CCMiner beginners guide - How to setup and use ccminer ...

part 3: down the NodeRed rabbit hole - resurrection (long)

so, now that i've got about 4 weeks of NR experience under my belt, i thought i would do a follow up and show a few new flows. plus, i've picked up a few new hardware add-ons. namely a Harmony Hub and a coupla Sonoff/Tasmota S31.
one of the new things i did was setup some global.variables i can use in any flow.
https://imgur.com/YFJEwRd
1] is pretty obvious, does my bayesian sensors think i'm home/not_home, and then save it to a global.variable.
2] reads the MQTT for my S31 power monitor on my dumb TV. if it's > 100, then the TV is ON, <= 99, then TV is OFF (or in the process of turning off). then set a global.variable for on/off.
https://imgur.com/mcuS1Vk
3] i changed the day/night temperatures to global.variables.
4] this one gets the current volume level of my Sonos and then stores that to a global.variable. (get to why further below)
5] this one i talked about in another post here: https://www.reddit.com/homeassistant/comments/abvqup/device_tracker_with_unifi2mqtt/
okay, so now that i know if my dumb TV is on/off, then i can add it into my "away" (and "bedtime") flow. that gray one on the bottom right is using the HarmonyHub control node to fire the power toggle. (which i'll get to further below) plus it'll stop my Sonos, if it's playing.
https://imgur.com/nerbMv3
also you may notice the "alexa TTS" one, that's a subflow, which is a bit of reusable flow, you can put anywhere you want it. this one picks a random number between 1 and 10, then alexa TTS plays the corresponding message.
https://imgur.com/bLtBlaD
this was also my attempt to get alexa to say "aaaf-firmative" like newt in aliens.
https://imgur.com/cUnG1IE
doesn't really work, but i'm determined to make this happen. gonna have to figure out the proper phonetics of it. then i'm totally gonna get her to do a stutter like max headroom on one of the other responses. but, my ultimate goal is to get her to do "twiki" from buck rogers. beaty beaty
anyways, i've also added that subflow to all my switch on/offs. along with an MQTT log.
https://imgur.com/SnpAnW8
now for some of the new stuff...
here's a sleep timer. if i'm listening to music in bed, i can activate this with "alexa turn on sleep" and what it does, is it takes the current volume level of my Sonos, stored in a global.var, stores it in a flow.var, then subtracts 1 every minute, until it reaches zero. if the volume is at 30, then it'll be 30 mins until zero.
https://imgur.com/7QmbY2S
once it reaches zero, it stops the music, sets the volume back to the original state (ie: 30) and then turns itself off.
there's an issue when you use something like a Harmony Hub to turn on/off dumb devices via input_bool, or switches, or lights, etc.: that once you turn it on via NR, HA, HHub, Alexa, etc., then HA thinks it's on. if you then turn it off via the device remote, HA won't let you turn it on again, because HA thinks its already on.
so, i had to use a script and a "dummy" input_boolean. by dummy i mean, that i do not care, and will not EVER care, what it's state is. on. off. whatever. won't need it. it just needs to be there for the script to work.
input_boolean: mac_x: game_x: candles_x: tv_x: 
hide them from emu_hue, cause Alexa doesn't need to see them either.
emulated_hue: host_ip: 10.xx.xx.xx exposed_domains: - input_boolean - script entities: input_boolean.tv_x: hidden: true input_boolean.mac_x: hidden: true input_boolean.candles_x: hidden: true input_boolean.game_x: hidden: true 
add some scripts.
script: tv: alias: "TV" sequence: service: input_boolean.toggle entity_id: input_boolean.tv_x game: alias: "Game" sequence: service: input_boolean.toggle entity_id: input_boolean.game_x mac: alias: "Mac" sequence: service: input_boolean.toggle entity_id: input_boolean.mac_x candles: alias: "Candles" sequence: service: input_boolean.toggle entity_id: input_boolean.candles_x 
so instead of key'ing off the input_booleans, i key off the script call. "alexa, turn on candles" calls the script, which toggles the i_b but i only care about the state change of the script. then NR does it's thing.
https://imgur.com/Hky9fWd
notice tho, that it's a little smart. if the tv is already on, via that global.var, then it just switches inputs, otherwise it turns it on, waits 7 seconds, then switches inputs.
okay, here's something REALLY advanced.
i have a second pi running cgminer with a USB hub and some USB stick ASIC bitcoin miners. and every once and a while, they stop working and need to be reset. and you can't just restart, you gotta kill the power to the hubs to get them to reset. and then restart cgminer.
enter NR cgminer node and the cgminer API.
https://imgur.com/POSkjrp
so every 5 mins, hit the cgminer API, it returns stats in json, dump those to mqtt. use the function node to pull out the array nested values we need to look at. look for a zero value in any of them. if the input_boolean "auto-reset-miner" is on, then lets reset.
stop cgminer, wait, turn off the USB hub, wait, turn on hub, wait, start cgminer, send an alert to mqtt and SMS me.
now the real magic is the red exec "start cgminer" node. because we stopped cgminer, we have to start it again, on a whole other computer than NR is on.
it basically does a SSH into the miner pi and starts up cgminer. this was difficult to accomplish inside a docker of NR. i had to move some ssh keys around and then reference them with full paths. then i had to do an ssh-copy-id so it didn't require a password.
ssh -i /data/.ssh/id_rsa [email protected] "start cgminer commands" 
anyways, i'm really proud of this one. it was difficult to figure out how to make it work. lots of different moving parts coming together.
here's something i'm still working on. a remote control using the NR dashboard UI.
https://imgur.com/nkRpAsf
something i can just put an icon on my iphone home screen and use from the couch.
https://imgur.com/maeJm0Q
anyways, enjoy.
or don't. i'm not your cruise director.
you do you.
part 1 https://www.reddit.com/homeassistant/comments/a61ro9/so_i_went_down_the_nodered_rabbit_hole_long/
part 2 https://www.reddit.com/homeassistant/comments/a6jz92/nodered_rabbit_hole_part_2/
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Crypto Mining for Beginners. Is it really worth it?

