AMD Radeon HD 7970 Bitcoin mining [Bitcoin wallet ...

How much bitcoin could have have mined back in 2014 with a Radeon 7970 3GB?

I used to have a PC with a Radeon 7970 3GB OC version sitting idle in a air conditioned room back in 2014. I never thought about putting it to work back then.
I am wondering how much bitcoin I could have mined with this card between 2014 until 2016 if I had it run 24/7?
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Bitcoin Miner James Starts Mining with 12 Radeon HD 7970 and Wishes to Change the World by Coding | NEWS.8BTC.COM

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How much bitcoin could have have mined back in 2014 with a Radeon 7970 3GB? /r/BitcoinBeginners

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Bitcoin Miner James Starts Mining with 12 Radeon HD 7970 and Wishes to Change the World by Coding

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Bitcoin Miner James Starts Mining with 12 Radeon HD 7970 and Wishes to Change the World by Coding

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Bitcoin Miner James Starts Mining with 12 Radeon HD 7970 and Wishes to Change the World by Coding

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$349 - $20MIR = $329 - SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost

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Back to the Future: 2014 Bitcoin increase, market Crash, and GPUs flood the market.

Image a world, where Bitcoin hits a new ATH of 1,000 USD! A new coin emerged, Litecoin. Using a new Algorithm called SCRYPT which makes GPU mining profitable and a thing again!
The story starts in January 2014. AMD Just released it's newest GPU, the R9 290X in late Oct. this thing a monster of a GPU, extremely powerful! A GPU mining crazy has just hit the internet and waves of Tech people are making mining farms to mine Crypto. AMD GPU's are priced at premiums with 290's/290x's OOS or for sale upwards of $700, $200 over MSRP. Everyone is gulping up used AMD GPUs. Ebay is awash with GPUs selling over MRSP even used ones!
I was there, I started out mining Litecoin to, I had 3 Rigs I slapped together in crate boxes. Mixature of 7970/7950/7850's and a single a 4 GPU R9 290x rig (over 1400w!!!) using AMD AM3+ Motherboards and CPU's running Windows 8. I even near the end had a 750ti Rig, the new Maxwell, efficiently mining SRCYPT. I'm glad i lived in WA at the time The electric bill wasn't bad at all maybe 200-300 a month. I lived in Ellensburg getting that sweet Wind farm Electric rate. I Remember this time as I struggling to learn mining, overclockings for mining, and rig stability. In the short period I did this February 2014 to May of 2014 I made 48 Litecoins. This was a fun period for me because I loved messing with the hardware and GPUs even made decent profits from selling used hardware because it became such a premium then. In the end I quit mining and sold all my hard around May/June. Then moved back to CA to live with my mom to help support her after she lost her job and couldn't find work. I sold off my entire small operation. In the end the Market crashed, MT GOX was hacked millions of Bitcoin lost, and SCRYPT ASICs were released. I stopped paying much attention to the crypto-sphere and just HODLed the small Bitcoin that I had traded from the Litecoin I earned. Bitcoin dropped down to $200 by the end of that year.
All in all I just want everyone to take in the fact that this exact, I repeat EXACT, thing has happened before in the long forgotten past of 2014. Yet everyone is making it out like its some crazy big deal? every crypto is still at high comparing to previous years, GPUs have declined in price because mining has died down, and ASICs are coming out for almost every Algo.
To those of you still mining, keep on my brother! If I had kept mining, or kept on eye on the crypto sphere rather than walking away like most are right now, I could mined Etherum back in the early days of 2015 and now could of been extremely well off. Now, that im in it again and this time with more foresight and readiness. I'm here to stay through this rough times. hopefully to come out to see the otherside. I Only started(again) in june 2017 so I was late for this "gold rush" but mark my words the massive "Gold rush" for crypto has yet to come...
Some Articles back then
TLDR: History repeats itself.
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Stock Hashrate for Multiple GPU's

