Bitcoin Utopia

The section for those minor projects that are around, such as CAS@home, Yafu, Yoyo@home and also including those that are "non-intensive", such as GoofyxGrid, WUProp, which can both be run in the background.
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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by nick » Tue May 24, 2016 12:29 am

30 mil a day? wow guess im missing out
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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by Woodles » Tue May 24, 2016 8:42 am

nick wrote:30 mil a day? wow guess im missing out
When I was crunching BU, it was working out very roughly at about 1 million credits per GHz of ASIC capability. A single Raspberry Pi with a USB stick connected could quite easily turn out several million credits a day for a total outlay of less than £30 and running off 10 watts :)

Nowadays with the big THz machines, a billion a day from one machine is quite normal :o

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:07 pm

Darn...
The PSU on the 10 port USB hub just died. I've got 4 ASICs running off it and it's been fine for a couple of years now so it did quite well. It'll run 2 ASICs unpowered but as they do get quite hot and I don't want to stress the motherboard USB PSU I've decided to take a short break until I get a new PSU/Hub.

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by Woodles » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:22 am

Unlucky Mike but as you say, two years lifetime isn't bad for it.

Enjoy your break :)

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:24 pm

New hub and psu arrived today but had a euro 2 pin plug on it - oops! When I looked at the listing that's exactly the same - should have looked harder. Was going to rewire it to fit but thought better of it so I'll get an adaptor which is a bit safer and only a couple of quid!

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:02 pm

Well that was a waste of money! New PSU doesn't work at all - no output! Going to have to wait a while to source a PSU as we'll be away for a while. At least Sztaki is behaving itself!

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by Woodles » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:39 am

Unlucky Mike, enjoy your trip away though.

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:42 am

Hi

Just got this ...
Bitcoin Utopia: The future of BU
Hello!

After these four campaigns are all finished, Bitcoin Utopia will close down, at least for temporarily. This should happen in the early summer.

Thanks for all these years and thanks for understanding!

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:18 am

UBT - Mikee wrote:Hi

Those that have the hardware better get them while you can!

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Hi Mike

Yup - I saw this on the BOINC Manager "Notices" page.

I guess I should put in a bit of a burst on BU then...just a question of re-setting up the hardware ;-)

Would be nice to have a final "hurrah" on BU just to keep a few other teams at bay on the overall statistics.

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by Woodles » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:32 pm

Might turn out to be good news after all, our Northern neighbours were starting to close up a bit, I was just about to start clearing off the cobwebs.

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:22 am

New version of the Zadig driver available ...

http://zadig.akeo.ie/
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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:04 am

Hi
Bitcoin Utopia: C #5 work generation has now ended
I have stopped the work generation for Campaign #5. Thanks for all the hard work!



Henri.
This is the last of the current runs of tasks. There are just about 5000 various WUs in Campaign 5 left, after that no more until Henri decides to restart after the summer. Though it may be that he decides not to restart...

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by Woodles » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:17 am

Might be time to start looking at personal mining rather than BU now the price of Bitcoins is increasing again?

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Timbo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:39 pm

UBT - Mikee wrote:Hi

This is the last of the current runs of tasks. There are just about 5000 various WUs in Campaign 5 left, after that no more until Henri decides to restart after the summer. Though it may be that he decides not to restart...

Mike
Hi Mike

BU was taking a small amount out of the BTC's earned to cover themselves, but for some reason, I guess they weren't getting enough, esp after they made their own campaign, instead of taking a small percentage out of each campaign.
Woodles wrote:Might be time to start looking at personal mining rather than BU now the price of Bitcoins is increasing again?
And indeed, stopping BU now makes slightly less sense...but doing some personal mining does seem to be the right sort of thing to do, if one has the hardware "just lying around" :oops: and the BTC value is going up :o

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:45 pm

Hi
Just tried to download the last WUs ... too late ... all gone!
Time to put my miniature heaters away for a while.
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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:32 am

Hi
Well this looks permanant! All websites are no longer available (server not found), BOINCStats have all ready sent the project to 'retired projects' status.

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Timbo » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:51 am

Hi Mike

That's a shame - I guess that all they have done is re-directed the IP address to a different server and then shut down their existing one.

https://who.is/whois/bitcoinutopia.net

(I assume the above "owner details" are nothing to do with their original "base" in Finland).

So, no stats, no messageboards (which also stops people criticising their decision to close) and no useful info on the projects they have supported.

Shame, but it has happened before with other projects, and at least they did give a warning.

Time to start mining for ones-self !!

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:34 pm

Hi

Surprising thread?

Just having a look around and every now and again I'll see if the site is up again and I just happened to go to BOINCStats and found this ...

https://boincstats.com/en/stats/144/user/list/0/0/0

Now where are they getting these credits from?

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by Woodles » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:52 pm

Hi Mikee,

Didn't you know they'd started up again?! :D











It's because Boincstats haven't updated their tables since BU stopped exporting stats.

If you check any individuals "last 40 days" then the data was frozen on June 15th 2017 when BU closed - https://boincstats.com/en/stats/144/use ... 0/lastDays

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Re: Bitcoin Utopia

Post by UBT - Mikee » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 pm

Hi

Ahh - didn't look at the actual dates - just the 'last 7 days' ho hum

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