development board in 2018. (Price range $100-$300.)
I started with this Quora answer about FPGA boards, from 2013. The Altera DE1 sounded good. Then I looked through the Terasic DE boards.
Then I found this Reddit thread from 2014, asking about the DE1-SoC vs the Cyclone V GX Starter Kit: https://www.reddit.com/FPGA/comments/1xsk6w/cyclone_v_gx_starter_kit_vs_de1soc_board/‬ (I was also leaning towards the DE1-SoC.)
Anyway, I thought I better ask here, because there are probably some new things to be aware of in 2018.
I’m completely new to FPGAs and VHDL, but I have experience with electronics/microcontrollers/programming. My goal is to start with some basic soft-core processors. I want to get some C / Rust programs compiling and running on my own CPU designs. I also want to play around with different instruction sets, and maybe start experimenting with asynchronous circuits (e.g. clock-less CPUs)
Also I don’t know if this is possible, but I’d like to experiment with ternary computing, or work with analog signals instead of purely digital logic. EDIT: I just realized that you would call those FPAAs, i.e. “analog” instead of “gate”. Would be cool if there was a dev board that also had an FPAA, but no problem if not.
EDIT 2: I also realized why "analog signals on an FPGA" doesn't make any sense, because of how LUTs work. They emulate boolean logic with a lookup table, and the table can only store 0s and 1s. So there's no way to emulate a transistor in an intermediate state. I'll just have play around with some transistors on a breadboard.
UPDATE: I've put together a table with some of the best options:
Board Maker Chip LUTs Price SoC? Features
icoBoard Lattice iCE40-HX8K 7,680 $100 Sort of A very simple FPGA development board that plugs into a Raspberry Pi, so you have a "backup" hard-core CPU that can control networking, etc. Supports a huge range of pmod accessories. You can write a program/circuit so that the Raspberry Pi CPU and the FPGA work together, similar to a SoC. Proprietary bitstream is fully reverse engineered and supported by Project IceStorm, and there is an open-source toolchain that can compile your hardware design to bitstream. Has everything you need to start experimenting with FPGAs.
iCE40-HX8K Breakout Board Lattice iCE40-HX8K-CT256 7,680 $49 No 8 LEDs, 8 switches. Very similar to icoBoard, but no Raspberry Pi or pmod accessories.
iCE40 UltraPlus Lattice iCE40 UltraPlus FPGA 5280 $99 No Chip specs. 4 switchable FPGAs, and a rechargeable battery. Bluetooth module, LCD Display (240 x 240 RGB), RGB LED, microphones, audio output, compass, pressure, gyro, accelerometer.
Go Board Lattice ICE40 HX1K FPGA 1280 $65 No 4 LEDs, 4 buttons, Dual 7-Segment LED Display, VGA, 25 MHz on-board clock, 1 Mb Flash.
snickerdoodle Xilinx Zynq 7010 28K $95 Yes Xilinx Zynq 7-Series SoC - ARM Cortex-A9 processor, and Artix-7 FPGA. 125 IO pins. 1GB DDR2 RAM. Texas Instruments WiLink 8 wireless module for 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. No LEDs or buttons, but easy to wire up your own on a breadboard. If you want to use a baseboard, you'll need a snickerdoodle black ($195) with the pins in the "down" orientation. (E.g. The "breakyBreaky breakout board" ($49) or piSmasher SBC ($195)). The snickerdoodle one only comes with pins in the "up" orientation and doesn't support any baseboards. But you can still plug the jumpers into the pins and wire up things on a breadboard.
numato Mimas A7 Xilinx Artix 7 52K $149 No 2Gb DDR3 RAM. Gigabit Ethernet. HDMI IN/OUT. 100MHz LVDS oscillator. 80 IOs. 7-segment display, LEDs, buttons. (Found in this Reddit thread.)
Ultra96 Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ ZU3EG 154K $249 Yes Has one of the latest Xilinx SoCs. 2 GB (512M x32) LPDDR4 Memory. Wi-Fi / Bluetooth. Mini DisplayPort. 1x USB 3.0 type Micro-B, 2x USB 3.0 Type A. Audio I/O. Four user-controllable LEDs. No buttons and limited LEDs, but easy to wire up your own on a breadboard
Nexys A7-100T Xilinx Artix 7 15,850 $265 No . 128MiB DDR2 RAM. Ethernet port, PWM audio output, accelerometer, PDM microphone, microphone, etc. 16 switches, 16 LEDs. 7 segment displays. USB HID Host for mice, keyboards and memory sticks.
Zybo Z7-10 Xilinx Zynq 7010 17,600 $199 Yes Xilinx Zynq 7000 SoC (ARM Cortex-A9, 7-series FPGA.) 1 GB DDR3 RAM. A few switches, push buttons, and LEDs. USB and Ethernet. Audio in/out ports. HDMI source + sink with CEC. 8 Total Processor I/O, 40 Total FPGA I/O. Also a faster version for $299 (Zybo Z7-20).
Arty A7 Xilinx Artix 7 15K $119 No 256MB DDR3L. 10/100 Mbps Ethernet. A few switches, buttons, LEDs.
DE10-Standard (specs) Altera Cyclone V 110K $350 Yes Dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. Lots of buttons, LEDs, and other peripherals.
DE10-Nano Altera Cyclone V 110K $130 Yes Same as DE10-Standard, but not as many peripherals, buttons, LEDs, etc.

