here are the basics to help you get started

unfortunately this article is now very outdated. please check out

I started looking into mining in May 2016 and found myself pouring over a wide variety of fragmented resources. Wiki pages from some new and old projects, forum posts from years ago (and the infamous 10000 BTC for pizza🍕post), how to articles from PCMag, linux mailing lists, etc.

Slowly things started to make sense. My hope is that this post can help the growing blockchain community understand Proof of Work (POW) mining, the ever changing economics, and lower the barrier to participation for beginners or non-engineers. …


Michael Xia

CoFounder @ Monad. YC. MIT. 500 Strong.

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