Biostar Releases TB350-BTC AMD AM4 Mobo Aimed at Crypto Mining Motherboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. buhehe

    buhehe Master Guru

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    I thought that GPU mining was dead and only ASIC machines were viable by now?
     
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    Haha couldn't have fit just one more PCIe 1x slot? The B350 is supposed to support 6 PCIe 2.0 lanes. There's no M.2 and the excess USB 3.0 ports shouldn't use up 3 total lanes. Those power connectors seem really inconveniently placed too.

    But yeah, GPU mining isn't really much of a thing anymore.
     
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    Newer cryptocurrencies have lower difficulty and with the inceasing focus on power efficiency from the GPU manufactuers GPU setups are viable again, not sure how long it will last though, i've been tempted to start mining again myself, I paid for my first rig with bitcoin that was years ago though.
     

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    I must respectfully tell those that say GPU mining is dead that you are very wrong. You don't mine Bitcoin with GPUs now, but there are allot of altcoins that are extremely profitable to mine right now.

    www.whattomine.com :bounce:
     
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    wavetrex Maha Guru

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    Wait, people still do that thing?
    I guess stupidity really is infinite...
     
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    Considering that just one of the major exchanges (there are several), www.coinbase.com has exchanged over 6 Billion $ in digital currency (from digital to fiat) with over 6.7 million customers it's pretty shameful to call it stupidity. You may think the whole concept is risky or flawed or whatever but it's a fact that there is a ton of real $ involved in it.
     
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    Which is exactly why it's stupid.

    Over 6.7 million people throwing their money into the biggest scam of the modern age. They invested a ton of "real" $ (not that $ are more real than these vapor money) into illusions.

    What happened in reality is that millions of tons of coal and oil went up in smoke and polluted the planet for all this mining, and the only people who really profited out of it are the ones stealing electricity from someone else.
    Anyone dared to calculate what else could have been done with those gazillion jigawatts-hour of electricity wasted on this mess?

    But hey, "6 billion $"

    p.s. - I was a "miner" as well long time ago. "Earned" about 1500$ from Litecoins, while investing more than 2500$ in videocards + consumed electricity. PROFIT !! (NOT)
    Luckily, I woke up... others... seems they did not yet. Oh well.
     
  9. LiV3WiR3

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    Proof of Work (POW) cryptos seem a little outdated to me too with all the power wastage, but to call crypto a scam based on it is just plain stupid. It is a booming ~$45bn economy that is just starting out. It looks to me like you sold your BTC a bit too early.. :bang:
    If you did a lil research, you'll come to know that the crypto community recognized this problem a long time ago, and now, there are many eco-friendly altcoins which offer consensus techniques like Proof of Stake (POS) rather than POW. Some POW coins are also utilizing mining computer power & hashrate for different purposes like building decentralized super computers.
    GPU mining is definitely NOT DEAD. It is still in a very initial stage.
     
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    You realy dont understand the concept of Bitcoin or altcoins,they will change everything and they are the greatest inventions you will see in your lifetime!

    Introduction to bitcoin: https://youtu.be/UDjq1_m1Dag

    Newssite's;

    http://www.coindesk.com/
    https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/
     
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    Just because you didn't do well in it does not make it stupid or a scam. Plenty of people made a ton of money and it is something you can make a living off of if you do it right. It's legit, the technology is being used by Miersk, Walmart, Microsoft, and more. Heck, IBM is working with over 400 companies right now to implement various iterations of blockchain technology. It is here to stay, in one form or another.
     
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    One friend bought his house and one car with Bitcoin. But he had big problems with the AFIP (is like the IRS on US for example) because was really hard to him justify where the money come from.
     
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    That is what I'm wondering about too these days. :p
    Technically, they can't seize/block your crypto assets, and you can spend in small amounts all you want without any issues, but it gets tricky if you're spending on big stuff like houses and cars.
     
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    He had a hard time dealing with the government, but eventually his lawyers manage to make a deal.
    Not sure how is in another country
     

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