Winner:

icoBoard ($100). (Buy it here.)
The icoBoard plugs into a Raspberry Pi, so it's similar to having a SoC. The iCE40-HX8K chip comes with 7,680 LUTs (logic elements.) This means that after you learn the basics and create some simple circuits, you'll also have enough logic elements to run the VexRiscv soft-core CPU (the lightweight Murax SoC.)
The icoBoard also supports a huge range of pluggable pmod accessories:
You can pick whatever peripherals you're interested in, and buy some more in the future.
Every FPGA vendor keeps their bitstream format secret. (Here's a Hacker News discussion about it.) The iCE40-HX8K bitstream has been fully reverse engineered by Project IceStorm, and there is an open-source set of tools that can compile Verilog to iCE40 bitstream.
This means that you have the freedom to do some crazy experiments, like:
You don't really have the same freedom to explore these things with Xilinx or Altera FPGAs. (Especially asynchronous circuits.)

Links:

Second Place:

iCE40-HX8K Breakout Board ($49)

Third Place:

numato Mimas A7 ($149).
An excellent development board with a Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA, so you can play with a bigger / faster FPGA and run a full RISC-V soft-core with all the options enabled, and a much higher clock speed. (The iCE40 FPGAs are a bit slow and small.)
Note: I've changed my mind several times as I learned new things. Here's some of my previous thoughts.

What did I buy?

I ordered a iCE40-HX8K Breakout Board to try out the IceStorm open source tooling. (I would have ordered an icoBoard if I had found it earlier.) I also bought a numato Mimas A7 so that I could experiment with the Artix 7 FPGA and Xilinx software (Vivado Design Suite.)

Questions

What can I do with an FPGA? / How many LUTs do I need?

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“Bitcoin” mining on Raspberry Pi 3 with multiple USB miners

I’m just trying out “Bitcoin” mining to familiarize myself with the world of mining before investing in more powerful Th/s miners. I plan to use one of my Raspberry Pi’s with a powered USB hub connected with possibly 2-4 USB miners running with a USB fan as these things get pretty hot. Possible miners would be multiples of the Antminer U1, Antminer U2, or the GekkoScience device. My questions are: 1-Will a Raspberry Pi 3 work with a USB hub? 2-Can CGminer run properly with multiple devices and be able to consolidate the processing power of each miner?
Thanks in advance.
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Zeus/Gaw ASIC Setup Guide for Linux/Raspberry Pi

So I recently I became quite interested in mining and cyptocurrencies in general. So interested in fact that I bit the bullet and decided to buy myself a GAW Fury.
I then spent some time doing research on how to set up a GAW or Zeus ASIC on Linux, in particular on a Raspberry Pi, and have found most guides to be awful. The reason they are so bad IMHO is that they assume quite a bit of prior knowledge, either with Linux or mining, and give very little instructions. So I have tried to put together a guide that requires very little prior knowledge.
It is my aim that anyone could get their shiny new asic up and mining in no time using this guide. Anyway, I present...

The Complete Noobs Guide to Setting Up a Zeus or Gaw ASIC on Debian/Ubuntu/Raspberry Pi

Resources

About Cyrptocurrencies and Their Jargon

If you are new to cryptocurrencies and how they work I suggest taking a look at this series of KhanAcademy videos. They are for Bitcoin but the theory is the same. I found them very helpful when it came to understanding what mining actually does and the mechanics of cyrptocurrencies.
Also take a look at sircamm22 his info found here, is great and breaks down a large number of concepts. I slightly disagree with no. 21 regarding preordering. Just exercise common sense.

Linux

If you are new to Linux you could follow along by simply typing in the commands. However I highly recommend taking the time to learn what you are doing. This course is a great place to start.