Hello Reddit
I'm hoping some people here could post me their Stock Hashrate's and Power Consumption for the cards listed below. I have looked around multiple forums and found multiple answers so I'm trying to collaborate up-to-date information that others will also find useful! From this information, I can work out the Hash per Watt to find the most efficient card for you all.
Please post with (if possible):  
Card > Manufacture and Model (with Ram) > Ethereum Hashrate (Mh/s) > Power Usage > Other Info
Card Manufacture and Model Ethereum Hashrate (Mh/s) Power Consumption (Watts) Other Information Hashrate per Watt
GTX 960 EVGA GTX 960 FTW 10.5 75 Ubuntu 0.14
GTX 970 EVGA GTX 970 SC 19 150 Overclocked 0.126666667
GTX 970 EVGA GTX 970 FTW 20 160 Overclocked 0.125
GTX 1050 Ti
GTX 1060 Asus ROG Strix 1060 19.5 65 0.3
GTX 1070s Nvidia GTX 1070 Laptop Card 25.7 180 Laptop Card 0.142777778
GTX 1070 EVGA GTX 1070 FE 8GB 25.9 125 0.2072
GTX 1070 EVGA GTX 1070 SC 26 123 0.211382114
GTX 1070 EVGA FTW 8GB 25 140 0.178571429
GTX 1070 Palit GTX 1070 FE 8GB 26 105 65°C (OC +800 MHz Mem, +0MHz Core, Power 70% = 31.5Mh/s) 0.247619048
GTX 1070 Asus ROG STRIX 1070 25.1 Ubuntu
GTX 1080 MSI GTX 1080 ARMOR 8G OC 20.1
GTX 1080 TI EVGA FTW3 1080 Ti 31
GTX 1080 TI PNY 1080 Ti XLR8 31 225 0.137777778
GTX 1080 TI EVGA Founders 1080Ti 36 250 0.144
GTX 1080 TI GeForce Founders 34 200 0.17
HD 7970 MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB 12.5
R9 280X Sapphire Dual X 12
R9 290 Sapphire R9 290 26.6
R9 290X MSI 290x Gaming 29 200 0.145
R9 390 MSI Gaming 8GB 31 250 0.124
R9 390X Sapphire Tri X - 390X 1055/1500 Memory 8GB 31.4 250 0.1256
R9 390X Sapphire R9 390X 8GB Nitro 30
R9 M390X R9 M390X 18 Laptop
RX 460
RX 470 MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB 24.5
RX 470 Sapphire Radeon RX470 Nitro OC 4GB 22
RX 470 Asus ROG Strix RX 470 20
RX 480 XFX Radeon RX 480 4GB 20.5
RX 480 MSI 480X Gaming X 8G 24.8
RX 480 Arctic Mono Cooler Mod 23 140 0.164285714
RX 480 RX 480 8gb Gigabyte G1 gaming w/ Samsung Memory 27 105 0.257142857
RX 480 MSI RX 480 Gaming X 8G 24.8
RX 560
RX 570 Asus ROG Strix 570 OC 4GB 24 93 0.258064516
RX 570 Sapphire Pulse RX570 4GB OC 24
RX 570 Sapphire Radeon Nitro+ RX 570 4GB 24.5 140 0.175
RX 570 Gigabyte RX 570 consistent 26.9
RX 580 Powercolor Red Devil RX 580 8GB 24 145 0.165517241
RX 580 XFX GTS Black Core Edition RX580 22.4
RX 580 Asus RX 580 O8G 24
I will update this post as the info comes in. Thanks you to all who contribute.
If this information is useful to you, a beer (or two) would be nice!
Bitcoin 1MkpsTiqVgiq2TXM2yF4is4HVzCmFpcoi6
Ethereum 0x704826a9fff6580ed71f19dd52ce980946cd3645
ZCash t1Y8fLc4TGHzkKw8cQQ9CX6doEqngef1ACa
Up-vote if this is/was useful for you so others can see.
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Bitcoin Tax Attorney here. I am around for discussion or questions related to Bitcoin Tax treatment, including tax planning opportunities for businesses and individuals.

Anyone have issues with their tax returns due to lots of Bitcoin usage or from the sale and disposition of Bitcoin? Anyone looking for any tax favorable planning opportunities? Either as an individual who sold a bunch for profit or for a business who has begun accepting Bitcoin for the first time.
My practice has focused on helping both individuals and businesses for Bitcoin tax related matters for much of this year. I am available for discussion here in the comments, and for more specific matters, please PM me.
I'm a tax attorney based in Los Angeles and big bitcoin fan and miner going way back. I've been lurking hear on bitcoin for years. I was a miner back in 2011-2013, build my own custom rigs with 6 Radeon 7970s.
Then I was among the first to receive a couple of BFL's 5 gh/s cubes and then one of the first 50 Gh/s. (I knew that was a lawsuit waiting to happen against BFL. Scoundrels) Good memories all around. I still have my spreadsheets keeping track of what I mined. Altogether, with the pools, I mined over 100 bitcoin. Alas, I sold many of them when the price was $300 or less.
All this time I was focusing on tax law, finishing Tax LLM courses in Los Angeles. So, it was inevitable that the two interests would merge. I ended up writing a proposal to treat Bitcoin as currency as opposed to property.
Here is a link to my paper on this which Tax Notes published as their cover story a few months back, which was completely unexpected but kinda cool to see this niche interest rewarded.
Paper: "Bitcoin: Property or Currency?"
Got to go on a State Bar Delegation to DC to enlighten folks with the power to actually do something about it. Delegation met with IRS Chief Counsel, including people who drafted the Notice treating Bitcoin as property. Also folks from Treasury Dept, Senate Finance Committee, House Ways & Means, etc.
I urged for currency treatment (as opposed to property treatment) of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, in fact anything built on the basis of the Blockchain meant as a mode to transact money.
If any of you guys had to do your taxes this year, and have bought and spent a lot of Bitcoin, or even just mined and sold, you probably know some of the difficulties I'm alluding to without even mentioning.
Should we really have to calculate capital gains/loss on the purchase of a cup of coffee at your neighborhood cryptocurrency friendly coffee shop, for example? Even with purchases at or Dell, you were technically supposed to calculate capital gains and losses and provide supporting backup on your tax returns this year.
What a practical and administrative nightmare for both taxpayers and for the IRS who has to wade through this. I feel like some of what I wrote got through to them. As we all know, government lags far behind emerging technologies. But they did seem genuinely interested, and I do not believe my paper and proposal fell upon deaf ears.
I have my own law office these days and work with or for many attorneys on various matters, just as I have a number of attorneys assist me. No such thing as a pure solo practitioner these days. No man can afford to be an island.
This tax year has been very rewarding and helped a great many tax clients with Bitcoin issues from anything to bookkeeping to strategic planning for the short-term as well as long-term.
Any accountant knows the terms LIFO and FIFO, but there's seemingly no hard and fast rules for measurement for when a particular bitcoin was bought and sold for purposes of calculating gains/losses. Also, no hard and fast rules as to where the particular market price of Bitcoin is found on a particular day.
Everything is loose, open to interpretation by the tax payer, and with strategic guidance, can prove incredibly tax favorable ultimately. It is wise for a business to accept Bitcoin for many reasons, including that broad opportunity for interpretation while staying true to the property guidance.
So, it is ultimately very taxpayer friendly due to this broad leeway. More than that, treating bitcoin and cryptocurrencies as property rather than currency is also taxpayer friendly by definition. Your bitcoin gains will only be taxed at your capital gains rate instead of as ordinary income, a higher rate.
I assisted a lot of individuals and even businesses who accepted bitcoin for the first time this year. I intended to post on /bitcoin before to offer my services and to also just allow people to send me questions, which I am happy to discuss in private for free.
I got pretty slammed up to tax day, but I'm free now. Just hit me up by private message or shoot me an email at thebitcoinlawyer at g mail.
Any questions or thoughts, I'll be around. I'm often around /bitcoin anyway. Love this community. And if I can serve as help for any of you, all the better. Thanks.
TL;DR Bitcoin Tax Attorney available for discussion on tax issues here in comments, or for more personalized issues, hit me up by PM
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[Discussion] My own personal guide to used hardware alternatives.

