Should I mine ASIC or GPU?

This is a question I’ve been asked a few times and one we had to answer ourselves when we embarked on our own mining operation in 2017. It comes down to a combination of budget, what you want out of it, your balance of immediate return compared to long term gain and your exit strategy.

For us, we considered Bitmain’s Antminer (and ASIC miner) as a way to get Bitcoin directly. They’re hot, juicy and there have been nightmare stories about getting hold of them and getting ripped off, but they pack a punch, with the latest version, the S9 variants, producing up to 14Th/s and costing…




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I blog on things I am passionate about: Bitcoin, writing, money, life’s crazy turns and being a dad. Lover of learning, family and cheese. (

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