Computer Setup

By the end of this section you will have your device turned on, fully setup and connected to the internet with.
Note: Commands to be typed into the command line will be displayed like this:
echo Hello World

Desktop/Laptop

For laptops and desktops already running Ubuntu or Debian I will assume you have setup your internet setup as part of the installation.
If not: There are plenty of guides out there and the installation/setup process is very easy. A good place to start for Ubuntu is here.
Now open up a terminal window. Ctrl + alt + t on a standard Ubuntu installation.
If you plan on using this PC without a monitor I would suggest installing an SSH Server.
These commands will be discussed later on in the guide.
sudo apt-get -y install openssh-server
sudo service openssh-server start

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has put together a great guide in PDF format.
Use NOOBS it will save you a lot of trouble. NB: Some SD cards don't support NOOBs but will work fine if the image is put on using a different method.
Here is a great guide for setting up the Raspberry Pi SD card from Elinux.org. In fact it's a great place to start for anything RPi related. Raspberry Pi hub at Elinux.
Once the SD card is setup you will need to insert it into the Raspberry Pi and boot. Install Raspbian from the NOOBs menu and wait.
Follow this guide by Adafruit for first time setup. You will need to enable SSH Server.
I suggest not starting the desktop on boot. It can be easily run from the command line by typing startx.
Follow this guide by Adafruit to setup your network. Found here. No need to do this if you set up previously in the first time config.
We will also at this point want to setup ssh. Again I will point you to an Adafruit guide.
Once done exit back to a standard command line interface. This can be done in LXDE by using the power off menu located in the bottom right corner.

Miner Setup

Installing BFGMiner

If you want to the Raspberry Pi or PC without a monitor go ahead and SSH into your device.
So now you should be staring at a command line interface whether on the device with a monitor or via SSH.
First things first lets make sure we are all up to date. This will update our package list from the repositories and upgrade them to the newest version. "-y" Will simply say yes to any prompts.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade
We are going to need to install some useful tools. Git-core is how we will clone and download BFGMiner from GitHub and Screen allows multiple command line instances and means if we exit out of ssh session or quit Terminal on Ubuntu, BFGMiner will continue to run.
sudo apt-get install git-core screen
We also need to download some other tools/dependencies to ensure that BFGMiner will compile successfully.
sudo apt-get -y install build-essential autoconf automake libtool pkg-config libcurl4-gnutls-dev libjansson-dev uthash-dev libncursesw5-dev libudev-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev libevent-dev libmicrohttpd-dev libc-bin
Ok now change into your home directory.
cd ~
And clone BFGMiner by Darkwinde.
git clone https://github.com/Darkwinde/bfgminer.git
Once the download has completed move into the bfgminer directory.
cd bfgminer
The following steps may take a while.
Now run autogen.sh
sudo ./autogen.sh
You will need to make the configure script execuitable.
sudo chmod +x ./configure
Now configure bfgminer
sudo ./configure CFLAGS="-O3" --enable-scrypt
Now lets make!
sudo make
Install BFGMiner
sudo make install
One more thing...
sudo ldconfig

Running BFGMiner

If you haven't already plug in your ASIC.
Just confirm your system is recognising the ASIC.
lsusb
Its output should look similar to this (no need to type this in):
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 10c4:ea60 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. CP210x UART Bridge / myAVR mySmartUSB light
Yep there it is our ASIC listed as device 005. There is no need to install any drivers, unlike in windows, as they come in the kernel.
Now lets actually start BFGMiner.
You will want to start a screen session to ensure BFGMiner doesn't quite when you exit.
"-S" is the option for starting a new screen session. You can replace "miner" with anything you like.
screen -S miner
Now you can run the commands below.
Here is a sample of what you should type. You will need to replace somethings with your own values.
sudo bfgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://URL:PORT -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD --zeus-cc CHIPCOUNT --zeus-clk 328 -S zeus:/dev/ttyUSB0
Where:
URL:PORT is the address and port of the pool you wih to use. Now I won't suggest a pool. I will leave that decision up to you. If you do wish to mine DOGE take a look at this site for a list of pools and comparisons.
USERNAME this is the username you use on the pool. Every pool is different. Check your pool's website for details. PASSWORD same as above. Specific to your pool, not every pool requires one.
CHIPCOUNT this is specific to which ASIC you are using.
For GAWMiner ASIC's:
  • War Machine: 256
  • Falcon: 128
  • Black Widow: 64
  • Fury: 6
For ZeusMiner ASIC's:
  • Blizzard: 6
  • Cyclone: 96
  • Hurricane X2: 48
  • Hurricane X3: 64
  • Thunder X2: 96
  • Thunder X3: 128
Now to make sure you don't stop mining when you exit ssh or terminal. Press:
ctrl + a + d
To come back to the BFGMiner screen simply run:
screen -r miner
You're done!!

