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Epic Cash AMA Recap with CryptoDiffer Community

CryptoDiffer team Hello, everyone! We are glad to meet here: Max Freeman (@maxfreeman4), Project Lead at Epic Cash Yoga Dude (@Yogadude), PR&Marketing at Epic Cash Xenolink (@Xenolink), Advisor at Epic Cash
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash Thanks Max, we are excited to be here!
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash Hello Everyone! Thank you for having us here!
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash Thank you to the CryptoDiffer team and CryptoDiffer community for hosting us!
CryptoDiffer team Let`s start from the first introduction question: Q1: Can you introduce yourself to the community? What is your background and how did you join Epic Cash?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Hello! My background is Marketing and Business Development, I’ve been in crypto since 2011 started with Bitcoin, then Monero in 2014, Ethereum in 2015 and at some point Doge for fun and profit. I joined Epic Cash team in September 2019 handling PR and Marketing.
I saw in Epic Cash what was missing in my previous cryptos — things that were missing in Bitcoin and Monero especially.
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Hello Cryptodiffer Community, I am not an original co-founder nor am I a developer for the Epic Cash project. I am however a community member that is involved in helping scale this project to higher levels. One of the many beauties of Epic Cash is that every single member in the community has the opportunity to be part of EPIC’s team, it can be from development all the way to content producing. Epic Cash is a community driven project. The true Core Team of Epic Cash is our community. I believe a community that is the Core Team is truly powerful. EPIC Cash has one of the freshest and strongest communities I have seen in quite a while. Which is one of the reasons why I became involved in this project. Epic displayed some of the most self community produced content I have seen in a project. I’m actually a doctor of medicine but in terms of my experience in crypto, I have been involved in the industry since 2012 beginning with mining Litecoin. Since then I have been doing deep dive analysis on different projects, investing, and building a network in crypto that I will utilize to help connect and scale Epic in every way I can. To give some credit to those people in my network that have been a part of helping give Epic exposure, I would like to give a special thanks to u/Tetsugan and u/Saurabhblr. Tetsugan has been doing a lot of work for the Japanese community to penetrate the Japanese market, and Japan has already developed a growing interest in Epic. Daku Sarabh the owner and creator of Crypto Daku Robinhooders, I would like to thank him and his community for giving us one of our first large AMA’s, which he has supported our project early and given us a free AMA. Many more to thank but can’t be disclosed. Also thank you to all the Epic Community leaders, developers, and Content producers!
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
I’m Max Freeman, which stands for “Maximum Freedom for Mankind”. I started working on the ideas that would become Epic in 2018. I fell in love with Bitcoin in 2017 but realized that it needs privacy at the base layer, fungibility, better scalability in order to go to the next level.
CryptoDiffer team
Really interesting backgrounds I must admit, pleasure to see the team that clearly has one vision of the project by being completely decentralized:)
Q2: Can you briefly describe what is Epic Cash in 3–5 sentences? What technology stands behind Epic Cash and why it’s better than the existing one?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
I’d like to highlight the differences between Epic and the two highest-valued privacy coin projects, Monero and Zcash. XMR has always-on privacy like Epic does, but at a cost: Its blockchain is over 20x more data intensive than Epic, which limits its possibilities for scalability. Epic’s blockchain is small and light enough to run a full node on cell phones, something that is in our product road map. ZEC by comparison can’t run on low end devices because of its zero knowledge based approach, and only 1% of transactions are fully private. Epic is simply newer, more advanced technology than prior networks thanks to Mimblewimble
We will also add more algorithms to widen the range of hardware that can participate in mining. For example, cell phones and tablets based around ARM chips. Millions of people can mine Epic that can’t mine Bitcoin, and that will help grow the network rapidly.
There are some great short videos on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQBFfksJlM97rgrplLRwNUg/videos
that explain why we believe we have created something truly special here.
Our core architecture derives from Grin, so we are fortunate to benefit on an ongoing basis from their considerable development efforts. We are focused on making our currency truly usable and widely available, beyond a store of value and becoming a true medium of exchange.
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Well we all have our views, but in a nutshell, we offer things that were missing in the previous cryptos. We have sound fiscal emission schedule matching Bitcoin, but we are vastly more private and faster. Our blockchain is lighter than Bitcoin or Monero and our tech is more scalable. Also, we are unique in that we are mineable with CPUs and GPUs as well as ASICs, giving the broadest population the ability to mine Epic Cash. Plus, you can’t forget FUNGIBILITY 🙂 we are big on that — since you can’t have true privacy without fungibility.
Also, please understand, we have HUGE respect to all the cryptos that came before us, we learned a lot from them, and thanks to their mistakes we evolved.
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
To add on, what also makes Epic Cash unique is the ability to decentralize the mining using a tri-algo model of Random X (CPU), Progpow (GPU), and Cuckoo (ASIC) for an ability to do hybrid mining. I believe this is an issue we can see today in Bitcoin having centralized mining and the average user has a costly barrier of entry.
To follow up on this one in my opinion one of the things we adopted that we have seen success for , in example Bitcoin and Monero, is a strong community driven coin. I believe having a community driven coin will provide a more organic atmosphere especially when starting with No ICO, or Premine with a fair distribution model for everyone.
CryptoDiffer team
Q3: What are the major milestones Epic Cash has achieved so far? Maybe you can share with us some exciting plans for future weeks/months?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Since we went live in September of 2019, we attracted a very large community of users, miners, investors and contributors from across the world. Epic Cash is a very international project with white papers translated into over 30 languages. We are very much a community driven project; this is very evident from our content and the amount of translations in our white papers and in our social media content.
We are constantly working on improving our usability, security and privacy, as well as getting our message and philosophy out into the world to achieve mass adoption. We have a lot of exciting plans for our project, the plan is to make Epic Cash into something that is More than Money.
You can tell I am the Marketing guy since my message is less about the actual tech and more about the usability and use cases for Epic Cash, I think our Team and Community have a great mix of technical, practical, social and fiscal experiences. Since we opened our YouTube channels content for community submissions, we have seen our content translated into Spanish, French, German, Polish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian, and other languages
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Our future development roadmap will be published soon and includes 4 tracks:
Usability
Mining
Core Protocol
Ecosystem Development
Core Protocol
Epic Server 2.9.0 — this release improves the difficulty adjustment and is aimed at making block emission closer to the target 60 seconds, particularly reducing the incidence of extremely short and long blocks — Status: In Development (Testing) Anticipated Release: June 2020
Epic Server 3.0.0 — this completes the rebase to Grin 3.0.0 and serves as the prerequisite to some important functional building blocks for the future of the ecosystem. Specifically, sending via Tor (which eliminates the need to open ports), proof of payment (useful for certain dex applications e.g. Bisq), and our native mobile app. Status: In Development (Testing) Anticipated Release: Fall 2020
Non-Interactive Transactions — this will enhance usability by enabling “fire and forget” send-to-address functionality that users are accustomed to from most cryptocurrencies. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Scaling Options — when blocks start becoming full, how will we increase capacity? Two obvious options are increasing the block size, as well as a Lightning Network-style Layer 2 structure. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Confidential Assets — Similar to Raven, Tari, and Beam, the ability to create independently tradable assets that ride on the Epic Blockchain. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Usability
GUI Wallet 2.0 — Restore from seed words and various usability enhancements — Status: Needs Assessment Anticipated Release: Fall 2020
Mobile App — Native mobile experience for iOS and Android. Status: In Development (Testing) Anticipated Release: Winter 2020
Telegram Integration — Anonymous payments over the Telegram network, bot functionality for groups. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Mining
RandomX on ARM — Our 4th PoW algorithm, this will enable tablets, cell phones, and low power devices such as Raspberry Pi to participate in mining. Status: Needs Assessment Anticipated Release: n/a
The economics of mining Epic are extremely compelling for countries that have free or extremely cheap electricity, since anyone with an ordinary PC can mine. Individual people around the world can simply run the miner and earn meaningful money (imagine Venezuela for example), something that has not been possible since the very early days of Bitcoin.
Ecosystem Development
Atomic Swaps — Connecting Epic to other blockchains in a trustless way, starting with ETH so that Epic can trade on DeFi infrastructure such as Uniswap, Kyber, etc. Status: Drawing Board Anticipated Release: n/a
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
From the Community aspect, we have been further developing our community international reach. We have been seeing an increase in interest from South America, China, Russia, Japan, Italy, and the Philippines. We are working on targeting more countries. We truly aim to be a decentralized project that is open to everyone worldwide.
CryptoDiffer team
Great, thank you for your answers, we now can move to community questions part!
Cryptodiffer Community
You have 3 mining algorithms, the question is: how do they not compete with each other? Is there any benefit of mining on the GPU and CPU if someone is mining on the ASIC?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
The block selection is deterministic, so that every 100 blocks, 60% are for RandomX (CPU), 38% for ProgPow (GPU), and 2% for Cuckoo (ASIC) — the policy is flexible so that we can have as many algorithms with any percentages we want. The goal is to make the most decentralized and resilient network possible, and with that in mind we are excited to work on enabling tablets and cell phones to mine, since that opens it up to millions of people that otherwise can’t take part.
Cryptodiffer Community
To Run a project smoothly, Funding is very important, From where does the Funding/revenue come from?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Yes, early on this was realized and in order to scale a project funds are indeed needed. Epic Cash did not start with any funding and no ICO and was organically genesis mined with no pre-mine. Epic cash is also a nonprofit community driven project similar to Monero. There is no profit-driven entity in the picture. To overcome the revenue issue Epic Cash setup a development fund tax that decreases 1% every year until 2028 when Epic Cash reaches singularity with Bitcoin emissions. Currently it is at 7.77%. This will help support the scaling of the project.
Cryptodiffer Community
Hi! In your experience working also with MONERO can you please clarify which are those identified problems that EPIC CASH aims to develop and resolve? What’s the main advantage that EPIC CASH has over MONERO? Thank you!
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
First, I must admit that I am still a huge fan and HODLer of Monero. That said:
✅ our blockchain is MUCH lighter than Monero’s
✅ our transaction processing speed is much faster
✅ our address-less blockchain is more private
✅ Epic Cash can be mined with CPU (RandomX) GPU (ProgPow) and Cuckoo, whereas Monero migrated to RandomX and currently only mineable with CPU
Cryptodiffer Community
  1. the feature ‘Cut Through’ deletes old data, how is it decided which data will be deletes, and what are the consequences of it for the platform and therefore the users?
  2. On your website I see links to download Epic wallet and mining software for Linux,Windows and MacOs, I am a user of android, is there a version for me, or does it have a release date?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
  1. This is one of the most exciting features of Mimblewimble, which is its extraordinary ability to compress blockchain data. In Bitcoin, the entire history of a coin must be replayed every time it is spent, and comprehensive details are permanently stored in the blockchain. Epic discards spent transaction inputs and consolidates outputs, storing neither addresses or amounts, only a tiny kernel to allow sender and receiver to prove their transaction.
  2. The Vitex mobile app is great for today, and we have a native mobile app for iOS and Android in the works as well.
Cryptodiffer Community
$EPIC Have total Supply of 21,000,000 EPIC , is there any burning plan? Or Buyback program to maintain $EPIC price in the future?
Who is Epic Biggest competitors?
And what’s makes epic better than competitors?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
We respect the older generation coins like Bitcoin. But we have learned that the supply economics of Bitcoin is very sound. Until today we can witness how the Bitcoin is being adopted institutionally and by retail. We match the 21 million BTC supply economics because it is an inelastic fixed model which makes the long-term economics very sound. To have an elastic model of burning tokens or printing tokens will not have a solid economic future. Take for example the USD which is an inflating supply. In terms of competitors we look at everyone in crypto with respect and also learn from everyone. If we had to compare to other Mimblewimble tech coins, Grin is an inelastic forever inflating supply which in the long term is not sound economics. Beam however is an inelastic model but is formed as a corporation. The fair distribution is not there because of the permanent revenue model setup for them. Epic Cash a non-profit development tax fund model for scaling purposes that will disappear by 2028’s singularity.
Cryptodiffer Community
What your plans in place for global expansion, are you focusing on only market at this time? Or focus on building and developing or getting customers and users, or partnerships?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Since we are a community project, we have many developers, in addition to the core team.
Our plans for Global expansion are simple — we have advocates in different regions addressing their audiences in their native languages. We are growing organically, by explaining our ideology and usability. The idea is to grow beyond needing a fiat bridge for crypto use, but to rather replace fiat with our borderless, private and fungible crypto so people can use it to get goods and services without using banks.
We are not limiting ourselves to one particular demographic — Epic Cash is a valid solution for the gamers, investors, techie and non techie people, and the unbanked.
Cryptodiffer Community
EPIC confidential coin! Did you have any problems with the regulators? And there will be no problems with listing on centralized exchanges?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
In terms of structure, we are carefully set up to minimize these concerns. Without a company or investors in the picture, and having raised no funds, there is little scope to attack in terms of securities laws. Bitcoin and Ethereum are widely acknowledged as acceptable, and we follow in their well-established footprints in that respect. Centralized exchanges already trade other privacy coins, so we don’t see this as much of an issue either. In general, decentralized p2p exchange options are more interesting than today’s centralized platforms. They are more censorship resistant, secure, and privacy-protecting. As the technology gets better, they should continue to gain market share and that’s why we’re proud to be partnered with Vitex, whose exchange and mobile app work very well.
Cryptodiffer Community
What are the main utility and real-life usage of the #EPIC As an investor, why should we invest in the #EPIC project as a long-term investment?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Because our blockchain is so light (only 1.16gb currently, and grows very slowly) it is naturally well suited to become a decentralized mobile money standard because people can run a full node on their phone, guaranteeing the security of their funds. Scalability in Bitcoin requires complicated and compromised workarounds such as Lightning Network and light clients, and these problems are solved in Epic.
With our forthcoming Mobile Mining app, hundreds of millions of cell phones and tablets will be able to easily join the network. People can quickly and cheaply send money to one another, fulfilling the long-envisioned promise of P2P electronic cash.
As an investor, it’s important to ask a few key questions. Bitcoin Standard tokenomics of disinflation and a fixed supply are well proven over a decade now. We follow this model exactly, with a permanently synchronized supply from 2028, and 4 emission halvings from now until then, with our first one in about two weeks. Beyond that, we can apply some simple logical tests. What is more valuable, money that can only be used in some cases (censorable Bitcoin based on a lack of fungibility) or money that can be used universally? (fungible Epic based on always-on privacy by default). Epic is also poised to be a more decentralized and therefore resilient network because of wider participation in mining. Epic is designed to be Bitcoin++ Privacy, Fungibility, Scalability
Cryptodiffer Community
Q1. What are advantages for choosing three mining algorithms RandomX+, ProgPow and CuckAToo31+ ?
Q2. Beam and Grin use MimbleWimble protocol, so what are difference for Epic? All of you will be friends for partners or competitors?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
RandomX and ProgPow are designed to use the entirety of a CPU / GPU’s unique processing capabilities in a way that other types of hardware don’t work as well. You can run RandomX on a GPU but it doesn’t work nearly as well as a much cheaper CPU, for example. Cuckoo is a “memory hard” algorithm that widens the range of companies that can produce the hardware.
Grin and Beam are great projects and we’ve learned a lot from them. We inherited our first codebase from Grin’s excellent Rust design, which is a better language for community participation than C++ that Beam currently uses.
Functionally, Mimblewimble is similar across the 3 coins, with standard Confidential Transactions, CoinJoin, Dandelion++, Schnorr Signatures and other advanced features. Grin is primarily ASIC-targeted, Beam is GPU-targeted, and Epic is multi-hardware.
The biggest differences though are in tokenomics and project structure. Grin has permanent inflation of 60 coins per block with no halvings, which means steady erosion of value over time due to new supply pressure. It also lacks a steady funding model, making future development in jeopardy, particularly as the per coin price falls. Beam has a for-profit model with heavy early inflation and a high developer tax. Epic builds on the strengths of these earlier mimblewimble projects and addresses the parts that could be improved.
Cryptodiffer Community Some privacy coin has scalability issues! How Epic cash will solve scalability issues? Why you choose randomX consensus algorithem?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Fungibility means that you can’t distinguish one unit of currency from another, in example Gold. Fungibility has recently become a hot issue as people have been noticing Bitcoins being locked up by exchanges which may of had a nefarious history which are called Tainted Coins. In example coins that have been involved in a hack, darknet market transactions, or even processing coin through a mixer. Today we can already see freshly mined Bitcoins being sold at a premium price to avoid the fungibility problem Bitcoin carries today. Bitcoin can be tracked by chainalysis and is not a fungible cryptocurrency. One of the features that Epic has is privacy with added fungibility, because of Mimblewimble technology, Epic has no addresses recorded and therefore nothing can be tracked by chainalysis. Below I provide a link of an example of what the lack of fungibility is resulting in today with Bitcoin. One of the reasons why we chose the Random X algo. is because of the easy barrier of entry and also to further decentralize the mining. Random X algo can be mined on old computers or laptops. We also have 2 other algos Progpow (GPU), and Cuckoo (ASIC) to create a wider decentralization of mining methods for Epic.
Cryptodiffer Community
I’m a newbie in crypto and blockchain so how will Epic Cash team target and educate people who don’t know about blockchain and crypto?
What is the uniqueness of Epic Cash that cannot be found in other project that´s been released so far ?
Yoga Dude Pr&Marketing at Epic Cash
Actually, while we have our white paper translated into over 30 languages, we are more focused on explaining our uses and advantages rather than cold specs. Our tech is solid, but we not get hung up on pure tech talk which most casual users do not need to or care to understand. As long as our fundamentals and tech are secure and user friendly our primary goal is to educate about use cases and market potential.
The uniqueness of Epic Cash is its amalgamation of “whats good” in other cryptos. We use Mimblewimble for privacy and anonymity. Our blockchain is much lighter than our competitors. We are the only Mimblewimble crypto to use a unique cocktail of mining algorithms allowing to be mined by casual miners with gaming rigs and laptops, while remaining friendly to GPU and CPU farmers.
The “uniqueness” is learning from the mistakes of those who came before us, we evolved and learned, which is why our privacy is better, we are faster, we are fungible, we offer diverse mining and so on. We are the best blend — thats powerful and unique
Cryptodiffer Community
Can you share EPIC’s vision for decentralized finance (DEFI)? What features do EPIC have to support DEFI?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
We view Epic as ideally suited to be the decentralized digital reserve asset of the new Private Internet of Money that’s emerging. At a technology level, atomic swaps can be created to build liquidity bridges so that wrapped Epic tokens (like WBTC, WETH) can trade on other networks as ERC20, BEP2, NEP5, VIP180, Algorand and so on. There is more Bitcoin value locked on Ethereum than in Lightning Network, so we will similarly integrate Epic so that it can trade on networks such as Uniswap, Kyber, and so on.
Longer term, if there is market demand for it, thanks to Scriptless Script functionality our blockchain has, we can build “Confidential Assets” (which Raven, Tari, and Beam are all also working on) that enable people to create tokenized assets in a private way.
Cryptodiffer Community
If you could choose one celebrity to promote Epic-cash, who that would be?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
I am a firm believer that the strength of the project lies in allowing community members to become their own celebrities, if their content is good enough the community will propel them to celebrity status. Organic celebrities with small but loyal following are vastly more beneficial than big name professional shills with inflated but non caring audiences.
I remember the early days of Apple when an enthusiastic dude named Guy Kawasaki became Apple Evangelist, he was literally going around stores that sold Apple and visited user groups and Evangelized his belief in Apple. This guy became a Legend and helped Apple become what it is today.
Epic Cash will have its OWN Celebrities
Cryptodiffer Community
How does $EPIC solve scalability of transactions? Current blockchains face issues with scalability a lot, how does $EPIC creates a solution to it?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Epic Cash is utilizing Mimblewimble technology. Besides the privacy & fungibility aspect of the tech. There is the scalability features of it. It is implemented into Epic by transaction cut-through. Which means it allows nodes to remove all intermediate transactions, thus significantly reducing the blockchain size without affecting its validation. Mimblewimble also does not use addresses like a BTC address, and amount of transactions are also not recorded. One problem Monero and Bitcoin are facing now is scalability. It is evident today that data is getting more expensive and that will be a problem in the long run for those coins. Epic is 90% lighter and more scalable compared to Monero and Bitcoin.
Cryptodiffer Community
what are the ways that Epic Cash generates profits/revenue to maintain your project and what is its revenue model ? How can it make benefit win-win to both invester and your project ?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
There is a block subsidy of 7.77% that declines 1.11% per year until 0, where it stays after that. As a nonprofit community effort, this extremely modest amount goes much further than in other projects, which often take 20, 30, even 50+ % of the coin supply. We believe that this ongoing funding model best aligns the long term incentives for all participants and balances the compromises between the ends of the centralized/decentralized spectrum of choices that any project must make.
Cryptodiffer Community
Q1 : What are your major goals to archive in the next 3–4 years?
Q2 : What are your plans to expand and gain more adoption?
Yoga Dude Pr&Marketing at Epic Cash
Max already talked about our technical plans and goals in his roadmap. Allow me to talk more about the non technical 😁
We are aiming for broader reach in the non technical more mainstream community — this is a big challenge but we believe it is doable. By offering simpler ways to mine Epic Cash (with smart phones for example), and by doing more education we will achieve the holy grail of crypto — moving past the fiat bridges and getting Epic Cash to be accepted as means of payment for goods and services. We will accomplish this by working with regional advocacy groups, community interaction, off-line promotional activities and diverse social media targeting.
Cryptodiffer Community
It seems to me that EpicCash will have its first Halving, right? Why a halving so soon?
Is a mobile version feasible?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Our supply emission catches up to that of Bitcoin’s first 19 years after 8 years in Epic, so that requires more frequent halvings. Today’s block emission is 16, next up are 8, 4, 2, and then finally 0.15625. After that, the supply of Epic and that of BTC stay synchronized until maxing out at 21m coins in 2140.
Today we have a mobile wallet through the Vitex app, a native mobile wallet coming, and are working on mobile mining.
Cryptodiffer Community
What markets will you add after that?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
Well, we are aiming to have ALL markets
Epic Cash in its final iteration will be usable by everyone everywhere regardless of their technical expertise. We are not limiting ourselves to the technocrats, one of our main goals is to help the billions of unbanked. We want everyone to be able to mine, buy, and most of all USE Epic Cash — gamers, farmers, soccer moms, students, retirees, everyone really — even bankers (well once we defeat the banking industry)
We will continue building on the multilingual diversity of our global community adding support and advocacy groups in more countries in more languages.
Epic Cash is More than Money and its for Everyone.
Cryptodiffer Community
Almost, all cryptocurrencies are decentralized & no-one knows who owns that cryptocurrencies ! then also, why Privacy is needed? hats the advantages of Private coins?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
With a public transparent blockchain such as Bitcoin, you are permanently posting a detailed history of your money movements open for anyone to see (not just legitimate authorities, either!) — It would be considered crazy to post your credit card or bank statements to Twitter, but that’s what is happening every time you send a transaction that is not private. This excellent video from community contributor Spencer Lambert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0blbfmvCq\_4 explains better than I can.
Privacy is not just for criminals, it’s for everyone. Do you want your landlord to increase the rent when he sees that you get a raise? Your insurance company to raise your healthcare costs because they see you buying too much ice cream? If you’re a business, do you want your employees to see how much money their coworkers make? Do you want your competitors to trace your supplier and customer relationships? Of course not. By privacy being default for everyone, cryptocurrency can be used in a much wider range of situations without unacceptable compromises.
Cryptodiffer Community
What are the main utility and real-life usage of the #EPIC As an investor, why should we invest in the #EPIC project as a long-term investment?
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
Epic Cash can be used as a Private and Fungible store of value, medium of exchange, and unit of account. As Epic Cash grows and becomes adopted it can be compared to how Bitcoin and Monero is used and adopted as well. As Epic is adopted by the masses, it can be accepted as a medium of exchange for store owners and as fungible payments without the worry of having money that is tainted. Epic Cash as a store of value may be a good long term aspect of investment to consider. Epic Cash carries an inelastic fixed supply economic model of 21 million coins. There will be 5 halvings which this month of June will be our first halving of epic. From a block reward of 16 Epic reduced to 8. If we look at BTC’s price action and history of their halvings it has been proven and show that there has been an increase in value due to the scarcity and from halvings a reduction of # of BTC’s mined per block. An inelastic supply model like Bitcoin provides proof of the circulating supply compared to the total supply by the history of it’s Price action which is evident in long term charts since the birth of Bitcoin. EPIC Plans to have 5 halvings before the year 2028 to match the emissions of Bitcoin which we call the singularity event. Below is a chart displaying our halvings model approaching singularity. Once bitcoin and cryptocurrency becomes adopted mainstream, the fungibility problem will be more noticed by the general public. Privacy coins and the features of fungibility/scalability will most likely be sought over. Right now a majority of people believe that all cryptocurrency is fungible. However, that is not true. We can already see Chainalysis confirming that they can trace and track and even for other well-known privacy coins today such as Z-Cash.
Cryptodiffer Community
  1. You aim to reach support from a global community, what are your plans to get spanish speakers involved into Epic Cash? And emerging markets like the african
  2. How am I secure I won’t be affected by receiving tainted money?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Native speakers from our community are working to raise awareness in key markets such as mining in Argentina and Venezuela for Spanish (Roberto Navarro called Epic “the holy grail of cryptocurrency” and Ethiopia and certain North African countries that have the lowest electricity costs in the world. Remittances between USA and Latin American countries are expensive and slow, so Epic is also perfect for people to send money back home as well.
Cryptodiffer Community
Do EPICs in 2020 focus more on research and coding, or on sales and implementation?
Yoga Dude PR&Marketing at Epic Cash
We will definitely continue to work on research and coding, with emphasis on improved accessibility (especially via smartphones) usability, security and privacy.
In terms of financial infrastructure will continuing to add exchanges both KYC and non KYC.
Big part of our plans is in ongoing Marketing and PR outreach. The idea is to make Epic Cash a viral sensation of sorts. If we can get Epic Cash adopters to spread the word and tell their family, coworkers and friends about Epic Cash — there will be no stopping us and to help that happen we have a growing army of content creators, and supporters.
Everyone with skin in the game gets the benefit of advancing the cause.
Folks also, this isn’t an answer to the question but an example of a real-world Epic Cash content —
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtAVEqKGgqY
a challenge from one of our content creators to beat his 21 pull ups and get 100 epics! This has not been claimed yet — people need to step up 🙂 and to help that I will match another 100 Epic Cash to the first person to beat this
Cryptodiffer Community
I was watching some videos explaining how to send and receive transactions in EpicCash, which consists of ports and sending links, my question is why this is so, which, for now, looks complex?
Let’s talk about the economic model, can EpicCash comply with the concept of value reserve?
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
In V3, which is coming later this summer, Epic can be sent over Tor, which eliminates this issue of port opening, even though using tools like ngrok.io, it’s not necessarily as painful as directly configuring the router ports. Early Lightning Network had this issue as well and it’s something we have a plan to address via research into non-interactive transactions. “Fire and Forget” payments to an address, as people are used to in Bitcoin, is coming to Epic and we’re excited to develop functionality that other advanced mimblewimble coins don’t yet have. We are committed to constant improvement in usability and utility, to make our money system the ease of use leader.
We are involved in the project (anyone can join the Freeman Family) because we believe that simply by choosing to use a form of money that better aligns with our ideals, that we can make a positive change in the world. Some of my thoughts about how I got involved are here: https://medium.com/epic-cash/the-freeman-family-e3b9c3b3f166
Max Freeman Project Lead at Epic Cash
Huge thanks to our friends Maks and Vladyslav, we welcome everyone to come say hi at one of our friendly communities. It is extremely early in this journey, our market cap is only 0.5m right now, whereas the 3 other mimblewimble coins are at $20m, $30m and $100m respectively. Epic is a historic opportunity to follow in the footsteps of legends such as Bitcoin and Monero, and we hope to become the first Top 5 privacy coin project.
Xenolink Advisor at Epic Cash
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I literally have tens of thousands of dollars in top-shelf hardware, looking to repurpose some before selling on eBay to build a NAS system, possibly a dedicated firewall device as well. o_O

