Monero – CPU mining steps

Official website
https://getmonero.org

Moneto Wallet client
https://getmonero.org/downloads

Best pool based on hashrate
http://www.minexmr.com/pools.html

Monero miner – Windows

xmr-stak-cpu
https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu/releases

Miner Config file =

"pool_address" : "pool.minexmr.com:7777",
"wallet_address" : "YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS",
"pool_password" : "x",

Monero miner – Linux

# Ubuntu 14.04

#compiler
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-toolchain-r/test
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install gcc-5 g++-5 make
    sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc gcc /usr/bin/gcc-5 1 --slave /usr/bin/g++ g++ /usr/bin/g++-5
    curl -L http://www.cmake.org/files/v3.4/cmake-3.4.1.tar.gz | tar -xvzf - -C /tmp/
    cd /tmp/cmake-3.4.1/ && ./configure && make && sudo make install && cd -
    sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/cmake cmake /usr/local/bin/cmake 1 --force
    sudo apt install libmicrohttpd-dev libssl-dev libhwloc-dev

#miner
    git clone https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu.git
    cmake .
    make install

#set memory page
sudo sysctl -w vm.nr_hugepages=128 

#Run miner in screen
screen -S monero sudo ./xmr-stak-cpu

Source = https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak-cpu/blob/master/LINUXCOMPILE.md

Docker version of miner

https://github.com/timonmat/docker-xmr-stak-cpu

Miner configuration =

docker run -itd --restart unless-stopped -e WALLET_ADDRESS='YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS' -e POOL_PASSWORD='x' -e POOL_ADDRESS='pool.minexmr.com:7777' -e AUTO_THREAD_CONFIG=true --name xmr-stak-cpu timonmat/xmr-stak-cpu

Monero client sync

Speed up the initial blockchain sync with these steps:

# WINDOWS: Create a new folder with Windows File Explorer, and use your web browser to download the following two files to the new folder
https://downloads.getmonero.org/win64
https://downloads.getmonero.org/blockchain.raw

# WINDOWS: Double click the Monero zip file that has been downloaded to extract it. Then open Command Prompt. Use the 'cd' command to naviate to your new folder
cd monero
monero-blockchain-import.exe --verify 0 --input-file ./blockchain.raw

# WINDOWS: Delete the raw blockchain download as it is no longer needed
del blockchain.raw

Source = https://www.monero.how/tutorial-how-to-speed-up-initial-blockchain-sync

Mining pool compare for XMR ETH ZEC

Ethereum ETH

Total Hash rate = 87.2 Th/s

Overview = https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/eth/overview

Ethereum_Pool

Top 3 ETH pools

  • 17.5 Th/s = ethermine.org
    User comments = https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/pools/ethermine/
  •  7.63 Th/s = nanopool.org
    User comments = https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/pools/nanopool/
  • 53.2 Gh/s = minergate.com
    User comments = https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/pools/minergate/

 

ZCash ZEC

Total Hash rate = 263 MSol/s

Overview = https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/zec/overview

Top 3 ZEC pools

  • 123 MSol/s = zcash.flypool.org
    User comments = https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/pools/ethermine/
  • 39.3 MSol/s = minergate.com
    User comments = https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/pools/minergate/
  • 17 MSol/s = nanopool.org
    User comments = https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/pools/nanopool/

 

Monero XMR

Total Hash rate = 128 Mh/s

Overview = https://www.cryptocompare.com/coins/xmr/overview

Monero_Pool

Top 3 XMR pools

 

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