Ick nicehash down

Discussion in 'Mining & Cryptocurrency' started by Elkwood, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Elkwood

    Elkwood Limp Gawd

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    Ahh anyone know what happened to nicehash? Seems to be down for
    the last 4 or 5 hours.

    Guess i better found a alt place to mine in the meantime
     
  2. Nebell

    Nebell Gawd

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    Nicehash is like a plague....
    It just mines the most profitable coin and when all that hashing power focues on one coin it kills mining profit for pretty much everyone.
    Also you earn more if you pick a coin to mine without using Nicehash.
     
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  3. Missing the point

    Missing the point 2[H]4U

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    Definitely will have me investigating other options!’
     
  4. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Sure, you'll make more if you check for profitability every couple hours and switch up your mining accordingly (or have your own 1337 script setup to do it for you). However, if you're a more casual miner, it's hard to beat nicehash profitability long term.
     
  5. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

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  6. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Wow, that's quite the overreaction there.
     
  7. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

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    Ive no idea if true or not. I’ve used nicehash since June. This is the first big outage I’ve seen.
     
  8. Elkwood

    Elkwood Limp Gawd

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    Wow i hope its not true. They sort of where my primary plan for paying off my Rig !

    Not up to speed on any other pools. I use to mine with Slushs back in the day for BTC.

    Anyone have suggestions for a threadripper and 2 1080ti ?
     
  9. pclausen

    pclausen Limp Gawd

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    Yeah, all my rigs went down at 3:37AM Eastern this morning. At that point, all the servers still showed "green", but by 4:00AM they put up the "Maintenance mode" page.

    Had to switch them all over the mph manually and they are mining away again. The irony is that I had been on mph for the last 2 month and only switched to NiceHash Equihash yesterday morning, and less than 24 hours later, this happens. I had maybe $200 in my NiceHash wallet, so it could have been a lot worse.
     
  10. Missing the point

    Missing the point 2[H]4U

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    I was just investigating where to send my nicehash $ to a more secure place... hope it’s still there!!
     
  11. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

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    What’s mph?

    What are you guys switching to? Awesome miner? SImple mining OS? Minergate?

    Is there a way to just switch pools using the nicehash client itself?
     
  12. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Hmm, so it's all your fault then! ;)
     
  13. tayunz

    tayunz Gawd

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    If you have a threadripper point that to any cryptonight coin pool. Mine some XMR or something.
     
  14. Airbrushkid

    Airbrushkid [H]ard|Gawd

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    mph is https://miningpoolhub.com/


     
  15. Airbrushkid

    Airbrushkid [H]ard|Gawd

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    I just emptied my nicehash wallet a month ago. Stop using nicehash 4 or 5 months ago. I mine in flypool. I use miner ewbf and Simplemining OS.
     
  16. Stanley Pain

    Stanley Pain 2[H]4U

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    Pro Tip: Don't store your coins on any exchange, pool, whatever. Mine directly to your own Wallet or transfer to your own Wallet at regular intervals.
     
  17. Elkwood

    Elkwood Limp Gawd

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    I was lucky in that i was using a external wallet. Unlucky in that i was due my second payout on the 15. I had
    just gotten NiceHash setup with my threadripper on the legacy client and the Nvida stuff on the New beta client.

    For me this is a bit overwhelming to set up all new clients. Pick a coin and figure out how to setup
    new wallets for all the different coins... I guess ill be spending the afternoon figuring this out !!!

    I have a feeling that Nicehash been getting attacked a lot lately and i hope they can recover from this. I really liked
    the service they provided.

    One positive out of this was getting my new heatkiller thread ripper blk redone. I had crappy temps before due to
    a crummy TIM install :(. That damn blk is HUGE and HEAVY. like 2.3 pounds !!!!
     
  18. DPI

    DPI [H]ardForum Junkie

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    No offense but you guys should have done this a long time ago. Just downloading Nicehash and clicking start like every kid with a gaming PC that saw a "Make EZ cash NOW with your pee cee" youtube, without bothering to learn the landscape of pools and the various commandline miners, is just willful ignorance.

    The good news for anyone that has bothered to learn and setup manual mining, is that difficulty is down and profitability is up on many pools thanks to the Nicehash herd being out of commission.
     
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  19. Elkwood

    Elkwood Limp Gawd

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    Path of least resistance and all. I got a free afternoon to get it figured out. ITs a hobby to me not a
    lively hood. I do feel for the guys that have 20+ gpu rigs though and now have to figure it all out the
    hard way.