Q1) What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.**

A1) This will be a dedicated NAS system for my home network. As such, I'm looking to have it:

- Host ##TB's of 720, 1080 & up resolution Movies and TV Shows I'm about to begin ripping from a MASSIVE DVD & Blueray collection I have.

- My kids are big on Minecraft. I understand it's possible to host your own "worlds" (or whatever they call the maps you can build) on your own "server". I think it would be pretty neat to offer them (& their friends - if can be done 'safely/securely') their own partition on one of my NAS HDD's.

- I also have accounts with a couple diff VPN companies... I understand it's possible (?) to sync said VPN's with a NAS, this might be a more relative topic on the next point/purpose...

- I'd like to be able to remotely link to this NAS for when I travel overseas and want to stream at my temp location from my house/this NAS.
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Q2) What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?**

* A2) Here's where I make matters more complicated than most others would... I've been an advocate for Bitcoin and crypto-currencies in general since 2013. I invested in a small mining outfit back in 2014 (strictly Bitcoin/ASIC's). One of my buddies is the President of a large-scale mining operation (foreign and domestic) and he convinced me to dabble in the GPU mining-space. I made my first hardware purchase in Q4, 2017 and launched a small-scale GPU-Farm in my house since then. I had the rigs mining up until Q3 of 2018 (not cost-efficient to keep on, especially living in SoFlo) and since then, the hardware's been collecting dust (& pissing off my family members since they lost access to 3X rooms in the house - I won't let anyone go near my gear). One of my New Years Resolutions for 2019 was to clear out the house of all my mining equipment so that's all about to go up on eBay. So "budget" is relative to whatever I "MUST" spend if I can't repurpose any of the parts I already have on hand for this build... (Anyone having something I "need" and is looking to barter for one of the items I'll list later on in here, LMK).
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Q3) When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.**

A3) IMMEDIATELY! :)
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Q4) What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc\)**

A4) Well I had a half-assed idea approximately 1 year ago that it might be wise to build a bunch of 'gaming rigs' to sell on eBay with my intended repurposed mining hardware so I went on a shopping spree for like 6 months. That said; I've got a plethora of various other components that aren't even unboxed yet. 90% of the items I've purchased for this additional project were items that were marked down via MIR (mail-in-rebates) & what-not...
AFAIK, there are only 3X items I absolutely do not have which I 'MUST' find. Those would be - 1) Motherboard which accepts "ECC RAM". 2) CPU for said MOBO. 3) Said "ECC RAM".\* 
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Q5) Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?**

A5) I'm located in Southwest Florida. No Microcenter's here. Best Buy is pretty much my only option although I am a member of Newegg, Amazon & Costco if that makes any difference?
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Q6) If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.**

A6) In an attempt to better clean up this Q&A, I'm going to list the items I have on-hand at the end of this questionnaire in-case passers-by feel like this might be a TLDR.* (Scroll to the bottom & you'll see what I mean).
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Q7) Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?**

A7) I don't think that's necessary for my intended purpose although - I'm not against it if that helps & FWIW, I'm pretty skilled @ this task already (it's not rocket science).
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Q8) Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)**

A8) As stated in A4; ECC RAM is non-negotiable... RAID seems like a logical application here as well.

- This will predominantly be receiving commands from MacOS computers. I don't think that matters really but figured it couldn't hurt to let you guys know.\*

- I'd also be quite fond of implementing "PFSENSE" (or something of that caliber) applied to this system so I could give my Netgear Nighthawks less stress in that arena, plus my limited understanding of PFSENSE is that it's ability to act as a firewall runs circles around anything that comes with consumer-grade Wi-Fi routers (like my Nighthawks). Just the same, I'm open to building a second rig just for the firewall.\*

- Another desirable feature would be that it draws as little electricity from the wall as possible. (I'm EXTREMELY skilled in this arena. I have "Kill-A-Watts" to test/gauge on, as well as an intimate understanding of the differences between Silver, Gold, Platinum and Titanium rated PSU's. As well as having already measured each of the PSU's I have on-hand and taken note of the 'target TDP draw' ("Peak Power Efficiency Draw") each one offers when primed with X amount of GPU's when I used them for their original purpose.\*

- Last, but not least, sound (as in noise created from the rig). I'd like to prop this device up on my entertainment center in the living room. I've (almost) all of the top-shelf consumer grade products one could dream of regarding fans and other thermal-related artifacts.

- Almost forgot; this will be hosting to devices on the KODI platform (unless you guys have better alternative suggestions?)
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Q9) Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?**

A9) Definitely! Desired theme would be WHITE. If that doesn't work for whatever reason, black or gray would suffice. Regarding "Case Size". Nah, that's not too important although I don't foresee a mini-ITX build making sense if I'm going to be cramming double digit amounts of TB in the system, Internal HDD's sounds better than a bunch of externals plugged in all the USB ports.
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Q10) Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?**

A10) I don't know. If I do need a copy of Windows, I don't have one so that's something I'll have to consider I guess. I doubt that's a necessity though.
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**Extra info or particulars:*\*

AND NOW TO THE FUN-STUFF... Here's a list of everything (PARTS PARTS PARTS) I have on-hand and ready to deploy into the wild &/or negotiate a trade/barter with:

CASES -
Corsair Carbide Series Air 540 Arctic White (Model# Crypto-Currency-9011048-WW) - (Probably my top pick for this build).
Cooler Master HAF XB EVO (This is probably my top 1st or 2nd pick for this build, the thing is a monster!).
Cooler Master Elite 130 - Mini ITX - Black
Cooler Master MasterBox 5 MID-Tower - Black & White
Raidmax Sigma-TWS - ATX - White
MasterBox Lite 5 - ATX - Black w/ diff. Colored accent attachments (included with purchase)
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White Steel/Tempered Glass Edition
EVGA DG-76 Alpine White - Mid Tower w/ window
EVGA DG-73 Black - Mid Tower w/ window (I have like 3 of these)

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CPU's -
***7TH GEN OR BELOW INTEL's ("Code Name Class mentioned next to each one)**\*
Pentium G4400 (Skylake @54W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC CAPABLE"
Celeron G3930 (Kaby Lake @ 51W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC CAPABLE" :)
i5 6402P (Skylake @65W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(
i5 6600k (Skylake @ 91W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(
i7 6700 (Skylake @ 65W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(
i7 7700k (Kaby Lake @ 95W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(


***8TH GEN INTEL's **\*
i3-8350K (Coffee Lake @91W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "ECC FRIENDLY" :)
I5-8600K (Coffee Lake @95W TDP) - Intel ARK states is "NOT ECC CAPABLE" :(


***AMD RYZEN's **\*
Ryzen 3 2200G
Ryzen 5 1600
Ryzen 7 1700X

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MOTHERBOARDS -

***7TH GEN AND BELOW INTEL BASED MOBO'S - **\*
MSI Z170A-SLI
ASUS PRIME Z270-A
ASUS PRIME Z270-P
ASUS PRIME Z270-K
EVGA Z270 Stinger
GIGABYTE GA-Z270XP-SLI
MSI B150M ARCTIC
MSI B250M MICRO ATX (PRO OPT. BOOST EDITION)

***8TH GEN INTEL BASED MOBO'S - **\*
EVGA Z370 FTW
GIGABYTE Z370XP SLI (Rev. 1.0)
MSI Z370 SLI PLUS


***AMD RYZEN BASED MOBO'S - **\*
ASUS ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING
MSI B350 TOMAHAWK
MSI X370 GAMING PRO
ASROCK AB350M PRO4
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RAM -

Way too many to list, nothing but 4 & 8GB DDR4 sticks and unfortunately, none are ECC so it's not even worth mentioning/listing these unless someone reading this is willing to barter. At which time I'd be obliged to send an itemized list or see if I have what they're/you're specifically looking for.\*
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THERMAL APPLICATIONS/FANS -
JUST FANS -
BeQuiet -
Pure Wings 2 (80mm)
Pure Wings 2 (120mm)
Pure Wings 2 (140mm)
Silent Wings 3 PWM (120mm)

NOCTUA -
PoopBrown - NF-A20 PWM (200mm) Specifically for the BIG "CoolerMaster HAF XB EVO" Case
GREY - NF-P12 Redux - 1700RPM (120mm) PWM
Corsair -
Air Series AF120LED (120mm)

CPU COOLING SYSTEMS -
NOCTUA -
NT-HH 1.4ml Thermal Compound
NH-D15 6 Heatpipe system (this thing is the tits)

EVGA (Extremely crappy coding in the software here, I'm like 99.99% these will be problematic if I were to try and use in any OS outside of Windows, because they barely ever work in the intended Windows as it is).
CLC 240 (240mm Water-cooled system
CRYORIG -
Cryorig C7 Cu (Low-Profile Copper Edition*)

A few other oversized CPU cooling systems I forget off the top of my head but a CPU cooler is a CPU cooler after comparing to the previous 3 models I mentioned.
I almost exclusively am using these amazing "Innovation Cooling Graphite Thermal Pads" as an alternative to thermal paste for my CPU's. They're not cheap but they literally last forever.

NZXT - Sentry Mesh Fan Controller
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POWER SUPPLIES (PSU's) -
BeQuiet 550W Straight Power 11 (GOLD)

EVGA -
750P2 (750W, Platinum)
850P2 (850W, Platinum)
750T2 (750W, TITANIUM - yeah baby, yeah)

ROSEWILL -
Quark 750W Platinum
Quark 650W Platinum

SEASONIC -
Focus 750W Platinum
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STORAGE -
HGST Ultrastar 3TB - 64mb Cache - 7200RPM Sata III (3.5)
4X Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD's
2X Team Group L5 LITE 3D 2.5" SSD's 480GB
2X WD 10TB Essential EXT (I'm cool with shucking)
+ 6X various other external HDD's (from 4-8TB) - (Seagate, WD & G-Drives)
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Other accessories worth mentioning -
PCI-E to 4X USB hub-adapter (I have a dozen or so of these - might not be sufficient enough &/or needed but again, 'worth mentioning' in case I somehow ever run out of SATA & USB ports and have extra external USB HDD's. Although, I'm sure there would be better suited components if I get to that point that probably won't cost all that much).
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Needless to say, I have at least 1X of everything mentioned above. In most all cases, I have multiples of these items but obviously won't be needing 2X CPU's, Cases, etc...

