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Mining in General

General questions about cryptocurrency mining.

  • Slush Pool agent has offered me an investment opportunity. Is it legit?

    We do not require any payments from our users. There are no official Slush Pool consultants who would offer certain investments opportunities on the Internet.  It is a pretty usual tactic from many sc...

  • What mining hardware should I buy?

     We do not recommend any particular manufacturer. However there are few good advice's based on best sector practices and experiences which we can give you: Be wary of suspiciously good rate of hash-ra...

  • What is ASIC miner?

    An ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) miner is a device specialised only for a specific type of work. In cryptocurrency space, the ASICs are capable to hash certain mining algorithms (i.e....

  • Why does it take so long to find a block?

    The longer periods between finding new blocks can be caused by a temporary bad pool luck. It does not affect your future mining in any way, but it shows nicely how smooth sail we had in finding new bl...

  • What is a cloud mining?

    There are companies which own mining hardware located in their own facility and provide its hash rate to users for a certain fee. As an user of this service, you don't need to own the mining hardware ...

  • Is it possible to drop a block if it is taking too long to find?

    This isn't actually how mining works. Think of mining more like playing the lottery than solving a mathematical puzzle. Following the analogy, the lottery odds are set by the number of tickets purchas...

  • Where can I learn more about mining?

    Mining is quite a broad topic, for this reason, we encourage you to read more about mining in general in this article, which covers everything important. Be sure to follow discussions on Reddit, there...