BITCOIN MINER LINUX DISTRO – Zinbercsed55

The state of cryptocurrency in China. If anyone tells you otherwise, they are lying.

It's been a while since I outlined the state of cryptocurrency in China, but I should probably tell you guys why this is important first: Journalists will do anything to shill you their "news" so they can get their sponsor dollars. Crypto YouTubers who comment on the story without reading the original news story or transpiration of events in Chinese further distort this message. With that out of the way, let's dive in to free knowledge.
-Mining is just fine, so long as miners have all of their documents properly registered. The Chinese government thinks, "Whatever, sell this stuff to foreigners. We'll gladly let more USD flow in to our economy in exchange for thin air." -Most Chinese-owned exchanges set up offices abroad, usually in Singapore. Some have dev teams in Malaysia / Taiwan. -The Chinese government hasn't really out-right BANNED crypto ownership as far as I know, but they have certainly made it very difficult to own it. Which leads me to these two points: -I tried sending an APK file for an android phone wallet app to an American buddy of mine and his Chinese-made phone with a specialized Chinese distro of android would not allow him to install it. He sent me a screenshot that showed his phone basically displayed, "Unable to install application." or something similar. -I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Chinese-made distros of Windows, Linux, or Macintosh-specific operating systems do not allow users to install wallets to their desktops either - but I have not verified this. -These last two points can be circumvented by buying phones and operating systems made for foreign countries on China's ebay equivalent, Taobao. -There have been previous court-rulings where bitcoin was recognized as PROPERTY. -My view is that the CCP's attitude is, "Less crypto, less headache. Turn it in to USD and bring it in to China." -I would not be surprised to learn that later down the road the CCP makes a list of present cryptocurrencies that may be bought and sold legally in China in the future. I would only be shocked if bitcoin were not on that list. -It is commonplace for employees of exchanges to get paid in crypto in China. This is usually done with a stablecoin. -I have an undergraduate degree in Chinese and previously worked for a Chinese-owned exchange. This is where my knowledge comes from. -Everything listed here to this point in time should be treated like "law" unless Xi Jinping himself or another government official say otherwise in the near future.
Any questions? Fire away.
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[ANN][ANDROID MINING][AIRDROP] NewEnglandcoin: Scrypt RandomSpike