Naturally, I have GPU's. Specifically;

At least 1X of every. Single. NVIDIA GTX 1070 TI (Yes, I have every variation of the 1070 ti made by MSI, EVGA and Zotac. The only brand I don't have is the Gigabyte line. My partners have terrible experience with those so I didn't even bother. I'm clearly not going to be needing a GPU for this build but again, I'm cool with discussing the idea of a barter if anyone reading this is in the market for one.

I also have some GTX 1080 TI's but those are already spoken for, sorry.

It's my understanding that select CPU's I have on this list are ECC Friendly and AFAIK, only 1 of my MOBO's claims to be ECC Friendly (The ASROCK AB350M PRO4), but for the life of me, I can't find any corresponding forums that confirm this and/or direct me to a listing where I can buy compatible RAM. Just the same, if I go w/ the ASROCK MOBO, that means I'd be using one of the Ryzens. Those are DEF. power hungry little buggers. Not a deal-breaker, just hoping to find something a little more conservative in terms of TDP.


In closing, I don't really need someone to hold my hand with the build part as much as figuring out which motherboard, CPU and RAM to get. Then I'm DEFINITELY going to need some guidance on what OS is best for my desired purpose. If building 2X Rigs makes sense, I'm totally open to that as well...
Rig 1 = EPIC NAS SYSTEM
Rig 2 = EPIC PFSENSE (or the like) DEDICATED FIREWALL

Oh, I almost forgot... The current routers I'm using are...
1X Netgear Nighthawk 6900P (Modem + Router)
1X Netgear Nighthawk X6S (AC 4000 I believe - Router dedicated towards my personal devices - no IoT &/or Guests allowed on this one)
1X TP-Link Archer C5 (Router). Total overkill after implementing the Nighthawks but this old beast somehow has the best range, plus it has 2X USB ports so for now, it's dedicated towards my IoT devices.
---- I also have a few other Wi-Fi routers (Apple Airport Extreme & some inferior Netgear's but I can only allocate so many WiFi Routers to so many WiFi channels w/out pissing off my neighbors) On that note, I have managed to convince my neighbors to let me in their house/WiFi configuration so we all have our hardware locked on specific, non-competing frequencies/channels so everyone's happy. :)


Please spare me the insults as I insulted myself throughout this entire venture. Part of why I did this was because when I was a kid, I used to fantasize about building a 'DREAM PC' but could never afford such. To compensate for this deficiency, I would actually print out the latest and greatest hardware components on a word document, print the lists up & tape to wall (for motivation). I was C++ certified at the age of 14 and built my first PC when I was 7. At the age of 15 I abandoned all hope in the sector and moved on to other aspirations. This entire ordeal was largely based off me finally fulfilling a childhood fantasy. On that note = mission accomplished. Now if I'm actually able to fulfill my desires on this post, I'm definitely going to feel less shitty about blowing so much money on all this stuff over the last couple years.

TIA for assisting in any way possible. Gotta love the internets!


THE END.
:)

EDIT/UPDATE (5 hours after OP) - My inbox is being inundated with various people asking for prices and other reasonable questions about my hardware being up for sale. Not to be redundant but rather to expound on my previous remarks about 'being interested in a bartetrade' with any of you here...

I did say I was going to sell my gear on eBay in the near future, I also said I wanted to trade/barter for anything relative to helping me accomplish my OP's mission(s). I'm not desperate for the $$$ but I'm also not one of those people that likes to rip other people off. That said; I value my time and money invested in this hardware and I'm only willing to unload it all once I've established I have ZERO need for any of it here in my home first. Hence my writing this lengthy thread in an attempt to repurpose at least a grand or two I've already spent.

One of the most commonly asked questions I anticipate receiving from interested bodies is going to be "How hard were you on your hardware?" Contrary to what anyone else would have probably done in my scenario which is say they were light on it whether they were or weren't, I documented my handling of the hardware, and have no problem sharing such documentation with verified, interested buyers (WHEN THE TIME COMES) to offer you guys peace of mind.

I have photo's and video's of the venture from A-Z. I am also obliged to provide (redacted) electricity bill statements where you can correlate my photo's (power draw on each rig), and also accurately deduct the excess power my house consumed with our other household appliances. Even taking into consideration how much (more) I spent in electricity from keeping my house at a constant, cool 70-72F year-round (via my Nest thermostat). Even without the rigs, I keep my AC @ 70 when I'm home and for the last 1.5-2 years, I just so happened to spend 85% of my time here at my house. When I would travel, I'd keep it at 72 for my wife & kids.
Additionally; I had each GPU 'custom' oveunderclocke'd (MSI Afterburner for all GPU's but the EVGA's).*
I doubt everyone reading this is aware so this is for those that don't.... EVGA had the brilliant idea of implementing what they call "ICX technology" in their latest NVIDIA GTX GPU's. The short(est) explanation of this "feature" goes as follows:

EVGA GPU's w/ "ICX 9 & above" have EXTRA HEAT/THERMAL SENSORS. Unlike every other GTX 1070 ti on the market, the one's with this feature actually have each of 2/2 on-board fans connected to individual thermal sensors. Which means - if you were to use the MSI Afterburner program on one of these EVGA's and create a custom fan curve for it, you'd only be able to get 1/2 of the fans to function the way intended. The other fan simply would not engage as the MSI Afterburner software wasn't designed/coded to recognize/ communicate with an added sensor (let alone sensor'S). This, in-turn, would likely result in whoever's using it the unintended way having a GPU defect on them within the first few months I'd imagine... Perhaps if they had the TDP power settings dumbed down as much as I did (60-63%), they might get a year or two out of it since it wouldn't run as near as hot, but I doubt any longer than that since cutting off 50% of the cooling system on one of these can't be ignored too long, surely capacitors would start to blow and who knows what else...
(Warning = RANT) Another interesting side-note about the EVGA's and their "Precision-X" OveUnderclocking software is that it's designed to only recognize 4X GPU's on a single system. For miners, that's just not cool. My favorite builds had 8X and for the motherboards that weren't capable of maintaining stable sessions on 8, I set up with 6X. Only my EVGA Rigs had 3 or 4X GPU's dedicated to a single motherboard. Furthermore, and as stated in an earlier paragraph, (& this is just my opinion) = EVGA SOFTWARE SUCKS! Precision X wasn't friendly with every motherboard/CPU I threw at it and their extension software for the CLC Close-Loop-Cooling/ CPU water-coolers simply didn't work on anything, even integrating into their own Precision-X software. The amount of time it took me to finally find compatible matches with that stuff was beyond maddening. (END RANT).
Which leads me to my other comments on the matter. That's what I had every single 1070 ti set at for TDP = 60-63%. Dropping the power load that much allowed me to bring down (on average) each 1070 ti to a constant 110-115W (mind you, this is only possible w/ "Titanium" rated PSU's, Platinum comes pretty damn close to the Titanium though) while mining Ethereum and was still able to maintain a bottom of 30 MH/s and a ceiling of 32 MH/s. Increasing the TDP to 80, 90, 100% or more only increased my hashrates (yields) negligibly, like 35-36 MH/s TOPS, which also meant each one was not only pulling 160-180W+ (Vs. the aforementioned 115'ish range), it also meant my rigs were creating a significantly greater amount of heat! Fortunately for the GPU's and my own personal habits, I live in South Florida where it's hot as balls typically, last winter was nothing like this one. Increasing my yields by 10-15% didn't justify increasing the heat production in my house by >30%, nor the added electricity costs from subjecting my AC handlers to that much of an extra work-load. For anyone reading this that doesn't know/understand what I'm talking about - after spending no less than 2-3 hours with each. and. every. one. I didn't play with the settings on just one and universally apply the settings to the rest. I found the 'prime' settings and documented them with a label-maker and notepad. Here's the math in a more transparent manner:

*** I NEVER LET MY GPU's BREACH 61C, EVER. Only my 8X GPU rigs saw 60-61 & it was the ones I had in the center of the build (naturally). I have REALLY high power fans (used on BTC ASIC MINERS) that were sucking air from those GPU's which was the only way I was able to obtain such stellar results while mining with them. **\*
Mining at "acceptable" heat temps (not acceptable to me, but most of the internet would disagree = 70C) and overclocking accordingly brings in X amount of yields per unit. =
'Tweaking' (underclocking) the GPU's to my parameters reduced my yield per unit from -10-15%, but it SAVED me well over 30-35% in direct electricity consumption, and an unknown amount of passive electricity consumption via creating approximately 20%+ less heat for my AC handler to combat.

I say all this extra stuff not just for anyone interested in mining with their GPU's, but really to answer (in-depth) the apparent questions you people are asking me in PM's. Something else that should help justify my claims of being so conservative should be the fact I only have/used "Platinum and Titanium" rated PSU's. Heat production, power efficiency and longevity of the hardware were ALWAYS my top priority.* . I truly thought Crypto would continue to gain and/or recover and bounce back faster than it did. If this project had maintained positive income for 12 months+, I'd have expanded one of our sites to also cater to GPU mining on a gnarly scale.

Once I have my NAS (& possibly 2nd rig for the firewall) successfully built, I'll be willing/able to entertain selling you guys some/all of the remaining hardware prior to launching on eBay. If there's something you're specifically looking for that I listed having, feel free to PM me with that/those specific item(s). Don't count on an immediate response but what you can count on is me honoring my word in offering whoever asks first right of refusal when the time comes for me to sell this stuff. Fortunately for me, PM's are time-stamped so that's how I'll gauge everyone's place in line. I hope this extra edit answers most of the questions you guys wanted to have answered and if not, sorry I guess. I'll do my best to bring light to anything I've missed out on after I realize whatever that error was/is. The only way anyone is getting first dibs on my hardware otherwise is if they either offer compelling insight into my original questions, or have something I need to trade w/.

THE END (Round#2)


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Retailers Around The World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel

Retailers Around The World That Accept Crypto, From Pizza to Travel


News by Cointelegraph: Jinia Shawdagor
Earlier on, when Bitcoin (BTC) arrived on the scene, most cryptocurrency enthusiasts held on to their coins, as there were only so many places they could be spent. Nowadays, the list of marketplaces and retailers accepting Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is significantly larger, providing crypto enthusiasts with more options for making real-world purchases.
After all, with recognizable organizations like Microsoft and Wikipedia now accepting Bitcoin as payment, conversations about Bitcoin and the power of cryptocurrencies are becoming more prominent.
Currently, several fast-food restaurants and coffee shops have started accepting Bitcoin as payment. This will likely provide traction for mass adoption as cryptocurrency payments become increasingly commonplace in day-to-day purchases.
Granted, there are some jurisdictions that do not consider Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency as legal tender. Despite this set back, even big tech companies like Facebook are coming up with payment systems that mimic cryptocurrencies.
Here are some of the leading retailers, merchants and companies that will let you book flights and hotels, buy coffee or pizza, or even go to space with crypto.

Pay for a burger in Germany with crypto

The German branch of fast-food restaurant chain Burger King now claims to accept Bitcoin as payment for its online orders and deliveries, but this is not the first time Burger King has warmed up to Bitcoin as a form of payment.
The company, headquartered in Florida in the United States, had its Russian branch announce in 2017 that it would start accepting Bitcoin payments, but it ultimately did not take off. The global fast-food retailer reports an annual revenue of about $20 billion and serves about 11 million customers around the world. If all its outlets move to accept Bitcoin as payment, cryptocurrency adoption would inevitably spread.

Spend crypto at Starbucks and other places

For crypto payments to gain traction, merchants need to implement systems that enable swift and easy cryptocurrency spending. Starbucks is one of the companies taking advantage of this concept through Flexa, a U.S.-based payment startup that is helping the cafe giant, as well as dozens of other companies, accept cryptocurrency payments.
The company developed an app called Spedn that enables crypto holders to make purchases with merchants like Starbucks. The company’s CEO believes that by making cryptocurrencies spendable in the mainstream, commerce will realize the full benefit of blockchain technology all over the world.
Crypto enthusiasts in Silicon Valley’s Palo Alto might already be familiar with Coupa Cafe for other reasons apart from its coffee and food. Through its partnership with a Facebook software developer, Coupa Cafe has been accepting Bitcoin as payment since 2013.
Reports show that the cafe received a steady stream of Bitcoin revenue as soon as they started implementing crypto payments — a clear sign of how eager its customers were to pay in Bitcoin. Coupa Cafe is among the few physical businesses in Palo Alto that accept Bitcoin at the moment. The cafe owners believe that their collaboration with the Facebook software engineer will create more traction in terms of Bitcoin adoption.

