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Message 1840498 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 0:35:08 UTC

We've started a new mining effort on Bitcoin Utopia. If you've got mining equipment and want to help out, please join the effort.

The ~5 bitcoins that were donated last year went primarily to buying replacement hard drives. With the number of drives we have running we lose quite a few over the course of a year. It was nice not to need to dip into cash to replace them.
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Message 1840599 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 12:12:12 UTC
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Anyone has estimations what revenue generated by different devices (CPU, GPU, smartphones?, dedicated ASIC) per Wh ?
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Message 1840643 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 15:42:51 UTC - in response to Message 1840599.  

No numbers on that that I know of. Though asic is the only way to go. All else would be a total waste, doubly so. No real contribution and wasted other opportunities.
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Message 1840670 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 18:33:18 UTC

Hope the price of BTC helped out a lot:
http://www.coindesk.com/price/
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Next year, expect more virtual coins....especially since you told us that you're going to adopt GRC also...so less transfer fees will be made! ;)

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Message 1840690 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 20:09:34 UTC
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There are no tasks for CPU/GPU/smartphones, ASIC miners are much much faster. I had chance to crunch some GPU tasks in the past when they were available, and it turned out that Nvidia GTX 1070 has similar speed as ASIC miner 333MH/s. And this 333MH/s miner is pretty old model - some people runs 1TH+ miners now, which are at least 3,000 times faster. Sorry, if you want to help you need to have ASIC miner. Please check eBay, AliExpress or any other similar sites, you should find some nice miners there. Make sure they are at least 1GH or faster, there are many slower ones there. And make sure that Bitcoin Utopia will work with it, there is list of supported miners in FAQ on BU site. In general you should look for USB and PCIe ones, most of them are supported by BU.
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Message 1840725 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 22:58:25 UTC

How does an old guy running Windows 8.1 hook this on to SETI@home? Unable to find the Bitcoin task on the Project list.
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Message 1840733 - Posted: 7 Jan 2017, 23:44:10 UTC - in response to Message 1840725.  

You're right. Bitcoin Utopia isn't in BOINC Manager's Project list. What you can do though is copy and paste the Project URL http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinutopia/ in your Add Project wizard.
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Message 1840789 - Posted: 8 Jan 2017, 5:55:53 UTC - in response to Message 1840690.  
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That's a pity. I run a cluster with more than 3,800 cores, including a stack of GPU blades. That will be doubling in the next few weeks.. So far I have not found any interest from the SETI folks to have me contribute with the cluster. This is yet more of the same... :(
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Message 1840791 - Posted: 8 Jan 2017, 6:10:18 UTC - in response to Message 1840789.  
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That's a pity. I run a cluster with more than 3,800 cores, including a stack of GPU blades. That will be doubling in the next few weeks.. So far I have not found any interest from the SETI folks to have me contribute with the cluster. This is yet more of the same... :(

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Install BOINC, attach them to the project, let them crunch.
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Message 1840794 - Posted: 8 Jan 2017, 6:46:42 UTC - in response to Message 1840498.  

If I knew what hard drives you guys needed by model number I'd be more likely to send you one or two.
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Message 1840796 - Posted: 8 Jan 2017, 7:13:24 UTC - in response to Message 1840498.  

Good morning!

In the Notices section of BOINC ( just running SETI@home) the new notice on Bitcoin Utopia has an embedded weblink to BitCoin Utopia, which
according to my Norton Security is 'unsafe' and connects to a malicious website. This may or may not be a false positive for Norton Security, but it would be a good idea surely to rectify the situation, which if not resolved, can only impact the success of this cause? Just saying . . . . .
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Message 1840813 - Posted: 8 Jan 2017, 13:04:58 UTC

Hi All

I added Bitcoin Utopia to my project list after reading the notice yesterday, and everything seemed to be going fine at first. The work unit was scheduled to take between 2 and 3 hours, and by the time the first three hours were up it had nearly finished. Things then started getting a little weird - it started running slower and slower, and now it's using a paltry proportion of CPU time and has been reporting that it's on 100% progress for the last 10 hours or so of runtime, with the job still not having completed. Is this anything to be concerned about, or is this normal behaviour for this particular application?

