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Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu With A Gtx 1070

Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu With A Gtx 1070

Mining Ethereum on Ubuntu with a GTX 1070 This article originally appeared on Joshua Powers blog Ethereum has appeared more and more in the news and rightfully so. Ethereum recently set another transaction record of 400,000 transactions in a single day . Then the recent drama of the Bitcoin split has caused even more attention to Ethereum as an alternative. If you are unfamiliar with other Blockchain or Ethereum check out the following articles: I thought it would be interesting to see what it takes to mine Ethereum. Ethereum is another crypto currency, similar to bitcoin. Before starting if you are unfamiliar with either cryptocurrencies in general or ethereum consider reading the articles below. My post is not meant to be an overview of either, but rather how I got mining Ethereum going on Ubuntu. Currently there does not appear to be any Ethereum packages in the Ubuntu archive. However, there is a PPA for Ethereum that is available for all supported releases of Ubuntu. Inside is a package called etherum, which is a metapackage to install all the relevant software. Both the PPA and package can be installed via the following: ~ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereum -y~ sudo apt update~ sudo apt install ethereum -y Once installed the next step is to get a wallet address. You can create this by using geth, which is a go-lang based ethereum command line interface. Geth will ask you to create a passphrase, which you must use and not forget. ~ geth account new WARN [08-13|16:57:51] No etherbase set and no accounts found as default Your new account is locked with a password. Please give a password. Do not forget this password. Passphrase: Repeat passphrase: Address: {6d28522f27971cf42efa6d100576b1b34fc63188} The value printed as the address is your personal wallet a Continue reading >>

Mine Etherium With Ethminer On Ubuntu

Mine Etherium With Ethminer On Ubuntu

Digital cryptocurrency is not a new topic in the technology world due to its widespread usage. For some time, bitcoin has been widely regarded as the king of the cryptocurrency, but now it has been challenged by another aspirational cryptocurrency that is getting a huge attention from investors and professional miners. It even at the moment goes head to head with bitcoins even though its creators claim it as complementary within the cryptocurrency realm. So, this new cryptocurrency is known as Ether . Figure 1 Credits to That being said it is actually used to fuel this ecosystem known as Ethereum . Ethereum is a decentralized platform with its block chain for its apps to function, and these apps are powdered by these tokens known as ether. So basically ether may or may not be used as a currency, but rather as a fuel to power the Ethereum ecosystem, however its widely used as fungible currency as an alternative to bitcoins. Furthermore, like Bitcoins, Ethereum can be mined, and this process is known as mining ether. Even though the term Ethereum is used interchangeably, its more appropriate to use the term ether as its actually mined through this process. Ether can be mined with either CPU or GPU , and there are many miners around the world developed by various professionals specifically for this purpose only. The mined tokens then can be stored in wallets, which then can be exchanged or consumed to fuel the app running on Ethereum ecosystem. This articles demonstrates how to make use of Ethminer which is used to mine ether with the help of a GPU. Ethminer is an open source cross platform application developed specifically for mining ether, and makes use of OpenCL, and Nvidia CUDA technologies for mining purposes. It also supports stratum protocol which is used for pool Continue reading >>

[howto] A Complete Ubuntu 16.04 Mining Rig Using Amdgpu-pro Drivers For Rx480's : Ethermining

[howto] A Complete Ubuntu 16.04 Mining Rig Using Amdgpu-pro Drivers For Rx480's : Ethermining

Install simply by entering the following in a terminal window and following instructions. tar -Jxvf amdgpu-pro_16.15.2-277429.tar.xzcd amd*./amdgpu-pro-install The fans run notoriously slow with these drivers, even though they're pretty quiet at speed. Mining without changing fan speed will keep you at a toasty 88F, nowhere near my comfort zone at all. To manage speed adjustment I had to set a password for superuser root account and change a setting from that account specifically. so open a terminal window and set a root password with: passwd rootsu rootecho 220 > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/hwmon/hwmon0/pwm1echo 220 > /sys/class/drm/card1/device/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1exitsudo apt-get install gkrellmgkrellm & I included an example of what a multi card setup would look like. Supplementary cards would conform to similar naming structure. Gkrellm was installed and executed in that last bit of code, it is a great little sys admin utility from back in the day. Right click the top of GKRELLM and enable the Configuration, builtins, sensors, temperatures to see your GPU temps. if you want quieter fans, echoing 200 should be enough, but do not exceed 250. Unfortunately you will have to set those fan speeds after every reboot and run gkrellm & from a terminal window after every reboot, unless you modify startup to include the script. If there is demand for it i'll add it to the write up afterwards. Now lets get some security and optimizing features enabled. apt-get install -y iptables-persistentinvoke-rc.d netfilter-persistent saveservice netfilter-persistent stop now edit rules.v4 at /etc/iptables/rules.v4 to read: *filter# Allow all outgoing, but drop incoming and forwarding packets by default:INPUT DROP [0:0]:FORWARD DROP [0:0]:OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0]# Custom per-protocol chains:UDP - Continue reading >>

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum Mining With Ethminer - Easy Crypto Mining

Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum Mining With Ethminer - Easy Crypto Mining

Software : Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum mining with Ethminer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum mining with Ethminer Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Ethereum mining with Ethminer. It's strongly recommanded to install OS without GPU riser pluged. The user created during installation is "mining". During driver installation we will disable graphical interface startup. sudo apt-get install vim htop iotop iftop openssh-server apt updateapt dist-upgraderebootwget --referer=-Jxvf amdgpu-pro-17.30-458935.tar.xzcd amdgpu-pro-17.30-458935./amdgpu-pro-install -yrebootusermod -a -G video mining add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereumapt-get updateapt-get install ethminer mkdir /home/mining/ethminer/vi /home/mining/ethminer/start.sh----#!/bin/bash## This one seems to be at 1 only for RX460export GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR=1export GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100export GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT=100export GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE=100ethminer -G -F 755 /home/mining/ethminer/start.sh vi /lib/systemd/system/ethminer.service----[Unit]Description=Ethminer mining daemonAfter=network.target[Service]User=miningGroup=miningWorkingDirectory=/home/mining/ethminerType=simpleExecStart=/home/mining/ethminer/start.shGuessMainPID=no[Install]WantedBy=multi-user.target----systemctl daemon-reloadsystemctl enable ethminersystemctl start ethminerTo follow progress :journalctl -fa -u ethminer wget dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_8.0.61-1_amd64.debsudo apt updatesudo apt install cuda-8-0## If you want to keep the graphical interface start at boot ignore from## HEREsudo vi /etc/default/grub----Comment :GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"----sudo update-grubsudo systemctl disable lightdm.service## TO HEREsudo usermod -a -G video miningsudo reboot add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereumapt-get updateapt-get install Continue reading >>

Build Your Own Ethereum Mining Rig, Part 2: Linux Setup

Build Your Own Ethereum Mining Rig, Part 2: Linux Setup

April 06, 2017 CryptoBadger 558 Comments In this second installment of our DIY Ethereummining guide, well look at how to install and configure Linux to setup your rig as an automated, remotely-manageable appliance. Dont be dissuaded if youve never used Linux beforeour step-by-step guide makes it simple! Why Linux over Windows? First, its freeand saving ~$100 on the operating system is a big plus when youre trying to maximize profitability. Other reasons include lesser hardware requirements (Linux is perfectly happy runningfrom a USB stick plugged into ancient hardware!), simpler remote administration capabilities, and oftentimes better stability. The downside of running Linux is that videodriver support isnt on the same level as Windows, and things like GPU undervoltingare trickier (but still possible via BIOS mods ). If you missed the hardware portion of our guide, make sure to check it out first . Otherwise, read on. Build an EthereumMining Rig, part 2: Linux Setup The followingis heavily adapted from my original 2013 Litecoin mining guide, updated for the latest Xubuntu LTS version, the new AMDGPU-PROdrivers, and necessary ethereum mining software (all up-to-date as of 11/29/2017).If youre a bit nervous because youve a complete Linux newbie, dont be. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions exactly as theyre written, and youll be fine. Even if youve never done anything like this before, you should be up and running in roughlyan hour. Before we even get to Linux, lets take a minute to make sure that your mining computers BIOS settings are in order. Power on your computer, and press the delete key a few times immediately after power on. You should end up in the BIOS configuration area. Do the following, then save & exit: Change power options so that the computer au Continue reading >>