Crypto Mining for Beginners. Is it really worth it?

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Mining cryptocoins is an arms race that rewards early adopters. You might have heard of Bitcoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency that was released in early 2009. Similar digital currencies have crept into the worldwide market since then, including a spin-off from Bitcoin called Bitcoin Cash. You can get in on the cryptocurrency rush if you take the time to learn the basics properly.

Which Alt-Coins Should Be Mined?


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If you had started mining Bitcoins back in 2009, you could have earned thousands of dollars by now. At the same time, there are plenty of ways you could have lost money, too. Bitcoins are not a good choice for beginning miners who work on a small scale. The current up-front investment and maintenance costs, not to mention the sheer mathematical difficulty of the process, just doesn't make it profitable for consumer-level hardware. Now, Bitcoin mining is reserved for large-scale operations only.
Litecoins, Dogecoins, and Feathercoins, on the other hand, are three Scrypt-based cryptocurrencies that are the best cost-benefit for beginners.
Dogecoins and Feathercoins would yield slightly less profit with the same mining hardware but are becoming more popular daily. Peercoins, too, can also be a reasonably decent return on your investment of time and energy.
As more people join the cryptocoin rush, your choice could get more difficult to mine because more expensive hardware will be required to discover coins. You will be forced to either invest heavily if you want to stay mining that coin, or you will want to take your earnings and switch to an easier cryptocoin. Understanding the top 3 bitcoin mining methods is probably where you need to begin; this article focuses on mining "scrypt" coins.
Also, be sure you are in a country where bitcoins and bitcoin mining is legal.

Is It Worth It to Mine Cryptocoins?

As a hobby venture, yes, cryptocoin mining can generate a small income of perhaps a dollar or two per day. In particular, the digital currencies mentioned above are very accessible for regular people to mine, and a person can recoup $1000 in hardware costs in about 18-24 months.
As a second income, no, cryptocoin mining is not a reliable way to make substantial money for most people. The profit from mining cryptocoins only becomes significant when someone is willing to invest $3000-$5000 in up-front hardware costs, at which time you could potentially earn $50 per day or more.

