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Mining in General

General questions about cryptocurrency mining.

  • What is Braiins OS?

    Braiins OS is the very first fully open-source, Linux based system for cryptocurrency embedded devices. It's developed by Braiins, the company operating Slush Pool. With Braiins OS, you know exactly w...

  • What mining hardware should I buy?

    We do not recommend any particular manufacturer. However, there are few good pieces of advice based on best sector practices and experiences which we can give you: Be wary of suspiciously good deals o...

  • What is ASIC miner?

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

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

    The longer periods between finding new blocks can be caused by the pool having temporary bad luck. It does not affect your future mining in any way, but it does show the smooth sailing we've had findi...

  • 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 — th...