Start on Boot

First off you will want to make sure you have BFGMiner running correctly. Ensure you have the miners set up properly and your pool correctly configured.
Start a BFGMiner instance, detailed above.
Once the instance has started and you are happy with how everything is working press "s" on your keyboard to enter the settings menu.
Now press the "w" key. Don't press enter. We want to specify where our config will go. Type:
/home/USERNAME/bfgminer.conf
Substitute USERNAME for your user. On a standard RPI install its pi. On ubuntu it's what you set during the instillation.
Now press the enter key to return back to the main BFGMiner screen. Press "q" on your keyboard to exit BFGMiner. You should now be back in the command line.
Now we want to edit a file called rc.local. Any commands in this file will be executed on boot.
sudo nano /etc/rc.local
Depending on your system this file may already contain some commands. Be careful not to delete them.
After the last command and before "exit 0" type the following on one line:
sudo -u USERNAME screen -d -m sudo bfgminer --config /home/USERNAME/bfgminer.conf
Where USERNAME = your username
Hit ctrl + x then y to save and exit nano.
The above command will create a new screen session and run bfgminer using the config we created earlier. All while as our username so that we can easily reattach.
Lets reboot to ensure it is working correctly:
sudo reboot
Once rebooted and logged in, show all running screen sessions:
screen -ls
Reattach to the session. You only need to use the numbers before the first dot.
e.g Mine looks like: 2480..hostname (13/07/14 12:02:09) (Detached). So I type:
screen -r 2480
Verify everything worked as expected. Then ctrl + a + d to exit.
You have now setup BFGMiner to restart on reboot.

Power Failure

If you are using a Raspberry Pi and it loses power it will automatically reboot on receiving power again.
For standard desktop PCs there is an option in some BIOS/UEFI to turn the computer on when it receives power. Consult your motherboard's manual and manufacturer's website.

Sources

Here is where I got my info from.
And of course /dogemining

Wrap Up

Congrats you've done it. You have managed to successfully get your shiny new asic mining away.
I do plan to make another guide detailing how to setup and use StarMiner a ready to go RPi mining distro.
So I hope this is helpful for you guys. I have seen lots of posts asking the exact same questions again and again and I have tried to answer these as best I can. I am still learning about this stuff so if there is something I have missed or a mistake I have made please tell me.
Anyway good luck. And I'll see you at the moon.
Cheers Frogsiedoodle
Edit 1: Layout and formatting.
Edit 2: Added instructions for screen which I initially forgot.
Edit 3: Removed 1 unneeded dependency
Edit 4: Added section on start on reboot and power failure.
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$30 or so RPi Starting Pack for Bitcoin Mining

I'm not talking about this starter kit; rather, I'm talking about laying the groundwork for some light Bitcoin mining using a RPi Model B.
Block erupters aside, I wanted to buy a Pi and some other things for around $30 that has:
I don't know a whole lot about RPi or BTC, but I think that this list is a good one.
Short post shorter, I need your help on deciding what to buy. When the stuff comes in doesn't really matter. Just tell me what I could add, change, or remove from the list to make it better for mining. Thanks!
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Mining Bitcoin with Raspberry Pi?

Hello! At the moment, I don't use my Raspberry Pi for something usefull. A friend of my recommended that I could start mining Bitcoin.
I have never done it before (Just some days on my computer. Manged to mine 0,00x something Bitcoin), and I wanted to try it out after reading this.
I know that I am not able to generate that much Bitcoin, but I just want to start. As I said, I don't use it to anything else. Why not mining for Bitcoin?
I have never done it before on Linux. My idea was to buy a USB Hub, a fan, and a lot of these.
So, how would this actually work with the Raspberry? I am afraid that it's using a bit to much power than the Raspberry can handle. Fortunately, the USB Hub is powered.
Can I buy two of these hubs, and then connect 9 miners on each? Is this actually possible?
Do you have any great tutorials on how I can easily set up a miner on Raspberry Pi?
Thank you very much!
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[US-SC] [H] Raspberry Pi BitCoin setup [W] Paypal

I have a raspberry pi model B w/ 512mb ram. And I also have a small bitcoin mining set up that I mad just for fun that has a custom cooling solution that works farely well. The miners are here, And I have the Pi Box from Adafruit. And an artic cooling fan to help with cooling the Pi and the 10 USB port hub (but only 5 are available because the miners are hard wired to the ports as you can see in the pictures). Not really sure how much this should go for so I'm going to start with $40(?) Paypal + shipping. Album + TimeStamps
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I'm thinking about mining with my Raspberry Pi, is it worth it?

