Coinbase Pulls Plug on Xfers

The journey into Cryptocurrency has not been easy. Recently, Ethereum has been on a downtrend with prices falling below USD$500. Today, I received a notification from Coinbase, the digital wallet that I am currently using to cash out the Ethereum from my mining (Profit Update After A Month of Mining Ethereum).

Coinbase notified that they are going to sunset Xfers on 15th May 2018. Currently, if you sell Ethereum using Coinbase, you can deposit the sale profits to Xfers and then use Xfers to transfer the cash to your Singapore local bank account.

On May 15th, 2018, Coinbase will pause the ability to buy or sell digital assets using the Xfers integration.

The growth of cryptocurrency interest within Singapore is heartening. However, we soon realized that the Coinbase/Xfers integration is not suitable in its current form to handle the growth. This change will allow both companies to prioritize efforts to provide a better payment experience for customers and focus resources on new projects. – Coinbase FAQ

What Is the Impact to Singapore Customers?

You can still pay for your purchase of Ethereum or Bitcoin using your credit card but you cannot sell Ethereum or Bitcoin on Coinbase! OMG, this means there is no way for you to cash out your digital assets!

I guess I have to source for a new method to cash out my profits from Ethereum. Can someone share an alternative?

Profit Update After A Month of Mining Ethereum

I have been mining Ethereum for slightly more than a month since I built my own Ethereum mining rig in end January 2018 (Read more here: My Sweet Retirement Builds A Cryptocurrency Mining Rig).

Below shows the Ethereum I have sent to my Coinbase account from another the wallet that I received the mining profit. For your information, Coinbase does not accept mining profits directly. As such, you need to use another wallet to receive the profits such as MyEtherWallet.

As you can see, a full month of mining roughly works out to be S$497.76 of profit. Just to test out whether my Xfers Account is working, I cashed out S$11.95 on the 17th of February 2018. Coinbase has a flat charge of S$1.00 for selling and depositing the cash into Xfers. Read More

My Sweet Retirement Builds A Cryptocurrency Mining Rig

I have always been interested in cryptocurrency mining and has been researching on the internet since last year December on how to do that. Ready made mining rigs sold online are expensive (estimate 5K and above) which deter me from buying one. The other challenge was that I have never build a computer before and thus I did not know where to start from.

Recently, with the help of a friend who guided me, I built my own mining rig. The first step was to write down the shopping list on the things I need to build my own mining rig. The below cost a total of around 3K. Read More