New England
New England 6 States Songs: https://www.reddit.com/newengland/comments/er8wxd/new_england_6_states_songs/
NewEnglandcoin
Symbol: NENG
NewEnglandcoin is a clone of Bitcoin using scrypt as a proof-of-work algorithm with enhanced features to protect against 51% attack and decentralize on mining to allow diversified mining rigs across CPUs, GPUs, ASICs and Android phones.
Mining Algorithm: Scrypt with RandomSpike. RandomSpike is 3rd generation of Dynamic Difficulty (DynDiff) algorithm on top of scrypt.
1 minute block targets base difficulty reset: every 1440 blocks subsidy halves in 2.1m blocks (~ 2 to 4 years) 84,000,000,000 total maximum NENG 20000 NENG per block Pre-mine: 1% - reserved for dev fund ICO: None RPCPort: 6376 Port: 6377
NewEnglandcoin has dogecoin like supply at 84 billion maximum NENG. This huge supply insures that NENG is suitable for retail transactions and daily use. The inflation schedule of NengEnglandcoin is actually identical to that of Litecoin. Bitcoin and Litecoin are already proven to be great long term store of value. The Litecoin-like NENG inflation schedule will make NewEnglandcoin ideal for long term investment appreciation as the supply is limited and capped at a fixed number
Bitcoin Fork - Suitable for Home Hobbyists
NewEnglandcoin core wallet continues to maintain version tag of "Satoshi v0.8.7.5" because NewEnglandcoin is very much an exact clone of bitcoin plus some mining feature changes with DynDiff algorithm. NewEnglandcoin is very suitable as lite version of bitcoin for educational purpose on desktop mining, full node running and bitcoin programming using bitcoin-json APIs.
The NewEnglandcoin (NENG) mining algorithm original upgrade ideas were mainly designed for decentralization of mining rigs on scrypt, which is same algo as litecoin/dogecoin. The way it is going now is that NENG is very suitable for bitcoin/litecoin/dogecoin hobbyists who can not , will not spend huge money to run noisy ASIC/GPU mining equipments, but still want to mine NENG at home with quiet simple CPU/GPU or with a cheap ASIC like FutureBit Moonlander 2 USB or Apollo pod on solo mining setup to obtain very decent profitable results. NENG allows bitcoin litecoin hobbyists to experience full node running, solo mining, CPU/GPU/ASIC for a fun experience at home at cheap cost without breaking bank on equipment or electricity.
MIT Free Course - 23 lectures about Bitcoin, Blockchain and Finance (Fall,2018)
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP63UUkfL0onkxF6MYgVa04Fn
CPU Minable Coin Because of dynamic difficulty algorithm on top of scrypt, NewEnglandcoin is CPU Minable. Users can easily set up full node for mining at Home PC or Mac using our dedicated cheetah software.
Research on the first forked 50 blocks on v1.2.0 core confirmed that ASIC/GPU miners mined 66% of 50 blocks, CPU miners mined the remaining 34%.
NENG v1.4.0 release enabled CPU mining inside android phones.
Youtube Video Tutorial
How to CPU Mine NewEnglandcoin (NENG) in Windows 10 Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdOoPvAjzlE How to CPU Mine NewEnglandcoin (NENG) in Windows 10 Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHnRJvJRzZg
How to CPU Mine NewEnglandcoin (NENG) in macOS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj7NLMeNSOQ
Decentralization and Community Driven NewEnglandcoin is a decentralized coin just like bitcoin. There is no boss on NewEnglandcoin. Nobody nor the dev owns NENG.
We know a coin is worth nothing if there is no backing from community. Therefore, we as dev do not intend to make decision on this coin solely by ourselves. It is our expectation that NewEnglandcoin community will make majority of decisions on direction of this coin from now on. We as dev merely view our-self as coin creater and technical support of this coin while providing NENG a permanent home at ShorelineCrypto Exchange.
Twitter Airdrop
Follow NENG twitter and receive 100,000 NENG on Twitter Airdrop to up to 1000 winners
Graphic Redesign Bounty
Top one award: 90.9 million NENG Top 10 Winners: 500,000 NENG / person Event Timing: March 25, 2019 - Present Event Address: NewEnglandcoin DISCORD at: https://discord.gg/UPeBwgs
Please complete above Twitter Bounty requirement first. Then follow Below Steps to qualify for the Bounty: (1) Required: submit your own designed NENG logo picture in gif, png jpg or any other common graphic file format into DISCORD "bounty-submission" board (2) Optional: submit a second graphic for logo or any other marketing purposes into "bounty-submission" board. (3) Complete below form.
Please limit your submission to no more than two total. Delete any wrongly submitted or undesired graphics in the board. Contact DISCORD u/honglu69#5911 or u/krypton#6139 if you have any issues.
Twitter Airdrop/Graphic Redesign bounty sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/L0vcwmVi8c76cR7m1
Milestones
Roadmap
NENG v1.4.0 Android Mining, randomSpike Evaluation https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/download/NENG_2020_Q3_report/NENG_2020_Q3_report.pdf
RandomSpike - NENG core v1.3.0 Hardfork Upgrade Proposal https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/download/2020Q1_Report/Scrypt_RandomSpike_NENGv1.3.0_Hardfork_Proposal.pdf
NENG Security, Decentralization & Valuation
https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/download/2019Q2_report/NENG_Security_Decentralization_Value.pdf
Whitepaper v1.0 https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/download/whitepaper_v1.0/NENG_WhitePaper.pdf
DISCORD https://discord.gg/UPeBwgs
Explorer
http://www.findblocks.com/exploreNENG http://86.100.49.209/exploreNENG http://nengexplorer.mooo.com:3001/
Step by step guide on how to setup an explorer: https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/nengexplorer
Github https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin
Wallet
Android with UserLand App (arm64/armhf), Chromebook (x64/arm64/armhf): https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.4.0.5
Linux Wallet (Ubuntu/Linux Mint, Debian/MX Linux, Arch/Manjaro, Fedora, openSUSE): https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.4.0.3
MacOS Wallet (10.11 El Capitan or higher): https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.4.0.2
Android with GNUroot on 32 bits old Phones (alpha release) wallet: https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.4.0
Windows wallet: https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/NewEnglandCoin/releases/tag/v1.3.0.1
addnode ip address for the wallet to sync faster, frequently updated conf file: https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/cheetah_cpumineblob/mastenewenglandcoin.conf-example
How to Sync Full Node Desktop Wallet https://www.reddit.com/NewEnglandCoin/comments/er6f0q/how_to_sync_full_node_desktop_wallet/
TWITTER https://twitter.com/newenglandcoin
REDDIT https://www.reddit.com/NewEnglandCoin/
Cheetah CPU Miner Software https://github.com/ShorelineCrypto/cheetah_cpuminer
Solo Mining with GPU or ASIC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg52187727#msg52187727
How to Run Two Full Node in Same Desktop PC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg53581449#msg53581449
ASIC/GPU Mining Pools Warning to Big ASIC Miners Due to DynDiff Algo on top of Scrypt, solo mining is recommended for ASIC/GPU miners. Further more, even for mining pools, small mining pool will generate better performance than big NENG mining pool because of new algo v1.2.x post hard fork.
The set up configuration of NENG for scrypt pool mining is same as a typical normal scrypt coin. In other word, DynDiff on Scrypt algo is backward compatible with Scrypt algo. Because ASIC/GPU miners rely on CPU miners for smooth blockchain movement, checkout bottom of "Latest News" section for A WARNING to All ASIC miners before you decide to dump big ASIC hash rate into NENG mining.
(1) Original DynDiff Warning: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48324708#msg48324708 (2) New Warning on RandomSpike Spike difficulty (244k) introduced in RandomSpike served as roadblocks to instant mining and provide security against 51% attack risk. However, this spike difficulty like a roadblock that makes big ASIC mining less profitable. In case of spike block to be mined, the spike difficulty immediately serve as base difficulty, which will block GPU/ASIC miners effectively and leave CPU cheetah solo miners dominating mining almost 100% until next base difficulty reset.
FindBlocks http://findblocks.com/
CRpool http://crpool.xyz/
Cminors' Pool http://newenglandcoin.cminors-pool.com/
SPOOL https://spools.online/
Exchange
📷
https://shorelinecrypto.com/
Features: anonymous sign up and trading. No restriction or limit on deposit or withdraw.
The trading pairs available: NewEnglandcoin (NENG) / Dogecoin (DOGE)
Trading commission: A round trip trading will incur 0.10% trading fees in average. Fees are paid only on buyer side. buy fee: 0.2% / sell fee: 0% Deposit fees: free for all coins Withdraw fees: ZERO per withdraw. Mining fees are appointed by each coin blockchain. To cover the blockchain mining fees, there is minimum balance per coin per account: * Dogecoin 2 DOGE * NewEnglandcoin 1 NENG
Latest News Aug 30, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.5 Released for Android/Chromebook Upgrade with armhf, better hardware support https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg55098029#msg55098029
Aug 11, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.4 Released for Android arm64 Upgrade / Chromebook Support https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54977437#msg54977437
Jul 30, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.3 Released for Linux Wallet Upgrade with 8 Distros https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54898540#msg54898540
Jul 21, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.2 Released for MacOS Upgrade with Catalina https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54839522#msg54839522
Jul 19, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0.1 Released for MacOS Wallet Upgrade https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54830333#msg54830333
Jul 15, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0 Released for Android Mining, Ubuntu 20.04 support https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54803639#msg54803639
Jul 11, 2020 - NENG v1.4.0 Android Mining, randomSpike Evaluation https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54777222#msg54777222
Jun 27, 2020 - Pre-Announce: NENG v1.4.0 Proposal for Mobile Miner Upgrade, Android Mining Start in July 2020 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54694233#msg54694233
Jun 19, 2020 - Best Practice for Futurebit Moonlander2 USB ASIC on solo mining mode https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54645726#msg54645726
Mar 15, 2020 - Scrypt RandomSpike - NENG v1.3.0.1 Released for better wallet syncing https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg54030923#msg54030923
Feb 23, 2020 - Scrypt RandomSpike - NENG Core v1.3.0 Relased, Hardfork on Mar 1 https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg53900926#msg53900926
Feb 1, 2020 - Scrypt RandomSpike Proposal Published- NENG 1.3.0 Hardfork https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg53735458#msg53735458
Jan 15, 2020 - NewEnglandcoin Dev Team Expanded with New Kickoff https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg53617358#msg53617358
Jan 12, 2020 - Explanation of Base Diff Reset and Effect of Supply https://www.reddit.com/NewEnglandCoin/comments/envmo1/explanation_of_base_diff_reset_and_effect_of/
Dec 19, 2019 - Shoreline_tradingbot version 1.0 is released https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5121953.msg53391184#msg53391184
Sept 1, 2019 - NewEnglandcoin (NENG) is Selected as Shoreline Tradingbot First Supported Coin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg52331201#msg52331201
Aug 15, 2019 - Mining Update on Effect of Base Difficulty Reset, GPU vs ASIC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg52169572#msg52169572
Jul 7, 2019 - CPU Mining on macOS Mojave is supported under latest Cheetah_Cpuminer Release https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg51745839#msg51745839
Jun 1, 2019 - NENG Fiat project is stopped by Square, Inc https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg51312291#msg51312291
Apr 21, 2019 - NENG Fiat Project is Launched by ShorelineCrypto https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50714764#msg50714764
Apr 7, 2019 - Announcement of Fiat Project for all U.S. Residents & Mobile Miner Project Initiation https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50506585#msg50506585
Apr 1, 2019 - Disclosure on Large Buying on NENG at ShorelineCrypto Exchange https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50417196#msg50417196
Mar 27, 2019 - Disclosure on Large Buying on NENG at ShorelineCrypto Exchange https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50332097#msg50332097
Mar 17, 2019 - Disclosure on Large Buying on NENG at ShorelineCrypto Exchange https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg50208194#msg50208194
Feb 26, 2019 - Community Project - NewEnglandcoin Graphic Redesign Bounty Initiated https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49931305#msg49931305
Feb 22, 2019 - Dev Policy on Checkpoints on NewEnglandcoin https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49875242#msg49875242
Feb 20, 2019 - NewEnglandCoin v1.2.1 Released to Secure the Hard Kork https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49831059#msg49831059
Feb 11, 2019 - NewEnglandCoin v1.2.0 Released, Anti-51% Attack, Anti-instant Mining after Hard Fork https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49685389#msg49685389
Jan 13, 2019 - Cheetah_CpuMiner added support for CPU Mining on Mac https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49218760#msg49218760
Jan 12, 2019 - NENG Core v1.1.2 Released to support MacOS OSX Wallet https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49202088#msg49202088
Jan 2, 2019 - Cheetah_Cpuminer v1.1.0 is released for both Linux and Windows https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg49004345#msg49004345
Dec 31, 2018 - Technical Whitepaper is Released https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48990334#msg48990334
Dec 28, 2018 - Cheetah_Cpuminer v1.0.0 is released for Linux https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48935135#msg48935135
Update on Dec 14, 2018 - NENG Blockchain Stuck Issue https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48668375#msg48668375
Nov 27, 2018 - Exclusive for PC CPU Miners - How to Steal a Block from ASIC Miners https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48258465#msg48258465
Nov 28, 2018 - How to CPU Mine a NENG block with window/linux PC https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48298311#msg48298311
Nov 29, 2018 - A Warning to ASIC Miners https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5027091.msg48324708#msg48324708
Disclosure: Dev Team Came from ShorelineCrypto, a US based Informatics Service Business offering Fee for service for Coin Creation, Coin Exchange Listing, Blockchain Consulting, etc.
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Raspberry Pi 3 - as computer with GPUs connected via USB Risers