Buy food with crypto

With over 50,000 takeaway restaurants listed on its United Kingdom-based site, OrderTakeaways is one of the surest ways to get a pizza paid for with crypto delivered to your doorstep. The company has been accepting Bitcoin payments for online takeout orders since 2018. And other similar services include the Korean platform Shuttledelivery as well as German-based service Lieferando and its subsidiaries in several other countries.
Apart from online orders, crypto can also be spent at a regular Subway restaurants. As early as 2013, several Subway branches started accepting Bitcoin as payment. Now, for a fraction of a Bitcoin, a Subway sandwich can be purchased at select restaurants.

Pay with Bitcoin to tour space

Besides buying food and inexpensive, day-to-day items with crypto, a trip to space can now be bought with Bitcoin. That’s right. Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic, started accepting Bitcoin as payment as far back as 2013. Although Branson’s predicted date for the first commercial flight has been pushed back several times, the company achieved its first suborbital space flight last year. Perhaps soon, people will be able to tour the moon on crypto’s dime.

Buy jewelry with Bitcoin

A brick-and-mortar American jewelry company called Reeds Jewelers accepts Bitcoin for both its physical and online stores. What’s more, if a purchase is worth more than $25,000, the company provides free armored delivery for safety. Other jewelry companies accepting Bitcoin include Blue Nile Jewelry, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry and Coaex Jewelry, to name a few.
A big advantage of purchasing large ticket items — like a diamond — with crypto is that it makes moving around large amounts of money cheap and effortless. Reports show that more Silicon Valley investors are buying jewelry with Bitcoin. Last year, Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry reported a 20% growth in crypto transactions, leading to a boost in the company’s sales. The company has been accepting Bitcoin since 2014.

Send and redeem gift cards with Bitcoin

Gyft, a digital platform that allows users to buy, send and redeem gift cards, was one of the first merchants enabling cryptocurrency adoption to gain traction in the real world. The mobile gift card app allows Bitcoin to be used to purchase gift cards from several retailers, some of which include Burger King, Subway, Amazon and Starbucks. The company has also partnered with popular crypto exchange Coinbase to enable users to buy gift cards from their Coinbase wallets.

Travel and pay in Bitcoin

If a traveler only has Bitcoin at their disposal, the following merchants will gladly offer services in exchange for it. TravelbyBit, a flight and hotel booking service, accepts cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Binance Coin and Litecoin (LTC) as payment.
With a network of over 300 crypto-friendly merchants, the platform is one of the biggest supporters of crypto adoption. TravelbyBit can also alert you to upcoming blockchain events in order to interact with other crypto enthusiasts from around the globe. Other platforms to book flights with crypto include Destinia, CheapBizClass, CheapAir, AirBaltic, Bitcoin.Travel and ABitSky, among others.

Use crypto to book a five-star hotel in Zurich

If ever one finds themselves traveling to Zurich Switzerland, either BTC or Ether (ETH) can be used to pay for a stay in a five-star hotel in Zurich. In May 2019, five-star hotel and spa Dodler Grand announced that it will start accepting Bitcoin and Ether as payment.
The hotel has partnered with a fintech firm Inacta as well as Bity (a Swiss-based crypto exchange) to facilitate the payment and conversion of crypto to fiat money. The hotel boasts an amazing view of the Swiss landscape among other enticing amenities that come with a five-star hotel.

Pay for electronics and more with crypto

For all the gadget lovers, there are a bunch of platforms that allow electronic purchases with cryptocurrency. Newegg, for instance, is an electronic retail giant that uses BitPay to process payments made with digital currencies. Even though one cannot get refunds for Bitcoin purchases, Newegg has a good reputation for quality items.
Plus, the company boasts its being among the first merchants to support cryptocurrency adoption. Other platforms for gadget junkies include Eyeboot (a platform that sells crypto mining rigs in exchange for crypto), Microsoft, FastTech and Alza (a U.K.-based online store that sells phones and beauty products).

An ever-expanding list

It seems clear that more retailers are warming up to the idea of accepting cryptocurrencies. There is still a long way to go before full adoption can be achieved, but many companies have nevertheless benefited from being early adopters. Despite the volatile price movements of cryptocurrencies, all evidence points to a future cashless society that uses digital currencies, and crypto is leading the way.
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[FS][USA-CO][H]Moving sale! ddr3 ram (desktop+server), lga 2011 combos, 256 thread cpus/systems, gpus (firepros), 1366 cpus, g34 cpus, ect [W]specific items, cash, paypal, crypto

__
"well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Crypto preferred. Minimum order $100 (I may lower if im not too busy).
_
will be moving soon so figured I would list everything i wont be able to use through the move, I have alot of stuff for sale, prices may be good or not so great depending on how much I want to sell it
_
-----wanted-----
X200 xeon phi cpus(socket 3647). I dont care if its a es chip and can buy in bulk at the right price
MXM 3.0b gpu for a sager (preferable high end amd)
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash, other cryptos
Timestamps/Pics- https://imgur.com/a/kc4wVKq
MINING GPUS Description Price
AMD SKY 900 NEW they do just under 550h/s on zcash and ~1000h/s on monero $240 (small quantities available)
AMD SKY 700 NEW. A sky 700 will do 280h/s on zcash and 500h/s on monero $140 (medium quantities available)
AMD W7000 used and mined on $100 (small quantities available)
_
DDR3 ram Description Price
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for desktop ad3u1600w4g11-b $15 each 4 sticks available
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for laptop 5M30G75129 $15 1 stick avalible
_
INTEL PHI GEAR Description Price
intel s7200ap motherboard Proprietary board and wiring $550
intel Compute Module HNS7200AP (no fans) works with intel h2000g chassis $599
very barebone h2000g chassis and 4 compute moduals VERY BAREBONE $2000
Earily es Intel phi 64 cores, 256 threads, and 8gb of mcdram, thats half of what the production chips have. This chip isnt fantastic for mining $600 (2 available)
complete running server with 4 cpus 256 cores, 1024 threads, 48gb mcdram, dual 2100w psu (2 es 8gb chips and 2 es 16gb chips) $4200 + shipping
~
Faqs about these systems
~
Q: ddr4 is expensive what do I do! A: good news! you can run the cache on the cpus in flat mode and you do longer need ram. this is not a joke my server running right now has empty dimms. Q: why the excitement? A: the intel s7200ap is the only motherboard available outside of a prebuild system for the x200 intel phis Q: I hate computers but like these what should I do A: Buy a full h2000g chassis and 4 compute modules. it will be plug and play. Q: but does windows like them? A: in typical windows fashion of hating everything that is cool, not so much. I got it to work in windows when I disabled hyperthreading and im still testing. linux worked flawlessly. Edit: if you disable 4 cores they will work with hperthreading enabled Q: how do I control my raging boner? A: Embrace it and if it doesn't die down in 4 hours consult a doctor. Q: WHY DO I NEED THIS! A: It can mine :P (2700h/s on monero on only 200w) Q: how do I give you monies A: I take anything of value including crypto, cash, the corpse of a x99 rig your parting with as a result of this intel bug, ect... 
~
_
Items Description Price
Opteron 6234 12 core, decent for monero or cryptonight $30 (3 available)
W3680 6 core @ 3.3ghz $65
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $20
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5"" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 Decent enterprise ssd's $80 (5 available)
I7 960 Socket 1366 $50
AMCC 9650SE-12ML sata raid controler $10
Jetway PICO NP93-2930r pico itx pc http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NP93.html $125
Intel 80+ platinum 2130w psu (no fans included) FXX2130PCRPS $50 (quantity available)
_
LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
_
LOCAL ONLY Description Price
Corsair h100 AIO fairly old by now $40
mining rig 1 4x amd sky 900, dual opteron $2000
mining rig 2 4 w7000, 1 sky 900, cheap cpus $1500
boxes mostly consumer gpus from abit ago $5
_
As-is hardware No returns for any reason on as-is hardware. I will only accept non refundable payment for these items ie. bitcoin, paypal f&f, or local cash Price
R9 290 Worked for abit, looks like cap fell off $65
ASUS P6t v2 deluxe Killed it with my direct di water cooling setup. 95% chance its dead $30
"
submitted by cdabc123 to homelabsales [link] [comments]

Napkin Math: Total Global Average Cost to Mine a bitcoin

I've made a few assumptions below to try to come to a very generalized understanding of what a bitcoin costs to mine on average, globally, post "halvening." I'm not trying to be too precise and would be happy if I was within 10%-15% of what may actually be true. I tried to stay somewhat conservative (I think) in the estimates by assuming that all mining equipment is the best of the best, and that all electricity is relatively cheap (I understand some operations in China don't pay for electricity).
If there are any glaring mistakes, or major issues I've missed which could skew the result significantly, I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
 
ASSUMPTIONS:
   
CALCULATIONS:
Electricity Cost:
 
Depreciation Cost:
NOTE: I assumed a linear depreciation cost over 180 days useful life of the mining rig. I honestly don't know how long people keep miners (professional, not hobbyists). It does appear that new/better models come out about every 6 months though. It also appears that older mining rigs, at most 2 development cycles old, aren't cost effective. I didn't regard it as appropriate to this estimate to include the few 2 year old USB miners that some hobbyists are using in their basement or attic somewhere. Also, I've heard that some mining manufacturers mine with their new stock first before cleaning it up and sending out for sale, further hurting the ROI on older equipment.
 
Combining the Electricity Cost and Depreciation Cost together we get: (Network Electricity Cost Per Coin) + (Depreciation Cost per Coin) = ($43.30) + ($715.79) = $759.09
 
Property, Plant, and Labor Cost: This is tough and can have a lot of factors. I've written down many but to keep this post length somewhat reasonable, I'm going to simply add on a 15% additional cost to the previous total = (1.15) x ($759.09) =
 
So, the Global Total Mining Average Cost to collectively mine a bitcoin at 12.5 coins awarded per block is about: $872.95
 
As we can see, the Depreciation expense is the biggest factor in the estimate. Any adjustments to the assumption of mining equipments' usable life would significantly affect the estimate. Additionally, this estimate is basically a current "snapshot" of the mining landscape and doesn't include network growth and its effects on mining over time.
 
Again, this is just some napkin math I threw together from a base of assumptions and wasn't intended to be exact. I appreciate hearing any major faults you find in the assumptions or methodology and any suggestions you have regarding the numbers.
submitted by uboyzlikemexico to BitcoinMarkets [link] [comments]

PROFERING SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL CRYPTOCURRENCIES MINING CHALLENGES-THE SWISS ALPS ENERGY PROJECT

Global mining operations consume electricity more than the entire energy consumption of Denmark. Sophisticated computers employed in mining operations are energy sapping, for instance, the Bitman S9 system requires up to 1400W of electricity supply to carry out mining operations effectively. It is therefore no surprise that one of the leading destination for cryptocurrency mining in the world, Iceland publicly declared that it could no longer provide electricity for the ever energy demanding cryptocurrency mining operations.
This issue is seriously undermining the goal of decentralization which blockchain technologies wants to achieve as energy intensive mining operation have concentrated power in the hands of a few in the industry. Furthermore, running successfully mining farms requires massive investment which has made bulk of investors to resorts to using less environmental friendly such as coal operations in China.
It is based on this background that the Swill Alps Mining and Energy team came up with a laudable project to address the numerous problems associated with cryptocurrencies mining globally. Swiss Alps project would not only provide cheap and readily available energy for mining operations but also ensure that the energy is clean and poise no threat to the environment while ensuring that the once abandon structures located in the Swiss Alps are used to create value.
THE SWISS ALPS SOLUTION
While cryptocurrency miners continuously battled how to solve the energy issues facing their operation. It is saddening to know that thousands of structures are wasting away on the Swiss Alps which could be employed in the provision of affordable and renewable energy for mining operations while also generating revenues for the local authority. The Swiss Alps Mining and Energy therefore came up with a feasible solution that explores the numerous potentials of the Swiss Alps that is providing environmental friendly and renewable energy facilities for mining operations. The Swiss Alps Energy AG various initiative are discussed briefly below:
SAM POWER PLANTS
The Swiss Alps Energy propose to provide her own electricity by acquiring green power plants to ensure provision of cheap and readily available to run her SAM cubes initiative to solve the challenge of inadequate and costly energy for mining purposes. Through ecofriendly energy source such as hydro power-plant, wind power sources and photovoltaic systems called SAM power plants, energy would be supplied to Swiss Alps Energy halls and also individual miners can also equip their facilities with it.
The second phase of the SAM power plants project is built on a peer to peer (P2P) platform which would bring together energy producers and consumers together thereby eliminating third parties in the supply chain and consequently reduction in energy prices. Backed by blockchain technologies and smart contract, digitization and decentralization of energy supply is possible. This surely would place Swiss Alps at the forefront of the emerging leaders in the smart energy sector which no doubt is the future.
SAM CUBES
Sam cubes is a modular mining cubes providing advance automatic mining services with little maintenance. It most interesting feature is the Organic Rankine Cycle system; the first of its kind globally. The Organic Rankine System enables conversion of waste heat generated in the industrial process to electricity representing the highest efficiency energy conversion ever. Furthermore, Sam cubes are self-contained, fast-mountable and with custom ventilation system.
They come in two specifications are denoted SAM Unit 1 and SAM Unit 2 with measurement 4x2x2 meter cube and 8x2x2 respectively. It is relatively easy to set up both models on site and with a favorable weather condition on the Swiss mountain (15 degree Celsius); they do not require air conditioning system to keep them cool.
Sam cubes competitive advantage lies in its efficiency. For instance, operating 50 Asic miners with a combine capacity of 700 TH/s together with GPU rigs of total capacity of 4000 MH/s would mine about 115 Etherum and 19 bitcoin annually using SAM unit 1 while SAM unit 2 would double this outcome. The Sam unit is already in operation and in the future would allow mining of other cryptocurrencies besides just Bitcoin and Etherum.
SAM Smart Mining-samaiX
SamaiX is a decision support system which uses artificial intelligence and historical data to forecast and predict profitable cryptocurrencies coins to mine at a particular time. Users that have interest would have option of joining this service provided in the SAE blockchain to assist them in making informed decisions regarding their mining activities.
SAM CENTRES
Office space called SAM centers would be inaugurated at every location where Sam cubes would be deployed at the Swiss Alpine areas. This would be advantageous to the local community as it would ensure protection of their cultural assets that is the already abandon houses in the area and local authorities would also benefits from tax return. Lastly, Sam centers would contribute to economical activity in the area by employing locally source manpower to provide services such as security and others.
SAM BLOCKCHAIN
SAM Paas
Having a perfect knowledge of market needs, Sam blockchain provides a solution that meets diverse needs of users. At the onset, the platform shall provide 5 to 10 selected blockchain frameworks for users some of which include the Know Your Customer-Anti Money Laundering solution as well as the decentralize distribution of electricity on the blockchain. On this platform, users would have opportunity of customizing their own distributed ledger technology in no time.
SAM KYC-AML
Identity verification remains one of the fundamental challenges facing cryptocurrency acceptance across the globe because of fear of money laundering and disclosure of priviledge information by participants.
Sam KYC-AML would allow online verification of users in a simplified without a centralized storage of users’ information instead it would be based on blockchain technology where users can ready confirm their identity. Even in the event of hacking, user’s identity is secured.
THE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
In order to complete this laudable project, Swiss Alps Energy is raising investment through initial coin offering (ICO). Investors would be issued SAM tokens, SAM tokens is the currency of the SAM blockchain and would be listed in major exchanges for trading. It is an etherum based token (ERC-20) with a huge potential for exponential growth in value based on its usage for all payment in the system. It is therefore no surprise as the project initial coin offering was highly rated by reputable cryptocurrency media. The ratings are provided below:
ICO bench 4.0/5ICO marks 9.3/10IcosBest 4.0/5
Investors can purchase the ICO (SAM tokens) using Bitcoin, Etherum or fiat (paper money). Presently the ICO sale is in stage four and each SAM token is presently $0.80. The total supply of SAM token is 311,011,901 tokens. Unsold tokens would be burnt after the ico.
Project Road Map

the project road map.PNG
For further information regarding this project, please get in touch using any of the following links
Whitepaper
Website
Written by : daseento
Bitcointalk profile link:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=1544370
submitted by Daseento to ICO_Bounty [link] [comments]

[FS][USA-CO][H]ddr3 ram (desktop+server), lga 2011 combos, 256 thread cpus/systems, gpus (firepros), 1366 cpus, g34 cpus, ect [W]specific items, cash, paypal, crypto

__
"well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Crypto preferred. Minimum order $100 (I may lower if im not too busy).
_
will be moving soon so figured I would list everything i wont be able to use through the move, I have alot of stuff for sale, prices may be good or not so great depending on how much I want to sell it
_
-----wanted-----
X200 xeon phi cpus(socket 3647). I dont care if its a es chip and can buy in bulk at the right price
MXM 3.0b gpu for a sager (preferable high end amd)
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash, other cryptos
Timestamps/Pics- https://imgur.com/a/kc4wVKq
MINING GPUS Description Price
AMD SKY 900 NEW they do just under 550h/s on zcash and ~1000h/s on monero $240 (small quantities available)
AMD SKY 700 NEW. A sky 700 will do 280h/s on zcash and 500h/s on monero $140 (medium quantities available)
AMD W7000 used and mined on $100 (small quantities available)
_
DDR3 ram Description Price
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for desktop ad3u1600w4g11-b $15 each 4 sticks available
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for laptop 5M30G75129 $15 1 stick avalible
_
INTEL PHI GEAR Description Price
intel s7200ap motherboard Proprietary board and wiring $550
intel Compute Module HNS7200AP (no fans) works with intel h2000g chassis $599
very barebone h2000g chassis and 4 compute moduals VERY BAREBONE $2000
Earily es Intel phi 64 cores, 256 threads, and 8gb of mcdram, thats half of what the production chips have. This chip isnt fantastic for mining $600 (2 available)
complete running server with 4 cpus 256 cores, 1024 threads, 48gb mcdram, dual 2100w psu (2 es 8gb chips and 2 es 16gb chips) $4200 + shipping
~
Faqs about these systems
~
Q: ddr4 is expensive what do I do! A: good news! you can run the cache on the cpus in flat mode and you do longer need ram. this is not a joke my server running right now has empty dimms. Q: why the excitement? A: the intel s7200ap is the only motherboard available outside of a prebuild system for the x200 intel phis Q: I hate computers but like these what should I do A: Buy a full h2000g chassis and 4 compute modules. it will be plug and play. Q: but does windows like them? A: in typical windows fashion of hating everything that is cool, not so much. I got it to work in windows when I disabled hyperthreading and im still testing. linux worked flawlessly. Edit: if you disable 4 cores they will work with hperthreading enabled Q: how do I control my raging boner? A: Embrace it and if it doesn't die down in 4 hours consult a doctor. Q: WHY DO I NEED THIS! A: It can mine :P (2700h/s on monero on only 200w) Q: how do I give you monies A: I take anything of value including crypto, cash, the corpse of a x99 rig your parting with as a result of this intel bug, ect... 
~
_
Items Description Price
Opteron 6234 12 core, decent for monero or cryptonight $30 (3 available)
W3680 6 core @ 3.3ghz $65
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $20
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5"" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 Decent enterprise ssd's $80 (5 available)
I7 960 Socket 1366 $50
AMCC 9650SE-12ML sata raid controler $10
Jetway PICO NP93-2930r pico itx pc http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NP93.html $125
Intel 80+ platinum 2130w psu (no fans included) FXX2130PCRPS $50 (quantity available)
_
LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
_
LOCAL ONLY Description Price
Corsair h100 AIO fairly old by now $40
mining rig 1 4x amd sky 900, dual opteron $2000
mining rig 2 4 w7000, 1 sky 900, cheap cpus $1500
boxes mostly consumer gpus from abit ago $5
_
As-is hardware No returns for any reason on as-is hardware. I will only accept non refundable payment for these items ie. bitcoin, paypal f&f, or local cash Price
R9 290 Worked for abit, looks like cap fell off $65
ASUS P6t v2 deluxe Killed it with my direct di water cooling setup. 95% chance its dead $30
"
submitted by cdabc123 to homelabsales [link] [comments]

[USA-CO][H]ddr3 ram (desktop+server), lga 2011 combos, 256 thread cpus/systems, gpus (firepros), 1366 cpus, g34 cpus, ect [W]specific items, cash, paypal, crypto

__
"well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Crypto preferred. Minimum order $100 (I may lower if im not too busy).
_
will be moving soon so figured I would list everything i wont be able to use through the move, I have alot of stuff for sale, prices may be good or not so great depending on how much I want to sell it
_
-----wanted-----
X200 xeon phi cpus(socket 3647). I dont care if its a es chip and can buy in bulk at the right price
MXM 3.0b gpu for a sager (preferable high end amd)
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash, other cryptos
Timestamps/Pics- https://imgur.com/a/kc4wVKq
MINING GPUS Description Price
AMD SKY 900 NEW they do just under 550h/s on zcash and ~1000h/s on monero $240 (small quantities available)
AMD SKY 700 NEW. A sky 700 will do 280h/s on zcash and 500h/s on monero $140 (medium quantities available)
AMD W7000 used and mined on $100 (small quantities available)
_
DDR3 ram Description Price
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for desktop ad3u1600w4g11-b $15 each 4 sticks available
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for laptop 5M30G75129 $15 1 stick avalible
8gb 1333mhz ddr3 ecc reg for servers mt36jszf1g72pz-1g4d1dd $16 each 10 sticks available
_
INTEL PHI GEAR Description Price
intel s7200ap motherboard Proprietary board and wiring $550
intel Compute Module HNS7200AP (no fans) works with intel h2000g chassis $599
very barebone h2000g chassis and 4 compute moduals VERY BAREBONE $2000
Earily es Intel phi 64 cores, 256 threads, and 8gb of mcdram, thats half of what the production chips have. This chip isnt fantastic for mining $600 (2 available)
complete running server with 4 cpus 256 cores, 1024 threads, 48gb mcdram, dual 2100w psu (2 es 8gb chips and 2 es 16gb chips) $4200 + shipping
~
Faqs about these systems
~
Q: ddr4 is expensive what do I do! A: good news! you can run the cache on the cpus in flat mode and you do longer need ram. this is not a joke my server running right now has empty dimms. Q: why the excitement? A: the intel s7200ap is the only motherboard available outside of a prebuild system for the x200 intel phis Q: I hate computers but like these what should I do A: Buy a full h2000g chassis and 4 compute modules. it will be plug and play. Q: but does windows like them? A: in typical windows fashion of hating everything that is cool, not so much. I got it to work in windows when I disabled hyperthreading and im still testing. linux worked flawlessly. Edit: if you disable 4 cores they will work with hperthreading enabled Q: how do I control my raging boner? A: Embrace it and if it doesn't die down in 4 hours consult a doctor. Q: WHY DO I NEED THIS! A: It can mine :P (2700h/s on monero on only 200w) Q: how do I give you monies A: I take anything of value including crypto, cash, the corpse of a x99 rig your parting with as a result of this intel bug, ect... 
~
_
Items Description Price
Opteron 6234 12 core, decent for monero or cryptonight $30 (3 available)
W3680 6 core @ 3.3ghz $65
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $20
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5"" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 Decent enterprise ssd's $80 (5 available)
I7 960 Socket 1366 $50
AMCC 9650SE-12ML sata raid controler $10
Jetway PICO NP93-2930r pico itx pc http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NP93.html $125
Intel 80+ platinum 2130w psu (no fans included) FXX2130PCRPS $50 (quantity available)
_
LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
_
LOCAL ONLY Description Price
Corsair h100 AIO fairly old by now $40
mining rig 1 4x amd sky 900, dual opteron $2000
mining rig 2 4 w7000, 1 sky 900, cheap cpus $1500
boxes mostly consumer gpus from abit ago $5
_
As-is hardware No returns for any reason on as-is hardware. I will only accept non refundable payment for these items ie. bitcoin, paypal f&f, or local cash Price
R9 290 Worked for abit, looks like cap fell off $65
ASUS P6t v2 deluxe Killed it with my direct di water cooling setup. 95% chance its dead $30
"
submitted by cdabc123 to hardwareswap [link] [comments]

[USA-CO][H]ddr3 ram (desktop+server), lga 2011 combos, 256 thread cpus/systems, gpus (firepros), 1366 cpus, g34 cpus, ect [W]specific items, cash, paypal, crypto

