So you wanna be a miner huh? Before you get your first coins there are couple of things you need to know! This guide is dedicated to all the newbies that are not familiar with mining. Please read it carefully and read it a few times! Feel free to contact us for live help on our support page.
Before you start mining you need to have a wallet. We recommend that you use one of the following wallets:
Ok so to continue any further make sure you have your wallet address.
A standard Monero wallet address should have 95 characters. An example of a Monero wallet address would look like:
41dtfjtrvG3ZKTpzaVqTpjasKaPTGVBRRYJnPrp14mne7aWL6jVasPaD3AZSdw24mkJ8GpLkMNXENJWu2LuRb78v1HJYvcB However we will replace your 95 character address with the words "YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS" for ease of use in the rest of this page.
There are two other Monero wallet address types:
The integrated address and standard wallet address with payment ID.
This is the moment you've been waiting for ;-). In a seconds you will start mining coins with us. In order to do it you need a proper miner that is easy to setup. You can always look at other miners once you have had more experience.
Thanks to the community there is open source mining software available and its pretty good!
XMR-Stak. XMR-Stak now supports CPU, AMD and NVIDIA GPUs in a single unified miner. So you just need to download and unzip it.
When you first run XMR-Stak, it will ask you some questions and will then write the configuration file for you, so it is ideal for a new miner.
To help you even more we will walk you through the setup below.
If the application does not start properly, please make sure that Visual Studio libraries are installed.
You can download them from https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746572
Due to the nature of mining software nearly every one is detected as a virus.. DO NOT WORRY!!. Please add the binary as an exception in your virus protection software.
Download XMR-Stak V2.10.4 Cryptonight R 64 bit.
Windows will probably scream about the security but you can easily ignore it (software is safe and open source).
During the first run of the miner you will be asked a couple of questions:
xmrpool.eu:3333You can select port 5555 or 7777 if you have a high end mining rig or better hardware.
YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESSYour 95 character wallet address created in a step above.
After answering all the questions the xmr-stak mining software should start mining. It may show some errors as it starts as it has to decided what hardware you have and how to mine. You can check the hash-rate and progress on the pool by entering your wallet address into the input box under Your Mining Statistics & Monero XMR Mining Payment History on the home page.
It's quite important to notice that after answering the questions (during first execution) the miner created a file called config.txt. You can easily edit this file and a new configuration will be used during next execution. If you have a broken configuration you can simply delete the configuration file and start the question answer process again.
So the miner is running and you are probably wondering when are you going to see some coins in your wallet?
There are couple of things you need to know. First of all the pending balance. When you put your wallet address on the main page you will see your pending balance. The pending balance reflects your current state of mined coins. When the pool finds a block and the block is mature, the pool then calculates the shares that each miner is going to receive and updates their 'Pending Balance' according to the work they submitted (amount of hashes). The main rule here is that the greater your hashrate and therefore the more shares you submit, the faster your pending balance will increase.
When you reach the minimum payment threshold the pool will automatically send you coins. There are two different minimum payment thresholds on xmrpool.eu based on the type of Monero wallet address:
Please note payment is not immediate as the payment module is scheduled to run every hour.
It's good to use some of the xmrpool.eu features. I will try to cover most of them using XMR-Stak miner config examples.
Here are the examples of the configurations (part of config.txt) to use some of the xmrpool.eu features (in the examples I will use the wallet address generated above
YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS and payment ID
Remember that you are not alone. Monero has a huge community. If you have any questions
You can read news and other stuff at Monero reddit.
If you have any questions about mining you can read mining news and other stuff at MoneroMining reddit.
Our pool also has a super secret slack channel. If you want to join please send me an email and I will invite you!! We pride ourselves on our pool community and the pool is driven and focused by you the miners! Again if you want an input as to how the pool is run then join our Slak channel.
|Application Name||Architecture||Downloads||Discussion||Source Code|
|XMR-Stak Unified Miner v2.10.4||CPU GPU AMD NVIDIA Unified Miner||Releases 2.10.4 Cryptonight R||Issues||Github|
There is no need to manually setup configuration files:
|LukMiner LINUX ONLY||CPU GPU AMD NVIDIA and Intel Xeon PHI Separate Miners||Releases||More Information||Proprietary|
|Architecture Dependant Files|
luk-cpu : for cpu-only mining
luk-phi : for mining on 'bootable' x200 Xeon Phi nodes
luk-knc-native : for running natively x100 Phi cards (7120, 31s1p, etc)
luk-mpss-knc : for MPSS offload to x100 Phi Cards (7120, 31s1p, etc)
luk-mpss-knl : For MPSS offload to x200 Phi Cards (7220 or 7240)
luk-ocl : For mining on OpenCL-capable GPUs.
+worker_idto miner configuration.
The mining difficulty will automatically adjust on all the ports. You can configure a fixed difficulty if you like. To mine with a fixed difficulty level, simply put
YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.difficulty in your miner's configuration. For example