The motivation for this post is that I've seen that people have used RPI with usb bitcoin miners or at least something of that sort. And I thought to myself would this be able to work with Ethos as a way of have a more energy efficient miner. I saw that a few posts have referenced the following thread on stack exchange:
https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/12999/connect-a-gpu-into-raspberry-pi
I know that I would have to find a way to power the GPUs, but I was thinking using a server PSU such as described here:
https://www.reddit.com/EtherMining/comments/6cx30t/stop_wasting_your_money_on_expensive_powe
To get around the driver issues couldn't I install ethOS or find a way to make a distro of linux to work even if it's just CLI? The reason I am wondering is that I already have 3 RPI laying around that would be cool to repurpose as mining rigs. I also think it would be a cool learning experience. Thoughts and comments are more than appreciated! (:
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Hard Fork Framework

Hard Fork Framework (HFF)
Instead of trying to avoid hard forks at all costs, perhaps we should create a well defined, versioned, framework to embrace hard forks. The framework would provide a relatively easy way to allow anyone to run their own consensus rules. Perhaps this could be done via plugin system?
When a fork occurs, the block-hash (or perhaps some other algorithm, because the block-hash loses entropy as the difficulty increases. Perhaps the hash should be transaction based so that multiple forks could be created per block) of the first block will become its reference "fork-hash". The new fork can then be "named" and referenced as "bitcoin-deadbeef...". The creators of the fork might give their fork a pseudonym such as "Bitcoin Super Duper XT 1000", but this does not need to be handled by the framework. Only the fork-hash is important.
Just like transactions, it would be recommended to wait for the new fork's chain to become at least a certain length before trusting the fork-hash. The number of blocks to wait would depend on the consensus rules of the new fork. (If the new fork changed the average block rate to 30 seconds, you would want to wait for many more blocks to confirm than for a fork with an average block rate of 10 minutes).
Replay attacks could be mitigated by requiring that the fork-hash be included in the transaction (not sure how this might affect the size of the transaction, perhaps there is a clever way to do this?). This would ensure that transactions would only be valid on their respective forks. Or whatever replay prevention technique is deemed fit.
Why would we want this?
  1. Mitigate consensus change / social / stalling attacks. If a re-branded "Bitcoin Super Duper XT 1000" comes along wanting to change the consensus rules to something controversial, the response is simple: "Create a HFF module". The discussion ends there.
  2. The HFF will allow wallets, exchanges and businesses to easily accept new hard forks if they want to. They would simply download the HFF plugin module and tell bitcoind to include/run it. The HFF would provide a well defined API for interacting with forks, so the user's software may not require any changes. (Some forks may require custom API commands, in which case the client software would need to be changed, but that is up to the maintainers of the fork. It is in their best interest to make their fork as compatible as possible)
  3. If there are valid HFF changes that fork X needs, this should be far less controversial as long as it does not inhibit the other forks from functioning normally. Making sure HFF is properly versioned should allow for future innovation while keeping support for existing forks.
  4. Empower users by providing them with an economic way to support their preferred chain. Each exchange will make the decision whether or not to support a new fork. There may end up being hundreds or even thousands of forks so it would only make sense for the exchanges to support the most common. Once an exchange enables support for a particular fork (One of the goals of HFF is to make this easy), users will be able to either sell or buy the new coin. Let the market decide.
  5. Keep miners in line. If miners misbehave, it would be trivial to create a new fork using a new POW algorithm. If there truly is an economic majority opposed to the miners' behaviour, then the misbehaving miners may find themselves mining an economic minority chain. This should be a constant reminder for them that they are not in charge.
  6. Segwit + LN enabled forks may become easily exchangeable. So if a particular merchant has not yet enabled "bitcoin-deadbeef", an intelligent wallet could convert to "bitcoin-3d7ae587" on-the-fly to make the payment.
  7. Creating a fork becomes more like creating a linux distro or any other open source software. The best survive. The weak die. Survival of the fittest.
How is this different from an altcoin?
  1. History is preserved. You will have the same number of coins on each chain. No, this is not inflation because the value of the new coin at the time of the fork is zero. An exchange rate would need to emerge naturally. Preserving the history is important because it allows existing stake holders to vote economically by buying or selling the new coin.
  2. Choosing to support an altcoin takes time and effort. The goal of HFF is to allow businesses, exchanges and users to enable support as easily as possible. E.g "bitcoind -consensus libbitcoinsuperduperxt1000". Or "bitcoind -consensus libpowkeccak" etc.
  3. Most of the code remains the same for all forks. Only the consensus code differs from fork to fork.
Could a HFF plugin expose a security vulnerability which puts other running forks at risk?
This would obviously need to be addressed in the design. Perhaps each fork would run in its own process? Or its own container? Or even its own machine if the user chooses. The goal would be to sufficiently sandbox each fork from each other. Each user should assess the competency of the dev team (Or the actual code if possible) behind the fork before they run it.
Wont multiple forks confuse people?
This will need to be addressed through education. People will call each fork by their friendly name. However, each fork should be referenced using its fork-hash when appropriate. It is likely that only a small handful of forks will have any meaningful relevance.
Is this even possible?
Maybe not. Hopefully the devs can discuss it. (Or even immediately dismiss)
What is the time frame for such a feature?
This would likely take several years to design and implement. It would be a long term goal.
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Zeus/Gaw ASIC Setup Guide for Linux/Raspberry Pi