__
"well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Crypto preferred. Minimum order $100 (I may lower if im not too busy).
_
will be moving soon so figured I would list everything i wont be able to use through the move, I have alot of stuff for sale, prices may be good or not so great depending on how much I want to sell it
_
-----wanted-----
X200 xeon phi cpus(socket 3647). I dont care if its a es chip and can buy in bulk at the right price
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash, other cryptos
Timestamps/Pics- https://imgur.com/a/kc4wVKq
MINING GPUS Description Price
AMD SKY 900 NEW they do just under 550h/s on zcash and ~1000h/s on monero $240 (small quantities available)
AMD SKY 700 NEW. A sky 700 will do 280h/s on zcash and 500h/s on monero $140 (medium quantities available)
AMD W7000 used and mined on $100 (small quantities available)
_
DDR3 ram Description Price
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for desktop ad3u1600w4g11-b $15 each 4 sticks available
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for laptop 5M30G75129 $15 1 stick avalible
_
INTEL PHI GEAR Description Price
intel s7200ap motherboard Proprietary board and wiring $550
intel Compute Module HNS7200AP (no fans) works with intel h2000g chassis $599
very barebone h2000g chassis and 4 compute moduals VERY BAREBONE $2000
Earily es Intel phi 64 cores, 256 threads, and 8gb of mcdram, thats half of what the production chips have. This chip isnt fantastic for mining $600 (2 available)
complete running server with 4 cpus 256 cores, 1024 threads, 48gb mcdram, dual 2100w psu (2 es 8gb chips and 2 es 16gb chips) $4200 + shipping
~
Faqs about these systems
~
Q: ddr4 is expensive what do I do! A: good news! you can run the cache on the cpus in flat mode and you do longer need ram. this is not a joke my server running right now has empty dimms. Q: why the excitement? A: the intel s7200ap is the only motherboard available outside of a prebuild system for the x200 intel phis Q: I hate computers but like these what should I do A: Buy a full h2000g chassis and 4 compute modules. it will be plug and play. Q: but does windows like them? A: in typical windows fashion of hating everything that is cool, not so much. I got it to work in windows when I disabled hyperthreading and im still testing. linux worked flawlessly. Edit: if you disable 4 cores they will work with hperthreading enabled Q: how do I control my raging boner? A: Embrace it and if it doesn't die down in 4 hours consult a doctor. Q: WHY DO I NEED THIS! A: It can mine :P (2700h/s on monero on only 200w) Q: how do I give you monies A: I take anything of value including crypto, cash, the corpse of a x99 rig your parting with as a result of this intel bug, ect... 
~
_
Items Description Price
Opteron 6234 12 core, decent for monero or cryptonight $30 (3 available)
W3680 6 core @ 3.3ghz $65
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $20
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5"" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 Decent enterprise ssd's $80 (5 available)
I7 960 Socket 1366 $50
AMCC 9650SE-12ML sata raid controler $10
Jetway PICO NP93-2930r pico itx pc http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NP93.html $125
Intel 80+ platinum 2130w psu (no fans included) FXX2130PCRPS $50 (quantity available)
2011 combo 1 24gb ddr3 ecc, evga sr-x mobo (has some small issues), dual e5-2670's $490
2011 combo 2 24gb ddr3 ecc, supermicro mobo (I can get exact model on request), dual e5-2650's $400
_
LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
_
LOCAL ONLY Description Price
Corsair h100 AIO fairly old by now $40
mining rig 1 4x amd sky 900, dual opteron $2000
mining rig 2 4 w7000, 1 sky 900, cheap cpus $1500
boxes mostly consumer gpus from abit ago $5
_
As-is hardware No returns for any reason on as-is hardware. I will only accept non refundable payment for these items ie. bitcoin, paypal f&f, or local cash Price
R9 290 Worked for abit, looks like cap fell off $45
ASUS P6t v2 deluxe Killed it with my direct di water cooling setup. 95% chance its dead $20
"
submitted by cdabc123 to hardwareswap [link] [comments]

[USA-CO][H]256 thread cpus/systems, mining gpus (firepros), 1366 cpus, g34 cpus, ecc unbuffered ddr4, ect [W]specific items, cash, paypal, crypto

__
"well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Crypto preferred. Minimum order $100 (I may lower if im not too busy).
_
will be moving soon so figured I would list everything i wont be able to use through the move, I have alot of stuff for sale, prices may be good or not so great depending on how much I want to sell it
_
-----wanted-----
X200 xeon phi cpus(socket 3647). I dont care if its a es chip and can buy in bulk at the right price
MXM 3.0b gpu for a sager (preferable high end amd)
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash, other cryptos
Timestamps/Pics- https://imgur.com/a/GkkXn
MINING GPUS Description Price
AMD SKY 900 NEW they do just under 550h/s on zcash and ~1000h/s on monero $240 (small quantities available)
AMD SKY 700 NEW. A sky 700 will do 280h/s on zcash and 500h/s on monero $140 (medium quantities available)
AMD W7000 used and mined on $100 (small quantities available)
_
DDR3 ram Description Price
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for desktop ad3u1600w4g11-b $15 each 8 sticks available
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for laptop 5M30G75129 $15 1 stick avalible
8gb 1333mhz ddr3 ecc reg for servers mt36jszf1g72pz-1g4d1dd $16 each 18 sticks available
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INTEL PHI GEAR Description Price
intel s7200ap motherboard Proprietary board and wiring $550
intel Compute Module HNS7200AP (no fans) works with intel h2000g chassis $599
very barebone h2000g chassis and 4 compute moduals VERY BAREBONE $2000
Earily es Intel phi 64 cores, 256 threads, and 8gb of mcdram, thats half of what the production chips have. This chip isnt fantastic for mining $600 (2 available)
complete running server with 4 cpus 256 cores, 1024 threads, 48gb mcdram, dual 2100w psu (2 es 8gb chips and 2 es 16gb chips) $4200 + shipping
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Faqs about these systems
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Q: ddr4 is expensive what do I do! A: good news! you can run the cache on the cpus in flat mode and you do longer need ram. this is not a joke my server running right now has empty dimms. Q: why the excitement? A: the intel s7200ap is the only motherboard available outside of a prebuild system for the x200 intel phis Q: I hate computers but like these what should I do A: Buy a full h2000g chassis and 4 compute modules. it will be plug and play. Q: but does windows like them? A: in typical windows fashion of hating everything that is cool, not so much. I got it to work in windows when I disabled hyperthreading and im still testing. linux worked flawlessly. Edit: if you disable 4 cores they will work with hperthreading enabled Q: how do I control my raging boner? A: Embrace it and if it doesn't die down in 4 hours consult a doctor. Q: WHY DO I NEED THIS! A: It can mine :P (2700h/s on monero on only 200w) Q: how do I give you monies A: I take anything of value including crypto, cash, the corpse of a x99 rig your parting with as a result of this intel bug, ect... 
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Items Description Price
Opteron 6234 12 core, decent for monero or cryptonight $30 (3 available)
W3680 6 core @ 3.3ghz $65
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $20
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5"" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 Decent enterprise ssd's $80 (5 available)
I7 960 Socket 1366 $50
AMCC 9650SE-12ML sata raid controler $10
Jetway PICO NP93-2930r pico itx pc http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NP93.html $125
Combos with cpu+ram available for the 2011 board as well as the dual 1366 board below Intel 80+ platinum 2130w psu (no fans included)|FXX2130PCRPS| $50 (quantity available) _
LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
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LOCAL ONLY Description Price
Corsair h100 AIO fairly old by now $40
mining rig 1 4x amd sky 900, dual opteron $2000
mining rig 2 4 w7000, 1 s9000, cheap cpus $1500
boxes mostly consumer gpus from abit ago $5
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As-is hardware No returns for any reason on as-is hardware. I will only accept non refundable payment for these items ie. bitcoin, paypal f&f, or local cash Price
R9 290 Worked for abit, looks like cap fell off $65
ASUS P6t v2 deluxe Killed it with my direct di water cooling setup. 95% chance its dead $30
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Why you should buy a used Mining Card.

This post will be for people who are looking to get the most value for their dollar. So if you hate spending your money wisely, stop reading now.
For those less interested in reading, here is video version of this post: https://youtu.be/iplQuI6YxM8
As of the last week and a half, it appears the mining apocalypse has finally died down because graphics card prices are, for the most part, back to their market sale retail price.
Now for a lot of people, that’s great news and they will be buying their 1070 ti’s and 1080’s they have been waiting to buy. Some people are even awaiting the new line of Nvidia cards to come out and buy those. However, there are still a lot of people out there where financially it just doesn’t make sense for them to spend $450 to $600+ on a graphics card. Or just straight up don’t want to pay that much.
So what can you do? Well, given the current market, this is my solution.
If you paid close enough attention to the mining craze, you would have seen that the popularity of alternate coin mining favored the use of Nvidia GPU’s. Thus the demand and prices for Nvidia cards above 2GB skyrocketed. Originally, Radeon cards like RX 480’s and RX 500 series cards were the craze because people would use those cards to mine specific coins (aka Bitcoin). But like I stated before, that trend changed when alternate coin mining became more popular. So what happened to these Radeon cards? Well I didn’t see a lot of them on sale on craigslist or eBay so I assume that people continued to mine with them while barely making it worth what it cost to do so and maybe even attempting to switch over to Nvida cards. However now that the profitability of Alternate mining is down in the dumps and mining altogether right now sucks, people are finally selling ALL of their cards. The best part is, that the Radeon cards now have to compete with Nvidia cards on the used market. Now what makes this so great is that Radeon cards have always been cheaper than Nvidia cards. It’s what they’ve always done to be competitive and make sales. So when an Nvidia card is used, and has been used for mining, the price of that card drops significantly and as a result of that, the Radeon cards have to drop even lower than that, otherwise they won’t sell at all. So what does this mean? It means that right now on the used market, if you want to pick up a high-end gaming card for your rig, get a Radeon card! They’re cheap as hell!
Now a lot of you might be thinking “Yeah I mean, I like to save money as much as the next guy, but I don’t necessarily want to buy a card that’s been trashed in a mining rig.”
Well, allow me to clear up that misconception.
The 1070 Ti I brought brand new for $550. I use it in my own personal rig. The RX 570 8GB card I got for $215 off of craigslist from a miner. The 1070 Ti costs 61% more than the RX 570. So basically, if the 1070 Ti doesn’t perform 61% better than the 570 on these benchmarks, the 570 is a better deal. (These cards were both tested in a system with these components: i5 8600k, 16GB of DDR4 2400 MHz RAM and both cards were not overclocked while testing)
BENCHMARKS
Fallout 4 PUBG League of Legends CSGO Unigine Heaven
Ultra Settings Ultra Settings Highest Settings Highest Settings Ultra Settings
75 FPS 62 FPS 205 FPS 244 FPS 105 FPS
FPS Average: 138.2
Fallout 4 PUBG League of Legends CSGO Unigine Heaven
Ultra Settings Ultra Settings Highest Settings Highest Settings Ultra Settings
38 FPS 42 FPS 195 FPS 159 FPS 82 FPS
FPS Average: 103.2
Now since the 1070 Ti costs 61% more, ideally, you should be getting 61% better performance.
But, after looking at the benchmarks, the 1070 Ti only performs 25.5% better than the RX 570 8GB on average. Essentially, if you choose the 1070 Ti over the RX 570, you're choosing a deal that is 34% worse. And this doesn’t even take into account the additional performance you could get from the 570 if you overclock it.
Now obviously you have to take into account the warranty you would receive if you buy the new card and that extra 34% might be worth that piece of mind to you. However I have been testing the 570 pretty extensively outside of these benchmarks with my editing software and other benchmark tests and the results continually show that the 570 is in good working condition and is definitely worth buying. Now you might be asking, where do I go to find these cards? Well, I’ve said this before on my channel but Craigslist is always your best bet because it is very hard to beat local deals when comparing to what you could find on eBay.
Anyways, that’s the end of the post, I hope you guys enjoyed this comparison and hopefully this information can help somebody to save some extra cash. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below. As always, have a good day!
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Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 160 - DOGE4DOGE - That Awkward Phase

