Now that the split has happened, we have information on the actual situation in which Bitcoin Cash exists. We now know that Bitcoin Cash is in a minority hash rate position, and we have the benefit of experience showing us that the EDA mechanism, while allowing Bitcoin Cash to survive, is not optimal since it results in hash rate oscillations between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash.
It’s ultimately the process of crowdfunding a new cryptocurrency project, involving a token sale, with the cryptocurrency project raising capital to fund operations, with investors receiving an allocation of the project’s tokens in return.
Zcash’s monetary base is the same as Bitcoin’s — 21 million Zcash currency units (ZEC, or ⓩ) and is mined over time. It is a scarce token just like Bitcoin which can be transferred globally and exchanged to/from other cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies via online exchanges, in-person transactions, etc.
This situation happens because everyone who uses the blockchain stores a single copy of the entire ledger on their computer. As everyone has a copy of the blockchain, no single institution or entity can claim the blockchain as theirs which eliminates monopolies altogether.
If your break-even time is 0 you have likely forgotten to input your hardware cost below. If it is never, your break-even time has been calculated to be greater than 10 years. This is likely due to a large diff change value which causes your predicted profitability to turn negative in the future. You could try lowering the diff change for a less agressive prediction or disable it altogether.
Conversely, if you can easily fund your living expenses while taking less investment risk than you can actually handle, then you might want to invest more conservatively, if for no other reason than it might make for a less anxious and more enjoyable retirement.
You see, Bitcoin was originally designed to be mined using CPU power. A little bit in its run, miners discovered they could significantly improve mining performance by moving the task to the GPU, which offered significantly better mining performance. However, GPU mining became outdated when dedicated ASICs started flooding the market, which were basically machines designed specifically with BTC mining in mind, which offered significantly better hash rates while using significantly less power. A single dedicated ASIC miner that you can buy for less than $200 can easily outperform a high-end GPU such as the NVIDIA GTX 1080TI, which costs roughly three times more, in terms of BTC mining performance.
There are many risks when it comes to Zcash mining on your NVIDIA Pascal desktop GPU. First, Zcash pricing can be unpredictable. We have seen major drops in value before (depicted above.) One also needs to be able to convert Zcash to standard currency which may incur transaction fees and/ or be difficult.
Finally, how does AirDrop work? It uses a combination of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Bluetooth is used to keep track of the other iDevices nearby (in one of the above screenshots, you can see that a nearby stranger’s iPhone showed up in my list). Then, when you make the transfer, a super-fast, peer-to-peer connection is made with Wi-Fi. The resulting transfers are ridiculously fast. Even a large video will be beamed over in a couple of seconds, and photos move so quickly that you might wonder if something went wrong.
If you have built Zcash (ZEC) MiningRig as per my instruction you will be easily able to mine. With the current rate and profitablity and adding electricity cost you will be easily able to mine $960/month.
For the 45 KH/s, flypool is estimating about a $5900 per month payout. That does not include my cost of electricity, but a quick couple of calculations shows that the payout estimate is $0.132 per 1 H/s per month. With 2750 H/s, that’s $364 revenue per month per Nvidia miner. If each miner is using 1050 Watts, that’s 756 kW-hr month. At $0.10 per kW-hr, the electricity cost per miner is $75.60, so net profit per miner is about $288. That’s pretty close to the WhatToMine calculation.
I purchased a 10 H/s mining contract from Genesis Mining last night. Highly speculative and risky venture, but I had some extra Bitcoin just sitting around and figured it will be an interesting experiment. Given the recent interest in Monero for similar privacy reasons, the high expectations for Zcash do not surprise me. And with its similar characteristics to Bitcoin regarding coin supply & mining rate, combined with relative scarcity at the start, I agree we can expect a high initial valuation which will probably decrease as sellers gradually bring their coins to the market. But the high price might remain propped up longer than we’ve seen with recent coin launches since everybody has to mine the supply first.
You can share content using AirDrop between any recent Mac and/or iOS devices. To check if your Mac can use AirDrop, choose the Go Menu item in Finder. If AirDrop appears in the drop down list then your Mac can use AirDrop.
Today, the 10-year Treasury bond yield is a dismal 2.33 percent. The average return on bank savings accounts is paltry, although a quick search on GoBankingRates.com shows that the industrious saver can garner a 1.05 percent yield. A 1 percent interest rate is good in the current economic environment, yet compared with historical interest rates, it’s quite low.
Note that the 0x0404cb value is a signed value in this format. The largest legal value for this field is 0x7fffff. To make a larger value you must shift it down one full byte. Also 0x008000 is the smallest positive valid value.