So I recently I became quite interested in mining and cyptocurrencies in general. So interested in fact that I bit the bullet and decided to buy myself a GAW Fury.
I then spent some time doing research on how to set up a GAW or Zeus ASIC on Linux, in particular on a Raspberry Pi, and have found most guides to be awful. The reason they are so bad IMHO is that they assume quite a bit of prior knowledge, either with Linux or mining, and give very little instructions. So I have tried to put together a guide that requires very little prior knowledge.
It is my aim that anyone could get their shiny new asic up and mining in no time using this guide. Anyway, I present...

The Complete Noobs Guide to Setting Up a Zeus or Gaw ASIC on Debian/Ubuntu/Raspberry Pi

Resources

About Cyrptocurrencies and Their Jargon

If you are new to cryptocurrencies and how they work I suggest taking a look at this series of KhanAcademy videos. They are for Bitcoin but the theory is the same. I found them very helpful when it came to understanding what mining actually does and the mechanics of cyrptocurrencies.
Also take a look at sircamm22 his info found here, is great and breaks down a large number of concepts. I slightly disagree with no. 21 regarding preordering. Just exercise common sense.

Linux

If you are new to Linux you could follow along by simply typing in the commands. However I highly recommend taking the time to learn what you are doing. This course is a great place to start.

Computer Setup

By the end of this section you will have your device turned on, fully setup and connected to the internet with.
Note: Commands to be typed into the command line will be displayed like this:
echo Hello World

Desktop/Laptop

For laptops and desktops already running Ubuntu or Debian I will assume you have setup your internet setup as part of the installation.
If not: There are plenty of guides out there and the installation/setup process is very easy. A good place to start for Ubuntu is here.
Now open up a terminal window. Ctrl + alt + t on a standard Ubuntu installation.
If you plan on using this PC without a monitor I would suggest installing an SSH Server.
These commands will be discussed later on in the guide.
sudo apt-get -y install openssh-server
sudo service openssh-server start

Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has put together a great guide in PDF format.
Use NOOBS it will save you a lot of trouble. NB: Some SD cards don't support NOOBs but will work fine if the image is put on using a different method.
Here is a great guide for setting up the Raspberry Pi SD card from Elinux.org. In fact it's a great place to start for anything RPi related. Raspberry Pi hub at Elinux.
Once the SD card is setup you will need to insert it into the Raspberry Pi and boot. Install Raspbian from the NOOBs menu and wait.
Follow this guide by Adafruit for first time setup. You will need to enable SSH Server.
I suggest not starting the desktop on boot. It can be easily run from the command line by typing startx.
Follow this guide by Adafruit to setup your network. Found here. No need to do this if you set up previously in the first time config.
We will also at this point want to setup ssh. Again I will point you to an Adafruit guide.
Once done exit back to a standard command line interface. This can be done in LXDE by using the power off menu located in the bottom right corner.

Miner Setup

Installing BFGMiner

If you want to the Raspberry Pi or PC without a monitor go ahead and SSH into your device.
So now you should be staring at a command line interface whether on the device with a monitor or via SSH.
First things first lets make sure we are all up to date. This will update our package list from the repositories and upgrade them to the newest version. "-y" Will simply say yes to any prompts.
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade
We are going to need to install some useful tools. Git-core is how we will clone and download BFGMiner from GitHub and Screen allows multiple command line instances and means if we exit out of ssh session or quit Terminal on Ubuntu, BFGMiner will continue to run.
sudo apt-get install git-core screen
We also need to download some other tools/dependencies to ensure that BFGMiner will compile successfully.
sudo apt-get -y install build-essential autoconf automake libtool pkg-config libcurl4-gnutls-dev libjansson-dev uthash-dev libncursesw5-dev libudev-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev libevent-dev libmicrohttpd-dev libc-bin
Ok now change into your home directory.
cd ~
And clone BFGMiner by Darkwinde.
git clone https://github.com/Darkwinde/bfgminer.git
Once the download has completed move into the bfgminer directory.
cd bfgminer
The following steps may take a while.
Now run autogen.sh
sudo ./autogen.sh
You will need to make the configure script execuitable.
sudo chmod +x ./configure
Now configure bfgminer
sudo ./configure CFLAGS="-O3" --enable-scrypt
Now lets make!
sudo make
Install BFGMiner
sudo make install
One more thing...
sudo ldconfig

