4K SQ Foot Building DIY Project Paid For With Bitcoin Profits, Future, Mining / Apartment / Computer Shop!
Hey guys i recently cashed in 8k in crypto to buy this building, the plan is to turn the upstairs apartment into 3 to 4 individual studio apartments that have shared bathroom's, kitchen and common front room area. This is an unusual arrangement in North West Missouri, the Heart land of the united states, but there are a few reasons for this. #1 is i would like to minimize the losses that i get from having unoccupied spaces, #2 is the building is also not very well insulated and so i would like to split the utility's among as many tenants as possible to make them as reasonable as possible. #3 I would also prefer to rent to college students, i would prefer to avoid renting to family's with children because this building has some known issues with lead, the issues have supposedly been resolved but i honestly do not want to take the chance, is it okay for us to not rent to people with children because of our lead issues and to tell them that to their face? I would prefer to just rent to college students to avoid risk, i have been given the lead warning and will pass it along to anyone who rents it in the future. The other reason i would like to split it up is because i think i could get $350 for an all utility's paid month for each of these 1 room studio'ish unit's, that includes trash, water, sewer, power and 25 MBPS internet. All the while profiting pretty good and paying for my businesses utility's which would reside in the business space underneath the apartment. I am planning on opening up a computer shop in the building underneath that takes appointments and promotes bitcoin and crypto currency services in regards to mining with excess energy, green or otherwise, i am not planning on being the custodian of anyone's coins and i am planning on making any customers sign a contract to confirm's that they know that and that they must keep their information safe and i am not responsible. I am planning on practicing what i preach and equipping my building with solar panels and then using them to power bitcoin ASIC's and alt coin mining GPU rigs and I Am also going to be using my building as a storage space for my eBay business which has grown beyond my belief. For video's you can check out my channel which will hopefully have frequent updates! https://www.youtube.com/usebuddymoon94/videos?shelf_id=0&view_as=subscriber&view=0&sort=dd Upstairs Apartment Unit. https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=xE5ufW0d3yE Down Stairs Business Area. https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=VMSaIzElo0w
My attempt at a DIY eGPU solution using a mPCI-E to PCI-E x1 + Bitcoin mining PCI-E x1 to x16 adapter [video]
Hey guys so i threw together a video hoping to document something awesome. Theoretically, this should have worked but i had a stroke of bad luck right when things were looking up. Oh well. I was planning on putting this video out next week, so y'all getting a sneak peak lol (not that im some big youtuber or anything). https://youtu.be/MYWriFMQH_o Enjoy and lemme know what y'all think! Laptop was an HP Probook 4430s with an i5-2450m and 8gb of DDR3.
Should (or will?) Bitcoin mining swing away from the industrial-scale miners towards the individual/DIY miner culture we had at the beginning? Or is this all going according to Satoshi's plan? And is the industrial-scale Bitcoin miner ecosystem good for decentralization, or endangering it?
You've probably been hearing a lot about Bitcoin recently and are wondering what's the big deal? Most of your questions should be answered by the resources below but if you have additional questions feel free to ask them in the comments. It all started with the release of the release of Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper however that will probably go over the head of most readers so we recommend the following videos for a good starting point for understanding how bitcoin works and a little about its long term potential:
Limited Supply - There will only ever be 21,000,000 bitcoins created and they are issued in a predictable fashion, you can view the inflation schedule here. Once they are all issued Bitcoin will be truly deflationary. The halving countdown can be found here.
Open source - Bitcoin code is fully auditable. You can read the source code yourself here.
Accountable - The public ledger is transparent, all transactions are seen by everyone.
Decentralized - Bitcoin is globally distributed across thousands of nodes with no single point of failure and as such can't be shut down similar to how Bittorrent works. You can even run a node on a Raspberry Pi.
Censorship resistant - No one can prevent you from interacting with the bitcoin network and no one can censor, alter or block transactions that they disagree with, see Operation Chokepoint.
Push system - There are no chargebacks in bitcoin because only the person who owns the address where the bitcoins reside has the authority to move them.
Low fee scaling - On chain transaction fees depend on network demand and how much priority you wish to assign to the transaction. Most wallets calculate on chain fees automatically but you can view current fees here and mempool activity here. On chain fees may rise occasionally due to network demand, however instant micropayments that do not require confirmations are happening via the Lightning Network, a second layer scaling solution currently rolling out on the Bitcoin mainnet.
Borderless - No country can stop it from going in/out, even in areas currently unserved by traditional banking as the ledger is globally distributed.
Portable - Bitcoins are digital so they are easier to move than cash or gold. They can even be transported by simply memorizing a string of words for wallet recovery (while cool this method is generally not recommended due to potential for insecure key generation by inexperienced users. Hardware wallets are the preferred method for new users due to ease of use and additional security).
Bitcoin.org and BuyBitcoinWorldwide.com are helpful sites for beginners. You can buy or sell any amount of bitcoin (even just a few dollars worth) and there are several easy methods to purchase bitcoin with cash, credit card or bank transfer. Some of the more popular resources are below, also check out the bitcoinity exchange resources for a larger list of options for purchases.
