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TheMiningBlog

A blog dedicated to mining, whether it's with a GPU, USB miner, or ASIC miner! I'll also discuss various Cryptocurrencies and Projects here!


Monero's Largest Mining Pool to Shut Down on August 12

1 Aug 2022 1 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

MINEXMR, the largest Monero Mining Pool that currently controls about 40% of Monero's total network hashrate at the time of writing this article, announced that it will be shutting down on August 12th, ahead of the scheduled August 13 Monero Network...

List of Banano (BAN) Faucets

21 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Here is a list of Banano (BAN) faucets I put together! As of May 21st, 2022, these faucets are active and currently have coins available to be claimed.  What is a Faucet? A faucet is generally an app or website that allows users to claim small amount...

Review of the Gekkoscience Compac F USB Miner

28 Jan 2022 2 minute read 3 comments AverageVancouverite

The Gekkoscience Compac F USB Miner Specs: Algorithm: SHA256 (Coins mined: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin SV, etc.) Hashrate: 200+ GH/s (Though it can be overclocked to up to 350 GH/s Chip: Bitmain BM1397 Power use: 5-15 Watts The Review: Released...

An Honest Review about PipeFlare (Updated!)

4 Aug 2021 6 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

First Off, What Even is PipeFlare? Pipeflare.io is a relatively small site that hosts a handful of arcade games while also serving as a faucet for cryptocurrencies such as ZCash (ZEC), Dogecoin (DOGE), and its own currency, Flare Token (FLR). On this...

Review of Shakepay, a Canadian BTC and ETH Buy/Sell Platform

7 Feb 2021 3 minute read 7 comments AverageVancouverite

What in the World is Shakepay? Shakepay is a mobile cryptocurrency exchange and peer-to-peer wallet available only for Canadians (Buy and sell coins for Canadian dollars). It has a pretty simple layout but only support Ethereum and Bitcoin. Launched...

Review of the RAK Hotspot Miner

6 Feb 2021 3 minute read 1 comment AverageVancouverite

A Review of the RAK Hotspot Miner Specs: What it "Mines": Helium (HNT) Power Consumption: 5 Watts (About the same as an LED light) Range: Up to 10 miles in rural areas and about 1 mile in urban areas Controller: 2GB RAM Raspberry Pi 4 The Review:...

The Horizen Faucet - A Brief Introduction

9 Jan 2021 2 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

What is the Horizen Faucet? How do I get more coins? The Horizen (ZEN) Faucet, also known as GetZEN Cash or ZENHUB, is the official faucet launched by the development team of the Horizen cryptocurrency. Users can claim Horizen every 20 hours for FREE...

Pipeflare.io - Is it a scam? An overview and review

2 Jan 2021 2 minute read 2 comments AverageVancouverite

What in the world in Pipeflare.io? Pipeflare.io is a relatively new site that hosts a handful of games and also serves as a faucet for coins such as ZCash and Dogecoin, though the list of coins may change in the future (DOGE was recently added while...

Pi Network VS Bee Network - Which is Better?

27 Dec 2020 6 minute read 0 comments AverageVancouverite

Pi Network VS Bee Network - What's What and Which is Better? Since the early days of Bitcoin, mining has been a central aspect of many cryptocurrencies. This power-intensive, time-consuming, space-taking, hardware-damaging proof-of-work process origi...

What is the "Bee Network" and Should I Try it Out?

25 Dec 2020 3 minute read 3 comments AverageVancouverite

What in the World is the Bee Network? Like the Pi Network and Phoneum, the Bee Network is yet another phone-based cryptocurrency that can be cloud-mined on an Android or iOS device without actually using the phone's power and hardware for computation...