Bitcoin Mining Loaner Program Helps Teach New Users Today


This is an opinion editorial by Barnminer, a Bitcoiner focused on improving self-sovereignty, on-boarding home miners, and a contributor at Bitcoin Magazine.

Having access to a borrowed ASIC for a day, week or month, will provide enough learning for the ins-and-outs of home mining, including some basic challenges. This allows a low-risk entry into participating in the backbone of the Bitcoin network. One will learn about set up, sound mitigation, heat, electricity and home networking. An Antminer S9 can operate underclocked on a 120-volt circuit. After the experience, one can make a longer-term decision about pursuing mining bitcoin in their home.

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