Running BFGMiner

If you haven't already plug in your ASIC.
Just confirm your system is recognising the ASIC.
lsusb
Its output should look similar to this (no need to type this in):
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 10c4:ea60 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc. CP210x UART Bridge / myAVR mySmartUSB light
Yep there it is our ASIC listed as device 005. There is no need to install any drivers, unlike in windows, as they come in the kernel.
Now lets actually start BFGMiner.
You will want to start a screen session to ensure BFGMiner doesn't quite when you exit.
"-S" is the option for starting a new screen session. You can replace "miner" with anything you like.
screen -S miner
Now you can run the commands below.
Here is a sample of what you should type. You will need to replace somethings with your own values.
sudo bfgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://URL:PORT -u USERNAME -p PASSWORD --zeus-cc CHIPCOUNT --zeus-clk 328 -S zeus:/dev/ttyUSB0
Where:
URL:PORT is the address and port of the pool you wih to use. Now I won't suggest a pool. I will leave that decision up to you. If you do wish to mine DOGE take a look at this site for a list of pools and comparisons.
USERNAME this is the username you use on the pool. Every pool is different. Check your pool's website for details. PASSWORD same as above. Specific to your pool, not every pool requires one.
CHIPCOUNT this is specific to which ASIC you are using.
For GAWMiner ASIC's:
  • War Machine: 256
  • Falcon: 128
  • Black Widow: 64
  • Fury: 6
For ZeusMiner ASIC's:
  • Blizzard: 6
  • Cyclone: 96
  • Hurricane X2: 48
  • Hurricane X3: 64
  • Thunder X2: 96
  • Thunder X3: 128
Now to make sure you don't stop mining when you exit ssh or terminal. Press:
ctrl + a + d
To come back to the BFGMiner screen simply run:
screen -r miner
You're done!!

Start on Boot

First off you will want to make sure you have BFGMiner running correctly. Ensure you have the miners set up properly and your pool correctly configured.
Start a BFGMiner instance, detailed above.
Once the instance has started and you are happy with how everything is working press "s" on your keyboard to enter the settings menu.
Now press the "w" key. Don't press enter. We want to specify where our config will go. Type:
/home/USERNAME/bfgminer.conf
Substitute USERNAME for your user. On a standard RPI install its pi. On ubuntu it's what you set during the instillation.
Now press the enter key to return back to the main BFGMiner screen. Press "q" on your keyboard to exit BFGMiner. You should now be back in the command line.
Now we want to edit a file called rc.local. Any commands in this file will be executed on boot.
sudo nano /etc/rc.local
Depending on your system this file may already contain some commands. Be careful not to delete them.
After the last command and before "exit 0" type the following on one line:
sudo -u USERNAME screen -d -m sudo bfgminer --config /home/USERNAME/bfgminer.conf
Where USERNAME = your username
Hit ctrl + x then y to save and exit nano.
The above command will create a new screen session and run bfgminer using the config we created earlier. All while as our username so that we can easily reattach.
Lets reboot to ensure it is working correctly:
sudo reboot
Once rebooted and logged in, show all running screen sessions:
screen -ls
Reattach to the session. You only need to use the numbers before the first dot.
e.g Mine looks like: 2480..hostname (13/07/14 12:02:09) (Detached). So I type:
screen -r 2480
Verify everything worked as expected. Then ctrl + a + d to exit.
You have now setup BFGMiner to restart on reboot.

Power Failure

If you are using a Raspberry Pi and it loses power it will automatically reboot on receiving power again.
For standard desktop PCs there is an option in some BIOS/UEFI to turn the computer on when it receives power. Consult your motherboard's manual and manufacturer's website.

Sources

Here is where I got my info from.
And of course /dogemining

Wrap Up

Congrats you've done it. You have managed to successfully get your shiny new asic mining away.
I do plan to make another guide detailing how to setup and use StarMiner a ready to go RPi mining distro.
So I hope this is helpful for you guys. I have seen lots of posts asking the exact same questions again and again and I have tried to answer these as best I can. I am still learning about this stuff so if there is something I have missed or a mistake I have made please tell me.
Anyway good luck. And I'll see you at the moon.
Cheers Frogsiedoodle
Edit 1: Layout and formatting.
Edit 2: Added instructions for screen which I initially forgot.
Edit 3: Removed 1 unneeded dependency
Edit 4: Added section on start on reboot and power failure.
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[UK] Selling loads of assorted parts, 5870s, 6990, processors, motherboards, ram, psus, fpga, tablets, ...

Hi all, I am obviously new here, but have good reputation elsewhere I am quite happy to jump through any hoops that give you additional peace of mind :)
If you live near Margate, UK you are welcome to pick up in person or I will ship (even internationally) as long as you cover the shipping costs.
Got lots of stuff I don't want, the prices I'm listing are just rough guidelines, If you can find any of my stuff cheaper elsewhere I will certainly lower my price. I pretty much did a rough price guestimate using eBay listings. Things with (boxed) mean that I have the original box for them. Some stuff I havn't priced up, just make sensible offers :)
I will accept pretty much any payment method if possible, Paypal, Bitcoin, BACS Transfer, etc. Just ask! :)
Without further ado, things:
£350 - Saphire AMD 6990
£70 - 7 x XFX ATI HD 5870 1GB (boxed) 1
£40 - 4 x Corsair CX600 Builder series 600W power supplies (boxed) 1
£20 - 6 x AMD Sempron 140 2.7ghz processors (Maybe dual core unlockable) (boxed) 1
£5 - 3 x Kingston ValueRAM 2GB DDR3 1066Mhz memory (boxed) 1
£30 - 6 x Asus M4N68T-M LE V2 motherboards (boxed) 1
£140 - 1 x Iiyama E2607WSV 1920x1200 26" Monitors 2
£50 - Antec CP-850 850W power supply (requires CPX form factor case)3
£50 - Altera DE0 (Cyclone 3) FPGA (Brand new unused but open box)4
£35 - O2 Joggler hackable tablet thingy, powered by an Intel atom and most Linux distros have been ported. (boxed)5
NZXT Sentry LXE Touch screen fan controller 6
Asus P5VD1-X motherboard 7
Pentium 4 3ghz (I think, this hasn't seen the light of day in a while :p) 7
2 x 1GB DDR 400Mhz Adata memory 7
If you are curious about where all this stuff has been / come from, here's some history on everything :)
1) All of this stuff was purchased for bitcoin mining back in May 2011. It's all been faithfully mining in my spare bedroom since then, has turned a nice little profit, and is now a bit too slow to compete with all the other miners, so it's gotta go! photo 1 photo 2
2) These used to be the monitors I used on my main desktop. I decided to upgrade to 2560x1440 monitors, so these are now sitting in the spare bedroom not doing much. They were always great monitors though! photo
3) Used to be the power supply in my main PC, however when I upgraded to a new motherboard I could no longer fit my SLi setup in since the PSU was right up against the bottom of the board and I needed to utilise the bottom slot. Remember that this is the new CPX form factor by Antec, so you'll either need an Antec case or a hacksaw to get it to fit ;)
4) Bought this for bitcoin experimentation but never ended up using it. It got took out of the box and I looked at it, that was about it. Never been used and in the original box with all the things.
5) These are great fun especially for the price, I bought it and used it as a bedside clock for a while (Yay Ubuntu+Conky). I use my Nexus 7 to do this job now though, so this has been relegated to the cupboard. Has a green stuck pixel right on the edge of the screen. You can find lots of info about hacking them here
6) Used to use this as my fan controller but switched to a couple of BitFenix recons because I fan control in software. Looks really cool though. Shame I can't have this and software control really! :P
7) Used to be my old gaming PC, got relegated to being the home theatre PC and then got relegated to the cupboard :P, Hasn't been used in a while but I assume it all still works, will test it before I send it off.
That's all, again feel free to ask me any questions. or negotiate on the prices (especially if your ordering more than one thing). I'm on IRC (Freenode) should you want to IM me. :)
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Original project on hold, what now? (long)

