Will GPU mining end after the Merge (formerly called ETH 2.0)? Here we are in 2022, and the merge is still 3-6 months away. Just like it has been for the past 4 years. It’s practically a punchline at this point. But despite the countless delays – we really are approaching the finish line. The […]
Proof of Work
Mark participated in a panel discussion on what’s in the cards for GPU miners in the wake of proof of stake, after the beacon chain merge. Bits Be Trippin crashed the panel and was a key contributor. He was also ready with his video camera to capture the full panel (Thanks BBT!). The audio is
A lot of great contributors from the crypto mining industry lend perspective on why the larger players in the Ethereum mining space are still long on mining in this Coindesk article authored by David Pan.
It’s great to see all these new miners, it feels like 2017 all over again. Mining at a small scale is a fun hobby. But I’m seeing lots of the typical “X days till ROI” posts and I want to make sure the new guys understand what they’re actually getting into here, coming from someone
Unfortunately, you will not be able to profitably mine an alternate altcoin with your 4GB cards once the 4GB DAG limit hits. For the math behind this assertion please see our more in-depth article here. Tl;dr – Seriously…you will not be able to profitably mine something else with 4GB cards for all but the early
PSA: No, you will not be able to profitably mine an alternate altcoin with your 4GB GPUs once the 4GB Ethereum DAG limit hits.
Update: As of April 2021, Zombie Mode keeps 4GB cards hashing profitably. The creativity within the mining community continues to be amazing. The next big change for miners will come with EIP-1559 scheduled for incorporation in July, which will reduce the reward to miners from fees. Make sure to look into it before investing in
Medalla Bug Overview Ethereum’s Medalla testnet nearly suffered a crash this past weekend from a bug found in the Prysm client which caused validators to fail and those running the client to lose as much as 75% of their testnet ether. Luckily, it was not actual ether on the Ethereum blockchain. Medalla was launched on
Ethereum’s DAG size will exceed 4GB before the end of the year (as if 2020 could get any worse) and that means as much as 60% of the cards currently mining will no longer be able to mine ETH. So what will miners who have these cards do when this event occurs? First, you can
Mark’s presentation at Mining Disrupt Live GPU Mining Is Here To Stay – video transcript Good morning, I’m Mark from Bitpro. I’d like to spend some time talking about GPU mining and where it fits in in the broader context of the mining industry. Like many of you here, mining was my gateway drug into