Cryptocurrency mining is a big buzz topic in technology these days. And why not? Utilizing your computer to digitally mine what seems like free money only begs the question, "where do I sign up?" Your machine will actually be "mining" or processing transactions for a decentralized currency, the hottest variant of which is called Ethereum.
However, the cost of mining is far from free in this modern day gold rush. Hardware costs and energy consumption represent real financial commitment. Regardless, if you build your own systems or are PC enthusiast, there’s a good chance you have the spare parts lying around to slap a mining rig together and get cracking...
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