I know mining is very difficult now a days but I just got my raspberry pi and I want to do a cool project for it. I thought Bitcoin mining would be pretty cool. I would use the ASIIC miners (the usb things) with a usb hub and maybe use 2-3 miners with a fan etc.
Would I get any progress with this method? Or would it be like 1 bit per year? Would this be a fun project or completely pointless?
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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[SG] 3x GAW Fury 1.4mh miners REDUCED

I am looking to sell three GAW Miner's 1.4mhs Fury ASICs. All three have been running for the past two months without any issues. I have not overclocked or undervolted or whatever (not smart enough). Mining on PandaPool has been giving me ~200 DGC every 4 hours. PIC In the sale I will include TWO usb micro cables, and THREE power supplies. You will need to provide a usb micro cable. I'm not selling the raspberry pi or usb hub in the picture. I'd like to get $75USD equivalent in Dogecoin or Bitcoin. Shipping from zipcode 83709.
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[Selling] Butterfly Labs single 60GH/s miner and Raspberry Pi $3,600

Butterfly labs 60GHs Single SC in hand in Melbourne/Eastern suburbs - This is NOT a pre-order! Ordered in September 2012 and was delivered September 2013. Last of the few early pre-orders which got the upgrade from 50GH to 60GH.
Butterfly labs offer a Lifetime warranty for all their products, it covers manufacture defects and component failure.
Included:
 BFL SC Single 60GH/s bitcoin miner BFL power supply BFL usb cable BFL cardboard box and padding 
I'm based in the Eastern suburbs and would prefer to meet in public anywhere in Eastern suburbs or Melbourne or surrounding areas. I'm available most business days and weekends. Please message me to arange a place and time, payment in cash.
I will also include in this sale a Raspberry Pi loaded and ready to mine with the miner. No USB hub required, just plug it in, turn it on, and it will begin mining bitcoins. Very easy and no need to leave your computer on this way which also saves power.
Also included:
 Raspberry Pi (Model B with 512MB RAM) Power adapter for Pi SD card with Minepeon loaded Raspberry Pi clear case 
This is my current setup and has been working very well. You won't need anything else to start mining.
This is NOT a pre-order! This BFL ASIC is currently hashing away in Melbourne, don't waste anymore time waiting, get it today! I will try my best to deliver in person same day or next day.
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Starting with Bitcoin... What Should I Use?

Hello there! I really wanted to start bitcoin mining for a while now, but everything was very expensive. Now, like 5 months later, Prices have dropped. I wanted to know if this would be good. I entered this into a profit calculator as well, so no need to say how much I will earn, just if you think it will be a good stater-ish kit...
4-5 USB ASIC Miners .335 G/hash roughly 16 bucks 1-2 USB ASIC Bitfury or Some Other clocking in at 1.7-2 G/Hash. Roughly 40-60 bucks 1 10 slot usb hub, powered of course. 10 ish bucks (Depends on how lucky I get!) 1 Cooling Fan For about 10 bucks as well. 1 Raspberry PI (Own It <3 ) Possibly a 10 G/hash miner box from Butterfly,but not to sure until I feel how mining goes...
That is about it. Now before you guys go and scorn me about, "Hey, noob, learn everything first, go spend 3k before you get Serious!", I really don't care about profit ATM... I just want to get the experience in. I would also like some crypto currency just in case it gets REALLY popular. Kind of like a investment. Well, what else do you think? With the Fan , Usb Hub ( Possibly Smaller for now) And 4-5 of the .335, that should churn out .16 cents a day. 222 days later XD... But I would really like to get along with this. Any other advice or a comment, feel free to put it under! Have a nice day and happy mining!
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Help with getting things to start mining scrypt currencies (using raspberry pi 2 , gridseed asic miner , & cgminer) . . .

Here's what I have & will be using (I already have the cables & power) :
raspberry pi 2 Gridseed ASIC Miner for Litecoin and Bitcoin Mining --- 4 of these cgminer
[ I followed this example for setting things up : https://www.reddit.com/defcoin/comments/23nvs1/raspberry_pi_asic_defcoin_mining_guide/ it is my understanding that any altcoin you wish to setup mining for , is done in this similar fashion ]
I want to do scrypt cryptocurrency mining , I just want to understand how this is done ....
( I know there's a lot of tutorials out there & great vids , and I've done a lot of reading on all this matter , but I can't seem to get things working right , please help / advise )
Questions:
  1. if I solo mine , what is the correct port # to use here (and is the below command formatted correctly more-or-less) :
sudo ./cgminer -o stratum+tcp:localhost:#### -u Username.Workername -p yourworkerpassword --gridseed-options freq=850
( I understand I need to create my own pool , a pool of 1 , is considered to be solo-mining , correct ? How do I do this ? )
  1. also , before I can solo-mine , I need to have downloaded & install the wallet for the cryptocurrency I am going to mine , correct ? And I understand there is some kind of Config files relevant that I should modify accordingly to set things up with my mining solo , right ? How is it done & where do I find this config files ??
  2. I tried connecting my 4 gridseed(s) to my raspberry pi 2 , via the 4 usb ports it has , but it seems like it can't handle the 4 of them , so I have to deal with only using 2 of the gridseed(s) connected to my raspberry pi 2 at a time .... does this seem right to you ? And so , what work around do I have for this poroblem , I want to use all 4 of these gridseeds connected to my raspberry pi 2 ,,, I'm guess a usb hub is needed for this right ?
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP AND GUIDANCE !!!
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Miners won't show on my Pi

