Author Topic: Will the S9 hydro help Venezuelan miners?  (Read 32 times)

Offline English

Will the S9 hydro help Venezuelan miners?
« on: September 01, 2018, 07:43:09 AM »
With electricity being virtually free in Venezuela, it seems that several people have turned to mining Bitcoin to earn some "hard" currency to purchase food and other esentials. The high cost of the hardware means that it is only the upper middle classes that can obtain the mining equipment, and the government restrictions and persecution of miners means that they have to take great care when running their mining rigs. The quieter water cooled rigs would seem to be a great help in avoiding the detection of these clandestine operations.
Do you think that water cooled ASICs could be a help in decentalising Bitcoin mining, and in helping families living under oppressive regimes?

Offline jackg

Re: Will the S9 hydro help Venezuelan miners?
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 12:38:59 PM »
I thought the idea of mining dash was that it would go quite unnoticed as you just need a good cpu.

Customs can open up your packages, check was stuff is, it's licences and how it works so it becomes the main issue with trying to import something like that while trying to go unnoticed.
Sure, once it's in place, there will be virtually no noticeable noise from it.

Some other users were moaning that scale and scum could collect in the pipes and I'm not sure how likely that is (but why wouldn't you just buy a filter anyway)... (If people worry about that, then check if you have hard water or soft water, it's the hard water with the scale and scum in it but it's also said to be healthier than soft water to drink)...