I have two of the most powerful graphics cards you can buy: the GTX 1080, which I then upgraded to the GTX 1080 Ti. And they just so happen to be some of the best graphics cards for mining cryptocurrencies.

Cryptomining is the process of solving complex problems to verify digital transactions using computer hardware — in this case, a graphics card. Miners can either create a cryptocurrency or get paid for their processing power in a cryptocurrency.

Those graphics card cost me a pretty penny, even if I bought them before the massive graphics-card price hikes caused by cryptominers buying them up. And when I wasn’t gaming, my GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti just lay there, doing nothing, not making me money.

No more. One day, I decided to try mining cryptocurrency with them.

Check out my new messy mining-rig experiment to see how much in bitcoin I’m making. I could just buy cryptocurrencies instead of mining. Read more from businessinsider.com…

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