I got my hands on 3 Block Erupters, a Logilink UA0124 powerid USB hub and wanted to mine on my Raspberry Pi 3.
I followed this guide without problems, until I get to the ls /dev/USB part.
When connected to the Pi it seems like only one of the ports works. If I plug a miner into that port, it shows up: /dev/ttyUSB0 It doesn't matter which of the three miners it is, they all enumerate in that port.
If I have all three miners plugged, they all have a green light shining, and nothing shows up on the Pi. If I then unplug the USB hub from the Pi and plugs it into my main computer running Ubuntu, all three miners show up there.
So all three miners works on my main computer but doesn't enumerate on my Pi. What am i missing?
The hub is of course powered by and external powersupply, 3.5A.
Final update: I had an old very cheap USB hub which surprisingly works. All three miners are now plugging away happily at just shy of one Gigahash. I can't wait for the riches to start accumulating ;)
Update: dmesg output: That did show something:
[41845.871013] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 61 using dwc_otg [41845.971969] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=14cd, idProduct=8601 [41845.971989] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=3, SerialNumber=0 [41845.972003] usb 1-1.3: Product: USB 2.0 Hub [41845.972015] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: USB Device [41845.974159] hub 1-1.3:1.0: USB hub found [41845.974650] hub 1-1.3:1.0: 4 ports detected [41846.251005] usb 1-1.3.1: new high-speed USB device number 62 using dwc_otg [41846.351944] usb 1-1.3.1: New USB device found, idVendor=14cd, idProduct=8601 [41846.351962] usb 1-1.3.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=3, SerialNumber=0 [41846.351975] usb 1-1.3.1: Product: USB 2.0 Hub [41846.351988] usb 1-1.3.1: Manufacturer: USB Device [41846.353344] hub 1-1.3.1:1.0: USB hub found [41846.353502] hub 1-1.3.1:1.0: 4 ports detected [41846.431014] usb 1-1.3.3: new full-speed USB device number 63 using dwc_otg [41851.511033] usb 1-1.3.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110 [41866.701111] usb 1-1.3.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110 [41866.891109] usb 1-1.3.3: new full-speed USB device number 64 using dwc_otg [41871.971140] usb 1-1.3.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110 [41887.161224] usb 1-1.3.3: device descriptor read/64, error -110 [41887.351225] usb 1-1.3.3: new full-speed USB device number 65 using dwc_otg [41897.771244] usb 1-1.3.3: device not accepting address 65, error -110 [41897.851240] usb 1-1.3.3: new full-speed USB device number 66 using dwc_otg [41908.271326] usb 1-1.3.3: device not accepting address 66, error -110 [41908.271456] usb 1-1.3-port3: unable to enumerate USB device [41908.351336] usb 1-1.3.1.2: new full-speed USB device number 67 using dwc_otg [41908.431321] usb 1-1.3.1.2: device descriptor read/64, error -71 [41908.541347] dwc_otg: DEVICE:000 : update_urb_state_xfer_intr:1435:trimming xfer length [41908.621307] usb 1-1.3.1.2: device descriptor read/64, error -71 [41908.811296] usb 1-1.3.1.2: new full-speed USB device number 68 using dwc_otg [41908.891293] usb 1-1.3.1.2: device descriptor read/64, error -71 [41909.081294] usb 1-1.3.1.2: device descriptor read/64, error -71 [41909.271296] usb 1-1.3.1.2: new full-speed USB device number 69 using dwc_otg [41909.691299] usb 1-1.3.1.2: device not accepting address 69, error -71 [41909.771299] usb 1-1.3.1.2: new full-speed USB device number 70 using dwc_otg [41910.191301] usb 1-1.3.1.2: device not accepting address 70, error -71 [41910.191384] usb 1-1.3.1-port2: unable to enumerate USB device [41910.271330] usb 1-1.3.4: new full-speed USB device number 71 using dwc_otg [41915.351366] usb 1-1.3.4: device descriptor read/64, error -110 
It's a 7-port hub with three of the ports occupied by the block erupters.
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[SG] Three GAW Furys

