Basic Mining Guide For Blake256

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    Sidgrip
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    A basic guide to get started mining on the Blakestream Merged Mine Pools
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    Pool Setup

    GPU
    Nvidia | AMD
    It is recommended to use AT1/NY2 for gpu mining since the difficulty is set to accommodate them.

    Asic
    Baikal Giant B (BK-B)
    It is recommended to use LA1 or EU3 for asic mining since the difficulty is set to accommodate them.

    I also recommend checking out the Merged Mining page on BlakeCoin.org

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  Sidgrip.
    #1205

    Sidgrip
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    Register On Pools, Set payment addresses & Setup workers

    There are Three Merged Mined Pools run by Bluedragon747

    AT1/NY2 | LA1 | EU3

    I suggest setting up accounts on all three, so your miner has pools to fail over to in case one goes down.

    For This example I will be using AT1/NY2.

    First You need to Register an account
    Pool Sign Up

    Next You will need to setup you payout addresses, Click “Edit Account”
    You need to download and setup all six wallets to receive payouts for all coins.
    You Can follow the Wallet Setup for BlakeStream Coins guide if you need help.
    Edit Account

    Fill in payment addresses & set Payout Thresholds
    Edit Account

    Then You will need to setup Workers. Click “My Workers”
    Edit Account

    Worker names are your –> username.workername
    I use a simple method and just use numbers for worker names
    Worker Setup

    When using multiple mining rigs it’s always a good idea to have separate workers, make it easier to monitor.

    That’s it for the Pool setup Click Here to go back to top

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by  Sidgrip.
    #1208

    Sidgrip
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    Nvidia GPU Setup

    For this example I am using a GTX 1080TI

    On the Mining Pool Click the link to “Getting Started”
    Getting Started

    This takes you to the Getting Started Guide. For Nvidia Cards we will be using ccminer
    Getting Started

    This link takes you to the Github where the latest release of mining software is available
    Getting Started

    Download and unzip the file
    Getting Started

    Now go back to the “Getting Started Page” and copy the example Config File for ccminer to your ccminer folder replacing the config that is already there.
    Getting Started

    Open the ccminer.conf file using notepad
    Getting Started

    The only thing you will need to change is your url, user & pass
    Getting Started

    Save the file and double click on ccminer-x64,

    Oh No…. we got a failed connection
    Getting Started
    This is cause by your firewall blocking ccminer from accessing the internet, you will need to allow this through the firewall and run it again.

    Oh No… now we have a failed authentication error
    wrong woker info
    This is caused by wrong info entered in your ccminer.conf file, double check your url, user & pass then run it again.

    If you have no issues you will see your miner connect and start submitting shares
    ccminer connected

    Hash rate will fluctuate as the miner runs and may take up to 10 minutes to reflect on the pool
    ccminer connected

    The pool determines hash rate based on shares submitted & will always fluctuate
    ccminer connected

    That’s it for the Nvidia Gpu setup Click Here to go back to top

    #1209

    Sidgrip
    Moderator

    AMD

    I do not have any AMD cards in my local test machine and can only take this guide so far as of now.

    On the Mining Pool Click the link to “Getting Started”
    ccminer connected

    This takes you to the Getting Started Guide. For AMD Cards we will be using cgminer
    ccminer connected

    This will download cgminer, your antivirus may give a warning or prevent this from downloading or running, you will need to add it to you exceptions in your antivirus software
    ccminer connected

    Unzip cgminer-alt-pool-la1 and open the config file with notepad
    ccminer connected

    The only thing you will need to change is your url, user & pass
    ccminer connected

    You may not want to have all three pools listed, to change this you can delete the pool/s you do not wish to include in your config file. Please note the comma placement as it is often over looked

    example of two pools
    ccminer connected

    example of one pool
    ccminer connected

    Save the file and run cgminer

    If you receive a Stratum Connection failed error, This is cause by your firewall blocking cgminer from accessing the internet, you will need to allow this through the firewall and run it again.

    If you receive a failed authentication error, This is caused by wrong info entered in your ccminer.conf file, double check your url, user & pass and run it again.

    If you have no issues you will see your miner connect and start submitting shares

    Hash rate will fluctuate as the miner runs and may take up to 10 minutes to reflect on the pool

    The pool determines hash rate based on shares submitted & will always fluctuate

    That’s it for the AMD Gpu setup Click Here to go back to top

    #1210

    Sidgrip
    Moderator

    Baikal Giant B (BK-B)

    Go to your Miner tab

    Here is my example, set your pools in the order you would like – using your own User & pass. Make sure “Extranonce” is not checked
    ccminer connected
    Then Click Save Pools

    To avoid your miner switching pools when there is a momentary connection issue, the recommended setting for scan-time is 7
    sgminer settings

    As long as the info you entered was correct you miner will connect to the pools, sometime it does take a few minutes for the Baikal asic to connect
    ccminer connected

    That’s it for the Giant B setup Click Here to go back to top

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