BitPay is an example of a Bitcoin service where you take something fantastic and render it nearly unusable through aggressive insolence. They take the concept of bitcoin addresses wrapped in QR codes which everybody understands, and replace them with a different kind of code that wraps the bitcoin address with some additional data (order number,… Read More How to pay BitPay Invoices with a Hardware Wallet
NiceHash users know that withdrawing bitcoins from their local wallets, especially when small amounts are involved, has always been costly. Thankfully, it is now possible to withdraw your NiceHash balance to another wallet without paying a single satoshi. In late 2017 NiceHash announced a partnership with Coinbase that would allow NiceHash customers to withdraw directly… Read More How to Withdraw from NiceHash with Zero Fees
Those of us who spend some time at the SSH console at the expense of GUI and web browsers have finally been saved: there is now a way to check the exchange rate of the BTC from the command line. The rate.sx website allows you to request an up to date performance chart for Bitcoin… Read More Looking up BTC exchange rate from Linux console
As I recently found out, claiming Bitcoing Gold from Electrum wallets by importing the seed is not possible because Electrum use a custom algorithm for deriving the seed words that is not compatible with the ‘industry standard’ BIP39. However, I discovered a way to claim BTG from Electrum using the Coinomi wallet and bitaddress.org. It requires a… Read More How to Claim Bitcoin Gold (BTG) from Electrum Wallet
Today I decided to claim my Bitcoin Gold and I failed — not through a fault of my own but because of a design decision made by the Electrum development team many years ago. Here is what I found out, and why I decided to stop using Electrum Wallet. Update: I found a way to… Read More Claiming Bitcoin Gold (BTG) from Electrum Wallet: Impossible?
I just updated my PCs with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and discovered a small improvement to Windows Task Manager that will be helpful to GPU miners. Task Manager now has a GPU load column and reports the kind of graphics operations that keep a GPU busy. Here is how my rig looks like with NiceHash running… Read More Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and GPU Mining