Shane began CPU mining bitcoin in 2011 and has continuously stood at the forefront of crypto mine development in Western Canada. In early 2013, Shane began building, selling, servicing and offering hosting packages for GPU miners, and later that year, Shane was given the opportunity by investors to help build the first commercial mine in Western Canada. During this time, the introduction of ASIC (application specific integrated circuit) miners brought a new wave of capability into the crypto-mining market and both Shane’s private mining operation and his hosting facilities grew rapidly. Shane pivoted Goldenstrike into the crypto-mining consulting firm it is today, utilizing his experience and knowledge as Managing Director to help others build and maintain profitable mining operations. Frustrated with lack of reliable and trustworthy mining software, Goldenstrike’s signature product Ground Control broke ground.