Ethereum (eth) Mining On Ubuntu Server 16.04

Ethereum (eth) Mining On Ubuntu Server 16.04

Ethereum (ETH) mining on Ubuntu Server 16.04 I recently became interested in cryptocurrency mining. These are my notes on setting up a server for running Claymore's ETH miner with the new AMDGPU-Pro Beta Mining Driver for Linux driver. I will be referring to two machines in these instructions. The first is a computer that is already setup for completing tasks (the workstation), the second is a computer that we will be configuring (the server). My workstation runs Ubuntu Mate 16.04, so these instructions will assume a Unix-like environment. PS - I spend a lot more time writing software than administrating servers. If I have made any horrible errors please let me know: [email protected] . I have the following hardware which I will be setting up to mine ETH. This is my server: six SAPPHIRE NITRO Radeon RX 470 4GB GPUs We are going to be running Ubuntu server 16.04.03 as recent versions of AMD's OpenCL implementation do not require an X Server to run. So, go ahead and download ubuntu-16.04.3-server-amd64.iso if you do not already have it: wget I personally prefer to copy ISOs to installation media (thumb-drives) using dd. So, plug in your USB thumb-drive. The USB thumb-drive will most likely be auto-mounted and you will need to unmount it. There are lots of ways to figure out which partition(s) to unmount, one ways is to tail /var/log/syslog while you plug in the USB thumb-drive: $ tail -f /var/log/syslog | grep MountedJul 11 18:24:50 workstation udisksd[2429]: Mounted /dev/sdb1 at /media/your_username/foo on behalf of uid 1000 Now unmount the partition(s) and use dd to write the iso file to the thumb-drive. Note that while we unmount the partitions /dev/sdAN (where A is a letter and N is a number) we dd to the device /dev/sdA. Be extra careful to dd to the correct devi Continue reading >>

Drivers - How To Mine Ethereum On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts With Geforce Gtx 970 - Ask Ubuntu

Drivers - How To Mine Ethereum On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts With Geforce Gtx 970 - Ask Ubuntu

How to mine Ethereum on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with Geforce GTX 970 I've been trying to get into mining for a while now, but I just seem to be running into never ending problems with my hardware. I've been following these instructions for the mining part: After many tries, I've managed to (successfully) install the CUDA drivers, with the following output on my deviceQuery: CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking)Detected 1 CUDA Capable device(s)Device 0: "GeForce GTX 970" CUDA Driver Version / Runtime Version 9.1 / 9.1 CUDA Capability Major/Minor version number: 5.2 Total amount of global memory: 4037 MBytes (4233101312 bytes) (13) Multiprocessors, (128) CUDA Cores/MP: 1664 CUDA Cores GPU Max Clock rate: 1329 MHz (1.33 GHz) Memory Clock rate: 3505 Mhz Memory Bus Width: 256-bit L2 Cache Size: 1835008 bytes Maximum Texture Dimension Size (x,y,z) 1D=(65536), 2D=(65536, 65536), 3D=(4096, 4096, 4096) Maximum Layered 1D Texture Size, (num) layers 1D=(16384), 2048 layers Maximum Layered 2D Texture Size, (num) layers 2D=(16384, 16384), 2048 layers Total amount of constant memory: 65536 bytes Total amount of shared memory per block: 49152 bytes Total number of registers available per block: 65536 Warp size: 32 Maximum number of threads per multiprocessor: 2048 Maximum number of threads per block: 1024 Max dimension size of a thread block (x,y,z): (1024, 1024, 64) Max dimension size of a grid size (x,y,z): (2147483647, 65535, 65535) Maximum memory pitch: 2147483647 bytes Texture alignment: 512 bytes Concurrent copy and kernel execution: Yes with 2 copy engine(s) Run time limit on kernels: Yes Integrated GPU sharing Host Memory: No Support host page-locked memory mapping: Yes Alignment requirement for Surfaces: Yes Device has ECC support: Disabled Device supports Continue reading >>

Ubuntu 16.04 Lts Ethereum + Ethminer Setup Script For Nvidia Gpus

Ubuntu 16.04 Lts Ethereum + Ethminer Setup Script For Nvidia Gpus

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ethereum + ethminer setup script for Nvidia GPUs V.1.0 Special thanks to dwurzer for enhancements and bug fixes. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Ethereum + ethminer setup script for Nvidia GPUs Written for Ubuntu 16.04 with a Desktop environment (Typical default install) Features automatic power reduction and overclocking of GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 GPUs Sets cool-bits as needed in xorg to enable overclocking Installs latest ethminer with CUDA optimizations Optionally installs CUDA 8.0 toolkit and sets correct PATH per Nvidia documentation Will optionally donate 60 minutes of GPU time after install, only runs once Typical usage (no options). From Desktop open terminal and cd to directory with script. Your computer will restart and continue automatically as needed. Options can be added as desired. For verbose mode (lots of output): To reduce GPU power and overclock with installing anything: #cool-bits must be enabled -v enable verbose mode, lots of output-c install CUDA 8.0 toolkit, not required for ethminer-h print this menu-381 installs Nvidia 381 driver instead of Long Lived 375-o overclocking only After initial run the script will be installed to your PATH and can be called from anywhere to run overclocking: sudo eth.sh -ofound 1 gpu[s]...found GeForce GTX 1060 at index 0...setting persistence mode...Enabled persistence mode for GPU 0000:01:00.0.All done.setting power limit to 75 watts..Power limit for GPU 0000:01:00.0 was set to 75.00 W from 120.00 W.All done. setting memory overclock of 500 Mhz...Attribute 'GPUMemoryTransferRateOffset' (riker-Z:0[gpu:0]) assignedvalue 500 Download at eth.sh script at github: (where it says clone or download, download zip) Souce code at: Continue reading >>

How To Mine Ether In Linux Ubuntu Server 16.04

How To Mine Ether In Linux Ubuntu Server 16.04

How to mine Ether in Linux Ubuntu Server 16.04 How to mine Ether in Linux Ubuntu Server 16.04 The following instructions assumes that you already have a ETH Wallet ID andthat your GPU cards model is AMD RX580, if you use other OS or GPU then youneed to adjust that properly by verifying package names and the correct driversfor the graphics card. Update the system to make sure we run the latest stable kernel, and in generalis a good practice to have our system packages up to date. We also install thebyobu session manager so we can keep running our miner even when were notconnected to the server, you could also use screen but I like the additionalinfo that byobu gives in the status line. $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade$ sudo apt-get install byobu && byobu-enable$ sudo reboot Download Ubuntu Driver for GPU AMD ATI RadeonRX580 (you want the one called: AMDGPU-Pro Driver Version 17.40 for Ubuntu 16.04.3or later). Download Claymores Dual EthereumMiner (the one you needis Claymore's Dual Ethereum+Decred_Siacoin_Lbry_Pascal AMD+NVIDIA GPU Minerv10.1 - LINUX.tar.gz or later). You should always download Claymores miningsoftware from the official post in Bitcoin Talkforums . Is better to download this files directly to the miner machine but doing thatwith the command line is not so easy, youll need megatools to make that happen. I think iseasier to download these files to your computer and then copying them over sshto the miner PC. How to copy the files to the miner machine? Option A - Copy them with a USB Flash Drive Of course for this option you actually need physical access to the minermachine, once you have the USB flash drive connected to the miner machine youlook for the files either in /mnt or /media directories and from them youjust copy them over with the Continue reading >>

Ethereum Amd Gpu Mining Tutorial Ubuntu 16.04 Lts

Ethereum Amd Gpu Mining Tutorial Ubuntu 16.04 Lts

Install and Enable SSH by opening terminal and typing the following: sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install openssh-server From this point you can choose to either proceed on the local machine, or remotely on a Windows machine using PUTTY (I USE TEAMVIEWER! IT IS AWESOME AND EASY TO INSTALL) Create a new usergroup called video and append the current user to it by typing the following: sudo usermod -a -G video $LOGNAMEsudo reboot ============================================================= If you plan to use an AMD card in your rig, you will need to install the AMD drivers Install the AMD drivers by typing the following: cd ~/Downloads wget --referer= After install type this command (MUST DO THIS) This issue is caused when the AMD graphics card conflicts with the inbuilt or on-motherboard graphics driver. This command will first uninstall the previous installation and then reinstall with --px parameter. ============================================================= Installing claymore requires compiling the executable. Download v9.5 of Claymore and unpack it by typing the following cd ~/Downloads wget sudo tar xvf Claymore.s.Dual.Ethereum.Decred_Siacoin_Lbry_Pascal.AMD.NVIDIA.GPU.Miner.v9.5.-.LINUX.tar.gz -C /usr/local/claymore95 CREATE MINING SCRIPT (THIS TELLS YOUR MINER WHAT TO MINE, WHAT POOL TO USE AND WHERE TO SEND YOUR EARNINGS) Nano (a text editor) will open a blank file. you can configure it by following the next step. Paste the following into the new text file: #!/bin/sh export GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE=100export GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100export GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT=100./ethdcrminer64 -epool -ewal . -epsw x -mode 1 -tt 68 -allpools 1 THE LAST LINE OF THE CO Continue reading >>