Hi there. My name is Jeff. I've been building systems for the better part of 15 years and try my best to contribute here actively. After being involved in this little community for a few years now, I'm noticing a serious lack of discussion about buying used components, and I feel like it's time to shed a little light on the subject for those looking to build on a (seriously) tight budget.
As Linus said in his scrapyard wars video, buying new on $300 isn't practical, and if you posed the challenge to him on a random day, buying used is almost certainly the path he'd choose. As someone who's been "scrapyarding" as a hobby for the better part of 10 years, I figured I'd take some time to share some of what I've learned for the modern audience.
Let's begin with a simple rundown of modern "budget" choices, and I'll tell you what I'd do instead.
The G3258 and Athlon 860k are the sub-$100 CPUs of choice, and both work just fine. I have built with both in the past, and each carries their own set of advantages.
Used Alternatives: You can go in a couple of directions here; if you happen to have an LGA 1366 motherboard lying around, you can get an i7 920 or better for under $50, and they still hold up reasonably well. Being that LGA 1366 boards are not typically cheap when purchased used, my favourite option is the Phenom II x4 Black Edition series, each of which compare favourably to modern budget options, and will even overclock on some incredibly dated, dirt cheap AM2+ boards. In my experience, eBay prices on these get a little too high for my taste, but I've been able to nab several on Kijiji locally in Toronto for under $50 as well.
The R7 260x and GTX 750 ti are often cited as budget options for most builders, with the latter serving a very specific role in systems where power draw might be a concern. While there exists no option that can complete with the low consumption of the 750 ti (or even the single 6-pin connector goodness of the 260x), its performance can easily be matched (and exceeded) for less money.
Used Alternatives: The bitcoin mining craze from a few years back led to the Radeon 7950 and 7970 being blacklisted on the used market, and I think the fears about burned-out cards are a little overblown. Here in Toronto, you can easily grab a 7950 for the price of a 260x, but I don't pay anywhere near that for my builds. At most, a Windforce will cost me $125, as where I recently picked up some non-boost edition PowerColor versions for a mere $83 each (bought 3 for $250).
EDIT: Forgot to mention something important - avoid the reference 7950 and 7970. They were employed to a far greater degree in mining rigs because of their rear-only exhaust, and if you see a bunch of them from the same seller listed at once, they're likely old mining cards. Only pick them up if they're incredibly cheap.
Want to go even cheaper? The Radeon 6950 (with the shader unlock, preferably) or even the 6970 will rival the performance of the 260x, and shouldn't cost Canadians more than $50-$60. I personally have 2 in my possession right now, and have gone through at least a dozen in the last 6 months.
In general, one should always avoid Nvidia when buying used, because they are far too popular and overvalued for their performance as they age. I still see GTX 660s selling for $150, which is absolutely absurd.
Motherboards on the used market are weird, and this can largely be attributed to the fact that they're hard to transport and don't handle well over time. As such, people don't really sell boards on their own that often, and you'll likely have more luck finding a combo of some kind (or even a ready-to-go tin-can with no graphics card) for less per part than you will finding a given board on its own.
Used Alternatives: The boards I'd recommend depend entirely on the CPU you've chosen. Being that I'm a fan of the Phenom II x4 series, AM2+ boards are going to be dirt cheap, but DDR2 RAM is actually fucking expensive, so you'd likely be better off going with AM3. I've even seen some used AM3+ boards (The 970 ASRock Extreme3, in particular) for as low as $40, so it wouldn't hurt to look.
On the Intel side, you're actually at a significant disadvantage. Much like Nvidia cards, Intel boards (and CPUs) actually retain their value and don't often come cheap. For me, LGA 1156 is the price/performance sweet spot, granted I can find an i7 8XX to go with it. Even still, they're going to run you a fair bit more than an AMD board, and likely aren't worth it by comparison.
Ram is ram. DDR2 is pricy as fuck due to an obvious market shortage of the stuff, so the AM2+ board option might not be best by comparison. DDR3 ram, however, is ubiquitous, and I always die a little inside when people building on a "budget" choose to buy new at all. If I'm being honest, I can get DDR3 ram from e-waste recycling companies for as low as $10 per 4GB stick, at 1333MHz, and not once have I ever had a bad stick of the stuff. Even for people going the route of the G3258 (which only supports 1333MHz), this is the clear winner.
Is value RAM ugly as sin? Sure it is. It is just as good as that fancy Ripjaws shit you've got in your current build? You betcha.
Hard Drives are actually a tricky game, as they are the single most volatile component in any budget build, easily succumbing to wear and tear from age and daily use. As such (and some might find this hard to believe) I actively avoid HDDs when building value systems for people and opt for cheap SSDs instead. As always, check the date on a drive if you're really insistent on buying one, and considering how cheap a WD blue is new, don't pull the trigger on one unless it's for less than $30/TB.
SSDs are obviously (akin to RAM) highly resilient and are nearly guaranteed to work when purchased used. The average SSD pulled from an old laptop or an office off-lease desktop, will have no more than 100GB of writes on it, which leaves 99% of its life for you to exploit. While there exists no specific recommendation for which brand to buy, just be sure you're getting a relatively good drive with SATA III capability. 120/128GB variants of these sorts should cost you no more than $50 in my native Canada, and I've even gotten lucky on some larger sizes too. Recently I picked up 4 256GB Samsung 840 Pros for $75 each (I came), just days after I bought a Crucial MX100 of the same size for $85.
Monitors are fun to buy, because the recent shifts in display technology have rendered a lot of recent-but-obsolete models nearly valueless. For example, remember when 16:10 was a thing? I actually still like 1680x1050 monitors, but the rest of the world seems to disagree, so I've been able to pick up 23" variants for as little as $40. Being that the slightly lower resolution actually eases the strain on your VRAM a bit, it's a nice fit for a lot of budget cards that might not have a full 2GB available, like some variants of the 6950. 1600x900 monitors are often just as cheap and come with the same inherent benefit of being obsolete despite being almost as good as its bigger 1080p cousin.
Keyboards and Mice
If you're on a budget, we can't even have this discussion. As much as I like mechanical keyboards and high-precision gaming mice, people building used $300 systems aren't going to allot any of their budget buying them. That said, wired USB keyboards and mice are virtually free (search your local goodwill or value village for some), and if you have to pay money, buy a wireless combo for $20 new from some little shit store in a suburb somewhere.
Cases on their own sell for about half of their original retail price, give or take based on the condition. I normally just get them as a part of a tin-can bundle and make use of them if they aren't too dirty, but when building for someone else, I'd often just prefer to buy a new budget case in the $40 range.
I saved this topic for last, because it's by far the most difficult category to master. First off, you really need to do your research and understand how PSUs work before delving into these guys, as the cost associated is almost entirely dependent on how resilient the underlying platform has been proven to be. Generally speaking, reading reviews on JonnyGuru and HardOCP is a great start, but none of them account for units that are several years old.
As a general rule of thumb, I use the EVGA 500W W1 as a reference point, and build my value tree around that. In other words, if a new EVGA 500W (a passable, proven budget unit) is cheaper than a used 500W variant of a better brand, why would I bother buying used? Sure, that 520W Seasonic S12II puts the EVGA to shame in terms of voltage regulation and ripple suppression, but can I really make the same claims of a unit that's 5 years into its life? Wouldn't I just be safer buying new? These are all factors you have to consider.
For me, the threshold lies around 50% in terms of cost savings vs. risk. In other words, if you can find a used quality unit for less than half the price of the cheapest quality unit available at a given time, buy it.
Anyhow I think that covers everything. And as a closing note, remember to be safe. Meet potential sellers (and buyers) in public, well-lit places, and try your best to avoid entering someone's home without some protections in place. Also, the more info you get about the person (address, phone number, etc) the less likely it is that a person will be trying to scam you. People who purposely conceal their identity do so for a reason.
Also, feel free to ask me anything about my own experiences buying and selling used. I've been doing it as a hobby for a long, long time and have sold many value builds to people who can't otherwise afford PCs. I'm happy to impart any wisdom I might've gained over the years.
Edit: CPU Coolers! Forgot those. Air coolers are a safe bet. They're slabs of copper and aluminum with fans strapped to them. Buy with confidence, and seek one out for $10-$15 if you plan to overclock. AIO water cooling is not so safe. Those things are typically only good for 2-3 years, and you have no idea how much longer a pump has before it gives. Budget builders likely aren't water-cooling anyhow, right?
Edit 2: Just to be clear, when I said I'd been doing this for a long time, I should clarify that a) I once owned a game store and sold systems out of there and b) I currently resell systems out of my house to raise money for charity builds. I really don't want people to get the impression I'm trying to sell anything.
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Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 259 - Guest Post: Clarifications and Thoughts on Dogeparty and the Community

