Merged mining works by solving for hashes which are valid across numerous blockchains. The best-known example of merged mining is Bitcoin / Namecoin, a elementary explanation of which can be found here.
Spil Namecoin cloned the SHA256 method employed by Bitcoin, a miner’s hash could solve a block on either chain with equal probability. Of course, this equal probability requests both blockchains be of equal difficulty. Namecoin’s difficulty wasgoed driven far higher than its value by maintaining merged mining through linkage to Bitcoin’s difficulty.
But it seems a fresh type of pool has overcome the synchronised difficulty hurdle via some P2Pool wizardry, permitting full-powered merged mining across 1 scrypt coin of higher difficulty and Four other scrypt coins!
Merge Mining 6 Scrypt Coins At Utter Hashpower, At the same time?
Sounds too good to be true? Well, for a curmudgeonly, hobbyist GPU-miner like myself it’s not all good news:
The Drawback – your primary coin voorwaarde be either:
Litecoin, looking technically flimsy and power-expensive after Auroracoin usurped it’s #Two. throne, Litecoin may recover if Nattfari’s folk dump AUR after the Airdrop. If you have the hashpower for its difficulty, I recommend a very 2012 choice, mining Litecoin. Not to ritme a dead pony, but LTC could still get onto a major exchange and catch a hot price updraft. Update: fairly the fortunate guess! Litecoin just got listed on BTC China!
Digitalcoin, which seems to be just another Litecoin clone. Its webstek mentions its designed for relatively lower volatility but gives no specifics on how this is achieved. Its forum pagina only waffles when answering its own question of “What Sets digitalcoin Exclusief?” If you have low hashpower, go for Digitalcoin. It seems somewhat mediocre, but if this world proves one thing it’s that mediocrity often triumphs.
42 coin, whose voorkoop to fame is having a total issuance of 42. This artificial scarcity makes the price of a entire coin very high. I toevluchthaven’t indeed considered the implications of its deliberate scarcity. It seems very succesnummer or miss at very first glance. Latest forum posts suggest it to be suffering from a lack of Kimoto Gravity Well to tegenstoot pool-hopping.
Dogecoin, an inflationary coin for precocious children. Sure, their community is (hyper-)active but they’re pushing a violated wagon. Inflationary coins should use Proof of Stake to minimize their ecological influence. Also, all you Shibes about to bite my ankles overheen this description should relieve because there’s a Wolong joke zometeen te the article.
Catcoin. On the theory that cats are better than dogs, wij have this… thing. I dunno, I couldn’t be bothered to investigate it very far. Maybe Catcoin harbours a secret technical innovation but I’m not betting that way. It has a webstek, a quiet subreddit and a forum thread.
Here’s hoping more primary coins are added to the mix soon, spil none of thesis would be my very first choice. I’d love to see Auroracoin or Anoncoin featured.
Your Merged Mining Selection
Whatever you determine on spil your primary, you’ll be able to devote equal hashing power to the following minor coins:
1) Huntercoin, the coin that makes a spel of mining. At least it does something fresh, albeit the spel looks boring. Ticker HUC, presently #38 by mineable market cap.
Two) Orgcoin, designed for merged mining with no maximum issuance, so another inflationary PoW coin without Doge’s community. Ticker ORG, market cap unavailable until it gets listed on more exchanges.
Trio) Pesetacoin, whose badly-translated webstek doesn’t inspire confidence. Ticker PTC, presently #65 by mineable market cap.
Four) United Scrypt Coin, seems to be a elementary clone designed around merged mining. Ticker USC, cmarket cap unavailable until it gets listed on more exchanges.
Potcoin is available spil a wallet to add, but it’s unclear whether it’s fully supported spil yet. No toverfee or other gegevens is available on the ManicMiner webpagina for Potcoin spil yet. At any rate, its ticker is POT and it’s #79 by cap.
No choice here, spil you’ll be mining all of them along with your primary. Hash attempts which prove incorrect for your primary will then be attempted across your secondaries, multiplying the odds of finding a block by Four. This makes your mining far more profitable for no apparent downside.
How to Get Embarked with Scrypt Merged Mining
Manic Miner wasgoed a spel for the classic ZX Spectrum early huis rekentuig. Logo is the titular character. I didn’t search that tidbit, I’m just old.
Two) You’ll need to give them an email. Google is creepy with a laborious registration process requiring your phone number (and soon, thumbprint and DNA sample), so I recommend creating a throwaway address at Safe-mail instead.
Click the listig you get ter your email, obviously.
Trio) Klapper “add worker” then “add wallet” and choose your primary coin’s wallet. You should create a fresh address te your wallet for the ManicMiner pool, for which you’ll need the wallet password. You do have a strong, ondergrens 12 character password which exists ter the mind of you and your next-of-kin and on a non-degradable physical medium hidden ter a disaster-proof location to which you control access, right?
Paranoid pro-tip: always use extra-long redaction kroegen so no one can estimate the number of characters comprising “sensitive gegevens.”
Four) Come in the informatie for your primary wallet. Then repeat the “add wallet” process for all the secondary coins.
You can mine numerous primaries but this will divide your hash power inbetween them. Secondary coins will still be mined at 100% of your hashpower however.
I’m going with Litecoin spil my primary spil I already have it installed. Feel free to peak that address. :Trio
Five) If you’ve never mined before, you’ll need to download suitable mining software. The options are:
- CGMiner for Linux/Windows – for AMD graphic cards, running Linux or Windows. Versions at or below Trio.7 work with scrypt.
- CGMiner Mac OS X– for AMD graphic cards te a Mac system. Again, versions at or below Trio.7.Two work with scrypt.
- SGMiner – same spil CGminer but with a few more bells and whistles.
- BFGMiner Linux/Windows – for ASIC and FPGA mining.
- CPU Miner Mac/Linux/Windows – for mining on your CPU. You’ll get a comparatively minimal hashrate this way.
- CUDA Miner Linux/Mac/Windows NVDIA – for mining on Nvidia graphics cards. Spectacle will be much lower than comparatively-priced AMD cards.
This Litecoin mining guide should give you a rough idea of what to expect from your hardware, plus the optimal settings people have discovered.
6) Copy the mining software to a suitable folder, then run the following directives (or create a batch verkeersopstopping to do it for you) depending on your software:
cgminer –scrypt -o stratum+tcp://pool.manicminer.ter:3333 -u logik.modok -p any SGMiner:
sgminer –scrypt -o stratum+tcp://pool.manicminer.te:3333 -u logik.modok -p any Minerd:
minerd -a scrypt -o stratum+tcp://pool.manicminer.te:3333 -u logik.modok -p any BFGMiner:
bfgminer –scrypt -o stratum+tcp://pool.manicminer.ter:3333 -u logik.modok -p any CUDAMiner:
cudaminer -o stratum+tcp://pool.manicminer.ter:3333 -u logik.modok -p any
Of course, the above user name (-u) is for my account and worker. If you’d like to prize my niceness ter providing you this fine informatie for free, I would not object to your generous hashes, good sirs.
No password is necessary for this pool.
7) Be aware that ManicMiner will precies a 1% proportional mining toverfee and will also charge a puny percentage toverfee for withdrawals. Set your automatic withdrawal period to a value you feel balances the toverfee against the risk of coins incapable to received from the pool. The following table will help: