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Recently Paypal has launched their crypto system, allowing you to purchase and sell crypto. Here is the rundown on how to do it, and what it does not do when converting cash to bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin and others

To convert cash to Bitcoin
Open a browser and navigate to
Login to your Paypal account

Side Note:
Make sure your Paypal account is connected to your checking account already.. If it is not, you will have to do this

Once logged into Paypal, click on the Crypto button at the top right
Click BUY next to Bitcoin
Select the Big Blue Buy button at the center again

Side Note:
If this is your first time buying crypto with Paypal you will need to Confirm some extra info before you buy

Next you will put your amount listed in USD, into the Paypal window
Paypal will also add their Fees on top of the amount you specified
Click Confirm, and your crypto will be purchased with Paypal.

You now own crypto

Now for my issues with it
1. Paypal does not let you transfer your crypto out. They hold your crypto, and you hostage to their HUGE fees.

2. You do not have control over your crypto. They get hacked, you lose your crypto. You can do nothing about it

3.They show a chart that says Bitcoin is $59,133, however when you go to sell it, they immediately take roughly half a percent off. So in trying to sell it you see Bitcoin is $58,823. Cancel out of that screen, and Bitcoin is magically back at $59,151. Go back into the sell screen and your half a percent or so is gone again. Over and over I did this, and over and over the spread didn’t make sense.

4. When selling you also have to pay a large paypal fee

5. Then to transfer your cash back into your account, you pay another 1%

All in all, on a $10,200 transaction, I paid $410.33 in fees immediately and will be hit by the other 1% when it goes to my bank. Bitcoin did not decrease in price either during my 10 minute test. It actually increased in value around $80.


If you are still using an NVidia 1080 Ti card, and are trying to compete with the 2080s and 3090s these days, you need to up your hash game. There has been a tool around for the past 2 years to help with this. It is specifically designed for teh 1080 Ti cards, and has increased my hashes in the area of 50% per card. I wanted to preserve the software on github, so I created my own fork of it. The fork will not be updated, or worked on by me. It is just there so we all have a place to draw from in the long run.

For my setup, I am running Ubuntu 20.04.01, headless, and an Nvidia 1080ti. My miner is T-Rex with the setup from this guide:

Back to the guide

On your miner, open a terminal
sudo bash
cd /tacticalware
git clone
mv ETHlargementPill/ ohgod
cd ohgod
chmod +x OhGodAnETHlargementPill-r2
screen ./OhGodAnETHlargementPill-r2

You will see the following message:

Your system is now capable of running at 50% greater speed.

Since you used screen you can close this connection and it will still run.
To reconnect to this screen you can resume it by opening a terminal again
Typing sudo bash
Then screen -r

All that is left is to start up your mining software, configure it to mine ETH or ETC and start mining.

Enjoy the extra hashes!

The hardware that I used in this guide:
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (QTY 6):

Motherboard (QTY 1):

CPU (QTY 1):

Memory (QTY 1):

Hard Drive (QTY 1):

Risers (QTY 6):

Power Supplies (QTY 2):

Add2PSU (QTY 1):

Power Switch (QTY 1):


Needless to say, I have been mining a while, and have some crypto that I want to keep track of. How do you do this, you ask….Well I just have to Connect Power Bi to CoinMarketCap, list my coins, and off I go. This quick and easy guide is how I will connect Power BI to CoinMarketCap.

Open Power BI
Click File
Select New
Click Get Data
Select From Web
Click Advanced
For URL Parts you will want to enter in the following:
In the HTTP request header parameters(optional) first box, type in
In the Second Box you will want to enter in your CoinMarketCap API Key

To get the API Key, use the web browser on your computer (Not inside Power BI) and go to
Sign up for an account if you don’t already have one
If you do have an account, login
Hover over the API Key box and click Copy

Back to Power BI
Now in the Second Box you will want to enter in your CoinMarketCap API Key
Click Ok
Power BI will now connect to CoinMarketCap

In Power Query
Click data
Select list
Select the To Table button
Use defaults and Click OK
In the Column header, click the button on the top right
Click (Select All Columns)
Select Ok
Click the the Column1.tags header, click the button on the top right
Select Extract Values
Hit the Drop Down
Select Comma
Click Ok
Click the the Column1.quote header, click the button on the top right
Place a checkmark next to USD
Click Ok
Click the the Click the the Column1.quote header, click the button on the top right
Place a checkmark next to USD
Click the the Click the the Column1.quote.USD header, click the button on the top
Click (Select All Columns)
Select Ok

Click the Save Icon at the top left

Click Close and Apply

Documentation on the various CoinMarketCap commands can be found at

HUSH Wallet UI – Waiting for Daemon to Start

HUSH Wallet Continually Fails to Start

Updating the wallet to the latest version 0.72 causes an error where the daemon continually fails to start and you can wait or close the wallet.  To fix the error on Windows 10, perform the following:

Open up your Windows Explorer and navigate to the root of C:\

In the Search Box, type hushd.exe and hit Enter

When the file is found, right click on it and select Open Folder Location

Select the full path in the bar at the top and copy it.  It will be something like C:\Program Files\hush\etc…..

Now open a command prompt

Type cd C:\Program Files\hush\etc….. (here you will put your actual path in instead of mine C:\Program Files\hush\etc…..)

Once you are there type in the following:

start hushd.exe -daemon -reindex

Now leave the black boxes open, and Open your HUSH Wallet.

You should see the blockchain begin to download all over again.  This will allow you to get access to the wallet, once everything is synchronized


MinexBank Coin Parking Renewal Process

How to Re-Park Your Minex Coins

Once you have your wallet setup to park, the renewal is pretty easy and quick.  The guide below walks you through the process

Go to

Login using your wallet address and your previously setup minexbank password

Calculate the best return rate over the course of 1 year, and park the coins for that long, even though you are not going to park them for 1 year.  For example the Weekly percentage is 1% (1% x 52 Weeks = 52% Return) and the Quarterly return is 27% (27% x 4 Quarters = 108% Return)

Select the amount of time you want the coins parked (ex: Quarterly)

Click Park All button

Click Create, and the coins are parked

Now take a look under the Active Parkings section of the web page, you will see the time left (89 days and whatever hours). Put a reminder in your calendar for when the parking return is paid, so 90 days from now, and then park the coins again.

Follow this process over and over for the greatest return.