Ethereum Mining On Ubuntu 16.04 With Nvidia Gpus

Ethereum Mining On Ubuntu 16.04 With Nvidia Gpus

Ethereum mining on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nvidia GPUs January 13, 2018 Daniel Gheorghe Difficulty: 20 / 50 Tweet Ethereum mining on Ubuntu 16.04 with Nvidia GPUs You've probably heard legends about people making millions of dollars through a process called "mining" crypto-currencies. In simple terms mining is the process through which, using raw computational power, transactions on some blockchains are validated. In return, the person who "rents" that processing power is rewarded with crypto coins. Ethereum mining in particular is no different - One rents his multi-gpu machine and earns ETH in return. I already heard you say "I want in!" so let me warn you: It's not that easy! If you have never assembled a computer yourself, never over-clocked your CPU, don't know what bash is or if the word Ubuntu sounds like an incantation - than you can stop reading and you can still get into the crypto rush by buying some Ether. Just like a game has system requirements, the "recommended" skills for mining Ethereum at home are: * Some PC hardware assembly experience* Basic Linux command line knowledge* Debugging capabilities if anything goes wrong You probably noticed, I haven't mentioned "Windows" and this is because it is both expensive and not as efficient to mine using Windows. More on that later... Before you start mining you should take into account the fact that the initial acquisition costs will be significant and the return of investment is going to happen over time - somewhere around one year in current market/difficulty conditions. One other thing to consider before taking any action is the infrastructure required to set up a tiny mining farm. As an example, setting up 2 machines, each with 12 GTX 1070 graphics cards will have a power consumption close to 3000 W/h (3kW/h) (exc Continue reading >>

Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu With Ethminer

Mining Ethereum On Ubuntu With Ethminer

Although mining Ethereum is way easier on Windows (just keep bashing next in a few installers), there is probably a Hashrate improvement when you're using a Linux as your driver. Moreover, it's way more bad ass. In this example I'm showing the simple steps on how to get started with GPU-Mining, by manually building Ethminer and setting it up to mine using Ethereumpool (although it'll work for other pools too). Mining will shorten the lifetime of your hardware and causes your PC to use more power, thus driving up your electricity bill. Also, you might lose all the money you invest. Thus, use your brain! You, and only you, are responsible for any damage done to you, your hardware or financially. apt-get install opencl-amdgpu-pro-icd cmake git mesa-common-dev ethminer -G -t 1 -F apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit cmake git mesa-common-dev ethminer -U -t 1 -F Bitcoin uses the Hashcash algorithm to verify transactions, which is a relatively simple calculation, which has been put on ASIC's that are capable of outperform many GPU's. Ethereum however, uses the Ethash algorithm , which is set up in such a way that it requires a big amount of Memory. This makes it very hard to transfer the algorithmonto ASIC's but makes GPU's the best method of mining it. As a result, the difficulty of mining Ethereum increases much slower than that of other currencies using the Hashcash algorithm. Furthermore, it's optimized for mining with GPU's only and it even works when you're using an NVidia card, although AMD probably gives you a bigger bang for the buck. Since Ethereum is optimized for GPU mining, one or more nice GPU's are great. Again, it doesn't matter if it's NVidia or AMD, though I suggest using the latter. Also, you need a Wallet to provide your unique Ether-address. Personally I Continue reading >>

Amd-gpu Mining With Ubuntu 16.04! (howto) Rx480's Answer The Call.

Amd-gpu Mining With Ubuntu 16.04! (howto) Rx480's Answer The Call.

