Stratumsphere – BlockGen’s New Service!

If you’ve been paying attention to our newsletter at all, you’d realize that we have launched a new service called Stratumsphere. It’s something we’ve been working on since the summer of 2017 and we are really proud of it! … Read More

What Made Me Build a B2B Mining Service?

If only I had a satoshi for everytime someone told me “That’s just the way cryptocurrency mining is”. One of the most frustrating things I’ve ever experienced was entering the cryptocurrency mining industry with a conventional hosting … Read More

Quick and Simple Equihash Mining Pool Guide

This is a quick and simple mining pool setup guide for crypto-currencies like Zcash, Zclassic, and Komodo that use the Equihash algorithm. Experienced Linux users should be able to get the pool up and running within 30 minutes following this … Read MoreRead More

Status Update & Consensus 2017

As some BlockGen’s subscribers may already know, BlockGen has been involved on a professional level in several mining and pool operations over the past year or so. BlockGen is being transitioned over into an actual business entity and startup. We … Read MoreRead More

Understanding Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attacks

Cyber-attacks have become part of our life, with data breaches of high profile companies and businesses making headline news almost on a daily basis. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are among the most common types of cyber-attacks. As its name implies, … Read MoreRead More

The Right VPS For Your Mining Pool

Virtual Private Servers, also known in short as VPS are commonly used to host small to medium Crypto-Currency Mining Pools. If you have read any of my other mining pool guides, you will see I always set them up on … Read MoreRead More

5 Tools Every Pool Operator Should Know About

These 5 tools will prove to be helpful to you as a pool operator. Whether you run a large operation, small operation, or you just run a pool because you enjoy it. Either way, these tools will definitely help you … Read MoreRead More

Setup Your Own Mining Pool

This is a step by step guide on how to setup your own mining pool for things like bitcoin, litecoin, and other crypto-currencies. This guide is meant to replace Novice’s Guide to Setting up a Crypto-Currency Mining Pool … Read More


Created in June 2013, this cryptocurrency catches the attention of consumers with the tagline “Get real money with infinite possibilities.” The real money part is certainly true, but the “infinite possibilities” may not stand up to scrutiny. There are hundreds … Read MoreRead More

SHA256 vs Scrypt vs x11 Algorithms

Hash Algorithms Security is one of the most important elements in cryptocurrency, as it negates, or attempts to negate, theft or alteration of any online currency. … Read More