Hey all! GoodShibe here!
One of the key principles of the DOGE4DOGE campaign has been trying to help people remember to re-buy whatever Dogecoin that they spend and use.
I can see a whole lot of Dogecoin moving around, being given to charitable causes and whatnot but I do find myself wondering how much we're picking back up off of the exchanges once it's been dumped there.
Buy it, spend it/tip it, re-fill it.
And, yes, sometimes that's easier than others, getting into the process of buying Dogecoins can be a hassle -- especially when converting from Fiat. But considering that the vast majority of us collected here are already 'believers', taking the time to get yourself set up on an exchange (as we work to simplify the buying process) isn't all that much to ask.
Some simple ways to help contribute?
sh2003 just shared with me Cleanitsupply - a US-based company that allows you to buy home essentials (cleaning supplies and more) with Dogecoin.
This, unfortunately, only seems to serve the US - but it's a great start!
The more options we have, the more stores allowing us to buy actual, useful items (remember that request list that we built last week?) the better off we'll all be.
Find it, buy it, send your DOGEs, re-buy your DOGEs.
It's through actions like these that we can start to un-stick the gears and get our DOGEconomy rolling.
The big question, the sort of elephant in the room, that I'm sensing as of late -- especially as mining becomes more difficult -- is 'why am I converting fiat to Dogecoin if I'm just re-buying Dogecoin?'
One of the sort of interesting observations that I've had, especially as we see those early easily-gotten Dogecoin mining funds dry up from various outreach efforts, is that there's a sort of real hesitation to spend 'real' money on Dogecoin.
Again, not a criticism, just an observation.
What it puts forward is this idea that, well, it's a lot easier to spend free money. Now, to be fair, it's a criticism that's been shared amongst pretty much every other coin as well, but it's one thing that seems to be coming more pronounced with Dogecoin. I'm thinking it's because the halvenings are so frequent, the coin supplies hit so hard at first and then, well, halved -- again and again -- it made it harder for people to re-supply themselves for 'free'.
Now that it's starting to cost 'real' money to get involved, for the average person, it's not as attractive. Especially as we've yet to find our own 'killer app' that you MUST have Dogecoin to use.
This is, well, it's a symptom of our 'awkward teenage years' so to speak. You know that fun part of puberty where things don't always seem to be growing at the same rate -- some things look lop-sided and/or gangly and/or 'different'. We're in that phase where we're in the process of growing up to be whomever we're going to be as an internet currency.
Now's the time for us to get out there and get active, start working on that financial six-pack, maybe read some great books so that we'll have something interesting to talk about when other currencies come calling.
Because, like puberty, it's a fine balance of internal and external growth. The work done now can, quite literally, re-shape how you look and feel and interact with the world as an adult.
And, well, adulthood for us... it's not that far off. We're right in the middle of a metamorphosis... and big things are coming our way.
It's something we all just have to make our peace with and ride through, together.
But, since we're here, grab some DOGEs and fill up your caches - prep yourself for the next surge forward.
Because it's on the horizon.
Or maybe the atmosphere.
Dogecoin is going to the Moon.
Literally.
And it's not going to cost you a dime.
It's 9:03AM EST and we're at 82.94% of DOGEs found. Our Global Hashrate is seeing a massive spike from ~52 to ~65 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is also spiking from ~695 to a massive ~1275.
Looks like the multipools are back in force.
As always, I appreciate your support!
GoodShibe
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If you have skills to sell for Dogecoin or would like to hire a skill that's not on the above list - let me know in the comments and I'll add your request here.
If you want to build a team or have a project you want to move forward, let me know in the comments.
If you have an artist you want to shout out or work you think needs more attention, or sale on the way or a business on the rise... let me know in the comments.
Together, we rise, my friends!
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[USA-CO][H]ddr3 ram (desktop+server), lga 2011 combos, 256 thread cpus/systems, gpus (firepros), 1366 cpus, g34 cpus, ect [W]specific items, cash, paypal, crypto

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"well I got some stuff to sell, shipping included unless local only (80023 broomfield co), prices obo but I may not budge much depending on the item. Crypto preferred. Minimum order $100 (I may lower if im not too busy).
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will be moving soon so figured I would list everything i wont be able to use through the move, I have alot of stuff for sale, prices may be good or not so great depending on how much I want to sell it
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X200 xeon phi cpus(socket 3647). I dont care if its a es chip and can buy in bulk at the right price
MXM 3.0b gpu for a sager (preferable high end amd)
paypal
local cash
bitcoin, ether, zcash, other cryptos
Timestamps/Pics- https://imgur.com/a/kc4wVKq
MINING GPUS Description Price
AMD SKY 900 NEW they do just under 550h/s on zcash and ~1000h/s on monero $240 (small quantities available)
AMD SKY 700 NEW. A sky 700 will do 280h/s on zcash and 500h/s on monero $140 (medium quantities available)
AMD W7000 used and mined on $100 (small quantities available)
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DDR3 ram Description Price
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for desktop ad3u1600w4g11-b $15 each 4 sticks available
4gb 1600mhz ddr3 non-ecc for laptop 5M30G75129 $15 1 stick avalible
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INTEL PHI GEAR Description Price
intel s7200ap motherboard Proprietary board and wiring $550
intel Compute Module HNS7200AP (no fans) works with intel h2000g chassis $599
very barebone h2000g chassis and 4 compute moduals VERY BAREBONE $2000
Earily es Intel phi 64 cores, 256 threads, and 8gb of mcdram, thats half of what the production chips have. This chip isnt fantastic for mining $600 (2 available)
complete running server with 4 cpus 256 cores, 1024 threads, 48gb mcdram, dual 2100w psu (2 es 8gb chips and 2 es 16gb chips) $4200 + shipping
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Faqs about these systems
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Q: ddr4 is expensive what do I do! A: good news! you can run the cache on the cpus in flat mode and you do longer need ram. this is not a joke my server running right now has empty dimms. Q: why the excitement? A: the intel s7200ap is the only motherboard available outside of a prebuild system for the x200 intel phis Q: I hate computers but like these what should I do A: Buy a full h2000g chassis and 4 compute modules. it will be plug and play. Q: but does windows like them? A: in typical windows fashion of hating everything that is cool, not so much. I got it to work in windows when I disabled hyperthreading and im still testing. linux worked flawlessly. Edit: if you disable 4 cores they will work with hperthreading enabled Q: how do I control my raging boner? A: Embrace it and if it doesn't die down in 4 hours consult a doctor. Q: WHY DO I NEED THIS! A: It can mine :P (2700h/s on monero on only 200w) Q: how do I give you monies A: I take anything of value including crypto, cash, the corpse of a x99 rig your parting with as a result of this intel bug, ect... 
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Items Description Price
Opteron 6234 12 core, decent for monero or cryptonight $30 (3 available)
W3680 6 core @ 3.3ghz $65
Emu 1212M PCI 24-Bit/192kHz Balanced Interface Mastering-grade 24-bit, 192kHz converters.Multi-effects Processor. $20
EMC 200GB ENTERPRISE 2.5"" SSD HUSSL4020ASS600 Decent enterprise ssd's $80 (5 available)
I7 960 Socket 1366 $50
AMCC 9650SE-12ML sata raid controler $10
Jetway PICO NP93-2930r pico itx pc http://www.jetwaycomputer.com/NP93.html $125
Intel 80+ platinum 2130w psu (no fans included) FXX2130PCRPS $50 (quantity available)
2011 combo 1 24gb ddr3 ecc, evga sr-x mobo (has some small issues), dual e5-2670's $490
2011 combo 2 24gb ddr3 ecc, supermicro mobo (I can get exact model on request), dual e5-2650's $400
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LOCAL ONLY (unless buyer pays shipping)
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LOCAL ONLY Description Price
Corsair h100 AIO fairly old by now $40
mining rig 1 4x amd sky 900, dual opteron $2000
mining rig 2 4 w7000, 1 sky 900, cheap cpus $1500
boxes mostly consumer gpus from abit ago $5
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As-is hardware No returns for any reason on as-is hardware. I will only accept non refundable payment for these items ie. bitcoin, paypal f&f, or local cash Price
R9 290 Worked for abit, looks like cap fell off $45
ASUS P6t v2 deluxe Killed it with my direct di water cooling setup. 95% chance its dead $20
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Good news Canada welcomes China cryptocurrency miners, let's go!

Quebec was fishing for tech giants but caught bitcoin miners.
At least that’s how David Vincent, business development director at electric utility Hydro Quebec, describes the results of a campaign launched in 2016 to lure the likes of Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft to build their data centers in the Canadian province.
The sales pitch was simple: the province offers plentiful, cheap and renewable electricity, along with cold weather and a politically stable environment.
And while Hydro Quebec has gotten plenty of bites from traditional data center operators, the company also quickly discovered those same traits are equally attractive for cryptocurrency mining operations.
Nonexistent just six months ago, interest in Quebec from commercial-scale bitcoin miners has skyrocketed, Vincent said, amid the surge in cryptocurrency prices and political uncertainty in other jurisdictions.
For Hydro Quebec, 35 cryptocurrency mining organizations are asking the company for information regarding connecting to the power grid there. Those companies now account 70 percent of the total wattage capacity in Hydro Quebec's development pipeline.
In an interview with CoinDesk, Vincent said:
“I have so much demand right now there’s no need for marketing. Pretty much every day I have a new one.”
And sentiments from others suggest what Hydro Quebec is seeing now is just the tip of the iceberg.
"Based on what I've seen in equipment purchase, real estate and power deals, things are exploding in Quebec," said Austin Hill, the former CEO of Blockstream, who is now investing in and backing some of the mining projects looking to Quebec.
Cheap and abundant
Cryptocurrency mining – the energy-intensive process by which new transactions are added to a blockchain – generally requires specialized hardware (either ASICs or GPUs) to solve complex mathematical puzzles. Because of the vast amount of computing power that's used, mining rigs generate a significant amount of heat, which is why mining operations look for colder environments to set up shop.
But it's not only the cold weather that's a draw for Quebec. The government's aggressive effort, during the post World War II era, to build dams in its northern regions has proven enticing enough to pull mining operators away from existing bases that already have weather on their side.
Because of that work, Quebec has become one of the largest hydroelectric power producers in the world. Hydro Electric, with 37,000 megawatts of installed electricity capacity, routinely produces at surplus levels and is thus able to offer some of the lowest rates in North America to its commercial customers.
For data centers, Hydro Quebec charges as low 2.48 cents (in USD) per kilowatt hour, and 3.94 cents per kilowatt-hour for bitcoin miners (the slight increase for the latter due to mining operations' smaller job creation and economic development footprint), Vincent said. These rates are anywhere from 50 percent to three times lower than in comparable parts of North America, according to data compiled by Hydro Quebec.
Historical consistency in pricing over time, and the assurance that the rates are not simply teasers that will jump overnight, are a key part of the value proposition for cryptocurrency mining operations, Vincent said. He added:
"We always succeed at staying below inflation. It’s been like that since 1963 and it’s not going to change."
And while some have argued that cryptocurrency mining is environmentally degrading, there's a growing trend by these mining operations toward finding competitive advantage via greater energy efficiency and resource optimization.
"In some hotter environments, the current ASIC equipment ends up having a very short shelf life of around six to nine months because it gets so hot, and the cost of cooling it isn’t worth the cost of the equipment," Hill, who heads the Montreal-based Brudder Ventures, said, adding:
"It’s just easier to run it super hot, throw it away and buy a new one. It’s hugely wasteful."
And moving to cooler climates, like Quebec, could help.
Political stability
Another driver behind Quebec’s accidental emergence as a cryptocurrency mining hub is that miners are increasingly looking for stable political environments where they can deploy their capital investments and plan their business efforts four to five years in advance with a higher degree of confidence.
While several of Hydro Quebec's interested parties are based in North America, a significant number of mining organizations hail from countries, notably China, where the landscape for cryptocurrency mining, and cryptocurrencies in general, has become cloudier.
In China, for instance, rumors have been surfacing that the government plans on withdrawing preferential benefits such as cheap electricity and tax deductions to bitcoin mining operations. Plus, the People's Bank of China has been one of the more aggressive regulators in the world when it comes to cryptocurrency, most recently issuing a ban on initial coin offerings and moving to shut down bitcoin exchanges.
Notably, Vincent said mining interest in Quebec began to tick upward significantly last fall after these moves by China.
He told CoinDesk:
"They don’t say it like that, but the fact that the rush of the demand came at pretty much the same time they were having problems in their previous jurisdiction, we could think there was a correlation."
These concerns, along with a steady flow of reports about mining equipment seizures, kidnappings and game-playing by corrupt public officials in places like Venezuela, could make setting up shop in places where these risks are minimal more important than ever for mining operators.
A good problem
While Hydro Quebec is still, admittedly, trying to fully grasp this new class of customers, it’s been more than willing to roll out the welcome mat for them because of the enormity of the requests, not to mention the 24/7 nature of their operations.
To show mining operation's scale, Vincent compared them to Hydro Quebec's other customers.
Its smallest commercial customers, such as the Montreal Canadiens’ hockey arena, require five megawatts of electricity and a typical data center requires 30 to 60 megawatts. By contrast, "the top-three to top-five miners in world, most of them are talking to us, and the demand that they have right now is around 200 to 300 megawatts," he said. "It’s huge."
But with an industry as volatile as cryptocurrency, nothing is fully set in stone, and as a risk-averse, publicly owned utility, Hydro Quebec is minimizing its exposure by requiring miners to foot the upfront cost of the power connection and arrange a line of credit from a third party large enough to offset any losses in the event of something dire.
"The question for us is: is this a trend that will continue to stay at least as strong as it is right now?" Vincent said.
But for now, the biggest problem facing Hydro Quebec is finding enough buildings and locations that are suitable to be used as mining farms, as well as hiring more people who can help meet all of the requests from these types of potential clients, as quickly as they are coming in.
"[The miners] have this impression that they’re losing money every day, so they’re asking for big buildings with big interconnections and they want it tomorrow," Vincent said, concluding:
"We have the capacity, but we’re not used to having so much big demand like this. It’s a good problem to have."
Quebec flag image via Shutterstock
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