Northland Mall's Broke-As-A-Joke Bitcoin ATM

NW Calgary’s Northland Village Mall has a Bitcoin ATM! Who knew? It takes cash. Too bad it’s broke. Not broken… broke! I put $20 CAD into the machine and it apologized for being out of Bitcoin! It ......

Profitable mining with alternative energy

Crypto-mining is a lot like conventional mining. Here in Alberta, we’re famous for our oil sands. This kind of mining is generally profitable, though inconsistently so. It takes a lot of energy to ......

Tor-Proofing the World's First Open Source Crypto Shopping Cart

The earliest version of the cryptocart deploys beautifully through traditional means. I quickly learned, however, that it could not be deployed anonymously via Tor. The reason was simple… the email......

The First Open-Source Crypto Shop

Oh no!I’ve got no place to spend my ether! What’s a mining king to do? Well, if you’re the kind of mining king who likes t-shirts, your prayers are answered! Enter the world’s first open-source cry......

2Miners.com - an Ethereum Mining Pool Setup and Review

2018-3-24 Update!I’m sad to say I’m back on Dwarfpool for now. 2Miners has a slick, reliable interface, but it just doesn’t pay out as consistently as Dwarfpool. Even with new miners coming online ......

Choose your Currency Exchange Wisely (Stay away from Coinsquare)

The day will come when it is common for merchants to accept cryptocurrency in exchange for goods and services. But for now, fiat rules the day. As such, being able to change crypto into fiat is pre......

Ubuntu and RX580 power consumption

It came as a shock to the good folk down at Memory Express, but the RX580 GPUs draw roughly 200-250W each when running under Ubuntu 16.04. Under Windows, a 1200W power supply is sufficient. Under U......

Buying and Selling Currency with Ethereum

Bitcoin took a nosedive today. It’s down around $12,000 CDN from where it was six days ago. Sounds like a good time to buy! It just so happens I’ve got a bit of ether sitting in a wallet. I wonder ......

What is a Cryptocurrency Wallet?

When we talk about wallets, we’re usually thinking of the leather kind into which we stash our cash and cards. These kind of wallets provide a convenient way of keeping all that important stuff tog......

Hello, Bula 6 GPU Ethereum Rig

The Bula rig officially commenced mining Ethereum at 19:27 MST. It is an analog of the Aloha Ethereum mining rig. The hardware and software are playing nice together, but hashrates are underwhelmin......