I always wanted to share my cryptocurrency experience with you guys, but never got the opportunity. I used to mine on a small home-made system back in college days, that was 5-6 years ago. Whatever Bitcoin I had I sold to a friend when I moved back with my parents. One main reason for mining was the increasing cost and also at home, I didn’t have much space for a dedicated system for mining. It was really huge with all the fans. And without the fans, I couldn’t mine more than 3-4 hours per day which wasn’t much. So instead of wasting time and money, I sold off everything to a friend. Even though bitcoin is valued way more now than when I sold it I don’t regret it, I did a earn quite a lot while selling.
So why talking about it now? Well, I have been hearing about Cryptocurrencies a lot these days. If you have been following cryptocurrency, you would know how much is Bitcoin valued against USD. I kind of feel like it’s a bit late to join the Bitcoin wagon but there are plenty of other options like Litecoin, Dashcoin and even Dogecoin 😁.
I started researching on mining as my knowledge was outdated. I didn’t want to install huge machines like earlier. While looking for new smaller hardware I stumbled across a seller named Crypto Hardware. They are based out of Portugal. Their hardware was pretty decent. I was a bit skeptical at first. I am always skeptical while shopping online because I had bad experiences earlier with online shops. So I dug around a bit and found nothing shady so decided a make a purchase.
To my surprise, they shipped within 24 hours and I got a tracking id. I received the item and it was well packed. Unpacking took 5 mins and I was mining within 15 mins. It’s bit noisy so I decided to move it to the basement and once it was closed properly the noise didn’t travel outside the basement. In one word, it does not disturb my sleep 😝.
I will be writing more about mining and cryptocurrencies. This article was just a recap of my crypto journey and how I am starting again. Stay tuned for more.