Genesis: A look back on the origins of Bitcoin mining in China
19 November 2020 • By Ashton Playsted
This is the first article in our new series: f2pool and the rise of crypto mining. We hope sharing some of our stories can provide some insight on what it was like to be a pioneer in the “Wild West” days of the early Bitcoin mining world.
Cypherpunks: Ride on the cyclic hedge
07 October 2020 • By Ashton Playsted
Back in May, early Bitcoin pioneers Chun Wang, co-founder of f2pool, and Jeff Garzik, founder of Bloq and former Bitcoin core developer, sat down to reflect on the early days of Bitcoin mining, their own mining journeys, the future of the crypto landscape, and many other topics.
Can you make money as a Bitcoin miner?
03 September 2020 • By Bharath Kanmihalli Bhaskar
Yes, you can! In fact, profits can be huge if various underlying economic variables are taken into account. At the same time, Bitcoin mining can be a loss-making activity if you have an inadequate understanding of the economics.
Random In Pieces: A Little Dogecoin History
28 August 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
Dogecoin’s all-time high was in early 2018 when it reached $0.017 a coin. This resulted in a total market cap of around $2 billion. Its history has always been a little bit random, but in 2014 random block rewards were forced to RIP.
Beginner’s guide to Ethereum 2.0
27 July 2020 • By JK
In an attempt to improve scalability, security and decentralization, there are numerous changes coming to how Ethereum functions.
2020: The Bitcoin Mining year so far
27 July 2020 • By Thomas Heller
A year with a Bitcoin halving and global epidemic rolled into one, it's truly one of a kind. Let’s review the first six months with the Top 10 most impactful moments.
How do I join a Bitcoin mining pool?
22 July 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
By joining a pool, miners combine their computing power and receive a split of the block reward equally based on the hashrate they contribute to the pool.
Crypto in Korea
10 July 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
The South Korean government recently introduced regulatory clarity and practical support for cryptocurrencies. Crypto projects are tapping into existing user bases to establish retail demand.
Is Bitcoin Mining Legal?
07 July 2020 • By Bharath Kanmihalli Bhaskar
With many Institutional Investors and Generation-Z gathering huge interest in Bitcoin Mining and the decentralized cryptocurrency as a whole, it is all the more important to keep oneself informed about the legality of Bitcoin Mining.
How centralized is Bitcoin Mining?
24 June 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
The inertia that keeps the majority of hashrate in China could eventually lose its grip on the mining industry. How centralized is mining today, and what factors are encouraging adoption in the rest of the world?
How Ethereum 2.0 will impact miners
13 May 2020 • By Bharath Kanmihalli Bhaskar
As we approach the release of Ethereum 2.0, it's worth reflecting on how this change will impact miners and where the excess GPU power will be pointed once ETH switches to Proof-of-Stake.
Bitcoin Mining and Finance
26 April 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
We’re seeing the mining and finance worlds coming closer together, with large operators offering financial services tied to their mining activities. Bitcoin miners, just like traditional commodity miners, will likely become large users of derivatives.
Bitcoin Halving: How to Prepare
17 April 2020 • By Thomas Heller
With the bitcoin halving right around the corner, our co-founder Chun Wang, spoke with other leading players in the space about how they are preparing themselves.
Bitcoin Mining Pools: 101
18 March 2020 • By Thomas Heller
By contributing their hashrate to a mining pool, a mining farm can earn a consistent payout every day. The size and bitcoin reserves of a large pool means that they can can guarantee a fixed payout to the farm based on their miners’ hashrate.
Re-decentralizing the Internet with Handshake
18 February 2020 • By Malcolm Cannon
Handshake is an experiment which seeks to explore the new ways, and the necessary tools, to build a more decentralized internet. The project aims to make the DNS root anchor decentralized, so that the web is no longer controlled by these centralized third parties.