Hey all, GoodShibe... on Vacation!
Today's Guest Post comes to us from pseudopseudonym and they've put a lot of work into it, so please lend them your ears [eyes?] ;D)
Disclosure statement: I am not a Dogeparty or Dogecoin developer. I am currently holding a total of 98.566 XDP and own 55 Dogeparty assets, none of which I have profited from (nor plan to profit from) in any way. I recently took on the role of Community Manager for Dogeparty, which is an unpaid position.
I have been involved in Dogecoin since the fairly early days and have always been proud to be part of this community, even in a small way. Like many of you I’ve seen us grow and blossom through various events, and recently shared in the pain of loss with you all. My experience with Dogecoin so far consisted of mining hundreds of thousands of Dogecoin with a Radeon 7970, purchasing an R9 280X and never getting to use it due to being hospitalized. In my entire time in the Dogecoin community, one of the most controversial things I witnessed was Dogeparty.
Many aspects of Dogeparty have created confusion. For the first week or so it was discussed on the subreddit, I viewed it as a weird distraction that I couldn’t properly understand. Over time various aspects of it became clear to me - Proof of Burn, what it was to be used for, the relationship (or lack thereof) that it had with Dogecoin and why Dogecoin was being used by the developers. If you’re currently confused, hopefully this post is for you!
Dogecoin and Dogeparty are both very new technologies and are somewhat experimental. Dogeparty builds on the Dogecoin blockchain and enables for the secure transmission of tokens and assets between users, as well as a lot of other cool stuff. Assets can be used for just about any purpose you can think of; and cost 0.5 XDP to produce. Just over a month ago, a “burn” period was started where people could send DOGE to a provably unspendable address in exchange for XDP. About 1.85 billion DOGE was exchanged for XDP over that burn period. You can read more about Dogeparty and what it does on the Dogeparty website - it does a better job of explaining it than I can.
Exchanging DOGE for XDP serves a single purpose: creating value for the XDP tokens. It is not intended as a way of reducing inflation for Dogecoin, nor is it a way of taking DOGE away from Dogecoin users. As a result of the burn, there is now plenty of XDP to go around, which will hopefully enable lots of innovative projects in the future. We’ve already seen a lot of interesting things going on in Counterparty - Storj, LTBcoin and Swarm just to name a few.
Lots of exciting things are happening with Dogeparty right now. With the burn over, the decentralized exchange in Dogeparty should be coming online soon, and many of the initial teething issues Dogeparty faced are over. There is still a lot of work to be done, and it’s early days for Dogeparty - if you want to help, feel free to join the Skype discussion, use Dogeparty and report bugs to the project on GitHub.
Recently a post was made by a prominent community member sharply criticizing Dogeparty in various ways. While the post was largely dismissed, it raised some points that need addressing.
We’re always seeking new developers and contributors. If you’re interested in helping out, we’d love to hear from you, especially if you know Python!
As ever, I’m excited to be on this rocket with you all, and I look forward to seeing everything the community can do. If you have any questions about Dogeparty or just want to chat, feel free to ask in the Skype chat or on IRC (I’m Gnomethrower on #dogecoin) or right here on Reddit. I’ll do my best to answer any questions you have, and relay anything I can’t to the Dogeparty team. I will leave you with this thought: “If we turn a blind eye to that which we do not know, we will never see past the horizon”.
With the amount of technologies and talent in the Dogecoin community, I can’t wait to see what we’ll do next. To the moon!
It's 8:03AM EST and we've found 92.97% of our first 100 Billion DOGEs - only 7.03% remains until we reach our soft cap! Our global hashrate is on the rise from ~744 to ~769 and our difficulty is up from ~7215 to ~9391.
As always, I appreciate your support!
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A disgruntled opinion/rant regarding Bitcoin/Litecoin/etc. mining and the enthusiast GPU market.