Set Reosonable Expectations

If your objective is to earn substantial money as a second income, then you are better off purchasing cryptocoins with cash instead of mining them, and then tucking them away in the hopes that they will jump in value like gold or silver bullion. If your objective is to make a few digital bucks and spend them somehow, then you just might have a slow way to do that with mining.
Smart miners need to keep electricity costs to under $0.11 per kilowatt-hour; mining with 4 GPU video cards can net you around $8.00 to $10.00 per day (depending upon the cryptocurrency you choose), or around $250-$300 per month.
The two catches are:
1) The up-front investment in purchasing 4 ASIC processors or 4 AMD Radeon graphic processing units
2) The market value of cryptocoins
Now, there is a small chance that your chosen digital currency will jump in value alongside Bitcoin at some point. Then, possibly, you could find yourself sitting on thousands of dollars in cryptocoins. The emphasis here is on "small chance," with small meaning "slightly better than winning the lottery."
If you do decide to try cryptocoin mining, definitely do so as a hobby with a very small income return. Think of it as "gathering gold dust" instead of collecting actual gold nuggets. And always, always, do your research to avoid a scam currency.

How Cryptocoin Mining Works

Let's focus on mining scrypt coins, namely Litecoins, Dogecoins, or Feathercoins. The whole focus of mining is to accomplish three things:
- Provide bookkeeping services to the coin network. Mining is essentially 24/7 computer accounting called "verifying transactions."
- Get paid a small reward for your accounting services by receiving fractions of coins every couple of days.
- Keep your personal costs down, including electricity and hardware.

The Laundry List: What You Will Need to Mine Cryptocoins


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You will need ten things to mine Litecoins, Dogecoins, and/or Feathercoins.
1) A free private database called a coin wallet. This is a password-protected container that stores your earnings and keeps a network-wide ledger of transactions.
2) A free mining software package, like this one from AMD, typically made up of cgminer and stratum.
3) A membership in an online mining pool, which is a community of miners who combine their computers to increase profitability and income stability.
4) Membership at an online currency exchange, where you can exchange your virtual coins for conventional cash, and vice versa.
5) A reliable full-time internet connection, ideally 2 megabits per second or faster speed.
6) A hardware setup location in your basement or other cool and air-conditioned space.
7) A desktop or custom-built computer designed for mining. Yes, you may use your current computer to start, but you won't be able to use the computer while the miner is running. A separate dedicated computer is ideal. Do not use a laptop, gaming console or handheld device to mine. These devices just are not effective enough to generate income.
8) An ATI graphics processing unit (GPU) or a specialized processing device called a mining ASIC chip. The cost will be anywhere from $90 used to $3000 new for each GPU or ASIC chip. The GPU or ASIC will be the workhorse of providing the accounting services and mining work.
10) A house fan to blow cool air across your mining computer. Mining generates substantial heat, and cooling the hardware is critical for your success.
11) You absolutely need a strong appetite of personal curiosity for reading and constant learning, as there are ongoing technology changes and new techniques for optimizing coin mining results. The most successful coin miners spend hours every week studying the best ways to adjust and improve their coin mining performance.

Original Blog Post: https://www.lifewire.com/cryptocoin-mining-for-beginners-2483064
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Release : Vertcoin BAMT

Questions or Feature Requests

What is BAMT?

  • BAMT is a Linux live distribution made specifically for mining cryptocurrency.
    • While it's called "Vertcoin BAMT", it will work with any Scrypt coin or coin using Vertminer. This name will be changed in the future versions.

About BAMT

  • BAMT is designed with several goals in mind :
    • No installation; runs from a USB drive.
    • Go from assembled parts, to mining, quickly.
    • Very little configuration needed.

v1.5.2 New Features & Updates

  • New Features :
    • Select CGminer or Vertminer in bamt.conf flag.
    • Select matching miner .conf file in bamt.conf.
    • Added BAMT Poolmanager
    • Appearence slightly tweeked to match FlatBAMT UI.
    • Standard dashboard still active.
    • GitHub - Thanks to Starlilyth!
  • Updates :
    • Stock .conf settings should run on 99% of hardware.
    • Terminal "mine" commands functional with all miners.
    • Shrunk file size.
    • Bitch'n new subreddit.

General Details & Features

  • Details :
    • Based on Litecoin BAMT v1.5
    • AMD Catalyst 13.12
    • AMD APP SDK 2.9
    • AMD ADL SDK 6.0
    • SGMiner 4.1.0
      • Note : It is called "CGminer" but it is in fact renamed SGMiner.
      • There is a bug with 290x and powertune. Fix is to switch to cgminer:
        mv /opt/miners/cgminer /opt/miners/sgminer; mv /opt/miners/cgminer3.7.2 /opt/miners/cgminer; mine restart; 
  • Added Features :
    • FlatBAMT UI
      • GitHub - Thanks to Wellsriley!
    • TheKev Vertminer 0.5.2
      • BitcoinTalk - Thanks to TheKev!
      • Note : Vertminer is still in /opt/miners if you want to put it back.
    • Auto-Reboot Cronjob
      • Keeps your machine running well 99.9% of the time.
      • Timer set for every 3 hours.