First Post: (You are here.)
Part Two: Filesystems and Data Protection
Part Three: Networking and Security (Pending)
So, I've got my Pi (Model B, 512 RAM) sitting in my homemade LEGO case with detachable 5 watt fan. Power supply is a solid 2.1 amp outlet-to-USB adapter. My SD is a Sandisk micro SDHC in an adapter; 16 gigabytes. The NOOBS installer works fine. All of the ported distros work fine. I bought both codecs. I have a 32 GB USB stick, a WIFI adapter, and everything is working perfectly. Everything runs off the one 5 volt, 2 amp adapter in the wall. No powered hubs, no stack of boxes next to it, nothing. It's a clean and compact setup.
So what's the problem? Well...
The project that I had in mind when I bought the thing was a simple one. I wanted (and want) to use the Pi to make a modest podcast downloader and NAS/samba server. I've gotten both working. All is well. So, what's the problem if the project is already done? Storage space. I checked my main computer's drive, and discovered that I have well over 100 GB of nothing but podcasts. Music is another 40 or so. Television shows and movies are about 50 GB. Artwork is about 70 GB. Other documents and images aren't that much. Remember my 32 GB flash drive? Don't even ask me how big my entire Humble Bundle collection would be, or Steam games and backups. Yeah... that's not going to work.
So my options are to either get an external drive that (A) won't suck all the power and kill my Pi, (B) is reliable to both stay on 24/7 and keep my data safe for years, and (C) doesn't cost a billion dollars; -OR- I can find another project for my Raspberry Pi.
I've looked into USB SSDs, but they're very pricy, don't have much storage space, and all full size external drives seem to require more power than the Pi would put out. They make 128 gigabyte flash drives, but those tend to be very expensive and are generally reviewed as failing often. If anyone has experience running an external USB SSD on their Pi without a powered hub, let me know. I'll get a hub if I need one, but I really do not want to.
So below is an improvised list of the ideas I've had, and why I haven't done them. I'm hoping that if, at the very least I don't get any good suggestions from you fine folks, that you will get a few good ideas from me. If anyone wants me to re-write this list into an organized and more complete format, then just ask. Maybe we could make a giant list of project ideas.
Anyway, I tossed around some projects in my head: (edited for readability)
  • So I thought about an emulation station. But, no. I already have an ollllld PSP (phat 1001) that I can lay in bed with and play all my old games on.
  • I thought about a wireless speaker for my computer, or a random Internet radio box. Neither of those are very useful to me though. I have this thing called a MP3 player with FM radio, plus a slow Internet connection.
  • Then I thought I could make a media center with OpenELEC, but since I don't have any networked media storage, and can watch everything I want from my computer, that's not very useful either.
  • Next on the list could be an IRC server, but I've no one to chat with on my network, and random strangers getting past my router and firewall is less than comfortable to me.
  • How about a Minecraft server! Offload some of the work to my Pi and enjoy a slightly better framerate on my main machine! Plus it's always on, so it's like the world is real in a sense. But the FPS boost wouldn't be that great, the chunks would load slower, and I don't play much Minecraft anymore anyway.
  • An automatic backup server? Again, no large storage for the Pi.
  • A general downloader? So no room for my music, no podcasts, no games (all legal). What exactly would I be downloading? Say I'm on my main computer, go to gutenberg.org, see a book I want to read, copy the URL, SSH into my Pi and 'wget' it. Then I use samba to connect my main machine to my Pi so I can re-download the book that I downloaded? Even if it was all automatic, what's the point when I ultimately want the copy on my main machine, have no reason to share the books across my home network, and don't need tons of disk space to store it?
  • A dedicated firewall box? That's an interesting idea, but I'm afraid I don't know much about how that would work, am in another room as the modem, and I already have a DD-WRT router taking care of things.
  • A dedicated social media thingy? I don't use any social media. I suppose reddit might count, but no chat programs, no G+ or facebook, no Twitter or StumbleUpon.
  • A feed aggregator? Most of my RSS feeds are web comics that would be better suited to viewing on my main machine. Besides, it really doesn't take that long to update them.
  • An educational platform? Learn python perhaps? My geek cred would go through the roof, certainly, but if I may quote... "Ain't nobody got time for that!". Anyway, my computer would serve equally well, I'd think.
  • Home automation? I live in a small apartment and have no knowledge of wiring, much less of complex electronics and custom coding. This should be a fun, cheap, and a small project for me, not a DIY renovation 'just because'.
  • Build a robot? See above.
  • Groovy homemade alarm clock? Now that's a great 'Plan C' for me. Simple, fun, and unless the power goes out, reliable. One power outage and my Pi's clock gets reset; not a great alarm clock. I suppose I could set a script to sync the time via NTP, but that assumes the modem and wireless router are both working and connected to the Internet after the power cuts back on.
  • Security cam? Cool, but I don't need anything like that.
  • Boodler box? This could be really nice to fall asleep to. I hear that the Boodler software makes very good artificial ambient sounds. But that seems like a waste of a perfectly good Pi, to only use it for an hour each day, if that. I know it could do other things during the daytime, but what? Finding something useful for it is the whole point here.
  • A text-to-speech book reader? My Kindle does that quite nicely, and is easier to carry around.
  • Some sort of tricky pseudo-URL setup that redirects traffic for example.com to a server on the Pi? Another interesting idea, but I have no use for that sort of thing. Who am I going to practical joke on my network? Me? Now, I suppose there's an application for extreme security. You set the outgoing URLs and IP addresses that you will allow on your network, and everything else gets sent to a black hole. It would make it hard for malware on any device on your network to call home, or even for a hacker to get feedback from your machines. But it would be a pain in the ass for normal household Internet usage.
  • Similarly, a Tor router or personal email server? No need.
  • Anything mobile or battery powered? No mobile applications needed or wanted; no batteries required.
  • A SMS forwarder? My phone doesn't get decent Internet connections, or have an email application, or a sane data plan, so getting emails or chat logs via SMS would be cool. But again, I do no chatting, and emails over SMS would be painful come bill day.
  • A personal web server? Don't want one.
  • An OwnCloud equivalent of Firefox's sync? Basically I would copy my Firefox profile to the Pi, set it in a samba share, and have all of my machines softlink to it. A very cool idea, but kind of flawed. There wouldn't be any protection from multiple computers writing to the profile at the same time. Also, I only have one computer. Well, I have a laptop, but that's a separated thing.
  • Maybe an index? It wouldn't actually hold any files, but it could keep an automatic inventory of what music, movies, and games I have. Neat, but not very useful.
  • A key? I configure my main machine to check the local network for any computer named "raspi" or something, and make it automatically shut down if there isn't one? I'm not that tin-foily yet. It also assumes that wifi works on all devices involved. If a storm fries the router, then my main machine is locked down until I get a new router and set it up...without a computer.
  • A purely essentials backup? Nothing but my important documents, browser profiles, and the like? What, is my Pi reduced to a glorified USB stick now? Use it once every two months and have it gather dust the rest of the time?
  • A local network VOIP? Our phones have built-in intercom functions.
  • A Internet-connected VOIP system? Now that would be interesting. I have no one techie enough to be able to call me on it though.
  • Bitcoin miner? Surely you jest.
  • A Tripwire log storage thing? An intrusion detection module for the entire network? I'm not knowledgeable enough to set that up properly. Nor would I know what to do if I caught a malicious hacker. If I was and did, I still don't really have a need for it.
  • An entropy generator? Use things like a USB microphone, network traffic, the GPU traffic, etc., to make random numbers that are extremely hard to predict. Cool, but I don't need that sort of thing.
  • Voice automation. There's nothing I want to automate vocally. Plus, even commercial voice automation systems aren't that good. I certainly don't want to use Google's service for my always on, personal, home usage.
  • A virtual pet? No monitor and keyboard, just some sort of critter 'lives' on my Pi, and I talk to it with a USB microphone and stuff? That sounds like a fun idea, but it would probably get stale really quickly. Besides, I know of no software that would do that. I could see a market in the future where small devices run pet AIs that people can interact with. Maybe I could make that happen and be a gazillionare. Maybe you could make that happen and just send me a nice check for giving you the idea. Seriously though. That sounds like a cool concept, but I know even less of programing, electronics, and AI theory, than I of quantum horse breeding.
  • Wardriv... Um, Warsitting? Log things like wifi spots, encryption schemes used, signal strength and clarity, etc.. I could even sniff signals to figure out people's encryption keys. Why would I want to do any of that though?
  • Give CPU cycles to some project like protein folding research? The Pi wouldn't be very valuable for that, I don't think. Also, my slow Internet connection.
  • Learn electrical engineering and play with the GPIO? Make something with LEDs? That's something I would enjoy doing, but I don't have the money or time to mess with that right now. Call this "Plan H".
  • Have a sensitive information (bank, email, online shopping) machine that I don't need to worry about? Another very good idea. Boring, but good. I'd rather find something fun to work on first though.
  • A guest computer? That wouldn't be very fun for me. I'd set it up once, then store it away until someone comes over to play on the Internet? That's boring.
  • A seeding torrent box for Linux ISOs? Good, geeky, and kind of fun. The problem is that I have 30 KB (max) upload, and AT&T as my ISP.
  • Anything? A porn machine? While tempting, and probably a good idea for separating work and play... I'm fine, thanks. Besides: "Hey, neat little box. Is that a computer? What does it do?" Yeah...
So, as you can see, I'm having trouble coming up with a fun project to do. I'm not just getting a Pi without any idea and begging for an instruction book. I had a goal and even got it set up. I just kind of forgot to check how much storage I needed.
So, if anyone has any ideas of things to do with a single Raspberry Pi, please share. I'm at a loss. I'm just been goofing around and trying out different operating systems on it. I'd hate for this thing to go to waste.

UPDATE:

Well, I finally just bit the bullet and got an external HDD for my Pi. I figured that I needed to get one anyway, since I'm running out of room on my main machine. So I might as well put my hundreds of gigs of audio on the Pi's drive once it arrives. Then I'll be able to go with my original idea of a podcast/music/video/torrent downloader. (Again, all legal stuff.)
For those interested, I ordered a Western Digital 1 TB NAS drive and a StarTech.com drive enclosure with a built-in fan.
I already have one of those enclosures, and it works great. The fan helps keep the drive cool, and it comes with its own power adapter. Hopefully, that paired with a NAS drive designed for 24/7 operation should offer some reliable performance and a long drive life.
If anyone's interested, the enclosure I already have houses my Linux drive for my main computer. Linux being my main OS means that this drive is on for hours and hours at a time, and being written to and read from constantly. Besides a slight speed reduction due to my having USB 2 ports, I haven't had any problems running my main OS off an external HDD. That's why I ordered another one for my Pi. I just hope that the HDD I bought will work as well as the case does.
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How to choose the appropriate hardware?

Hi all :) I'm new at mining as you can tell by the following questions. I have a pc running a linux distro with a NVIDIA GEForce 740M. I followed this guide and my hash rate is about 1.4MH/s and looking around i see something like rigs with 60MH/s x 2 so I dont think my hardware is appropriate at all. For this reason I started looking around for supplementary HW and I started asking myself "what the hash rate depends on?" is it independent from the altcoin mined? so there actual hash rate reported will be the same for every altcoin I'll decide to mine?
I also found this on amazon but a customer said that now is useless for BTC mining, is it also for ETH? if so what parameters have I to take in consideration?
Thanks you in advance!
submitted by pietremalvo1 to EtherMining [link] [comments]

CryptoSlax 0.3b (slax based linux miner)

build 0.3-beta update 0.3 final is ready, download at http://www.cryptoslax.web.id
this is updated version of SLAX miner, old post is here
CryptoSLAX 0.3b, download 316 MB
screenshot
bitcointalk thread
Donation : 1GE4dwPifw57JWz9izyXjiMCTe63PmXgth
Features :
How To Install :
Changes :
warning : this distro is not secure, there are no firewall, and most service are open for root access without password note: this is beta version, please report any kind of bugs or feature request
submitted by uraymeiviar to BitcoinMining [link] [comments]

