Remote Access to Mining Rigs Ensures Tight Control

By gaining remote access to mining rigs, cryptocurrency miners will be a step ahead of the competition and never miss out on uptime.

Cryptocurrency Mining: The Basics

With the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies, cryptominers are becoming increasingly widespread. In order to verify and validate crypto transactions, miners enter them into the blockchain public ledger, which contains every transaction (also known as a block) ever carried out with a specific cryptocurrency. Miners sort through all crypto transactions and release the new currency, and in return, earn a transaction fee as well as a portion of the cryptocurrency they originally verified. The role itself is particularly difficult, and requires a lot of time and patience. Mining used to be a more lucrative project, back when there were less people doing it and there was more money to be made.

It is due to the complications involved with cryptomining that many miners don’t solely rely on it as their main source of income. For those that mine crypto on the side, gaining remote access to mining rigs is extremely beneficial. By remotely managing your mining, you can stay ahead of the competition. There are a number of both hardware and software options that enable remote mining – each varies depending on the capacity of your mining operations and the level of remote control you require. While some options like TeamViewer offer an all-in-one solution, others provide a simple workaround to functions such as rebooting a machine or file transfer.

Remote Access Mining Rigs: Software vs Hardware

For those performing cryptomining at a relatively low capacity, there are various small-scale hardware options that are inexpensive, but also somewhat basic in their functions.

Smart plugs, for example, can be used to shut down a computer remotely for either security or energy-saving reasons.

For many miners, a common problem is their rig freezing at an unfortunate time.

To combat this, a smart Wi-Fi plug allows users to turn their Wi-Fi off and on remotely via their smartphone.

It also enables users to monitor the energy usage of their rigs at home, which can better help miners calculate their ROI. Hardware options can provide simple, cost-efficient solutions for remote access to mining rigs.

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Software, on the other hand, offers countless options for both all-in-one solutions and alternatives that focus on certain features useful for operating a mining rig via remote access.

One may turn to built-in functions such as remote desktop for Windows, which allows users to remain connected to a Windows machine at home. For this, all you need is an internet connection for your rig at home and then you can control everything as usual, as if you were in your own home.

One of the things you can’t do with remote desktop, is power on and off your machine.

A popular option is TeamViewer’s remote control software that allows users to oversee issues such as your rig’s cooling fans, remote monitoring, server maintenance, and restarting or shutting down your rig.

Key Benefits of Obtaining Remote Access to Mining Rigs

Time management

Cryptocurrency mining is no longer as lucrative as it used to be, and there are increasingly more miners popping up across the globe. The option of remote mining is therefore vital for all hobby miners with other sources of income or work.

Security issues

With the many security risks involved with cryptomining, such as hackers and cyber-attacks on exchanges and block withholding, having remote access to your mining rig to shut it down at the touch of a button is key for security reasons.

Stay tuned to uptime

As all miners are aware, there are certain times when mining is more lucrative than others; currencies can fluctuate overnight – as with any stock market. It is therefore a major advantage to be able to access your mining rig remotely whenever and wherever you want.

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