Back in June of 2012, I very eagerly built my rig with a single Radeon 7950 in anticipation of crossfiring it down the road with a 7970. Now that time has come, and in my efforts to procure what I had anticipated to be quite the bargain, I am absolutely flabbergasted by what I discovered.
There's not a decent Radeon 7xxx in sight, and the 7970s that I could find are going for upwards of $400 USD! This is simply unacceptable for a two-year-old card, and even more unacceptable when considering that these very cards were (according to this guide) retailing for $269.99 this past October! That is nearly a 50% price increase in just two months at the very end of the card's life, and just after the universal price drop to all 7xxx units complimenting Nvidias launch of their GTX700s.
I hope I'm not being oblivious/naive here - and please correct me if I am - but I have NEVER seen that happen before with ANY consumer product (that is being replaced by a new revision). Of course I know the economic rules of supply & demand: There are lots of people who want these few cards, so AMD can afford to boost the price on them. However, this is pretty unreasonable considering AMDs focus on the new R9 chips, which are the new supply.
The perpetrator here is the growing trend of Bitcoin mining. The computing power and efficiency of AMDs GCN architecture is extremely good at mining for this "magic internet money." A growing amount of people are noticing this, and thus demand for AMDs chips has blown up like crazy. It's even become a goddamn selling point in advertisements.
I understand that the processing power of these cards can be very well harnessed for coin mining, and that's fine. However, for those of us enthusiasts that enjoy using our video cards to push pixels, I anticipate this trend to continue putting a strain on the market and our wallets.
TL;DR: I'm butthurt about last-gen AMD GPU prices being unreasonably high, and get mad (within reason).
*edit: AMD is not boosting prices, retailers are. Thanks to Shrederrr for clarifying.
**edit: To all the people suggesting that I sell my 7950 on the secondhand market, thanks; that is a good idea. Honestly the solution didn't cross my mind at the time of making this post - I was still reeling from the unbelievable prices and frustrated that I wasn't able to follow my planned upgrade path. This unprecedented Bitcoin/Litecoin phenomenon caught me by surprise and it saddens me somewhat to see these enthusiast GPUs being used in such a menial, greedy fashion. It's like seeing a Ferrari V12 powering a backup generator for a t-shirt factory. Sure it's being put to good use, but it's just...not right.
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Not So Brief History of my Radeon HD7950 ASUS Direct CU II

