I’m confused. Where in the world do I start?

I decided to let my computer mine while I sleep. It cant hurt and energy is free. So I look up "how to mine cryptocurrency" Well that led into more and more things. Hash (which I thought was a food), bitcoin, ethereum, miners gate, nice hash, pools (I thought that was a body of water to swim in). I'm completely lost. I have no idea were to start.

A 6700k with a GTX 1070 isn't fancy but I have no idea what to do with it. What do I sign up for? Who is ripping me off? How do I rip them off?

Please advice. If there is a Cryptocurrency mining for dummies I probably need it.

Thanks you for your infinite wisdom of stuff internet.

Submitted June 05, 2017 at 04:23PM by Micolangello
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