Thursday, February 6, 2014

Here's a dogecoin mining rig for under $200!

(originally posted to /r/dogecoin, deleted and reposted here because the spam filter hates me)
Hello my fellow Shibes,
I understand some of you are poor Shibes but still would like to participate in our journey to the moon. Some of you know me and know I'm a rather hardcore scrypt miner and love to build rigs. Not every rocket to the moon has to be a four stage 290x megarocket. You can also get to the moon with a Saturn V if you know how to build it right:
QueenNonce's $195 rocket:
Go to lowes or home depot, you can get one of These style milk crates in many different colors for about $5
"Hard Drive" You can install a litecoin friendly version of ubuntu or any linux distro you like on this 16gb thumb drive for $10
I recommend you install splashtop streamer onto it or any other desktop streaming application which will allow it to be headless so you need not have a monitor/mouse/keyboard hooked up, saves more money and you can remote into it from any computer in your home (or phone/work/ect with splashtop).
So in total thats $195 for my rocket. This rocket can be given an additional GPU booster by purchasing a powered riser. I like these guys as they're cheap at $12 and the quality is good and they're domestic for americans so it arrived in like 3 days
Add on another one of those gpus plus the riser and we'd be at $300
So in short, thats a QueenNonce Dogecoin Rocket,
$195 for 250khash or $300 for 500 khash.
It should pull down approx 150 watts to 190 watts with one card and around 250-300 with two. YMMV with the wattage/settings.
At current dogecoin prices $195 is 145627.29 Doge.
At current difficulty, btc value, doge value computed with hashrate and electricity cost, this rig would pay for itself in 82.09 days.
I hope some of you Shibes find my post useful and join me on my flight to the moon! See you in orbit! =)
  • QueenNonce

I was sent some pms since posting this. Yes thats my dogecoin address. Doges are always appreciated but not required. We all need fuel to make it to the moon so save your doge!

Its sha not scrypt, but check this out!

If you want to get into mining bitcoin but dont know anything about the hardware... There is a solution for you!

There is a website, which allows you to purchase gigahash per second with bitcoin. The best part of this is that the "rental" is actually for life. Meaning if you buy 1 gigahash for 0.02 btc today you can mine with it on their site forever. As blocks are found users are paid for their Ghash, you can actually see the mining stats live on

As always, I recommend buying bitcoin through Coinbase, the safest way for americans and probably anybody to purchase BTC with a bank account. Take that btc, buy some ghash with it on and thats it, you're done, you're mining bitcoin without having to buy a ton of hardware and hook up cables all over your house. You're immediately paid when a block is found, and does merge mining with devcoin, ixcoin and namecoin so you get all those added into your profits as well!

But the best part of this? When you've made back your investment and some profit and you've had enough, you can sell your ghash at the market rate and get paid for the hardware, being as you own it, its yours to sell. If you want, you can even have a real life miner shipped to your house if you've got sufficient ghash to account for it.

Cool huh?

Check it out here:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Litecoin named best investment of the year by Forbes

In case you didn't get the opportunity to see the article, Forbes did a report two weeks ago about the best investments of the year if you'd put your money in on Jan 1st 2013. They reported bitcoin as the best investment. This actually wasn't true...

Looking to get into Litecoin mining?

Ibuypower has been running a special this week on miners. You can build a machine for about a dollar a k/hash with their options which isnt too bad considering they come pre-built and are pretty simple for n00bs.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Litecoin price rise!

Litecoin has officially broken the $4 mark for the first time in MONTHS. 

Be sure to check some of the links around the blog to get your hands on some litecoin before it rises even more! 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Scrypt mining FPGA? Could such a thing be real?

I received a link earlier today from KryptoKoolio recommending I take a look into this:

The company promises to be soon producing a scrypt FPGA that can do 1000 Khash at 150 watts/hr. this would be significantly more energy efficient than the current GPU mining setups that are around 1/watt per khash.