    Hope no one lost much due to having a NH wallet.

    P.s tks to all that have recommended other pools and mining advice !! Its been really helpful !!
     
  20. Nostram

    Nostram Limp Gawd

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    I would think anyone serious about crypto-mining would not be using a nicehash wallet for for more than a couple of days at a time storage.
     
  21. hlfbkd420

    hlfbkd420 Limp Gawd

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    Who thinks this was NH scamming everyone? Or do you think they were hacked?

    I think they (NH) are behind it all.
     
  22. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

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    No. No way

    They do 10 million in payouts per week and they make six percent on that. And that payout and user base is constantly increasing. Why give up such a revenue stream for just that (supposedly) 56 million dollars that is allegedly stolen according to the Reddit posts.
     
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    pclausen Limp Gawd

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  24. MrSneis

    MrSneis 2[H]4U

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    Started using NH about a week ago just for kicks and the system goes down right around the time I am supposed to get my first payout. And to think some [H] members were really pushing NH! Ah well, not much lost really.
     
  25. Riccochet

    Riccochet Necrodancer

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    I've made a good amount of BTC using Nicehash. They either fucked up with maintenance, were hacked or a greedy employee dipped with all the BTC. That doesn't discount that they were a good service for the past 3 years.
     
  26. Parja

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    https://www.wikitribune.com/story/2...tocurrency-site-nicehash-may-be-hacked/26595/

    WikiTribune has been in contact with NiceHash, which said that it is “assessing the situation and working with the authorities. We’ll issue a public statement shortly.”

    Consider the source. But if true, "...working with the authorities," is never a good sign.

    Figures...I was just about to withdraw about a week's worth of mining proceeds.
     
  27. Dayaks

    Dayaks [H]ardness Supreme

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    I setup an account and workers. I pointed awesomeminer at the site and my account/workers...

    How do I know it's actually working? I dont' see a chart or anything. Do coins just show up in my "balances" page?

    Edit: Nevermind I saw it pop up.
     
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  28. Ocellaris

    Ocellaris Ginger @le, an alcoholic's best friend.

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    Luckily I had a recent NiceHash payout to an external wallet.
     
  29. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

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    damn I had like $3 in my wallet.
     
  30. quiktake

    quiktake Limp Gawd

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    Apparently all the money was transferred to a single bitcoin address and moved out. That is why people are freaking out. $60 million gone if this was theft and not part of the system management or upgrade.
     
  31. shad0w4life

    shad0w4life Gawd

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    Stupid weekly payments, I had like $140 due, thankfully I was more focused on Eth, Etn, Zec and Monero.

    Swapped everything over this morning since I spent all night troubleshooting Nvidias garbage cards..nothing like crashes due to only 4GB ram


    If they get hacked, that wallet will be monitored like crazy, not sure what their plan is to get money is or imagine if bitcoin tanks and they just risked a massive amount of jail time for $60
     
  32. Missing the point

    Missing the point 2[H]4U

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    Posted on Nicehash's Facebook page:
    I think my .08btc is gone :(
     
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  33. Elkwood

    Elkwood Limp Gawd

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    Aye ... not looking good for the home team. Really glad i didn't use their wallet. Wonder if this is the end
    of NiceHash :( ? How long before another pool of this nature pops up ??
     
  34. quiktake

    quiktake Limp Gawd

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    I think there goes my $200 saved up to avoid fees. Oh well. maybe it will come back some day...
     
  35. Missing the point

    Missing the point 2[H]4U

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    Shittiest thing is now I gotta figure our the more complicated and confusing ways of mining, nicehash was just so...easy.
     
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  36. Elkwood

    Elkwood Limp Gawd

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    Let me know what u fine !!! I am trying to figure it out as we speak.
     
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    hlfbkd420 Limp Gawd

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  38. Elkwood

    Elkwood Limp Gawd

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    Anyone tried out https://www.winminer.com/ ?? Looks just like Nicehash Just not as polished in the interface at first glance
     
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  39. mkrohn

    mkrohn [H]ard|Gawd

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    looks like shit so far. I'm looking more at just picking an algo and juggling coins from there.
     
  40. Kingkau

    Kingkau Limp Gawd

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    Lost like $5 would have cost me more to mine to my payout date. Zencash all the way!