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Mining Rigs, Pools and Shares: The Bitcoin Hobby Ecosystem

(CNBC) Over the holidays, I spent many hours reading up on Bitcoin, and I was struck by just how large the ecosystem and variety of players was. Putting aside the debate around Bitcoin’s value, I think there is no debate that this is an intriguing and very, very interesting space.

As an investor, I’m bullish but cautious; as a hobbyist I can’t stop reading about it.

A few aspects of the ecosystem that I’m currently studying for the pleasure of it are: hobby mining rigs, mining pools, software and professional mining hardware and shares.