Thanks very much
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Message 1840837 - Posted: 8 Jan 2017, 16:41:53 UTC

Why not just directly donate Bitcoins to 1DuKPGnQ16TJpDUKS1CgWvrdVKtRTGPgir rather than encourage users to just do work with their non-existent ASICs? Most users in SETI & BOINC forum here will be approaching the new project with a GPU/CPU. We, the Gridcoin community, voted to removed Bitcoin Utopia (BU) from our whitelist of projects that will give tasks eligible for reward. The project got removed because of their campaigns becoming non-transparent-for-profit and no longer doing former campaigns like the one that was just re-opened for SETI. The donation of Bitcoin is something that remains to be a volatile one, albeit tax-free. I like how BU has been moving back into the right direction, IMO.

Also, when can I actually donate Gridcoins to SETI@home ? YOYO already accepts donations for both coins.
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Message 1840854 - Posted: 8 Jan 2017, 18:31:08 UTC - in response to Message 1840789.  
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That's a pity. I run a cluster with more than 3,800 cores, including a stack of GPU blades. That will be doubling in the next few weeks.. So far I have not found any interest from the SETI folks to have me contribute with the cluster. This is yet more of the same... :(

What do you mean? What interest you want to see/get?

There is constant need of additional computing power in project.
Why just not to connect you cluster to SETI project and do crunching? What prevents??
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Message 1840983 - Posted: 9 Jan 2017, 7:22:41 UTC - in response to Message 1840733.  

I added http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinutopia/
to my project list in BOINC and so far I haven't received any 'Tasks.'
Using a Mac if that helps.
Would appreciate some help.

Thank You
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Message 1840987 - Posted: 9 Jan 2017, 7:53:22 UTC
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Having had a look around it seems that if you want to make more than $1 a year you need specialist Bitcoin "miners"

Have a look here.

https://www.hobbymining.com/mining-hardware/
Note this paragraph.


Bitcoin Mining Without Hardware?
It’s still technically possible to mine bitcoins without dedicated mining hardware. However, you’ll earn less than one penny per month. Mining bitcoins on your computer will do more damage to your computer and won’t earn a profit. So, it’s not worth it unless you’re just interested to see how the mining process works. You’re best bet is to buy dedicated hardware like the Antminer S7 or Antminer S9.
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Message 1841000 - Posted: 9 Jan 2017, 10:37:59 UTC

I did a bit of homework and came across this article out of many, https://99bitcoins.com/antminer-s9-review/, and then I went looking at prices here.

An Antminer S9 w/ 1600W PSU is about $3700aud here and consumes 1375W.

An Antminer S7 w/ 1600W PSU is about $1100aud here and consumes 1278 W. While 3 of these maybe as powerful as 1 S9 and slightly cheaper to buy that's 3834 W required to run them.

So I can safely say that I'm out.

Cheers.
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Message 1841168 - Posted: 10 Jan 2017, 5:45:32 UTC - in response to Message 1840983.  

I added http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinutopia/
to my project list in BOINC and so far I haven't received any 'Tasks.'
Using a Mac if that helps.
Would appreciate some help.

Thank You


I have the same issue.

iMac Corei7 4.0 ghz 32 GB DDR3 ram with AMD Radeon R9 M290X with 2 gigs video ram.

I'm routinely running 9 Seti @ Home blocks simultaneously but the event log for Bitcoin Utopia part of the project just keeps saying:
"Got 0 new tasks - No Tasks Sent"

Ideas?
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Message 1841383 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 10:52:51 UTC

Bitcoin's future?
I seem to recall from history that the Dutch had a similar "bubble" based on the value of Tulip Bulbs!
lol
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Message 1841387 - Posted: 11 Jan 2017, 11:25:57 UTC


I'm routinely running 9 Seti @ Home blocks simultaneously but the event log for Bitcoin Utopia part of the project just keeps saying:
"Got 0 new tasks - No Tasks Sent"

Ideas?


Fairly normal response, this translates as "You haven't sent any completed work back to us so we aren't sending you any new work"
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