I am looking to sell three GAW Miner's 1.4mhs Fury ASICs. All three have been running for the past two months without any issues. I have not overclocked or undervolted or whatever (not smart enough). Mining on PandaPool has been giving me ~200 DGC every 4 hours. pic In the sale I will include TWO usb micro cables, and THREE power supplies. You will need to provide a usb micro cable. I'm not selling the raspberry pi or usb hub in the picture. I'd like to get $100 USD equivalent in Dogecoin or Bitcoin. Shipping from zipcode 83709.
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[WTS]x2 GAW Furies 1510khs stable, asking $25 ea, amount in BTC determined in time.

Selling two GAW furies both come with all cables and PSU's. Asking $25 each, payable in bitcoin the amount to be determined by the exchange rate at the time of purchase. Selling together or separate, buyer pays for shipping. No buyers outside the US please.
Mining dashboard: http://imgur.com/AKUWBUm Hardware Setup: http://imgur.com/eLiF8WB Hardware Again (with username and date on paper): http://imgur.com/LSVvOia
Notice I have an entire setup, if you want the entire thing (raspberry Pi with working image, USB splitter, power strip, the mount) let me know and we can discuss that too. Then entire setup could run 2 more Furies, or even more if you get a large USB hub.
Send me a PM or leave a comment with questions.
Links to show im a good guy:
Giveaways I've done:
http://www.reddit.com/dogecoin/comments/22dxnj/giveaway_3d_printed_iphone_4s_gear_cases_only/
http://www.reddit.com/dogecoin/comments/21z9z8/ok_this_time_im_drunk_who_wants_doge_1k_to_first/
http://www.reddit.com/dogecoin/comments/22299v/giveaway_dth_commenter_gets_d19_doge_make_the/
Pizza I bought on BitcoinTalk a while back:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=313166.msg3359653#msg3359653
I can also link to my ebay account in a PM if you wish.
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[Noob Alert] Hashrate problem/question

I'm pretty much completely new to mining and bitcoin in general, and am just running a single Antminer U1 (which is supposed to do 1.6 Gh/s) through a USB hub on a Raspberry Pi running MinePeon. While the MinePeon web UI says it's actually running around 2.0 Gh/s, on my pool account, it's never even said it's gotten past around 350 Mh/s (I'm using Slush's). Does anyone know which of these readouts is actually accurate, and if it's only running at 300 something Mh, what I could do to fix this?
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Would this rig be any good and is it compatible?

I am building a rig and want to know whether it is compatible with Dogecoin mining and if it is any good for the money spent, here are all the parts: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-B-Starter-Kit/dp/B00LU2FDG8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1416947716&sr=8-2&keywords=raspberry+pi I am using a pi because it is cheap and does not require much power to sue
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bitcoin-Stick-bitshopper-NanoFury-NF2/dp/B00LOA8TIA/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1416947614&sr=8-6&keywords=fury+miner I saw this and it was running at 6.6ghs, looked at some reviews and saw it was pretty good, but is it compatible?(I know it's got Bitcoin in the name but it is ASIC and I think Dogecoin is ASIC )
http://www.amazon.co.uk/USB-Laptop-Desktop-Fan-Flexible/dp/B0012INYTS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1416947746&sr=8-7&keywords=usb+fan Fan to keep it cool(might get 2)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Premium-Expansion-Splitter-NoteBook-Supports/dp/B0070Y9XPW/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1416947805&sr=8-9&keywords=usb+hub And a hub to keep it all together and for future expansion
Is it all compatible with Dogecoin mining and if so is it any good
Thanks
Edit: What type of miner would Dogecoin use(like ASIC, Scrypt etc.)
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Dr Jally or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the ASIC.

