Published my first podcast – I intend to do this about every week or so. New format, updated information. If you have questions you would like me to answer in upcoming podcast shows, please ask in the comments below. https://anchor.fm/blockops/episodes/Introduction-and-Background-to-the-BlockOps-Crypto-Mining-Method-e90vbh Show notes: This is the first video of the first season of a podcast series […]
This is an operational crypto mining facility built in shipping container and designed to ship internationally. This container was certified for loading on a container ship before purchase, there are no holes in the container. The design parameters were for portability and ease of maintenance – this version has 210 miners in operation.
It takes a while to get a facility up and running. Me and two partners, also experienced miners, bought this building and got everything operational for this mining facility. It is about 70% full already!
Just because a miner is an ASIC Miner does not mean that it is automatically the most profitable device available. Application-specific integrated circuits are made with a specific process technology, and the process technology is usually referred to by the smallest feature size of any of the transistors on the integrated circuit. One of the […]
For a given mining algorithm, there is definitely a technology progression. We can look back on the technology that was used to mine Bitcoin and see how it first started off as Central Processing Unit (CPU) mining, then it moved to Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) mining, then Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), and then Application […]
In quality cryptocurrency projects like Bitcoin there is an upward price progression. More importantly, there is a price cycle that oscillates around the price progression. Plotted against time, a cycle with an upward progression looks like a sine wave with an ever increasing average value, which is what we see so far with the Bitcoin […]
Just updated my AMD RX480 and RX580 miners to mine Beam. The mining application is not available on most packaged mining distributions yet, so I created a custom headless Ubuntu 16.04 build, and this guide to remember how to do it again. Initial Operating System Setup Install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server after downloading it from a […]
Thank you to everyone who has read and found value in my website, videos, and blog posts. I am taking a break from posting information for a while. There is lots of interest and growth in the small and mid-size cryptocurrency mining space, and there are many more resources available now than when I first […]
I gave this presentation at the University of South Carolina in March for a cryptocurrency class by invitation of the instructor Rob Viglione. The slides are included below the video, as well as the mining facility tour referenced in the presentation.
Ask me anything about ZenCash, crypto mining, or anything else! The Reddit AMA should be here: https://www.reddit.com/r/ZenSys/comments/7zkwbv/our_last_ama_was_so_much_fun_we_want_to_do/ Quick bio: Rolf Versluis is co-founder and Chief Engineer of the privacy oriented cryptocurrency ZenCash. Rolf is an experienced data network security professional with over a decade of experience designing, installing, and troubleshooting systems as the CTO of the […]