No matter how many rigs you can afford to invest in, you'll soon come to the conclusion that you need to join a much larger pool to get tangible dividends.
Then there's this option, which Jacob Smith recently came across in rural China.
Smith is the editor of cryptocurrency blog The Coinsman. He's based in Beijing and dedicates his site to "the ones who believe that Bitcoin is a revolutionary technology 40 years in the making that's going to disrupt finance and government as we know it".
He graciously let Business Insider grab a piece of his amazing pictorial of his trip.