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14-Year-Old Brother and Sister Duo Rake in $30K a Month Mining Crypto With Renewable Energy

14- and 9-Year-Old Brother and Sister Duo Rake in $30K a Month Mining Crypto With Renewable Energy

The beauty behind cryptocurrency networks like Bitcoin is the fact that anyone can participate in the field of crypto mining. In fact, two siblings explained in a recent interview that they rake in more than $30K per month mining digital assets.

Kid Duo Captures $30K a Month Mining Digital Currencies

A 14- and 9-year-old brother and sister pair have made headlines in recent times for explaining how they make over $30,000 a month mining crypto assets. The 9-year-old Aanya Thakur and her brother 14-year-old Ishaan mined three types of digital currencies this summer because they “wanted to learn something new about technology – and also make some money along the way.” The two appeared in a CNBC report published by the reporter Taylor Locke and the CNBC broadcast “Make It.”

14- and 9-Year-Old Brother and Sister Duo Rake in $30K a Month Mining Crypto With Renewable Energy
Ishaan Thakur.

According to the Thakur siblings, the duo mines bitcoin (BTC), ethereum (ETH) and ravencoin (RVN). Youtube videos taught Ishaan how to convert his Alienware computer into a mining rig and at first, the siblings mined ethereum to start. “Crypto mining is just like mining for gold or diamonds,” Ishaan explained in his interview. “Instead of using shovels, you mine with computers. Instead of finding a piece of gold or a diamond in the mine, you find a cryptocurrency,” he added.

Ishaan and Aanya liked mining so much with the help of their dad they started a mining firm called Flifer Technologies. “We liked it so much that we started to add more processors [or chips], and made $1,000 in our first month,” Ishaan remarked. At the end of July, the duo was able to purchase other equipment like SHA256 capable ASIC Antminers, alongside Nvidia RTX 3080-Ti GPUs. Ishaan stressed:

We can process a little over 10 billion Ethereum algorithms per second.

Siblings Operation Leverages 100% Renewable Energy

The duo’s father Raj did help get the team going and took out a loan for the brother and sister team to expand. The report by Taylor Locke details that Raj would not disclose the size of the loan. The story about the Thakur siblings follows the tale about the 12-year-old “Weird Whales” NFT creator that made a few hundred thousand dollars in ether selling his NFT collection.

14- and 9-Year-Old Brother and Sister Duo Rake in $30K a Month Mining Crypto With Renewable Energy
The 9-year-old Aanya Thakur (pictured left) and her brother 14-year-old Ishaan (pictured right).

There’s been a number of young people that have stepped into the world of cryptocurrencies at a young age. In 2018, a 15-year-old security researcher shared a Ledger hardware wallet exploit he found. The same year, a 14-year-old developer built an uncensorable voting platform. The brother and sister from Texas who started Flifer Technologies explained during their interview that when they mine crypto they use “100% renewable energy.”

“We moved from my desk to the garage, since the house was getting too much heat and noise,” the Thakur siblings said. “[W]e outgrew the garage, since heat and noise [were] too much for the garage too. We now use the garage only for building and testing mining rigs. When they are ready, we move them to a professional, air-conditioned data center in downtown Dallas.”

What do you think about the 14- and 9-year-old brother and sister duo who decided to start their own mining business? Let us know what you think about this subject in the comments section below.

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BTC slips amid poor debut for Hong Kong spot ETFs

Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading. Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million. Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading…


  • Bitcoin fell to under $62,000 after spiking past $64,700 earlier as Hong Kong spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs began trading.
  • Data showed trading volumes hit just over $11 million, against expectations of over $3oo million.

Bitcoin price fell below $62,000 again amid market reaction to less than encouraging numbers from the first day of trading for much hyped spot Bitcoin and Ethereum ETFs in Hong Kong.

BTC was down about 1.4% at the time of writing, having touched lows of $61,587 across major crypto exchanges.

The benchmark cryptocurrency, which has struggled to reclaim key levels since its recent halving event, was seeing a 24-hour trading volume of $28.4 billion.

Bitcoin price and Hong Kong spot ETFs debut

Earlier, Bitcoin price surged to above $64,000 as the six spot Bitcoin and spot Ethereum ETFs went live in Hong Kong.

The flagship cryptocurrency rose to over $64,727 on US-based crypto exchange Coinbase. BTC also soared after reports Hong Kong approved the listing of the ETFs.

NEW: 🇭🇰 Opening ceremony of Hong Kong spot #Bitcoin ETFs 👏 pic.twitter.com/ux1eb5PqRn

— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) April 30, 2024

However, as data streamed in showing disappointing trading volumes and inflows, Bitcoin price took a hit. According to details of the six ETFs’s debut day, total trading volume reached just $11 million, not impressive given projections were much higher at over $300 million.

Bitcoin ETFs saw about $8.5 million while Ethereum ETFs recorded just $2.5 million on the first day. Ethereum price fell to $3,040.

Notably, the figures from Hong Kong are way lower compared to those recorded amid the enthusiasm that greeted the launch of spot Bitcoin ETFs in the US in January. On their debut, the US spot BTC ETFs raked in over $4.6 billion in trading volume.

The start to trading for the ETFs has not helped BTC price and BTC could face a slide under the $60k level if sentiment flips negative. On the upside, resistance at $65k remains critical and a breakout could see the bellwether digital asset soar towards its recent peak.


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