Learn to mine cryptocurrencies (ebook)

Use your Raspberry Pi to mine Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, ByteCoin, MagiCoin, and TurtleCoin. An unprofitable weekend experiment for curious minds.

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Cryptocurrencies are based on advanced mathematics and complex algorithms. Millions of people around the world use them to transact (buy and sell) and store value. The appeal of cryptocurrencies is that they can provide the basic infrastructure for a truly free and open economy, independent from a central authority and control.

It is highly likely that in the future, we will be just as used to one or more cryptocurrencies as we are used to the Dollar or the Euro today.

However, a significant obstacle to entry for many people is the perception that cryptocurrencies, and its underlying technology, the Blockchain, are hard to understand. That is not true!

To help you understand the very basics of cryptocurrencies, we developed this "getting started guide."

We designed it as a weekend project.

Following this guide and using your Raspberry Pi, you will create a crypto wallet, install specialized software, and use it to create a series of cryptocurrencies.

By the end of this project, you NOT have the skills of "crypto-hacker," and you suddenly amass millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin.

However, you will know how to create cryptocurrencies, and you be familiar with the most essential concepts of its underlying technology.

In this project, you will learn to use your Raspberry Pi to facilitate an understanding of Blockchain technology.

You will learn what a cryptocurrency is, and how to get involved in the cryptocurrency world using open-source software and your Raspberry Pi.

You will learn how to mine:

- Bitcoin,
- Litecoin,
- Monero,
- Bytecoin,
- MagiCoin,
- and TurtleCoin.

Learning with practical examples is fun, and it is easier to understand concepts and new technologies.

Get ready!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Is there any video in this course
The video version of this course is coming in September or October of 2018. The video will cover the exact same topics presented in the current version of the book. If you have already purchased the book, you will be entitled to a 50% discount on the purchase of the video course.
Is cryptocurrency mining on the Raspberry Pi profitable?
No! The Raspberry Pi is an excellent compute for general-purpose learning, but it is not an optimised cryptocurrency miner. The cost of electricity needed to power the Raspberry Pi in higher than the value of the Bitcoins or other currency you will be able to mine using it. The purpose of this project is learning, not profiting.
Do I need any specialised hardware?
You will only need a Raspberry Pi. If you don't have one, you will be able to follow the exact same instructions on any computer running a Debian Linux operating system. If you are interested in specialised mining hardware, you will be able to apply the knowledge you will gain in this project.
Is crypto-mining or using cryptocurrency illegal?
No! Most countries around the world either recognise cryptocurrencies as normal currencies, or ignore them.

Your Instructor

John Marountas
John Marountas

John Marountas studied Agricultural Engineering. Later, he became interested in Information Technology and computer programming in particular, as he appreciated the prospect of creating simulations of various events from the real world to efficiently solve daily problems.

He works primarily as a back-end developer for web applications for the PHP and Ruby scripting languages, but he also uses Java for desktop and android application development. He is a Maker enthusiast and uses Python for scripting on the Raspberry Pi and Arduino devices.

He is currently working as a freelancer for cutting-edge projects in web development. At the same time, he keeps an eye on the application of IT in agriculture.

His strength lies in his vast experience of handling data from various knowledge domains like the web, e-commerce, agriculture, biology, the stock market and sports betting.

John turned his attention since 2016 towards the blockchain technology and its promising features for a decentralized web platform. He experimented with various hardware setups to mine cryptocurrencies and understood from the inside out the life of this new computer ecosystem. During 2017 he started experimenting with the Solidity language and started working on smart contracts over the Ethereum platform .

John joined the Tech Explorations team in December 2017.

What will you get by purchasing this eBook?

You will receive:

  • the eBook in printable PDF format,
  • the same text content accessible using your web browser organised as an online course,
  • help from the author via the Tech Explorations Help Desk
  • updated versions of the eBook and the online course

Having access to the book as an online course makes it easy to copy command line instructions from your browser to your command line, reducing the risk of typos.

You also have access to the Help Desk via the Help Desk tab, available through every lecture.

Combine the best of both world: print a copy and keep it on your desk; always have access to the up-to-date online version

Do you prefer video?

A video version of this course is in the works. We expect it will be published in late September or early October.

The video course will be presented by Peter, and supported by John.

You can pre-purchase the video course by accepting the offer right after you complete the purchase of the book.

You don't have to buy the PDF ebook in order to buy the video course. In fact, if you prefer to buy the video course only, please go to the video course page now (a discount coupon is applied to the link).

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