Sexy Beast Pic 1:
Sexy Beast Pic 2:
ASUS HD7950 Direct CU II. This card mined 1.5-3 BTC Bitcoin for me. Started with Bitcoin, then mined Litecoin in the early days of Litecoin GPU mining. Had 2 X ASUS HD7950s running 24/7/365 at the time. Each did about 3 BTC each total, and then switched full time to LTC Litecoin. This card was also used for CS gaming, 3D rendering, real time graphics, some video editing, and yes, yes more mining! Still RUNNING today! AMD FTW!
After some test mining Litecoin for a month, I quickly built 2 more Radeon GPU rigs to mine LTC. Total 3 rigs 12 cards. Blazin! Then in Dec 2013 this setup mined millions of Dogecoin in a few days shortly after launch,... I remember raking in over 300-500K DOGE / day at full throttle. We setup our own Doge Pool, and DOGE miners were chatting on IRC: The Excitement was REAL!
This fun SUCH DOGE WOW time was cut short by a massive ice storm that knocked out the power for a week. So no more DOGE. When I got back online diff was up and production down to 30K per day or less, but DOGE price skyrocketed so I sold DOGE for a good profit.
I remember donating DOGE to send the Jamaican Bobsleigh Team to the 2014 Winter Olympics, and they made it to Sochi! What a time to be alive! I was a DOGE Millionaire by then... Such Card, Much DOGE! WOW!
Shortly after that, around March 2014 the second HD7950 blew some caps and need to be sent to ASUS for service. ASUS promptly replaced the card under 3 year warranty and shipped a replacement in two weeks. Mining frenzy continued with FeatherCoin and PotCoin. DGB Digibyte was the next chapter! ;]
In summer 2015 I decided to part with one of them. Sold on Kijiji to a local fellow gamer that had his video card blow up, and didn't have enough $ to buy a new one. Gave him a deal. The guy was so happy, it was like Xmas for him. I knew that this ASUS 7950 will have a great home. So I said Good Bye to engine #2.
When this card is retired I will box it for display. Been through so much with it, still my number 1 engine. When something is this good, you keep it in the Fam'. Still works great. Thank you ASUS & AMD for making kick ass products! Over & Out! Peace! ;]
Jamaican Bobsleigh Team
25 MIL DOGE + 35 BTC raised for Jamaica Bobsleigh Team
Jamaican Bobsleigh Team Raises $30k in Dogecoins, Jan 20, 2014
DOGE Meme in HD:
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Made $1 Million mining. Want to Cash out. worried about being unemployed

Basically back in early 2016, I bought some second hand Radeon 7970s and r9 280x and been mining ETH since it pretty much launched. Back then you basically made like 1 ETH per GPU per day. Back then a 280x mined at like 27MH/s since the DAG was very small. Even my R9 270X mined at like 20MH/s.
I kept all this ETH, along with the free ETC, sold all of my ETH/ETC when it peaked at $400 last Summer and went all in BTC. BTC went 5x since that time. Also got the free bitcoin forks.
I kept cashing out a small amount with bitcoin ATMs and basically quit my job since it wasn't worth the hassle.
Now I want to buy a house but I am worried about sending $1,000,000 to an exchange like Gemini/Coinbase/Kraken/Bitstamp and have them freeze this BTC.
I am worried they will ask for employment papers and I've been unemployed since 2016.
All this money was made legally. However since I mined to an exchange instead of my personal ETH wallet, I might not be able to provide a signed message proving I am the one who mined those coins. Since all the coins were mined directly to my Poloniex account. I do have receipts for some RX 470s that I bought last year and wondering if its sufficent. Do I need to take photos of my mining rigs and show it to my exchange as proof?
I know I can buy USDT tether but I am worried that its not really backed by anything. I also don't know if any of the Bitcoin Future Options will be sufficient since they might carry crazy premiums for the puts.
Wondering if people had issues withdrawing large amounts.
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Building Student Desktop - Value for Money - i5 6500 vs i5 4590 - UK/GB

Build Help:

Hi there. First post, and I hope I can receive some advice on a pc I am going to build.  
Quick Context: Engineering Student in Level 5 Of study, starting my 3rd Year in Study (Foundation -> 1st Year -> 2nd Year {Currently Here}), and I need to upgrade my existing computer, with a budget of less than £250.  
What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.  
I Need a quicker computer (than currently on hand) for software simulation and Microsoft Office work for student tasks such as projects, assignments and research. Including MatLab, Eclipse, FEMM, AUTODESK, EDS and more.  
If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)  
Not of top priority, but I currently have a 7970, and a friend is offering a gtx 970 (2nd hand) for £125. I am fine with 1080p 60fps med settings on any game (I like games such as pillars of eternity, Divinity 2 original sin, LoL, but rarely play as much as i used to due to studying.)  
What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?  
£250, a little more if fine, but the less the better  
In what country are you purchasing your parts?  
UK/Great Britain  
Current Parts:  
CPU - AMD 860k @ 4.3GHz (Purchased 2nd hand)  
Fan - Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (Purchased 2nd Hand, came only with am3 socket) MoBo - Gigabyte F2A68HM-HD2 (Purchased 2nd hand - exdisplay)  
RAM - 2 * 4GB Patriot PSD1600k PC3-12800 1600MHZ DDR3 (Purchased New)  
GPU - Sapphire 7970 3G D5 Boost (Purchased 2nd Hand)  
HDD - KingDian 128gb SSD (Purchased 2nd Hand) - WD 1TB Passport Ext. Drive(Gifted, New)(I Prefer my big data to be portable)  
PSU - EVGA 600W 80+ (Purchased New)  
Case - CiT Barricade mATX (Purchased New)  
Windows 10 (Purchased for me by University)  
Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). [Consider formatting your parts list.]  
There are 2 Options:  
Socket 1150 CPU - intel i5 4590 - £90 -  
Fan - Cooler Master Hyper T2 - £12.83 -  
MoBo - Asrock H81M-DGS R2.0 (supports 4th gen intel) - £38.96 -  
Ram - Can either Re-use my 8GB but I often find myself running out. Considering Going to Computer Exchange (CeX) and looking for:8gb ddr3 stick - £18 a stick- -  
Hopefully I can go in store and pick up a couple sticks that aren't ECC server sticks at my local store.  
Socket 1151 CPU - intel i5 6500 - £110 -  
Fan - Cooler Master Hyper T2 - £12.83 -  
MoBo - MSI H110M ECO - £39.48 -  
Ram - Need DDR4 for the new platform. Considering Going to Computer Exchange (CeX) and looking for:8gb ddr4 stick - £32 a stick- - Hopefully I can go in store and pick up a couple sticks that aren't ECC server sticks at my local store.  
Provide any additional details you wish below.  
Re-using the mATX case, psu and my hdd.  
Things I like in a computer - Quiet, cool, powerful.  
I understand my current case is complete trash, so if someone who knows more could recommend a case (within the budget) a case that could contribute to keeping my pc cool, and quiet. I've noticed during the summer my pc will act as a radiator and my room temperature peaked at an astonishing (for me, here in the UK) 39 Degrees. My student room isn't well ventilated, and while it may be great this winter coming, I don't want to experience the sweat fest that the last few summers have been with this pc.  
Also, a replacement GPU isn't an immediate grab, but I think i'll be in the market for something soon, as my 7970 was purchased 2nd hand from a bitcoin miner, and now after a few years of use, is slowly starting to die, as random screen tearing, sudden display crashes, crazy flashing during running fullscreen programs, even such as youtube, which never happened when i first got the card.  
If someone could squeeze something more powerful and modern into the budget along with the new cpu/mobo/ram combo. I mentioned the 970 my friend is offering, but I don't know if its worth it, or what I need. If it helps, if i could've found a New RX 570 at RRP (UK around £180) I would've gotten that, and gone over budget.  
Don't know if I left anything out, but it might be worth mentioning I have no brand loyalty, or favourites on Intel vs AMD, or nVidia vs radeon (I can't afford to). Just the best value for money, and I'm not afraid of second hand purchases, which is why you will see so much come up through what i've listed.  
If anyone needs more information, just ask and i'll try to respond within 24hrs.
Thanks in advance to all the help;
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Get my mining rig to boot, I'll pay you +$30 in bitcoin right now!

