Money doesn’t grow on trees and you certainly can’t build legit bills from home. If you want it, you’ll have to work… but wait a sec, there’s actually a way to craft legit coins from your home, and that’s cryptocurrency mining. If you have some easy crypto miners around, the better.
In case you didn’t know, Bitcoin and cryptocurrency mining is the process by which new crypto-coins are minted for everyone to use and exchange. Anyone can do that from home and receive some of those coins as a reward if they have the necessary equipment; from advanced PCs to bulky cryptocurrency miner machines with a lot of ports and wires.
That usually sounds way far complicated for the average guy, but not everything needs to be difficult. Luckily, we already have in the market several easy crypto miners, simple to find, install, and use to mint different kinds of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin.
Let’s learn a bit about them and how they work to give you some new money. Spoiler: the last one is free.
This easy crypto miner machine is somehow similar to a game console or Internet modem. Small, compact, white (or black), and controlled by a phone; it’s that simple. The official webpage describes it this way:
“The first all-in-one crypto device that is made for use by everyone. No expertise required. Setup from any iOS or Android device, and can run anywhere with a WiFi connection (…) It can mine your favorite cryptocurrencies which are then immediately stored in your in-app digital wallet”.
Well, we must admit that it can mine your favorite cryptocurrencies only if they’re Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Monero (XMR), Grin (GRIN), Zcash (ZEC), Handshake (HNS), or, before long, Cosmos (ATOM). Just talking about the Coinmine One capacities.
Additionally, this easy crypto miner can convert your earnings into BTC and includes a pre-synced Bitcoin full node (your own blockchain copy) and Lightning Network support. Which means decentralized, faster, and cheaper transactions.
To use it, you just have to plug the device into any wall outlet, install the app on your phone, connect the miner to the Internet by using the app and choose the coin you want to start mining. The price for the device is around 800 USD and the mining fee is 5%. But don’t worry, this one is the most expensive on our list.
Who doesn’t want a cute-small triangular wooden CPU? Which, additionally, can mine some altcoins. Well, that’s exactly what the Acute Angle PC is, if you’re wondering.
This fully-functional computer and an easy crypto miner at the same time it has an original Windows 10 license, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage via SSD (expandable with external drives), and the usual connection functions, such as WiFi and Bluetooth. Besides, with its Intel Apollo N3450 14nm Quad-core microprocessor it promises to use only 10% of the energy other desktops use.
As for the easy crypto miner thing, you should know it was built specifically to be a node in the Acute Angle Chain, which the developers can use to make new tokens, smart contracts, and blockchain systems. And everyone else to receive some of its native tokens, the Acute Angle Coin (AAC), if they let the device to mine them during its inactivity hours.
For now, it’s out of inventory on the official webpage, but the price is usually from 200 to 600 USD per unit.
Apollo LTC Pod
This compact device seems like a little black box you can put anywhere, and its functions are kind of similar to the Coinmine One. However, this is probably the more powerful in the list, even if it can’t mine Bitcoin or Ethereum.
The purpose of the Apollo is to be an easy crypto miner to get any Scrypt-based algorithm coin, such as Litecoin (LTC), Digibyte (DGB), Verge (XVG), Dogecoin (DOGE), and so on. FutureBit, its creators, describe like this the product:
“[It] was designed from the ground up to be a Full Node and Miner anyone can run easily on their desktop at home or office. Apollo has its own integrated ARM based quad-core controller, requiring no external computer to run, and can be managed over a simple WiFi connection”.
To use it, it’s necessary to connect the box to a 250-watt 12v power supply, then connect to the Internet via WiFi or Ethernet and set up through the webpage the mining options. The cost for this easy crypto miner goes from 375 USD to 450 USD, depending on the pack you want to order.
Do you prefer electrical toothbrushes and want to start mining some cryptos? The company 32Teeth from Shenzhen (China) have you the thing. What? An electrical toothbrush that casually mines some coins while you clean your teeth? Well… yes.
It sounds kind of bizarre, but its toothbrush is actually an easy crypto miner at the same time. Of course, isn’t that powerful exactly, and it can’t mine Bitcoin, not even Dogecoin. Although, it offers you AYA tokens as a reward, redeemable for other products and dental services.
The pack also includes a nice app to control the smart toothbrush and help you to maintain your oral health, and, of course, to mine and receive your tokens. As a side note, if you find this a bit silly, you should know they raised 300+ USD via JD Finance crowdfunding to make it possible.
Do you want to start mining but can’t or don’t want to afford those devices? Free Honeyminer can be your solution. It’s not physical, although: it’s more a software you can download to your computer to start mining several cryptocurrencies, right away and just like that.
Not a device, but an easy crypto miner anyway. Once you download the program and install it on Windows or Mac OS, you’ll just need to register with a valid email. Then, the software proprietary algorithm will analyze your device to check what cryptocurrency would be better for you to mine, according to the power and capacities that finds.
You can set up the miner to be active only when the device is idle (recommended) or at all the time (not recommended if you’re using that device); and use a specific hardware part, i.e. CPU and GPU. The earnings will be exchanged automatically to BTC in the withdraws, and the developers will take a variable share (2.5–8%) for them.
Some considerations for easy crypto miners
First thing first: before venturing into the unknown, please do your own research ( DYOR). Read about cryptocurrency mining and the specific crypto you’re interested in, and take into account that mining cryptocurrencies usually involves a lot of electricity, even with these easy crypto miners.
The hardest cryptocurrency to mine is Bitcoin, and probably one of the easiest is Monero, since it just requires a (good) CPU. But cryptocurrency mining is work for a digital network and building cryptography, so, the computers will be busy and they’ll probably get hotter than usual. That’s why you may need a proper cooling system (if the miner doesn’t include it), like an extra PC fan.
On the other hand, the earnings are very much variable, according to the circumstances. You won’t get rich in 24h, let alone with our easy crypto miners. They can give you some decent figures but isn’t anything extraordinary. To know exactly how much, you can write down some personal and useful data (your electrical capacity and electricity bill, the power consumption of the miner, the algorithm you want to mine, etc.) and go to a mining calculator to obtain estimated rewards.
Anyway, now you know. Cryptocurrency mining can be easier than you thought.
Originally published at https://blog.alfa.cash on November 21, 2020.