Happy Holidays from our family to yours!
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Strategies for Staying Profitable
The PiMP Community remains flexible and has all the tools and advice and help that miners need to stay profitable in any market. Come chat with us!
Latest & Greatest
Not only is PiMP OS making it easy for miners tired of fighting with Windows drivers, the folks that are selling their farms are leaving plenty of cheap GPUs and lots of block rewards for us to grab and enjoy. Those who have stayed the course are reaping more of the rewards.
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Crypto Tax Tips: The Brash Report
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Still mining ETH?
If you are mining ETH then you are probably loving all the deadline pushes for Constantinople. The latest updated information is showing a tentative date of January 2019. As we know the prices are not great right now but if you are planning to mine and HODL then you may still be mining ETH as many are. The technology is definitely there and while some people think the crypto markets have cooled or frozen over, we know that it will heat up again eventually. While Constantinople will reduce block rewards, which is bad for miners, the network upgrade should add some value to ether. Lets go ETH!!
Commercial Mining Corner
If you are still mining commercially then there is probably a good reason. In the October edition we talked about moving your rigs to a commercial environment and what that entails. While some areas are moving toward colder weather we are definitely in what I like to call “mining season”. When your rigs can generate enough heat to heat your building it helps to keep you regular heat bills down from the gas/electric company. We see the opposite of this in the hotter months because you are generating extra heat and having to cool even more, so lets take advantage of these winter months and mine on!!
Doc’s Cryptomining Triage
I hope this year was a great year for you, but if it wasn’t as great as you would have liked, then… here’s to 2019!
Okay, so for this month I thought I’d cover what I call “easy updates”.
First, we all know that PiMP OS comes with the most current Linux packages, kernel and video drivers at the time of it’s release. To ensure each release meets the PiMP OS standards of stability and reliability, it is heavily tested by the PiMP Team. Thankfully for us, the moment a new version of PiMP OS is released, the PiMP Team is already working on the next version.
Secondly, most of us know that miner software developers are constantly updating their miners and… well, who doesn’t want to be running the newest miners on their PiMP rigs… am I right?! PiMP OS brings these updated miners to us as quickly and as easily as possible via the ‘pimpup’ tool. Before these miners are released via ‘pimpup’, the PiMP Team gives them the same testing treatment as they give PiMP OS.
Miner software developers not only update their software to add support for new hardware and drivers, some also remove support for older hardware and drivers. Unfortunately, PiMP does not have control over what other developers do and this can cause all sorts of problems.
Here’s where my term “easy updates” comes into play:
I know how easy ‘pimpup’ makes updating miners. I also know how re-imaging can be a pain. It’s very tempting to just take the “easy updates” via ‘pimpup’ and avoid the PiMP OS update.
The PiMP Team is working on making the PiMP OS install easier by developing a PiMP OS Installer, but until then, don’t let this be the reason you don’t update your rigs to the newest PiMP OS version.
To run the most current miners available via ‘pimpup’, you need to also be running the most current version of PiMP OS.
If, for any reason, you can’t run the most current version of PiMP OS, then don’t update your miners.
Okay, until next month, Happy Mining, PiMPs!