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Is bitcoin mining still profitable?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by speedhawk45, Mar 13, 2017.

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  1. speedhawk45

    speedhawk45 Regular Member

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    i know it's not as profitable as it used to be, but what if i buy a computer specifically for mining, and later sell the bitcoins in like 3 months( or more), would that be profitable?
     
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    I wouldn't recommend it
     
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    buddy of mine still mines, i think he broke even on his hardware after 4 months, but his electricity is free. i think it's more profitable trading coins.
     
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    IMO, buying a computer specifically for mining is no longer a good idea. If I were to do mining, I would pick one of the other crypto currencies and try my luck with that. If it works, you could win big. Else, you would lose the money invested in the computer + electricity.

    That would be a "calculated" gamble ... but a gamble like that would still be a lot better than mining bitcoins with a single computer.
     
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    From what I hear you make so little margin that you have to have a farm just to make real money. And by farm I mean hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of machines mining. There are companies that do it now. Everyday it gets harder and harder.
     
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    Issue with bitcoin mining is that there are many mining companies with highly efficient computing centers which destroyed low scale mining.
     
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    In short, I believe mining is for hobbyists who just like tinkering. Makes me sick to think that I passed up on mining back in 2010... I don't even like thinking about BitCoins because of that.

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    i feel you
     
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    Its not profitable anymore unless you have customized mining rig and very cheap electricity. Even with that, you wont be breaking even on the hardware anytime soon.
     
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    No, I don't think that would work. Don't risk it.
     
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    Yep you still can, but not mining BTC directly.

    These days Monero is up-and-coming. I am mining it myself and it's pretty rewarding.
    Though i think the price of Monero will follow Bitcoin so i kind of hope to: Mine now sell later.

    A mining rig worth $1500 can mine you up to $275 a month with free electricity at the current rate. If you have to pay for electricity it's still worth mining imo but you have to trust the price will go up to $100+ or hopefully even $500+.

    So in other words mining Monero now will break even in about 5/6 months at the current rate. If the price goes up your going for the jackpot.

    If you have more trust in the bitcoin you could always mine Monero and exchange it to bitcoins. This way you can still use a PC to "mine btc"