Whoever get's my mining rig to boot up and get mining properly, will be sent +$30 in bitcoin instantly from my coinbase account. I have bitcoin ready to be sent as soon as my system is up and running. Please take a look at the info below and reply with a solution! First person to fix my rig will be sent the bitcoin!
The setup:
MOBO: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer LGA 1150 Intel Z87 CPU:Intel Pentium G3220 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 PSUs: 2x EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 80 PLUS GOLD Certified 1000W GPUs: 2x SAPPHIRE 11197-03-CPO Radeon HD 7970 3GB 3x GIGABYTE GV-R928XOC-3GD REV2 Radeon R9 280X 3GB Memory: 2x 4GB DDR3 1600mhz Corsair Vengence Other: 16x and 1x molex powered risers, add2psu adapter
I have three gigabyte windforce gpu's and two sapphire 7970 cards. For some reason I cannot get my rig to boot with 4 gpu's or more. I got my rig to boot into win8.1 a day ago with 4 gpu's but after restarting it, It refused to post again. I have risers on all the slots and have tried configurations with the gpu's in different slots. I have jumped the A1 and B17 pins on two of the 1x pci-e slots (last two 1x slots furthest from the cpu) and jumped the A1 and B81 pins on three 16x pci-e slots. I've tried configs with two 280x gpu's on 16x risers and with two 7970 gpu's on 1x risers. I've also tried three 280x gpu's on 16x risers and one 7970 gpu on a 1x riser. I've tried many similar configs but I have had little to no luck. Im using dual psu's with the add2psu adapter. They're the same evga 1000w psu's. All the risers are powered too. And I do receive 5 beeps as an error code through the mobo speaker when I try to boot sometimes. If not, the fans just get loud and the system never boots. All the graphics cards are plugged into the primary psu and so are all the molex cables powering the gpu risers. The second psu only has a single 24 pin cable being plugged into the add2psu adapter.
Working solutions will be rewarded! Thanks :D
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Is there any way for a 15-year-old to buy bitcoin for things like HumbleBundle?

So, yeah. The only payment option i have available is bank transfer or Sofort.
I got about 10c now with all these 0.05 uBTC per 30min-sites from coinbox, but that's not really way to go...
I could mine for 26c per day, but the energy cost for my 2 radeon 7970 would kill me.
Oh, and are these pages legit:
PS: I'm a level 99 Captcha solver now.
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[Build Help] Mixed Feelings between these 2 builds

This is a gaming/school build. I would like it to be able to mine some bitcoin when im not doing anything, and i dont pay for electricity so dont worry about wattage too much. I Don't know which one to go for, my budget is around 1150 and i already bought the mobo and cpu. If someone could find a build that had a monitor and an SSD still with a great graphics card that would be killer. (I didn't know if the 256 ssd is necessary so thats not static)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $169.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $50.40 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.97 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card $389.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case $94.12 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $85.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1078.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-24 12:31 EDT-0400
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $169.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $50.40 @ NCIX US
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $153.00 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.97 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card $287.55 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case $94.12 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $85.00 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1129.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-24 12:36 EDT-0400
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[US-IL][H] Custom Gaming/Mining/Hackintosh PC (i5-4670k/16GB DDR3 1866/HD7970/120 Corsair Neutron SSD) [W] $/Paypal/BTC/LTC