I was a late comer to the bitcoin love, I started mining last summer, nothing major, have never had more than 600Mh/s to my name really... but on a whim I ordered a Jalapeno in late august, and then I tried to put it out of my mind as everyone else fought over if BFL would ever ship or not, etc.... I just figured that worst case, the money was gone really... lo and behold, it arrived about 3 weeks ago, let me briefly share a few things, as some of my tinkering and experiments may benefit others:
This past weekend I opened the little black box of mystery and had some fun:
I plugged everything back in, powered up my host... and noticed my jally was just flashing like crazy and my host couldn't see it. uh-oh. I powered it off, back on, and it was fine. Since then I've powered it off about 10-20 times, and twice it would go into "super fast flash like crazy but not work" mode. Simply unplugging and replugging would solve it. I have not dug into this at all, but I think it's failing to init or pass the boot up tests. There's word around town that you can tweak the firmware to push speed further or reduce the strictness of the tests it does, but I'm happy with what I've got, so I'm leaving it:
Right now
Other than to change coins or work on my host system (now that it's a raspberry pi I don't think I'll be changing it much more), it's been running non-stop at around that rate/temp since the weekend.
Right now my little rPi host is bashing away, with the jally and three block erupters (I know they'll most likely never reach ROI for themselves by themselves, I just wanted to tinker, but still may add a couple more to break 10Gh total just for bonus points), the jally firmware "upgrade" everyone talks about is really designed for one of the other models (the bigger ones), and that's why I think it reports as "BFL 0h" or "BFL 0d" I assume "d" and "h" are the two ASIC spots on the jally board that actually have chips on them in the jally...
I figure all in I'm looking at around... lets say $650 and 90 watts (max) total for ~8.29Gh/s... The erupters really distort my numbers right now, (without them it'd be more like $350 and 80 watts (max) for ~7.3Gh/s)... but again, hashrate is addictive.
The jally power supply has always seemed to run hot to me, even before I pushed the update firmware, so I may try and find a biggebetter quality PS for it, and more erupters will sadly mean I need a new usb hub, as my current one is only rated for 5v 2A, and it has to be close to that with 3 erupters, the pi, and the usb fan. :/ So I guess I've still got more investment to go, but it's just a hobby, I can quit anytime, right?
right?
tl;dr edition (or what I learned, without the story):
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Raspberry Pi mining rig worth it?

Alright, I'm new to all this Bitcoin mining stuff. I have a raspberry pi, and I'm looking at these ASICMiner USB Block Erupters and i'm kind of clueless on if it's even worth buying. I would buy 3 of the miners, put them on a USB port hub, and then cool it down with a fan. Is it worth the investment? I'm not looking to spend huge amounts on these 20 Ghash/s miners.. Thanks.
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Looking into bitcoin mining

Im really interested in mining bitcoin but i want to know what you guys think my setup should be what i was thinking was getting a couple of asic usb block erupter and a powered usb hub with a fan and either use it with ny computer or a raspberry pi. I already have the rasppi. Should i just spend some money on a asic miner? What programs should i use (wallet and miner)
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Raspberry Pi & Block Eruptor Advice

Not trying to make a ROI, trying to participate in bitcoin with a power-efficient-as-possible bitcoin miner (I assume rpi is best) with USB block eruptors. Any advice I should know besides the multitude of posts already here and /raspberry_pi? I plan on installing Raspbian and using CGMiner, but I've seen a few other OS's, so OS and mining software advice would be huge I plan on getting a USB Powered hub eventually, but first the raspberry PI would act as a full-node. Also! if anyone is trying to get rid of their old usb block eruptors, I would be huge
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Working USB Bitcoin Farm with Raspberry Pi running Minera Gekkoscience NewPac - USB BTC Mining (100 GH/s + on ... DIY Bitcoin Mining: Hardware (part1) - YouTube How to make a Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Mining Rig - YouTube Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Mining For 12 Hours!

Mining Bitcoin with Raspberry Pi. Okay, enough talk, let’s actually do some mining. To mine Bitcoin with Raspberry Pi, you’re going to need: Raspberry Pi; USB Bitcoin ASIC Miner; Powered USB Hub; Having a powered USB Hub is important, because Raspberry Pi can only supply a limited amount of power to a connected USB device. Since a USB ASIC miner can draw a lot of power, using an external ... Bitcoin mining with Raspberry Pi and Resin.io Reqs. Raspberry Pi; resin.io account; Powered USB Hub; ASICMiner Block Erupter USB(s) Steps. Buy a block erupter on amazon and connect to a powered USB hub. Setup an SD card with your resin repository. Clone this project and add your resin remote address; Push this project to your resion remote ... Now this USB hub has a USB 2.0 connection right here on the end. Now this is going to connect to the USB ports on the Raspberry Pi. So the Raspberry Pi has two USB ports we are just going to need one of them, like so. Next, take your Ethernet cable, connect it to the Ethernet spot on your Raspberry Pi and connect the other end to your modem ... Setup with the USB bitcoin miner to the USB powered hub with fan. USB hub must be at lest 1.5 - 2.0 amps. Also the Rpi heatsink and fan. You need this heatsink and cooling fan if you are overclocking the Rpi for maximum mining capability and planning to keep the raspberry pi up 24/7 without burning the core processor. If you plan on running more than one Bitcoin miner at the same time, it is best to use a powered USB hub. Take into account the power rating as mining will need a lot of power, as much as one mp per miner. With your USB miner attached to your Raspberry Pi, let’s get everything installed.

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