How To Mine Ethereum On A Windows Pc?
You can also mine Ethereum Classic (ETC) if you start your geth in Step 7with the param --oppose-dao-fork. Read this ifyou want to understand what Ethereum Classic is . Running a CPU you might be able to generate 0.15 Mega Hashes whilst with a decent GPU with enough memory you could be doing upwards 25 Mega Hashes ( you can choose a GPU to mine ether here and use our guide on how to choose a GPUto mine ether ). So in terms of total efficiency, taking into account electrical costs, a GPU is definitely worth it even if it costs you $200. You can also try buying a cloud mining contract with Hashflare or Genesis Mining . Part 1 - Installing GETH, Syncing the Blockchain & creating your own address! Step 1: The first thing you need to do is go to this link download Geth . Geth is the program that communicates with the Ethereum Network and acts as the a relay between your computer, its hardware and the rest of the ethereum network computers so if a block is mined by another computer your Geth program will pick it up and then pass on the new information onto your GPU or CPU for mining. Step 2: You need to unzip the GETH file and move it to a location on your hard drive. In this case we'll move it to the hard drive, usually (C:) - which will make the next step easier. All you need to do is copy the file you have downloaded and unzipped and move it to the hard drive folder. Step 3:Now you need to run the program you just downloaded. To do this you need to run Command Prompt. You can do this by searching in the search function in Windows for "CMD" and then clicking on it when it shows up. Step 4: Command Prompt is now open - and can look terrifying to people who aren't familiar with it. The Command Prompt box usually has C:\Users\Username>showing in it - where Username is your us Continue reading >>
Beginner's Guide To Ethereum Mining In 2017 - How To Mine Ethereum On Your Pc?
Last updated on August 15th, 2017 at 11:06 pm Getting Started with Ethereum Mining the video guide The good news is that getting started with Ethereum Mining is now easier than ever. You do not need to download the full Ethereum blockchain, which is now over 20+ GBs and still growing! You also do not need to manage clunky command line miners with manual instructions. For purposes of this guide, we are going to do a detailed walk-through of setting up and using the very popular Claymore Miner. Get the current version here from Claymores original Bitcointalk thread and then follow along with the steps in this video. The whole process of getting a wallet setup, downloading your miner, configuring things in Windows and setting up your batch file to run should take less than 10 minutes: If youre new to mining Ethereum , this guide covers all the important facts in a simple, low-jargon way. Lets start with some short answers to common questions about Ethereum mining: Q: Whyshould Imine Ethereum tokens (aka ether or ETH)? doesnt mining Ether take up a lot of electricity? A: If done properly, more money is earned by selling mined ETH than is spent on electricity. In other words, its profitable! You can check out the profitability with our Ethereum mining calculator . Q: Can I mine with my CPU (Personal computersprocessor) instead ofan expensive graphics card (GPU)? A: GPUs are so much faster that CPU-mining is no longer profitable or worthwhile. Even entry-level GPUs are about 200 times faster than CPUs for mining purposes. Q: Whats the best GPU to use for getting the most ETH for the least electricity? A: AMD cards tend to edge out similarly-priced NVidia cards in terms of efficiency. We cover the best cards to get under the heading GPU Hardware further down in this post. Q: Continue reading >>
Installation Instructions For Windows
Compiling geth with tools from chocolatey The Chocolatey package manager provides an easy way to getthe required build tools installed. If you don't have chocolatey yet,follow the instructions on to install it first. Then open an Administrator command prompt and install the build toolswe need: C:\Windows\system32> choco install gitC:\Windows\system32> choco install golangC:\Windows\system32> choco install mingw Installing these packages will set up the Path environment variable.Open a new command prompt to get the new Path. The following steps don'tneed Administrator privileges. Please ensure that the installed Go version is 1.7 (or any later version). First we'll create and set up a Go workspace directory layout,then clone the source. OBS If, during the commands below, you get the following message: WARNING: The data being saved is truncated to 1024 characters. Then that means that the setx command will fail, and proceeding will truncate the Path/GOPATH. If this happens, it's better to abort, and try to make some more room in Path before trying again. C:\Users\xxx> set "GOPATH=%USERPROFILE%"C:\Users\xxx> set "Path=%USERPROFILE%\bin;%Path%"C:\Users\xxx> setx GOPATH "%GOPATH%"C:\Users\xxx> setx Path "%Path%"C:\Users\xxx> mkdir src\github.com\ethereumC:\Users\xxx> git clone src\github.com\ethereum\go-ethereumC:\Users\xxx> cd src\github.com\ethereum\go-ethereumC:\Users\xxx> go get -u -v golang.org/x/net/context C:\Users\xxx\src\github.com\ethereum\go-ethereum> go install -v ./cmd/... Continue reading >>