Setup

  1. Download Vertcoin BAMT v.1.5.2
    • Mega : here
      • This sometimes goes down. Be patient and wait.
    • Torrent : here
      • Please seed.
  2. Download Win32 Disk Imager or use dd.
    • Win32 : here
    • Write the .img file to a ~2GB or larger USB drive.
  3. Put the USB drive into your machine and boot up.
    • Connect via monitor or Remote Desktop in via your mine's IP.
    • You can find the IP via your network, or you can look on the desktop display of BAMT.
    • Default User Name = root
    • Default Password = live
  4. Change your "miner".conf file.
  5. Select your mining type in bamt.conf.
    • Comment out the one you are not using. ~line 112
      # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/vertminer.conf 
    • Set the value to 1 if using Vertminer. ~line 118
      scrypt-adaptive-N: 0 <-- That value. 
  6. View your mining status.
    • You have a few options :
      • View standard dashboard at your miners IP address.
      • https://youripaddress/cgi-bin/status.pl
    • View PoolManager dashboard.
    • View the classic CGmineVertminer terminal screen.
      screen -r 

Terminal Commands

Note : All commands assumed user has root permissions. 
Save & Reboot :
sync && coldreboot #Note : When making changes to a usb based system, you must run 'sync' to save to USB before restarting. 
Control Mining :
mine stop mine start mine restart 
Display GPU Status :
gpumon #Note : I like screen -r over gpumon. 

Example Results

  • Setup :
    • GPU : (4) Asus DCII 280x @ 400 kH/s Vertcoin or 800 kH/s Scrypt - (going to add 2 more)
    • CPU : AMD Sempron
    • Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    • Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+
    • PSU : (2) EVGA Supernova 1000w - (w/ add2PSU )
  • Note : My configs can be found in /etc/bamt/examples.

Change Auto-Reboot

Change hours by changing the "3" - or - delete line to remove auto-reboot :
nano /etc/crontab 
Modify this line :
0 */3 * * * root /sbin/coldreboot 

Oddities

  • Miner ID and Location :
    • miner_id & miner_location in bamt.conf must be lowercase.
    • miner_name may be upper case.

To-Do

  • Main Changes :
    • Clean up legacy code.
    • Update graph style ( responsive ).
    • Update Dashboard style ( responsive ).
  • Sync Up :
    • Roll changes into main BAMT BitBucket build.
    • Roll changes into PoolManager GitHub build.
  • Small Irrelevant Things :
    • None currently.

Tips

  • Greatly appreciated! This is eating a lot of time up. :)
  • VTC = Vy5xkGANcCdKWmHagTyWNRNzfC2D3f9zSG
  • DOGE = DKLrk9iYXaEqe3DJjoG6vkh97yZzTrwpCT
  • BTC = 1Ju4JCP4ifu4JWn6GdeWMc2g2zDTFQXHge
  • Or just let the mine point to the example pool for 30 min, the default is set to me. :)
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[P2pool] How to make your own personal p2pool Node!

