How To Create an Offline Ether Wallet

It doesn’t take much time around the cryptocurrency space to start hearing and learning of a disturbing trend – theft. Since the currencies are digital, the theft happens via hacking. Sometimes the hacking is as simple as a roommate seeing where you store your password paper, and other times it is quite involved with phishing schemes where people pretend to be representatives of exchanges. There was also a case of a currency exchange being hacked and then thousands of ether coins being sent to the hacker’s wallet. With all of these horror stories, it’s hard not to be paranoid. However, … Continue reading How To Create an Offline Ether Wallet

EzBTC.ca – ezBTC Review of Canadian Crypto Exchange

Back in May 2017 when I started looking into cryptocurrencies and investing in Bitcoin, once I had finally decided to pull the trigger and invest, I went on a mad rush to find an exchange. Prices were going up and since I had decided I wanted in, every day I waited was a potential loss of profit. My requirements for a crypto exchange was one that would a) approve my application and b) allow me to deposit some funds quickly and cheaply. Living in Canada, another important factor was the ability to fund the account in CDN dollars to avoid … Continue reading EzBTC.ca – ezBTC Review of Canadian Crypto Exchange

Should I Buy or Mine Altcoins?

This is a tough question with lots of variables, so I’ll do my best to explain the different angles. Mining Cryptocurrencies and Mining Altcoins When people start to look at investing in Bitcoin or Ethereum or any of the other altcoins, it isn’t long before you come across some information about mining cryptocurrencies. The internet is full of stories of people that have made, or are making, fortunes mining cryptocurrencies. While that was true, and likely still is true to some extent, mining can take a fairly large investment before it sees much profit. In order to mine coins, specialized … Continue reading Should I Buy or Mine Altcoins?

Tweaking Windows for an Ethereum Mining Rig Build

I assembled my multi-GPU mining rig last week and set about getting my Windows 10 install where I wanted it. Lots of people tend to steer clear of Windows for a mining computer build because you don’t want anything extra going on, just the bare bones. A Linux install would be great for bare bones, but requires more know-how, and specifically, know-how that I don’t have. Another option would be to purchase an install of EthOS, but I wanted to keep costs down because as the ethereum mining difficulty increases, it will take longer and longer to make back my … Continue reading Tweaking Windows for an Ethereum Mining Rig Build

PCI-E Riser Cables, GPU Mining Cables, Powered USB Risers etc

Hopefully to avoid confusion, and to keep you from purchasing the wrong PCIe riser cables for your mining rig build, here are some quick FAQ style items you should know about USB risers. What are they called? Seriously, I don’t know. They are referred to by many different names, here are a few of the most common ones. – PCI-E Riser Cables – this is because they extend the PCI-E slots allowing you to raise the position of your GPUs in your mining rig – USB Risers – same as above, but since they are a USB cable that connects … Continue reading PCI-E Riser Cables, GPU Mining Cables, Powered USB Risers etc