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Antminer S1 – Mining more than 3 pools

Originally published in November 2014 Here at BitcoinsInIreland, we have been playing with our mining rig over the past week . We’ve been generating coins on several pools for the last week, ahead of us expanding our effort to review all of the public bitcoin mining pools. Unlike many of you,  the purpose of our hashing is to generate information for the reviews and also as an alternative considering how much GPU mining damaged our laptop –  not running full pelt, 24/7 trying to generate profitable bitcoins. I wanted to see if there was a way to get a bit more functionality than the stock Antminer S1

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Originally published in November 2014

Here at BitcoinsInIreland, we have been playing with our mining rig over the past week . We’ve been generating coins on several pools for the last week, ahead of us expanding our effort to review all of the public bitcoin mining pools. Unlike many of you,  the purpose of our hashing is to generate information for the reviews and also as an alternative considering how much GPU mining damaged our laptop –  not running full pelt, 24/7 trying to generate profitable bitcoins. I wanted to see if there was a way to get a bit more functionality than the stock Antminer S1 gives you. I was aware load balancing to allow you to split the mining power between different pools, but as there are a lot of pools out there these days, having only three pools in the web interface for the miner seemed a bit annoying, as I’d have to copy and paste, a lot.

So I did a little research and came across this post where someone had gotten five pools configured, and I set myself the challenge to see if I could get the Antminer S1 to display 9 sets of pool information, and then see if the hardware would concurrently mine 9 pools. I’m aware this is splitting 180ghs into lots of small chunks, but it was more for the craic to see if it could be done. And a major benefit is that I can have lots of pools saved, so I can just change the balancing as and when I choose. So in this step-by-step guide, I thought I’d look at how you can add as many extra mining pools as you want to the Antminer S1 miner configuration screen.

Before we start, you need to go into System | Backup / Flash Firmware, and create a backup of your firmware configuration. When I did this the first time, I broke the miner configuration page, and was able to roll back the edits and get it working again by restoring this backup.  You do not need to overclock your device for this, but if you want to concurrently mine several pools, you do need to enable load balancing, which is outlined here.

You will also need a SSH client such as PuTTY, and also it’s probably handy to have a look through the vi editor commands cheatsheet. The main things are commands can be pasted by right clicking in putty, and for the vi editor, lowercase “i” enables editing mode, “esc” will bring you back to the command line, “:q!” will let you quit without making changes, and “:wq” will save and quit once finished editing.

A step-by-step guide to adding extra pools to the Antminer S1 Miner Configuration Screen

This is your stock 3 pool Miner Configuration Screen

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Step 1: Open putty, put in the IP address of your antminer and connect. If it’s the first time you are connecting to it, it’ll prompt you about the SSL certificate, and click yes. Enter your username and password (root for both by default) to log in.

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Step 2: We need to open one of the cgminer configuration files, so you need to enter the command

vi /etc/init.d/cgminer

Step 3: Press i to enter into edit mode, and use the direction keys to move around the screen

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Move to the end of the line local_pool3pw and press enter twice to put in two lines between it and local_cf

Paste in the following by right clicking, removing those which aren’t necessary for you.

local_pool4url
local_pool4user
local_pool4pw

local_pool5url
local_pool5user
local_pool5pw

local_pool6url
local_pool6user
local_pool6pw

local_pool7url
local_pool7user
local_pool7pw

local_pool8url
local_pool8user
local_pool8pw

local_pool9url
local_pool9user
local_pool9pw

Step 4: Scroll down the screen to the section in the following screenshot

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Move to the end of the line config_get _pool3pw default pool3pw and press enter twice, adding some space between it and config_get _cf default chip_frequency

Paste in the following by right clicking, removing those which aren’t necessary for you.

config_get _pool4url default pool4url
config_get _pool4user default pool4user
config_get _pool4pw default pool4pw

config_get _pool5url default pool5url
config_get _pool5user default pool5user
config_get _pool5pw default pool5pw

config_get _pool6url default pool6url
config_get _pool6user default pool6user
config_get _pool6pw default pool6pw

config_get _pool7url default pool7url
config_get _pool7user default pool7user
config_get _pool7pw default pool7pw

config_get _pool8url default pool8url
config_get _pool8user default pool8user
config_get _pool8pw default pool8pw

config_get _pool9url default pool9url
config_get _pool9user default pool9user
config_get _pool9pw default pool9pw

Step 5: Scroll further down the screen to the section in the screenshot below

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Move to the line saying fi below the pool3 details. Press enter twice to make some lines between it and #TO=$(( 12690 /$_cs ))

Paste in the following by right clicking, removing those which aren’t necessary for you, but I’ll do the full 9 in this.

if [ “$_pool4url” != “” -a “$_pool4user” != “” -a “$_pool4pw” != “” ]; then
POOL4=”-U $_pool4url -O $_pool4user:$_pool4pw”
fi
if [ “$_pool5url” != “” -a “$_pool5user” != “” -a “$_pool5pw” != “” ]; then
POOL5=”-U $_pool5url -O $_pool5user:$_pool5pw”
fi

if [ “$_pool6url” != “” -a “$_pool6user” != “” -a “$_pool6pw” != “” ]; then
POOL6=”-U $_pool6url -O $_pool6user:$_pool6pw”
fi

if [ “$_pool7url” != “” -a “$_pool7user” != “” -a “$_pool7pw” != “” ]; then
POOL7=”-U $_pool7url -O $_pool7user:$_pool7pw”
fi

if [ “$_pool8url” != “” -a “$_pool8user” != “” -a “$_pool8pw” != “” ]; then
POOL8=”-U $_pool8url -O $_pool8user:$_pool8pw”
fi

if [ “$_pool9url” != “” -a “$_pool9user” != “” -a “$_pool9pw” != “” ]; then
POOL9=”-U $_pool9url -O $_pool9user:$_pool9pw”
fi

Step 6: The last edit to this file is to the bottom line in the last image above, beginning with PARAMS (but not #PARAMS)

This will look like

PARAMS=”$AOPTIONS $POOL1 $POOL2 $POOL3 $_pb $custom_option –api-listen –api-network”

We need to add the extra pools here, between $POOL3 and $_pb.

With nine pools, it should be updated to

PARAMS=”$AOPTIONS $POOL1 $POOL2 $POOL3 $POOL4 $POOL5 $POOL6 $POOL7 $POOL8 $POOL9 $_pb $custom_option –api-listen –api-network”

Step 7: Hit ESC to exit editing mode, and then type :wq to save and close the file. Cgminer is now updated to store all of the pool credentials.

Step 8: The next step is to edit one more file, which will let you enter pool information in the web interface.

Enter the following command

vi /usr/lib/lua/luci/model/cbi/cgminer/cgminer.lua

This will bring you into the following screen

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Press i to enter editing mode, and scroll to the end of the line pool3pw = conf:options(Value, “pool3pw, translate(“Pool3 password”)) and press enter twice to put in some lines betwen it and the line beginning –pb = conf:option(ListValue)

Paste in the following information by right clicking and removing any pools you don’t need.

pool4url = conf:option(Value, “pool4url”, translate(“Pool 4”))
pool4user = conf:option(Value, “pool4user”, translate(“Pool4 worker”))
pool4pw = conf:option(Value, “pool4pw”, translate(“Pool4 password”))

pool5url = conf:option(Value, “pool5url”, translate(“Pool 5”))
pool5user = conf:option(Value, “pool5user”, translate(“Pool5 worker”))
pool5pw = conf:option(Value, “pool5pw”, translate(“Pool5 password”))

pool6url = conf:option(Value, “pool6url”, translate(“Pool 6”))
pool6user = conf:option(Value, “pool6user”, translate(“Pool6 worker”))
pool6pw = conf:option(Value, “pool6pw”, translate(“Pool6 password”))

pool7url = conf:option(Value, “pool7url”, translate(“Pool 7”))
pool7user = conf:option(Value, “pool7user”, translate(“Pool7 worker”))
pool7pw = conf:option(Value, “pool7pw”, translate(“Pool7 password”))

pool8url = conf:option(Value, “pool8url”, translate(“Pool 8”))
pool8user = conf:option(Value, “pool8user”, translate(“Pool8 worker”))
pool8pw = conf:option(Value, “pool8pw”, translate(“Pool8 password”))

pool9url = conf:option(Value, “pool9url”, translate(“Pool 9”))
pool9user = conf:option(Value, “pool9user”, translate(“Pool9 worker”))
pool9pw = conf:option(Value, “pool9pw”, translate(“Pool9 password”))

Step 9: Press ESC to go back to the command prompt, and type :wq to save and quit.

Step 10: Go back to your miner configuration screen, and voila, you should see the screen now letting you input lots of extra pools. Have fun mining!

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A Face Too Sexy For Social Media

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Being a 90s kid I don’t remember a time where female sexual empowerment wasn’t a hot topic. When Madonna kissed both Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera in their 2003 VMA performance people were shocked to see such behavior on TV. Fast forward to today where WAP has over 400 million views on YouTube with no age restriction on the video, photos and videos of scantily clad women flood all social media platforms, and popular streaming service Netflix hosts Cuties, a film featuring what some critics describe as ‘soft core porn’ involving girls at the young age of eleven.

As a female artist who explores my own relationship to feminine sexual energy in my works, I began posting my art to my social media accounts with no concern that any of them would be viewed as obscene or breaking community guidelines. None of the women in my pieces are engaged in sexual acts and they were created with the intent of exploring the female experience rather than as visual aids for sexual gratification. In fact, I have been met with criticism from viewers that my work is not sexually explicit enough for their liking.

My current NFT art series titled ‘Crypto Sluts’ plays with tongue-in-cheek sexual innuendo but is some of my most demure work. Each piece in the series features a portrait of a beautiful woman, face flushed and eyes rolled back in ecstasy, with a round item on her tongue sporting her favorite Cryptocurrency’s logo. ‘Crypto Slut’ is a self descriptive term I use for myself as I am not a maximalist for any crypto project but rather I prefer to experiment with them all. The collection itself is a representation of the passion I have witnessed the crypto community showing for their favorite projects, so Crypto Sluts felt like a perfect title. Innuendo aside, each piece shows absolutely no sexual activity nor adult theme. It’s drawn leaving interpretation completely up to the viewer, including what that round item on her tongue might be.

When the art reveal video for my Bitcoin Slut caught some traction on YouTube it was met with a near 50/50 like to dislike ratio and the comments were ‘WTF?’, ‘Why…’, and ‘I am utterly disgusted’. Unexpected but not terrible. Twitter flagged multiple posts of mine for using the word ‘Slut’ but I was able to resolve that. The most shocking was what happened on TikTok. TikTok is a platform where videos of girls under the age of 18 twerking in crop tops and booty shorts, strippers in the club dancing on stage, and women discussing working as Sugar Babies have hundreds of thousands of views. Artwork from my Crypto Sluts collection was flagged as ‘Adult Sexual Content’ so many times on TikTok that I was eventually restricted from posting. Each time my work was flagged I appealed and each time the team said that after review my posts were found to have in fact broken the platform rules of no adult sexual activity and were permanently removed. Compare this to Minds, a platform that requires users to flag NSFW content or face a channel strike. Not only am I not required to flag my Crypto Sluts as NSFW, but they are eligible for promotion across the site (Minds does not allow promotion of NSFW material and all promotions are reviewed by the platform).

I’ve experienced inconsistent censorship of my art before this, but this is the most perplexing circumstance. This and previous instances have created blurred lines of what is too sexy for social media and leaves me confused. Whereas I started publishing my work believing it would be met with general platform acceptance when compared to the content already being hosted, I now lack confidence in my ability to continue to share my art on social media with out fear of losing my entire account.

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Post-Bitcoin’s Mild Drop, El Salvador’s Bukele Reveals Excitement For A Larger Bitcoin Dip

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Why Bitcoin Is Unlikely To Ever Experience Another March-Like 50% Price Drop

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Key Takeaways 

  • President Nayib Bukele is unfazed by Bitcoin’s price dip to $60k.
  • Bukele teases need for lower lows in a bid to tap into perfect entry point. 
  • El Salvador shows no sign of disposing its Bitcoin holdings in the long term.

The president of El Salvador is showing himself to be unshaken by Bitcoin’s price volatility. President Nayib Bukele is beginning to adopt the culture of calmness that many Bitcoin proponents have shown over the years when the market is hindered by a price drop.

In a recent tweet, the President is seen asking his followers whether to buy the dip or not. He then proceeds to tease the need for Bitcoin to drop even further, so as to allow him an opportunity to buy the asset at a much lower price.

“Should we buy the dip?

Or is it too small?

Come on guys, we need a better discount here!” said Bukele in a recent tweet.

The concept of buying low and holding till the price of Bitcoin goes higher is one that key players have preached and presented continuously as the least risky and most promising way to hold Bitcoin.

Because maximalists’ views are often tied around the belief that Bitcoin has more upside potential in every market —whether bearish or bullish— the act of holding regardless of how low the prices drop, is an indicator that the holders’ sentiments are bullish in the long term.

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For President Nayib Bukele who has expressed similar views in the past, it is clear where he stands with Bitcoin at this time. Recall that back in September, El Salvador bought an additional 150 Bitcoins, following the selloff that caused Bitcoin to shed $5,000 and sent its price down to $45,000.

Although Bukele’s methods have attracted criticism from many onlookers, his pattern of buying the dip is a bet that could pay off greatly in the long term.

In the past, long-term holders have also seen the most success with Bitcoin. Reports from on-chain analytical platform Glassnode have recorded holders who have not sold their assets for more than 3-years.

Notably, last year, when the price of Bitcoin hit $20,000, these holders saw their asset value surge significantly. However, for institutions and traders, the culture of exiting to avoid a perceived bear trend is normal. But for El Salvador, the question of selling seems to be out of the picture for now.

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6 Common Mistakes of Crypto Beginners – Be Extremely Cautious!

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It takes more than diamond hands to succeed in this space

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First rule: Don’t lose money

Second rule: Make money.

And always follow this order.

You’ve heard of people having 100x gains (or more!) on their crypto assets, it sounds amazing, right…

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