Tired of getting no block rewards and sending many dead shares? Need a p2pool node close to your miner? MAKE YOUR OWN! :D
And, Yep, P2pools give 0.5% Rewards to block finders!
Here's some info about p2ools: http://whatisp2pool.com/
The stronger the P2Pool network becomes the more resistant the digibyte network is to 51% attacks!
Oh and, P2pools are DDOS proof! Now that's News! So if your node gets DDOS'd .. you dont lose your shares as the shares have been saved in the p2pool, its called the sharechain. So you get paid anyhow! Thanks to the p2pool network. and you ccan set your workers to another pool using the "--failover only" command in cgminer (if im not wrong) and get it back to work on the p2pool network!
TL;DR; P2POOL = 1 Big fat network Decentrazlized pool!
STEPS TO MAKE A P2POOL:
Install Ubuntu server or Desktop if you want http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ or u can use a VPS (VirtualPrivateServer -- Link Below with coupon code)
So Let's start off in the command line (Open Terminal.. and all you have to do is Cut, Copy Paste! ;) )
Start by updating and upgrading Ubuntu, you know you want the best ;)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update 
Time for the DigiByteProject dependencies!
sudo apt-get install build-essential libboost-all-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libdb5.1-dev libdb5.1++-dev git qt-sdk libminiupnpc-dev sudo apt-get install qrencode libqrencode-dev 
And, Now to compile DigiByte on your system!
git clone git://github.com/digibyte/DigiByteProject.git digibyte #renaming makes it easier ;) cd ~/digibyte/src mkdir obj make -f makefile.unix USE_UPNP=- sudo cp digibyted /usbin cd ~ 
After it has compiled try running 'digibyted'
./digibyte/src/digibyted 
If you get an error saying you need to make the digibyte.conf file, good! :) If it doesnt give you that error, make sure you followed the compiling steps appropriately.
So, Lets create the conf file here...
cd .digibyte #edited from 'digibyted' .. fixed!! nano digibyte.conf 
Paste the following, CHANGING THE USERNAME AND PASS!! make sure to take note of both, you'll need these later!
rpcuser=CHANGEusername rpcpassword=ChangePassword daemon=1 server=1 rpcport=14022 port=12024 gen=1 rpcallowip=127.0.0.1 addnode=74.208.230.160 addnode=31.220.25.91 addnode=184.155.218.183 addnode=24.119.23.61 addnode=70.196.193.231 addnode=198.98.118.241 addnode=142.4.204.115 addnode=23.90.191.58 addnode=216.250.125.121 addnode=115.28.31.25 addnode=83.172.105.46 
Press 'CTRL' + ' X', and then 'Y' to save when prompted
cd ~ ./digibyte/src/digibyted ./digibyte/src/digibyted getinfo 
Make sure you check the latest block in the block chain or on your local DigiByte Wallets. This is to see how far your p2pool node has gotten! This is gonna take quite a while so lets CONTINUE!
Let's get the p2pool software and frontend in! Install the p2pool dependencies!
sudo apt-get install python-zope.interface python-twisted python-twisted-web git clone https://github.com/Rav3nPL/p2pool-rav p2pool #renaming it! cd ~/p2pool/digibyte_subsidy #Thanks to Chaeplin sudo python setup.py install 
Time to edit and customise the html code to personalise your p2pool's frontend. Feel free to change the p2pool name and if you're an advanced user, feel free to add your own frontend from git hub after removing the web-static folder. (OPTIONAL: by using rm -f -r web-static #in that directory. And then you can choose whichever frontend you want! by cloning it in the web-static folder)
Editing the current frontend html!
cd .. cd web-static nano index.html 
After personalising the page, i.e. changing the p2pool name and adding some info! Lets go back and check how far the block downloading has gotten! You can check this by typing this in the command line after going back to the root directory:
cd ~ ./digibyte/src/digibyted getinfo 
This is gonna take a while so might as well check for updates again :P
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade 
After making sure that all the blocks have been synced locally! We're ready to run the p2pool node! Simply enter the string below in the command line, entering your USERNAME and PASS that you saved earlier!
screen -d -m -S myp2pool ~/p2pool/run_p2pool.py --give-author 0 --net digibyte NEWUSER NEWPASS --outgoing-conns 4 
If you want to charge a fee for your node add this to your string, adding your fee address!:
--fee 1.0 --address NEWDGBADDRESS 
To see if the node is up and running enter this in the command line:
screen -x myp2pool 
'CTRL' + 'A' + 'D' to close the terminal if you press 'CTRL' + 'C', it will terminate the p2pool program and you'll have to restart the pool by using the string above!
Once, Everything is setup as planned! Check your p2pool node's ip Address by entering this into the command line:
ifconfig 
inet addr: 192.168.1.1 #You'll see a line like this.
So, Your cgminer string should look something like this:
cgminer --scrypt -o 192.168.1.1:9022 -u DGBADDRESS -p x
And your p2pool WEB ADDRESS should look like this:
192.168.1.1:9022
example: http://192.168.1.1:9022/
You can monitor your p2pool using that web address! Enjoy, your personal p2pool node!! :D
If for whatever reason the server shuts off and you need to restart the p2pool node, you should run digibyted again and after it has synced successfully, just type in your p2pool string:
./digibyte/src/digibyted
screen -d -m -S myp2pool ~/p2pool/run_p2pool.py --give-author 0 --net digibyte NEWUSER NEWPASS --outgoing-conns 4 --fee 1.0 --address NEWADDRESS
PRESS CTRL + A + D to Detach from screen
UPDATE Follow Guide below if you used this guide before DigibByte v2.0 was released (28th Feb 2014)
You must check whether you're on the right ShareChain. Make Sure the block Value says 7960!
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=408268.msg5440858#msg5440858
This Tutorial was made with the help of an existing Guide: http://doges.org/index.php?topic=5586.0 Kudos to crypto49er!
If you want to do this on a VPS:
Here's a link to a VPS hosting site:
https://www.digitalocean.com/
Feel free to use my $10 ref. code -- it doesnt really make a difference, though.
https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=dc909c442664
Let me know if this guide helped!
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To help you get started on bitcoins...

Sup fellow reddit members!
Today I'm here to give you guys a long introduction about bitcoins.
Intro to bitcoins:
Bitcoins are the first decentralized digital currency.
Bitcoins are basically digital coins that you can send through the internet.
Some advantages of bitcoins:
  1. It can be transfered through other people without a bank having involved in the transaction.
  2. The transaction fees are much lower.
  3. You can use them in any and every country.
  4. Your account (explained later) can never be frozen.
  5. No limits!
How it works:
There are several online bitcoin currency exchange where you can exchange bitcoins for money and vice versa.
Bitcoins are kept in a digital wallet on your computemobile device. coinbase.com is one of the most trustworthy online bitcoin wallet, IMO.
Sending bitcoins is as simple as sending an email, and you can purchase ANYTHING with bitcoins as long as they accept the currency.
The bitcoin software is completely open-sourced, so anyone can review the code.
Bitcoins are easy + free to setup, and there are no chargebacks!
How to obtain bitcoins:
There are two ways to obtain bitcoins:
  1. Buying them from exchanges/privately. The one that I trust the most is http://www.bitstamp.net.
  2. Mining them using applications. Miners solve math problems/bitcoin algorithms (which takes computing power) and are rewarded bitcoins for doing that. This is the one that I'm going to focus on, as it is pretty hard to grasp.
Mining bitcoins:
Using special software application, you are able to mine bitcoins. Mining means to solve math problems/bitcoin algorithms using your computing power.
Blocks are a chunk of 25 bitcoins, and if you solve one math problem you automatically get a block.
The speed of mining bitcoins is measured in Hashes/Second (KH/s, MH/s, GH/s, TH/s etc.)
The difficulty of the problems gradually increases as more bitcoins are found. Now, it is almost impossible to find bitcoin blocks by yourself, as more than 10 million bitcoins have been mined.
Using special hardware (ASIC, Application-Specific Integrated Circuit chips) that specifically is aimed to mine bitcoins increases your mining speed by a lot. You can buy these hardware anywhere online/offline. amazon.com has many ASIC hardware on sale.
But even ASIC mining can still take a long time to find a block by yourself. That's how the pooled mining began.
Pooled mining basically combines the work of many miners toward a common goal. Pool of miners find the solution of the math problems faster than individuals, and they share the block equally based on each miner's hash rate.
There are many pools right now that are pretty trustworthy, but that one that I use is triple mining: http://evilbeans124.triplemining.com
Mining bitcoins on a Mac:
This part is only dedicated on mining bitcoins for Mac users. If you're a PC user or a Linux/Ubuntu user, skip this.
  1. Go to asteroidapp.com and download the latest version of Asteroid
  2. Open Asteroid
  3. Under Mining Pool, select TripleMining
  4. Hide the application, go to whatever browser you use, and go to http://evilbeans124.triplemining.com
  5. Register for an account
  6. Under the workers tab, add a new worker (on the right side)
  7. Go back to Asteroid, and fill in your worker username + password.
  8. Start mining
  9. You're done
Mining bitcoins on a PC:
This part is only dedicated on mining bitcoins for PC users. If you're a Mac user, view above. If you're a Linux/Ubuntu user, skip this.
  1. Go to https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=3878.0 and download the latest version of GUI miner
  2. Open GUI miner
  3. Select Triplemining for the server
  4. Hide the application, go to whatever browser you use, and go to http://evilbeans124.triplemining.com
  5. Register for an account
  6. Under the workers tab, add a new worker (on the right side)
  7. Go back to GUI miner, enter in your worker username/password
  8. If you have any hardware, then select them in the device tab. If not, skip this step
  9. Start mining
  10. You're done
Mining bitcoins on a Ubuntu/Linux:
This part is only dedicated on mining bitcoins for Linux/Ubuntu users. If you're a Mac or PC user, view above.
Unfortunately, I have no experience in how to install any miner on Linux. The following website does however, so just follow it
http://www.distrogeeks.com/install-cgminer-3-7-2-ubuntu/
The end
I think I covered most of the points on bitcoins. However, if there is any mistakes/stuff that I should add, please put a comment below or PM me! It will be greatly valued!
I spent sometime doing this, so some donation will be very appreciated. My bitcoin address is on my signature.
Credits to bitcoin.com, bitcoinmining.com, triplemining.com/help, http://www.distrogeeks.com/install-cgminer-3-7-2-ubuntu/
Helpful? Considering mining in my pool: http://evilbeans124.triplemining.com (PM me if you STILL don't know how to mine bitcoins) Tip me at: http://evilbeans124.tip.me
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Need Help Understanding What Shares Mean In Pooled Mining

