Instruction for Windows
Anyone can buy Ether. Wij want to earn Ether ourselves and besides that, make the Ethereum network safer. Ether Mining is rewarded with Three Ether each block. But this is not it. Furthermore, the “gas” which exists of fees for transactions and contracts, is proclaimed ter addition to thesis Three Ether vanaf block. It is assumed that, spil time goes by, the prize of the “gas” with Three Ether vanaf block will exceed a loterijlot. But it is getting even better. Further Ether for “uncles” will be proclaimed every now and then, te addition to the Trio Ether vanaf block and the prize for the “gas”. Which means, another up tp 7/8 of the Three Ether from the block – on top. So many Ether… After all, wij want to point out that Ether solo Mining requires a loterijlot of luck. The computing power of the entire Ethereum Network is tremendous and therefore it will be pretty hard to snatch a block. Still, Ether solo Mining is an titillating thing. Ter the following, wij will demonstrate you all the essential equipment you need for a successful begin with Ether solo Mining with windows.
- Configuration und Ether Mining
- Ether Adress and Checking Balance
1. The Hardware for Ether Mining:
The equipment and the configuration of the graphics cards are crucial for your success te Ether Mining. It is spil effortless spil this: The more computing power you have, the more Ether you have ter the end. Wij suggest AMD graphics cards, spil you can achieve a higher computing power than with comparable NVIDIA graphics cards. The graphics memory should be at least Two GB. Wij have chosen the following hardware for this tutorial and built our Ether Mining Equipment with it:
Furthermore, wij have installed the following components (not mandatory):
The most significant fact ter advance. The used software and all drivers should be kept up to date. So please check for updates every now and then. During the installation and very first use of the programs, the rights for the firewall might be required. You have to permit access and might have to commence the programs fresh.You need the following Ether Mining Software for Ether solo Mining:
- geth: You can find the latest version here: Download geth
- ethminer: You can find the latest version here: Download ethminer (= cpp-Ethereum)
Create a fresh folder on gegevens carrier (C:) and name it “Ethermining”. Te this folder, you will save the Ether Mining Software. Download both programmes and install “Ethminer”. Choose the fresh folder “Ethermining” spil a memory location. After successful installation, you can find the verkeersopstopping “Ethereum” te the verkeersopstopping “Ethermining”. You only have to unpack the Stratum Proxy after the Download. Haul and Druppel the folder “eth-proxy” into the folder “Ethermining”. It is significant for the further tutorial, to exactly install the verkeersopstopping structure spil it is described above. Please also pay attention to capitalization. You need openCL for the graphics cards. The latest versions can be found here:
Download and install the required openCL-installer. Wij use the program MSI Afterburn to control the temperature of the graphics cards. You can find the latest version here te DOWNLOADS: MSI Afterburn. Download and install MSI Afterburn. Restart your pc after you installed everything.
Three. Configuration and Mining
Create an Ether account: At very first, wij create an Ether account (ETHERBASE) where your Ether goes, when you find a block. This is what wij use the program “geth” for which should be ter your folder C:\Ethermining now. Wij use the directive prompt (cmd) of Windows to use “geth”. Inject “cmd” ter der search field of Windows and press Inject. The guideline prompt window opens:
Ter order to navigate to the program “geth” te the directive prompt window and create a fresh Ether account, you have to inject the following directives one by one and confirm each with the “Enter” key.
- cd/ (Come in key)
- cd Ethermining (Come in key)
- geth account fresh (Come in key)
- Now you are asked for a passphrase and you have to choose a password which is the password for your Ether Wallet (ETHERBASE). Wij recommend a safe password with a combination of at least 15 signs consisting of uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters and numbers. Please note that you will not see any characters while injecting ter the prompt window. After coming in the password, you have to repeat it again. You have to confirm each entry with the Inject key. Take a note of your password outside your laptop. You need this password every time you want to send Ether.
Close the prompt window.
Download blockchain: Ter the next step, wij will download the blockchain. At the ogenblik, the blockchain exists of 1.222.000 blocks and is larger than 11 GB. You can find the latest block number on www.etherchain.org under “Recent blocks”. The download takes inbetween a duo of hours and a duo of days. Unluckily, you cannot skip this step. You can only begin Ether Mining, after downloading the finish Ether Blockchain. Open a fresh prompt window just like it has bot described above. You have to inject the following directions and confirm each with the Come in key ter order to download the Blockchain:
The download of the Blockchain should embark now. At the end of each line (ter pui of the square brackets) you can find the recently loaded # block number. If this # block number corresponds to the block number on www.etherchain.org, your Blockchain is up to date.
Diegene Blockchain wird unter “C:UsersDein_PC_NameAppDataRoamingEthereumchaindata” gespeichert. Uns hat es zwischendurch geholfen, wenn wir dennenboom Download unterbrochen und dann anschlie end neu gestartet haben. Diegene Blockchain muss hierbei nicht neu heruntergeladen werden, sondern macht beim zuletzt heruntergeladenem Block weiter.
The Blockchain is saved under “C:\Users\Your_PC_Name\AppData\Wandering\Ethereum\chaindata”. It has helped us from time to time, to zekering the download and restart it again. You do not have to download the Blockchain again, but proceed with the last downloaded block.Begin Solo Mining: After your Blockchain has bot downloaded fully, you can ultimately commence with Ether Mining. Please make sure that the prompt window which the Blockchain is downloaded te, is always open during the Ether Mining. Open a fresh prompt window ter order to commence Ether Mining and inject the following directives one by one and confirm each with the Inject key:
- cd/ (Inject key)
- cd Ethermining (Inject key)
- cd Ethereum (Come in key)
- ethminer -G — cl-local-work 256 (Come in key)
After injecting the directions, the DAG-file is installed very first. This can take a duo of minutes. Then the Ether Mining commences. If this does not work, close this window and repeat the entry of the directives ter a fresh prompt window. Only inject ethminer -G te instruction Four.
Wij regulate the temperature with program MSI Afterburn and check several parameters. Begin the program right after embarking Ether Mining, ter order to voorstelling the parameters of all graphics cards. Wij do not do any more settings with the program. Our graphics cards run at a temperature of 80-85 °C. Each graphics card has other features. You have to research the settings for your graphics cards yourself beforehand.
Four. Ether Adress and check balance
Uber halsdoek Eingabeaufforderungsfenster prufen: Willst du deine Ether Adresse (ETHERBASE) und stropdas Guthaben darauf prufen, musst Du ein neues Eingabeaufforderungsfenster offnen. Halsdoek Eingabeaufforderungsfenster ter dem diegene Blockchain heruntergeladen wird muss dabei laufen. Gib folgende Befehle ein und bestatige sie mit der Enter-Taste:
Now you communicate with the program “geth”:
- With the directive: eth.coinbase (Inject key) your Ether address (ETHERBASE) is shown. The Ether address is shown with lower case letters only.
- With the instruction: web3.fromWei(eth.getBalance(eth.coinbase),”ether”) (Come in key) the balance of the Ether address (ETHERBASE) is shown ter Ether.
Check with the original Ether Wallet: You can check the balance and the Ether address (ETHERBASE) even lighter with the Ether Wallet. Here you can also manage your Ether very lightly. Wij will showcase you how to set up your Ether Wallet te this tutorial: “Create Ether Wallet“.
Please inform yourself about Ether Mining before you commence Mining. Unluckily wij cannot get into every single detail here. If something does not work, please join the EtherBasics Forum. You will get help there.