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Getting Started with Gold Shell Mini Doge Miner
Today we’ll be exploring the gold shell mini doge miner. This device stands out as one of the few that gives users the opportunity to mine dogecoin, a wildly popular and rapidly rising cryptocurrency. To help enhance our experience further, we also have our doge mug from krypt.co, and of course the standard blend of doge lord coffee.
Unboxing and Initial Impressions
As we unbox this miner, we notice its compact and sleek design. Despite the absence of the etching on the side, the miner doesn’t disappoint with two fans on the front and a nice mesh at the back serving as the intake. The ethernet port, a six-pin, and a small wireless antenna port are conveniently placed.
Getting it Set Up
The first step after unboxing would be to attach the wireless antenna. After plugging in the ethernet, we’d have to boot it up and track the device on our network to find its IP address. We can do this using programs like Advanced Scanner or IPScanner.
After setting up an HP 750 watt power supply with a breakout board, we plug in a PCI cable, which allows us to directly feed power into our miner. The power cable is then fed from our power meter into the power supply, and then into the mini doge miner.
Powering it up, we see a green light at the bottom and some activity lights at the top. As the fans start whirring, the air begins to flow from the front and exits out the back. The miner is surprisingly quiet, almost unnoticeable in a room.
Purchasing the Miner
I purchased the Gold Shell Mini Doge Miner directly from Gold Shell’s website, paying with Ethereum. It offers about 185 mega hash and utilizes about 233 watts, making it an energy-efficient option. It also emits less than 35db of noise, which is fantastic in maintaining a quiet work environment.
Potential Mining Profit
Mining with Mini Doge Miner
The Mini Doge Miner is capable of mining both Doge and Litecoin simultaneously, which adds to this miner’s appeal. However, it’s worth noting that the current market situation allows for about $422 without electricity costs, which doesn’t mean you’ll break even in the first year.
The Power of Speculative Mining
Despite the bleak prospects of breaking even in the first year, miners who are speculative might still find this miner to be a good investment. The reason is quite simple; if Doge or Litecoin’s value were to increase significantly in future, miners would stand to gain a lot more.
Setting up the Miner
Finding the IP Address
After running our network scanner, we identify the IP address of our miner, which we then input into our web browser.
Unlocking the Interface
The next step would be to unlock the miner’s interface by inputting the default password. We then need to change the miner’s password to something secure.
Changing the IP
From there, we need to change our miner’s IP from DHCP to static, which can be done through the network settings.
Setup in Miner
Finally, in Miner’s settings, we need to add a pool where our miner will get its jobs from. In this case, we use d2pool.com. After adding our miner name and password, we have our miner finally set up and running.
Results and Future Steps
We now have to monitor our miner for a while to see how well it performs and what our profits look like. After around two weeks, we’ll check our miner’s performance again, specifically focusing on rejected shares and any changes in temperature.
By the end of it, we’ll have a better understanding of our potential earnings, and can then decide on our next steps, and whether purchasing a Gold Shell Mini Doge Miner is a worthwhile investment. This miner is not only a financially promising venture, but also a fun and educational experience for beginner miners or hobbyists.