Mining Bitcoin: Getting Started

Understanding the minimum technical requirements to Mining Bitcoin can be boiled down to this one simple question.

 

Do you have the electrical capacity to power a noisy ASIC computer (approx the size of a shoebox) and keep it running 24 hours a day?

 

In the United States the associated cost for that amount of electricity is typically  no more than $150 Р$200 per miner per month.  That is a high side estimate, but better to assume excess up front costs than to not.