Newly Built Custom PC. Compatible with Mac OS X. Bitcoin Mining at ~650 mHash/s. Windows experience rating 7.7. Specifications are as follows:
I'm looking to get into more serious Litecoin mining. Willing to consider all offers. I will ship this the same business day. Feel free to ask questions.
EDIT I'm going to entertain parting it out.
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[XFX 7970s] 1.345 MHash/sec, ~35C, ~450 Watts

Resurrected my old Bitcoin rig for some dedicated LTC mining, FINALLY got it running stable after some serious procrastination studying for finals -__-
GPUs: 2x XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition (FX797GTDFC) flashed with this Gigabyte BIOS -
cgminer config:
Don't listen to anyone who says XFX GPUs are junk; maybe their firmware is, I won't argue that... but using the Gigabyte BIOS above I was able raise my hash rate to ~700 on each card @ 1000/1375 using around 450 watts, vs. ~550 on each card @ 1200/1500 using around 650 watts on the stock firmware!
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Dropping in to offer help, guidance, consults (skype), AMA (4hrs tom or Mon only), and tax prep or tax review services (find mistakes and/or savings). Give a lot of presentations and consulting businesses. Sent to DC by State Bar Delegation, write articles

I am a CA business and tax lawyer come to be known as the Bitcoin Lawyer because I help a lot of clients with tax return preparation, generally being able to save quite a bit lowering taxable income. This is for individuals and moreso a lot of businesses.
I'm happy to answer PM's on here, do a Q&A or an IAMA for up to 4 hours tomorrow or next Monday.
I also created software that I implement for businesses to help with the CG/CL and netting and priority rules, especially helpful for a lot of the larger businesses I tax consult for.
I do a lot of strategic tax planning for businesses (mostly) and high wealth individuals, and some bitcoin millionaires who want to minimize tax burden from it.
I wrote a ton more on all this. I was sent to DC on a State Bar Delegation to help explain Bitcoin and persuade various govt figures that Bitcoin should be left alone to grow and should be considered currency and taxed as such. Instead of current IRS Notice. It treats Bitcoin as property. Technically every time you buy a coffee with bitcoin, that wallet transations is a realization event (not necessarily recognition though).
I am beginning to do a lot of talks to businesses and groups who want to learn more.
I'd love to do some pro-bono for my bitcoin community. I've been a member since forever, and was a bitcoin miner back in 2012-13 building my own rights with several Radeon 7970s crossfired on different computers (huge electric) bill and then a bunch of new Butterflylabs miners as they came out. The dude knew I was a journalist and had been hired to do a big national bitcoin piece and hoped (no I think he actually EXPECTED) me to say good things about them. Or maybe he was concerned about me being a consumer advocate and buddies with law school colleagues who are at the FTC.
A lot more.... I'm basically posting it as a blog or article if I have time to edit it.
But time is of the essence. It's a crazy several weeks for me. Eyes barely open as I write this, still at work 10:30PM here.
I do consulations on Skype and Facetime often at a set rate.
Review taxes already done. Usually I save them money or save them by finding a huge error.
I've essentially been treating the Internal Revenue Code as my bible the past 6 years, tabs throughtout the 14,000 small print pages. I expect I know as many as most tax specialists, but not as much as Trump I'm told.
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2 x AMD ATI 7970's litecoin mining - 1420Khash/s Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Unboxing JonnyTechTips 2 x AMD ATI 7970's litecoin mining Infinitecoin (IFC) mining 5*7970 Radeon Cgminer running 2x 7970 1MH+ cheap LTC litecoin rig

Przy obecnej trudności (difficulty) wynoszącej 17345997805929 karta wydobywa 0.0000 bitcoin'ów na dzień, 0.0000 bitcoin'ów w ciągu miesiąca, a 1BTC można wydobyć średnio co 53892550 dni. Kopiąc solo kartą Radeon HD 7970 blok (25 BTC) można trafić średnio co 1347313740 dni. Bitcoin Miner James Starts Mining with 12 Radeon HD 7970 and Wishes to Change the World by Coding Submitted July 08, 2017 at 07:46PM by 8btccom via reddit AMD Radeon HD 7970でbitcoinのマイニング(仮想通貨の発掘) 具体的な説明は、下記のサイトが結構詳しいので参考。 ビットコインジャパン Radeon 7970 is similar to the 280X with higher hashrate at a higher power consumption. Radeon 7990 is essentially two 7970 GPUs in a single card package. This card can go as high as 1300KHash/sec and the downside is the extreme high power consumption and massive heat. Not to forget a high start up cost of the card. However, if power consumption ... AMD Radeon HD 7970 Bitcoin mining. How to plug 6 video cards AMD radeon HD7970 — Vaycheslav24. How to plug 6 video cards AMD radeon HD79700 in Windows 7 x64 and ubuntu 12.4 bitcoin mining world map. All information is a personal experience. This hardware was involved in tests. Config #1. Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe: CPU: Core i7 2600k: RAM: 4Гб DDR3: HDD: SSD Plextor M3 64Gb: VGA: 6 x ...

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2 x AMD ATI 7970's litecoin mining - 1420Khash/s

Selling this card. Used it for BTC Mining before the difficulty got too hard. Now I've just been using it for gaming until I just recently upgraded to a XFX R9 290, so I don't need this guy ... Two (2) AMD ATI 7970 HD's mining litecoins. This is a clients computer. This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue Bitcoin Mining Made Easy! - Duration: 7:11. Nev's Tech Bits ... My Radeon VII Mining Profits For November 2019 - Duration: 10:49. Red Panda Mining 4,266 views. 10:49. AMD RADEON HD 7970 in 2017 ... Just a quick look over my CGminer..... This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue