Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cloud Mining Without Investment - The List of Cloud Mining Services That Offer Free Bonus for Just Signing Up (with scams alert)

This free cloud mining list will be updated from time to time. Last update: 2018/February/22.

The followings have been verified to pay (check the comments for payment status): EOBOT, Moon Faucets, DonaldCoin(Closed), Faucetminer(Closed), CetoBeto(Closed), FaucetGo(Closed), OXBTC, CloudMinerGame(Scam!), 25Mining(Scam!), Bitzfree, CLDMine(Scam!), TopMine(Scam!), myHASH(Scam!), Hash-Line(Scam!), XMine(Scam!), Multi-Coin (Scam!), Bit Lite(Scam!), Course Mining(Scam!)MineGate(Scam!), RUBMiningOverHash(Scam!), MicroMining, MinerFarmCloud-Mine, MineCloud(Scam!), Contract-Miner, Elite Mining Club (Scam!)
Tips: Use the free bonus to mine Dogecoin if possible as it usually has the lowest withdraw threshold.
Don't invest too much into suspect services! If you want to investment a large amount money into cloud mining, try more trusted services such as Genesis-Mining (use code hl6V5J to get discount of 3 % on all Hashpower packages. New: use code HappyBirthdayGM16 at checkout for 5% discount valid until April 12th at 23:59 GMT(Expired)), HashFlare (10% discount code for any HashFlare contract (valid until 1st of April): HF17BDAY10,Halloween discount! Use code HF17HLWN10ALL on the purchase page to get 10% off all contracts!), OXBTC.

Recomended

1. Bitzfree (Paying!)
Sign up bonus: 20 GH/s
Note: You can increase your GHs easily by hacking other user's and re-invest your mined Bitcoins.
Links: http://miscool.blogspot.com/2015/11/bitzfree-free-bitcoin-cloud-mining.html

2. EOBOT (Paying!)
Sign up bonus:
Note: You can claim at their faucet of about 2000 satoshis (or equivalent worth of GHs) with login bonus 1 DOGE everyday.
Links: http://miscool.blogspot.com/2015/12/eobot-cryptocurrency-mining-made-easy.html

3.MinerFarm (Warning! Withdraw Problem! Paying!)

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s
Note: This is a virtual mining game - you're not doing real mining but can withdraw real Bitcoin.

4. Moon Faucets (Paying!):
Note: Not cloud mining but faucet sites that you can claim when you want. Your unclaimed satoshi increases more slowly as time goes on.
MoonBitcoin
MoonLitcoin
MoonDogecoin

5. Faucetminer (Closed)
Sign up bonus: 1+ KH/s every 45 minutes.
Note: Another virtual mining game that can mine Dogecoin. Mininum withdraw: 10 DOGE.

Note: After refunded its users, this nice service closed on 25/July/2016.

7. DonaldCoin (Site is Down)
Note: Another popular and reliable free Bitcoin generator game with no minimum and instant payout to FaucetBox.

8. CetoBeto (Paying!Site is for sale.Site closed. Site is back!Closed!)
Note: The new DonaldCoin, free Bitcoin generator game with no minimum and instant payout to FaucetBox.

9. FaucetGo (Paying! Site is Down!)

10. FreeBTCMine

Others

The following are some scam like cloud mining sites with sign up bonus, not recommended to invest unless you trust them. Be warned that many cloud mining services are just Ponzi schemes, for example, cloudminr.io (Read the story here). They all offer sign up bonus but have a high threshold for withdraw and even require deposit before withdraw. Anyway, you can do the mining before/without investment.
You can check the sites below at http://www.badbitcoin.org/thebadlist/index.htm (which comments/lists most of the below sites as scam sites) for scam advises/reviews, and check the paying status at http://www.cmmonitor.com/ and http://cryptomonitor.net/.

7. CryptominingFarm

Sign up bonus: 10 GH/s
Note: Bonus Hashrate is for 15 Years. You need to purchase minimum 20 GH/s before you can withdrawal.

15. OXBTC (Limited time offer! Expiry date: 2016/March/6th20th) Expired.Extended. Expired. (Paying!)

Sign up bonus: 1 GH/s to 1000 GH/s (random)
Note: Bonus is only valid for the first month on signing up (one-month contract).

23. RUBMining (Paying!)
Sign up bonus: 1 GH/s
RUBMining
Note: Russian site, use google translate. Need a Payeer address to sign up.

62. BitMiner (Warning: Withdraw Pending since 2016/08/22!)
BitMiner - free and simple next generation Bitcoin mining software
Sign up bonus: 0.0000004 BTC/min
Note: A Bitcoin mining game with fully automatic process.
Withdraw Problem: http://miscool.blogspot.sg/2015/12/cloud-mining-without-investment-free-sign-up-bonus.html?showComment=1470579893504#c6278107641527134085

87. bits2u (waiting)
Bits2u
Sign up bonus: 30 2uhash

96. MicroMining (Paying!)
Sign up bonus: 20000 Satoshi
Note: Need to install their mining software.

113. Contract-Miner (Paying!)

Sign up bonus: Faucet (1 MH/s for every 30 minutes)
Note: Can withdraw through Xapo or FaucetHub, so it has no minimum withdraw threshold. You should claim your earning (Home-> Click "Finalize your contract (Get Paid)" button every 5 minutes as a beginner).

115. CryptoFly (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 1.83 GH/s (for 7 days)
Note: Withdrawal is available only after the first paid contract.

129. BitHash

Sign up bonus: 0.001 GH/s

131. hexxo
Sign up bonus: 300 KH/s
Note: Your account will be suspended as inactive if you don't make a deposit.

132. StartMiner (Warning: Withdraw Pending since 2017/05/05!)
startMiner - free and simple next generation Bitcoin mining software
Sign up bonus: 0.0000004 BTC/min
Note: A BitMiner clone.

138. CoinMining
Sign up bonus: 1250 GH/s
Note: To receive payout from FREE TRIAL CONTRACT you have to purchase a mining contract.

142. Micro-BTC (warning: login problem!)

Sign up bonus: 15 KH/s
Note: You must purchase hashpower for withdrawal unlocked.

144. BTCSweet (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 5 GH/s

145. ETHSweet (waiting)


146. BTCProMiner (warning PIN problem!)
Sign up bonus: 40 Satoshi per minute

149. 247 Bitcoins

Sign up bonus: 0.00000660 BTC Daily

151. BitFireMining
Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s
Note: bonus hashrate has expiration.

152. KryptoTrend (withdraw pending since 2018/01/09)

Sign up bonus: 0.00500000 BTC

153. CryptoClub (warning: login problem!)
Sign up bonus: 10 USD

154. DogeMining (withdraw pending since 2017/12/24)
Sign up bonus: 0.02 MH/s

155. BTCCMiner (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 5 GH/s

168. Rub-Mning

Sign up bonus: 1 KH/s (1000 KR)
Need a Payeer address to withdraw. Payments to Payeer are available to users who have replenished the balance by at least 2 rubles or earned 100 personally credited referrals.

169. Faucet Cloud (waiting)
Faucet.Cloud - Cloud Mining
Sign up bonus: 10 USD

178. WormMiner (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 1 Mining Machine

179. HashFull
Sign up bonus: 15 KH/s
Note: Sign Up bonus 15 KH/s will be automatically after 30 days of no Purchase. if you want to be activate 15 KH/s, purchase minimum of 20 KH/s power anytime. your free powers will be activated automatically.

182. DioXen (waiting)
Sign up bonus: 10 GH/s

184. fflak mining
Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s
Note: Bonus lasts 15 days. After 15th day account hashpower will be set to 0 GH/s unless you upgrade it.

186. OscarBit (waiting)

Sign up bonus: Faucet

192. Bitmining24 (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 20 GH/s

193. ArgusMiner (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 20 GH/s (1 Year)

195. ENWY (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

197. NX-Mining
Sign up bonus: 50.00 GH/S
Note: bonus hash will be suspended if no deposit.

199. Asonno (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/S

200. MineBe (waiting)
Sign up bonus: 500 RUB

201. Apextop (withdraw pending since 2017/12/22)

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

202. CloudMy (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 20 GH/s

205. BitMiner (Clone) (withdraw pending since 2017/12/09)
BitMiner - free and simple next generation Bitcoin mining software
Sign up bonus: 0.0006 BTC per day

206. fernandos2

Sign up bonus: 0.0015 rubles/60 minutes
Note: Need a Payeer address to register.

208. CoinMix (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 1 GH/s

209. NAVVI (waiting)

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

211. Ilivion
Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

212. DogeMining
Sign up bonus: 1 Dm/s

213. Broonie

Sign up bonus: 1 GH/s

214. Wizory

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

215. Amerty
Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

216. Robot Coin (warning: login problem!)
Sign up bonus: Faucet
Note: An EOBOT clone.

217. 5sMining
Sign up bonus: 200 GH/s for three months

218. CryptoMining

Sign up bonus: 10$

219. CloudMiningPro
Sign up bonus: 1 GH/s

220. Zoxtel

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

221. Space Mining

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

222. HashZone
Sign up bonus: 20 GH/s

223. Buda Mine

Sign up bonus: 1 MH/s

224. HashMiner

Sign up bonus: 1 MH/s

225. CrockMine

Sign up bonus: 1 GH/s

226. DesMine

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

227. AntMineCloud
Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

228. iBit
Sign up bonus: 1500 DOGE

229. YouHash

Sign up bonus: 100 GH/s

Confirmed Scam Sites
http://miscool.blogspot.com/2016/08/confirmed-scam-cloud-mining-services.html

Monday, December 21, 2015

Notes on Gridcoin Mining Using Google Cloud Computing

Gridcoin (GRC) is an altcoin that can be mined through contribution to scientific research (PoR - Proof of Research), more specifically, by doing BOINC (Berkley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing) hosted computing work. It makes cryptocurrency mining a more meaningful thing and is very suitable for mining use a VPS such as Google cloud. Different from other cryptocoin mining, you don't need to worry about the violation of TOS as you're running the BOINC computing software instead a miner on the VPS.

The following steps will guide you to mine Gridcoin on Google cloud, which is based on but much simpler than the official tutorial - http://www.gridresearchcorp.com/gridcoin/?tutorial.

1. First follow the official guide to setup both BIONC and Gridcoin wallet on your own (local) computer. Make sure you use BAM! account manager in the tutorial.

2. Sign up for the Google cloud free trial: https://cloud.google.com/free-trial/

3. Follow the official Steps 2-6 to create your google cloud instance.

4. The official tutorial doesn't use an account manage, to simplify the process, I strongly suggest you to use BAM!, so you can skip the official Steps 7 and 8.

5. For official Step 9 - in the SSH terminal enter the following commands, each "$" indicates a single line (if you're using BAM!):
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install boinc
for each project that you want to run, enter:
$ boinccmd --project_attach PROJECT_URL AUTH_KEY
replacing PROJECT_URL and AUTH_KEY with the values that you gathered in step#8

$ boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://bam.boincstats.com BAM_ID BAM_Pass
(replacing BAM_ID and BAM_Pass with your BAM! ID and password.)
$ boinccmd --set_run_mode always
$ boinccmd --set_network_mode always
The following commands are useful for monitoring the state of BOINC:
$ boinccmd --get_simple_gui_info
$ boinccmd --get_tasks
$ boinccmd --get_file_transfers
6. Follow the official Steps 10~14.

Other Notes:

1. If you want to change the BIONC projects for Google cloud to run, just manage the projects for Google cloud instance using BAM!, and re-input the command to update the BIONC projects and syncs with BAM!:
$ boinccmd --join_acct_mgr http://bam.boincstats.com BAM_ID BAM_Pass
2. On your personal PC, where your Gridcoin wallet is installed, you should add all the BIONC projects you joined, although you can suspend them locally and only run them on Google cloud for BIONC credits.

References:
http://www.gridresearchcorp.com/gridcoin/?tutorial
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/wiki/Boinccmd_tool
https://gridcoinstats.eu/faucet.php

Saturday, December 19, 2015

How to Mine Bytecoin, Monero and Fantomcoin Using Google Cloud Computing Free Trial


Google cloud offers everyone $300 credit for free to spend over the first 60 days on signing up. You'll need a valid credit card for registration but won't be billed during the trail. The following steps will guide you to mine Bytecoin, Monero and Fantomcoin on Google cloud:

1. First register for a MinerGate account using your email.



2. Sign up for the Google cloud free trial: https://cloud.google.com/free-trial/

3. In Google cloud console - https://console.developers.google.com/project, create a new project, and give it a name. You may check the tutorial https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/linux-quickstart (a video tutorial included) before you go on.

4. Go to your project dashboard - something like "https://console.developers.google.com/compute/instances?project=projectid-web-111612&graph=GCE_CPU&duration=PT1H", add a VM instance by click "NEW INSTANCE" button. Change the "Machine type" to "High CPU machines (n1-highcpu-2, 2 vCPUs, 1.8 GB Memory)", and change "Boot disk" to "Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (amd64 trusty image built on 2015-09-09)". For the "Firewall", tick both "Allow HTTP traffic" and "Allow HTTPS traffic". Then click "Create".

5. Find you created instance, click "ssh", "Open in Browser Window".

6. Now, in the console, input (you can ctrl+c and then ctrl+v into the web terminal) the following three command lines (one line + enter key, each time):
wget https://minergate.com/download/deb-cli
sudo dpkg -i deb-cli
nohup minergate-cli -user youremail -bcn 2 -fcn+xmr 2
where you should replace "youremail" with your MinerGate account email.

7. Now you can close the ssh browser window. Check your instance's CPU usage, which should be about 100%.

8. You can repeat the above steps to get more instances (You can also create a "Snapshots" of your VM instance just created and duplicated it to get more instances).

9. Now you can just let your project running for the whole trial period. Don't need to worry about your credit card being charged as according to google's FAQ, your projects will be paused automatically when your trial credits run out and you won't be charged unless you upgrade your trial account to paid account.

Warning: This tutorial is for demonstration purpose only. Use google cloud for cryptocurrency mining only may be a violation of its TOS and may result in your google cloud account being suspended (Although this has not been confirmed as their terms of service is vague about this). Try at your own risk! If you're worrying about that, you can safely delete your newly created computing project now.

FAQs:

Why Bytecoin and Monero?
As is known to all, nowadays it is not profitable anymore to CPU mine most cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin or Litcoin. This page (http://cpucoinlist.com/) listed some altcoins that are still suitable for CPU mining, in which Bytecoin and Monero are the most popular two according to the cryptocurrency rank: https://www.coingecko.com/en.

References:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=855564.0
http://askubuntu.com/questions/106351/running-programs-in-the-background-from-terminal
http://cryptorials.io/mine-cryptocurrency-normal-computer/