Hi Everyone, I started mining on slush's pool this evening and had just a couple questions around how the "shares" work. Everything was surprisingly easy to setup (using CGMiner) so I'm sort of checking around finding out what all the numbers and stats mean.
Say there was 500,000,000 shares in a block and one person got lucky and finds a 250m share. do they get 12.5 bitcoins minus fees?
If anyone knows, how are shares valued on the slush's pool? for instance I mined a share of 18.5k but on my statistics page it says I was only responsible for 161 shares during the round it was found. Is this a product of the "score" based system?
Thanks everyone!
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Informative post about Feathercoin

Seeing how this Subreddit is lacking any sort of info on Feathercoins and the lack of community support we have, I have decided to start a post that would inform newbies about Feathercoin and seasoned vets on the best places to trade.
Feathercoin:
It is a Crypto Currency that was started by Peter Bushnell. It is a clone of Litecoin (This coin was inspired by Bitcoin). The Feathercoin network generates coins at a decreasing rate. It will generate about 336 million coins which is 16 times more than that of Bitcoin and 4 times more than that of Litecoin. Currently about 25 million coins have been generated.
Network hashrates, Pools, Solo mining:
Currently a mid end system comprising of 7870 or 7970 will get you abot 400 to 700 kh/s. That means that in a given day you will be mining about 7 to 13 Feathercoins on current difficulty level. However If you mine alone that is solo mining, the probability of you finding a block is hard and it may take a while before you make a coin. To counter this people have started making pools to increase the chances of finding blocks. There are many pools that allow you to have multiple workers so you can setup multiple systems and mine at your leisure. Currently some of the popular pools are:
http://www.fcpool.com/
http://give-me-coins.com/
http://www.wemineftc.com/
http://fc.ltcoin.net/
https://ftc.d2.cc/
For a full list of mining pools: http://coinpools.sdfg.org/ftc
It is highly recommended to join a pool to make mining profitable. Look at the pools posted above, look at their fee structure, their payout and make an informed decision on which pool to join.
Hardware and Mining:
Feathercoin utilizes scrypt based mining that is you can use your GPU (the Graphics card inside your system) to mine them. AMD Cards are highly recommended as they output higher hashrates as compared to Nvidia. To give you an idea of the difference a 7870 ghz edition mines at about 375 kh/s whereas a Nvidia 780ti would mine at about 224 to 300 kh/s. If you are seriously considering in investing in this venture it would be best to buy a rig that supports 6 GPU's and buy either the 7950 or the 280x as they have considerably higher hash rates and are affordable to say the least. Something one should be aware of is that mining produces a lot of heat as your system is basically running at full capacity and therefore needs a lot of cooling. People usually build rigs in the open (no case) and use household fans to cool them. Also another thing that is common is to use PCIe risers as they allow greater spacing between GPU cards and effectively help in dissipating heat. Mining uses a lot of electricity so it is best to use a schedule to mine or if electricity is cheap then 6 7950's running 24 hours a day would cost you about 12 to 18 dollars in electricity a month, maybe more depending on where you live. The software to use for mining are Cgminer (https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=6925.0), guiminer scrypt (http://forum.feathercoin.com/index.php?topic=961.0) and cudaminer for Nvidia cards. I would advise against Cpu mining as that is not profitable and will simply weigh you down. Invest 250 to 350 dollars in a good AMD GPU and you will be mining much more effectively.
Trading:
There are many places where one can trade Feathercoins but only a few of them offer FTC/USD exchange. Btc-e (https://btc-e.com/exchange/ftc_btc). Is one of the biggest cryptocoin trading exchanges, it does not offer USD exchange for Feathercoins as of yet but allows you to exchange for Bitcoins. Crypto-trade (https://www.crypto-trade.com/trade/ftc_btc), this trading exchange allows you to trade against the USD making it more favourable to miners however there is currently a lack of volume for FTC as of writing. Other exchanges like Cryptsy, Bter and coins-e are all good but they are heavily dependent on Bitcoins and Litecoins for now.