Keep an eye on it!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

GirlsGoneBitcoin has made a new friend!

For those of you who don't know, I'm the moderator over at

I also sometimes post. I don't mind if you look.

This past week we made an alliance with, which is a site where posters can upload albums or videos of their home grown pr0n and share it with the masses in exchange for BTC.

Obviously, this is a NSFW topic, so use discretion if you click on the links! =)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Idiots guide to renting a VPS to mine primecoin for a mere 3 cents per hour at 1500 PPS

I've spent the past day and a half learning to use ubuntu to write this guide and fixing the mistakes other people made in their guides that were written to a much higher level of understanding. Up until yesterday i'd never used ubuntu in my life and I got this to work, so anyone who is remotely computer proficient should be able to get through this with minimal hand holding by following these steps
Also, for 3cents for 1500pps, this is almost as cheap as owning the hardware yourself and paying the electricity cost (which is about 50 cents a day for me)
For the purposes of this post, I'll be using digitalocean, but any vps with ubuntu 13.04 will do. I'm not going to try and dupe you into some referral link. If you'd like to hook me up for helping you out, I'd gladly accept any XPM here: ASRtmbRbSHnwDFtto64qLSKnUUqKKgffha
Step 1: Get a VPS, I chose digitalocean. I paid $5 via paypal which works out with one vps to be about a solid week of mining. With them, I recommend the 2cpu option as I've found that they are throttling the smallest droplets. At 3cents per hour i'm getting 1500pps. Create the droplet, and name it whatever you wish. Be sure to pick ubuntu 13.04 64bit.
Step 2: Download putty, you can get putty here:[1]
Step 3: When you created your droplet, you were sent an email with the login information. Open putty, and input the ip address, you may wish to name this VPS and click save. Connect to the vps, use the username "root" and the password you were provided.
Enter the following lines of code one at a time, don't include the numbers.
1: sudo apt-get update
2: sudo apt-get install bzip2 git git-core subversion checkinstall build-essential libssl-dev libboost-all-dev libdb5.1-dev libdb5.1++-dev libgtk2.0-dev
4: (you should be still in root, if not, you can type "cd .." until you're in root, if by some chance your vps downloads to a /downloads directory you can type "dir" to list all directories and cd directorynamehere)
5: tar jxvf primecoin-0.1.1-hp5.tar.bz2
6: cd primecoin-0.1.1-hp5
7: cd src
8: make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=-
If step 8 gives you an error, your vps does not come with a necessary library. You need to type this:
Step 8 if needed: apt-get install libgmp3-dev
pre Step 9: cd .. (until back in root)
Step 9:
mkdir ~/.primecoin
echo "rpcuser=yourusernamegoeshere
gen=1" > ~/.primecoin/primecoin.conf
(Pre step 10, cd yourself like before back to the src folder inside the primecoin directory, again, this is "cd primecoin-0.1.1-hp5" "cd src"
Step 10 : ./primecoind --daemon
This will start primecoin. Like any coin, it will need to sync and download the blockchain. Once it does this, it will automatically start mining.
from the /src folder, you can check the status at this point by typing:
Step 11: ./primecoind getmininginfo
Once you see PPS, you know its working, from that point you can do this:
Step 12: watch -d -n 5 './primecoind getmininginfo && ./primecoind getdifficulty && ./primecoind listtransactions "*" 1 0'
Every 5 seconds it will update, if you get a block, it will appear as a transaction. Should you wish to wish to get those coins into another wallet, you simply need to right click the putty top blue bar and click duplicate session. Log into the terminal, then type this from the src folder:
./primecoind sendtoaddress <primecoinaddress> <amount> [comment] [comment-to]
(you don't actually need the <> when you type this in).
Thats pretty much it, 1500pps for 3 cents an hour.
If you have any problems, please post in the thread and i'll try and figure out where you went wrong. If you find a block, feel free to send me a coin!

- Gwen