Install simply by entering the following in a terminal window and following instructions. tar -Jxvf amdgpu-pro_16.15.2-277429.tar.xzcd amd*./amdgpu-pro-install The fans run notoriously slow with these drivers, even though they're pretty quiet at speed. Mining without changing fan speed will keep you at a toasty 88F, not near my comfort zone at all. To manage speed adjustment I had to set a password for superuser root account and change a setting from that account specifically. so open a terminal window and set a root password with: passwd rootsu rootecho 220 > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/hwmon/hwmon0/pwm1echo 220 > /sys/class/drm/card1/device/hwmon/hwmon1/pwm1exitsudo apt-get install gkrellmgkrellm & I included an example of what a multi card setup would look like. Supplementary cards would conform to similar naming structure. Gkrellm was installed and executed in that last bit of code, it is a great little sys admin utility from back in the day. Right click the top of GKRELLM and enable the Configuration, builtins, sensors, temperatures to see your GPU temps. if you want quieter fans 200 should be enough, do not exceed 250. Unfortunately you will have to set those fan speeds after every reboot and run gkrellm & from a terminal window after every reboot, unless you modify startup to include the script. If there is demand for it i'll add it to the write up after editing and cleaning it up. Now lets get some security and optimizing features enabled. apt-get install -y iptables-persistentinvoke-rc.d netfilter-persistent saveservice netfilter-persistent stop now edit rules.v4 at /etc/iptables/rules.v4 to read: *filter# Allow all outgoing, but drop incoming and forwarding packets by default:INPUT DROP [0:0]:FORWARD DROP [0:0]:OUTPUT ACCEPT [0:0]# Custom per-protocol chains: Continue reading >>

How To Mine Ethereum On Debian 8 / Ubuntu 16.04

How To Mine Ethereum On Debian 8 / Ubuntu 16.04

How to Mine Ethereum on Debian 8 / Ubuntu 16.04 Facebook Google+ Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn StumbleUpon Reddit Email As of recently, a cryptocurrency craze has swept Internet communities. The people have found out that one does not need a several thousand dollar-worth rig to mine cryptocurrency with a profit. Stores are short on graphics cards, and a gold fever has overtaken the miners. If you have a card with more than 2GB of VRAM, you too can attempt mining. Lets take a look at the most common mining avenue Ethereum. Ethereum is considered to be a great coin to mine, with high potential profits. To mine Ethereum, you need a piece of software called ethminer, which is a command line tool. It can be run on multiple Linux distributions, but in this article, we will focus on Ubuntu 16.0.4 and Debian 8. Before we begin in order to not waste your time, do not attempt mining with a card under 2GB of VRAM, as its unlikely it will be detected by the software and be able to mine anything. On top of that, if you are using a Nvidia card, you must use the proprietary driver. For AMD, the AMDGPU driver works just fine. In this guide, I will show you how to install Ethminer on Ubuntu using the terminal. First off, we need to add the Ethereum repository, so run the following commands in your terminal: sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo apt-get install ethereum geth ethminer There are two for Ethereum. Ethereum Classic, known as ETC, and Ethereum, known as ETH. For a miner, the main difference is in price and difficulty of mining. The higher the difficulty, the less coins you will mine. You need to choose a coin, which will bring you the best profits. As of time of writing, ETH has a better ratio. A power of 20 megahashes will bring you $29 of profit, compared to ET Continue reading >>

Ethereum Gpu Mining On Linux How-to

Ethereum Gpu Mining On Linux How-to

Install/use Debian 8 or Ubuntu 16.04 then execute: sudo apt-get install software-properties-commonsudo add-apt-repository ppa:ethereum/ethereumsudo sed 's/jessie/vivid/' -i /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ethereum-ethereum-*.listsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install ethereum ethminergeth account new# copy long character sequence within {}, that is your # if you lose the passphrase, you lose your coins!sudo apt-get install linux-headers-amd64 build-essentialwget +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.90.runsudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.90.runethminer -G -F --farm-recheck 200echo done Ethereum is a crypto currency similar to Bitcoin as it is based on theblockchain technology. Ethereum is not yet another Bitcoin clone though, sinceit has an additional feature called Smart Contracts that makes it unique andvery promising. I am not going into details how Ethereum works, you can get thatinto great detail on the Internet. This post is about Ethereum mining. Mining ishow crypto coins are created. You need to spent computing time to get coins out.At the beginning CPU mining was sufficient, but as the Ethereum networkdifficulty has increased you need to use GPUs as they can calculate at a muchhigher hashrate than a general purpose CPU can do. About 2 months ago I bought a new gaming rig, with a Nvidia GTX 1070 so I canexperience virtual-reality gaming with a HTC Vive at a great framerate. As itturns out modern graphics cards are very good at hashing so I gave it a spin. Initially I did this mining setup with Windows 10, as that is the operatingsystem on my gaming rig. If you want to do Ethereum mining using your GPU, thenyou really want to use Linux. On Windows the GTX 1070 produced a hashrate of 6MH/s (megahashes per second) while the same hardware does 25 MH/s on Linux. Th Continue reading >>

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