Here is a listing of local ATMs. If you would like your paycheck automatically converted to bitcoin use Bitwage. Note: Bitcoins are valued at whatever market price people are willing to pay for them in balancing act of supply vs demand. Unlike traditional markets, bitcoin markets operate 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Preev is a useful site that that shows how much various denominations of bitcoin are worth in different currencies. Alternatively you can just Google "1 bitcoin in (your local currency)".
Securing your bitcoins
With bitcoin you can "Be your own bank" and personally secure your bitcoins OR you can use third party companies aka "Bitcoin banks" which will hold the bitcoins for you.
If you prefer to "Be your own bank" and have direct control over your coins without having to use a trusted third party, then you will need to create your own wallet and keep it secure. If you want easy and secure storage without having to learn computer security best practices, then a hardware wallet such as the Trezor, Ledger or ColdCard is recommended. Alternatively there are many software wallet options to choose from here depending on your use case.
If you prefer to let third party "Bitcoin banks" manage your coins, try Gemini but be aware you may not be in control of your private keys in which case you would have to ask permission to access your funds and be exposed to third party risk.
Note: For increased security, use Two Factor Authentication (2FA) everywhere it is offered, including email! 2FA requires a second confirmation code to access your account making it much harder for thieves to gain access. Google Authenticator and Authy are the two most popular 2FA services, download links are below. Make sure you create backups of your 2FA codes.
As mentioned above, Bitcoin is decentralized, which by definition means there is no official website or Twitter handle or spokesperson or CEO. However, all money attracts thieves. This combination unfortunately results in scammers running official sounding names or pretending to be an authority on YouTube or social media. Many scammers throughout the years have claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin. Websites like bitcoin(dot)com and the btc subreddit are active scams. Almost all altcoins (shitcoins) are marketed heavily with big promises but are really just designed to separate you from your bitcoin. So be careful: any resource, including all linked in this document, may in the future turn evil. Don't trust, verify. Also as they say in our community "Not your keys, not your coins".
Where can I spend bitcoins?
Check out spendabit or bitcoin directory for millions of merchant options. Also you can spend bitcoin anywhere visa is accepted with bitcoin debit cards such as the CashApp card. Some other useful site are listed below.
Mining bitcoins can be a fun learning experience, but be aware that you will most likely operate at a loss. Newcomers are often advised to stay away from mining unless they are only interested in it as a hobby similar to folding at home. If you want to learn more about mining you can read more here. Still have mining questions? The crew at /BitcoinMining would be happy to help you out. If you want to contribute to the bitcoin network by hosting the blockchain and propagating transactions you can run a full node using this setup guide. If you would prefer to keep it simple there are several good options. You can view the global node distribution here.
Just like any other form of money, you can also earn bitcoins by being paid to do a job.
You can also earn bitcoins by participating as a market maker on JoinMarket by allowing users to perform CoinJoin transactions with your bitcoins for a small fee (requires you to already have some bitcoins.
The following is a short list of ongoing projects that might be worth taking a look at if you are interested in current development in the bitcoin space.
One Bitcoin is quite large (hundreds of £/$/€) so people often deal in smaller units. The most common subunits are listed below:
one bitcoin is equal to 100 million satoshis
1,000 per bitcoin
used as default unit in recent Electrum wallet releases
1,000,000 per bitcoin
colloquial "slang" term for microbitcoin (μBTC)
100,000,000 per bitcoin
smallest unit in bitcoin, named after the inventor
For example, assuming an arbitrary exchange rate of $10000 for one Bitcoin, a $10 meal would equal:
For more information check out the Bitcoin units wiki. Still have questions? Feel free to ask in the comments below or stick around for our weekly Mentor Monday thread. If you decide to post a question in /Bitcoin, please use the search bar to see if it has been answered before, and remember to follow the community rules outlined on the sidebar to receive a better response. The mods are busy helping manage our community so please do not message them unless you notice problems with the functionality of the subreddit. Note: This is a community created FAQ. If you notice anything missing from the FAQ or that requires clarification you can edit it here and it will be included in the next revision pending approval. Welcome to the Bitcoin community and the new decentralized economy!
The estimated cost to mine a single bitcoin (currently worth $11,962) is estimated to be about $4,758 in electricity costs in the US. Doing some quick math, for a basic ready-built rig and after mining one bitcoin, you have invested a total of just under $13,000. You would need mine another .17 bitcoin to just break even. Some programs out here are available to download for Bitcoin mining. However, the top-two popular software is the BFGminer and CGminer as the command line program. Joining the Mining Pool of Bitcoin Are you willing to mine the Bitcoin with the best tips on how to build a Bitcoin miner 2017? We recommend you to join the Mining Pool of Bitcoin. Bitcoin mining is the process of adding transaction records to Bitcoin's public ledger of past transactions or blockchain. This ledger of past transactions is called the block chain as it is a chain of blocks. The block chain serves to confirm transactions to the rest of the network as having taken place. Cryptocurrency mining has in many respects become an industrialized business. But despite the concentration of hashing power, the increasing difficulty and diminishing returns, in some cases it ... Just turn on the PC that you already have, install one of the mining apps featured on our website, and you can start mining Bitcoin in minutes. However, if you don’t have a PC, or want to build a separate one to use for Bitcoin mining only, here’s what you’re going to need: What you need to build a Bitcoin Mining Computer. Motherboard.
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