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My Crypto Journey

How I started my crypto adventure

Welcome everyone, today I am going to be talking about a different topic from the usual. I have decided that I am going to be expanding from blogging about discord to all things IT related. The first idea that popped into my head that I know a few of you guys will be interested in is how I started with cryptocurrencies.

I first started learning about crypto coins about a year ago. I was given some crypto as a birthday gift and started experimenting on how to trade. I then started to experiment with mining. The first coin I attempted to mine was turtle coin but at this stage in my life, I had a basic old computer which only gave me 20H/s which was not profitable at all. I then obtained my first gaming rig which has a NVIDIA 1050 ti which now gives me a decent 5KH/s that I mine with during the day when I am not playing resource heavy games. At this point I started to learn more about the crypto community and introduce myself to other servers such as CodPool which is a group of people who create crypto pools such as Turtle Coin, Conceal and many others. A few months later I decided to expand from my gaming rig into a permanent mining rig. I started making my first ever custom rig which I have recently just added the 2nd AMD Rx 570 card to it.

Rig Specs

GIGABYTE GA-AB350-Gaming 3 motherboard

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G CPU

EVGA 750W Power supply

2 AMD rx 570 GPU’s

Originally I had these components in an old PC case but noticed that the pc started to heat up a bit while in the case so I decided to build an open frame rig out of wood I will attach some photos below :)

With this setup, I am able to get a much better hash rate (about 15KH/s on TurtleCoin). Since then I have started to experiment with different coins. At the time of writing this post, I feel I have finally found my set of coins which I can focus on which is Turtle Coin, BitTube and Conceal. Once I mine these coins I send them to an exchange which I then HODL and sell them if I need some money. Recently I have been thinking If I should upgrade the video cards to a red devil 580 or vegas. I use the software xmr-stak to mine as this uses my CPU + GPU. Before I obtained a GPU I used xmrig as that uses just your CPU.

Here is a full list of coins/pools I have used in my adventure

Turtle coin

Conceal

Bittube

Bittube Cryptoknight Mining pool

Turtle coin Cryptopool Mining pool

Turtle coin Funky Penguin Mining pool

Conceal Codpool Mining pool

Special mentions

There are so many amazing people that I have met along the way that have helped me develop into the person I am today. Here are some of the amazing people and why I am glad to have met them. I am sorry if I have not added you below its not because I have forgotten about you it’s just there are so many people that come to my mind and these are the people that most stand out to me. Also only people who have helped me with my crypto journey are below so that’s also why you may not be below (Talking about my server community and moderation team)

Funky Penguin- As I have mentioned many times before thank you for convincing me to create a blog site. You are the person who got me involved in crypto and without you I have no idea what I would be doing today.

Bruce- Thank you for getting me involved with CodPool. I have learnt so many useful skills thanks to you. You were also my first ever patreon so I am thankful for that. Without you I would not have as many clients as I have today.

Richard, Steel, Am4Am4, Livermushman- I’m putting you guys down under the same heading because you all have helped me so much. You have helped me build my first crypto rig and helping me choose the parts that would suit me the most. You all have been so supportive and given me so many jobs to do.

Oieieio- Thank you for all your ubuntu support and helping me get these video cards working. Without you I probably would of gone back to windows on my servers.

Now I feel that this is a good place to end this blog post. Thank you all for reading this post about my crypto journey and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me on my discord Bencey_#8587 or https://discord.bencey.co.nz If you would like to see more posts like this please let me know so I can release more content like this :)