As previously posted, I started GPU mining for cryptocurrency a couple of weeks ago. It's a small scale project, with a single GPU at this time (although a second, cheaper card is on order - after I was sure the thing actually worked).
I have had a couple of payouts thus far, and I also realized that I can actually mine for two types of coins at the same time, on the same single GPU. The software I use is Claymore's miner, which allows for that feature with very little "drag" on the mining of the main coin - in my case, Ethereum.
Since the repeal of the Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules, VPN use and traffic is rather predictably spiking, according to many VPN providers. VPNs are not the b-all and end-all of privacy though, and indeed the usual cretins have stepped in to provide shady VPN services that may actually sell on user data.
Also remember: ISPs still track your location data and DNS records, even if you're
using a VPN. Similarly, a VPN doesn't stop a company from using
on-device snoopware to track you (remember Carrier IQ?). Neither will it
stop ISPs from charging you a premium for privacy (something both AT&T and Comcast
have already experimented with). Nor will a VPN stop a company from
using your credit score to provide worse customer service (something CableONE has crowed about). DSL Reports
A little while ago, I posted about dual mining Ethereum and Sia using Claymore's Miner software. At that time, I also switched to a different mining pool, and was getting good results with the Sia mining.
Well, cryptocurrency being what it is, that did not last. Sia just performed a hard fork and increased the difficulty quite a bit. So I now look to be mining 4 or 5 Sia per day vs 12-14 per day prior to the fork. Ugh.
Sia currently has a low value per coin (way less than a dollar), but the technology behind it is interesting and it seems that Sia is still worth mining and holding on to as a longer-term "investment" (and I use that term loosely in the crypto world).
At this time, Ethereum is still mining well for me, and is profitable on my small scale set up (3 low-to mid-range gpus).