My thoughts
Feathercoin is fairly new and its gaining momentum, once big exchanges start listing it against the USD, the venture will become more profitable. For now it is advisable to mine as many as you can and sit on them till value improves or if you have a mining rig that is mining at 22000 kh/s (this will get you about 500 feathercoins a day) then mine the shit out of them and trade them for Btc for profit although I would recommend against this as it it reduces the value of feathercoin. Many exchanges allow you to deposit money via international wire transfers however the minimum is 2000 dollars so keep that in mind before investing real money into this venture. There are alternatives like paypal and okpay that are also accepted but not a lot of people have accounts on those so signup for a website that suits your situation.
One last ting we all need to do is spread awareness about Feathercoin, It is a miners coin and the difficulty right now makes it so much more interesting to mine. I will update this page with more information and will answer questions if any to the best of my knowledge. Happy mining
My FTC wallet deposit thingy address : 6v1VuL41xGuLG1Bd8usJsuUEkZyac8jKbe
EDIT : I realized some of you might have NVIDIA GPU's and are hesitant on getting AMD. Never fear for there is a solution. If you have a motherboard that supports two or more GPU's that is you have more than one PCIe slots than follow these instructions:
If you intend to game on your system while you are mining then put the NVIDIA card in PCI slot one and buy an AMD card and put it in slot 2. Now install the drivers in the order Nvidia first reboot and then Amd second reboot. You do not need to plug in HDMI to your AMD card just leave it as it is. Now download gpu miner scrypt and select from the list your AMD card and start mining, its that easy. At night if you want to squeeze in more kh/s then run cudaminer and let it mine alongside your AMD. The best part about this is that you can be mining 24/7 on your AMD card and you will not experience any system slow down while gaming or watching movies. Remember to have atleast two workers workers created so you can mine parallel. If you already have an NVIDIA card then just install your AMD card and install AMD drivers and reboot and run guiminer scrypt. At times you might run into the issue of guiminer not starting, just delete it and re install it and it should work fine in 98% of the cases. This is for those who do not want to invest in a completely new system and would rather use their existing system. You can use cgminer as well but remember the order in cgminer starts from 0 not 1 so if NVIDIA is in slot 1 then it is -d0 -g0 and AMD will be -d1 -g1
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NOOB QUESTIONS: Why is my hashrate lower? And how does tipping work? (Same as doge/bit or straight from wallet)

First: I use the same cgminer setup as with other scrypt coins. In every other case I've paid attention to I get about 130 kH/s but with redd I get about 40. Is this something intrinsic to the coin or just me with a bad pool, wrong setup somehow, etc.? Nix the first question. I notice it is now about 120 kh/s which is close enough for me. If you know why it took so long to get to this point though I'd be interested in knowing what the reason might have been.
And secondly: I know redd was created with the sole purpose of being used as a way to tip people on social media networks. Getting people into crypto-currencies by actually seeing it being used places is the idea, but the client looks (and I think the code was just a fork of) Litecoin. Is there still a tipbot here I need to send coins to? If so, how does Facebook, Twitter, and the like work? Are there tipbots there or some other mechanism of getting my coins to deserving people.
As long as I'm asking questions: I know you started a "campaign" of mass tipping. Is there a suggested amount to tip? Of course I have many more redds than bits/lites/etc. so an equivalent tip would be on the order of 1000 reddcoins for a very small portion of a bitcoin. Are we doing small tips (like 1 reddcoin) just so we can do lots and lots of tips but each one is not actually worth very much (now. I realize value is dependent on the users).
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