Mining and Staking

Here you will find our coverage of the basics of cryptocurrency mining and staking. We bring you tutorials, basic concepts, news and analysis.

Cryptocurrency mining is a combination of science and art. In this section we hope to provide you with the basic information you need to understand and, perhaps, get started producing your own crypto.

Alpereum Ethereum Mining Pool [Closed 2017] by Gal Crypto
Alpereum was an Ethereum mining pool that ran from May 2016 to late 2017. As of November 2017 Bitcointalk users reported that the pool had likely been shut down. No unfair pr...
ELI5 What was Oasis Mining? by Gal Crypto
Oasis Mining was an initiative by former crew from OALend Coin (OACCOIN). The core business idea was to raise money via crowdfunding (ICO) in order to produce cryptocurrency min...
ELI5 What is an adversarial Cardano staking pool? by @Cryptobill
If you've been following the Cardano testnet discussions then you've probably seen or heard the term adversarial staking pool. What does it mean, exactly, to be an adversarial s...
ELI5 What is Honeyminer? by Gal Crypto
Honeyminer is an automatic multiple coin mining program that pays users to use their spare computing power. Honeyminer Software The MS Windows based software will run in the back...
ELI5 What is an Antminer? by Gal Crypto
Antminers are dedicated cryptocurrency mining machines developed and produced in mainland China by Bitmain. The original Satoshi Nakamoto Bitcoin client used to mine Bitcoins us...
ELI5 Dogecoin Halvings by Gal Crypto
Dogecoin is an early Bitcoin fork released in 2013. Although not as popular as it once was, Dogecoin has continued to attract social media users due to its fast transactions, lo...
Should I worry about the Bitcoin halving? by Gal Crypto
As you probably know, Bitcoin halves the amount paid per block ever 210,000 blocks. That's 210,000 10 minute blocks, which yields 2.1 million minutes or roughly 4 years. (In case y...
The 33 most profitable Proof of Stake (PoS) coins for 2020 by @Cryptobill
In this article we take a look at several Proof of Stake coins as a way to earn passive income. With wider cryptocurrency adoption, investors are looking for passive income in o...
How are large Bitcoin mining operations built? by Gal Crypto
Bitcoin mining is no longer profitable in the small. Today, the mining landscape is dominated by two different mining strategies: Large scale Bitcoin mining operations; ...
ELI5: What is BetterHash? by @Cryptobill
BetterHash is a mining method developed by Bitcoin Core developer Matt Corallo. The main idea behind BetterHash is to improve decentralization of Bitcoin mining efforts. The ...