SLAX cryptominer 0.1

hi, i just modified slax linux distro specifically for gpu and cpu mining, i prefer slax because you can run it without any storage device (harddisk or flashdisk) since it can copy itself entirely to run from PC memory, which is cool !
slax-miner-x64-0.1 download-x64 127MB
NEW UPDATE HERE
features :
how to install :
  1. extract the content of .7z file to your formatted flash disk with FAT32 partition
  2. run [FLASHDISK]\slax\boot\bootinst.bat
  3. boot from it
  4. run "aticonfig --lsa" to list your detected gpu
  5. run "aticonfig --adapter=all --initial" to configure to your gpu setup
  6. reboot
how to run :
  1. miner software located at /opt/cgminer and /opt/ptsminer
  2. you can run example script just by running "start-cgminer" or "start-ptsminer"
  3. to connect from remote, use ssh client such as putty, login with root, password toor
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new to mining and vertcoin

Hi all,
So I'm new to mining and after spending a day researching, I feel that vertcoin is going to be something worth spending time and effort into. To be honest, I looked at bitcoin awhile back but then was too confused and there wasn't the support available. I feel that this time around I should be able to get further ahead.
With that said, I have some questions for you all:
  1. I have a desktop and laptop. The desktop has a single R9 270X graphics card while the laptop is a MacBook Pro late 2012 version (on board video). Should I try running a miner on both?
  2. I don't use the desktop much now since the HDD recently died. I was thinking it would be easier to run off a USB after reading about SMOS Linux. Will this distro work for vertcoin?
  3. With vertcoin gaining value, are most people holding onto it for now or trading it to bitcoin after they mine it?
Thanks in advance!
submitted by xylphonse to vertcoin [link] [comments]

What makes you think that "the other side" will just die?

Earlier today I made the following post on bitcoin and btc addressing my concerns about the "fork debate" current and future situation:
http://redd.it/3hhj3p
(Link above from btc as many of you might have been banned from bitcoin)
For what I have seen, the general "consensus" (more like hypothesis) about this debate is that, once one side "wins" the other "will just die". This belief seems to be solely supported by the premise that "when the time comes, people will do the right thing and join the most powerful/winner side".
Feel free to read the post I'm linking above, but in a nutshell, I compare this situation to the GNU/Linux one: Just because Ubuntu has the most users on desktop (and mainstream desktop adoption seems to be a common goal among many distros) developers aren't joining efforts with them towards that common goal, because everyone has a different agenda (and I'm kinda grateful for that as I use Fedora myself) but... Bitcoin it's a different story (We're an ECONOMY for god's sake!); Once one side "wins" nothing prevents the losing side from effectively becoming "an altcoin" so it's users, node operators and miners keep thriving on it's ecosystem. As cryptocurrencies are (at this point) mostly speculative assets, people will "bet" on both sides buying "Bitcoin Core" and "Bitcoin XT", making all the distance we have traveled together worth nothing... If that happens, we might end with a "bitcoin distros" scenario where every one has a different vision, and none of them work together towards mainstream adoption, leaving bitcoin as this "awesome geek experiment" which get's used as "the backend" of other (more successful) endeavors (just like Linux); Right now we have altcoins yeah, but that's more like "having tons of androids" not tons of "GNU/Linux distros".
The thing is, I believe that if we split, the losing side might continue thriving separately from bitcoin... I mean look at us! we can't even reach "consensus" on reddit and people like theymos are censoring plural PoV causing the community to fragment... I started to use reddit thanks to bitcoin, now I'm subbed there, here and to btc (also thinking about subbing to /bitcoinXT fuck!)...
Theymos said on his subreddit:
In the extreme unlikely scenario that XT becomes the winner side we shall allow XT posts here...
You think that would happen? I think not. People with this grade of polarity will never accept defeat (and here I'm quoting theymos but both sides have equal players), so the most likely scenario (as I see it) is that we will end with "two chains" and a devaulated (kinda deadly wounded) "Bitcoin experiment"
What do you guys think?
submitted by Jmlevick to bitcoin_uncensored [link] [comments]

Help a noob - Cgminer 3.7.2 in Linux

So I've recently gotten into mining via PTS but I've quickly become addicted to it, now owning a 4 GPU full time mining rig. :P I have linux mint 16 running on it currently (my linux distro of choice) and drivers, overclocks, and the clpts miner have been working flawlessly.
I'm not going to mine PTS forever though so getting cgminer for scrypt (and keccack) is a must. That's where I'm running into issues.
I have done tons of research and have yet to come across an answer. I'm using cgminer 3.7.2.
First and foremost I see is to extract the file and then cd into the directory and use ./cgminer -n to see if it detecs the GPUs. When I do that I get back...
./cgminer: -n: unrecognized option
Okay, so that's a no go. How about I follow the install readme and compile it like instructed? So i run ./configure which does it's thing then prints out only a few lines of information. The last is as follows
OpenCL................:Detection overrided. GPU minning support DISABLED configure: error: No mining in
Now somebody else suggested maybe that I didn't have OpenCL setup correctly. This doesn't sound correct becuase whenever I run the clpts miner, one of hte first things it references is that it's pulling something from OpenCL.
I also followed this guide... https://coinaxis.com/index.php/news/entry/how-to-configure-linux-and-build-cgminer-for-bitcoin-and-litecoin
When I got to the compile part, I typed in everything as noted except my SDK was in a folder name AMD-APP so I changed it accordingly. Again I get the same message about GPU mining support DISABLED.
Any suggestions? I'll tip you a PTS if you can help me figure this out.
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SLAX based Linux miner (w/ support cpu/gpu Vertcoin mining)

CryptoSLAX 0.3b, download 316 MB
screenshot
bitcointalk thread
official site
Donation : 1GE4dwPifw57JWz9izyXjiMCTe63PmXgth
Features :
How To Install :
Changes :
warning : this distro is not secure, there are no firewall, and most service are open for root access without password note: this is beta version, please report any kind of bugs or feature request
submitted by uraymeiviar to VertcoinMining [link] [comments]

CryptoSlax 0.3b (slax based linux miner)

build 0.3-beta update
this is updated version of SLAX miner, old post is here
CryptoSLAX 0.3b, download 316 MB
screenshot
bitcointalk thread
Official site
Donation : 1GE4dwPifw57JWz9izyXjiMCTe63PmXgth
Features :
How To Install :
Changes :
warning : this distro is not secure, there are no firewall, and most service are open for root access without password note: this is beta version, please report any kind of bugs or feature request
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How to Easily MINE BITCOINS in 2016 (2000$/Month)

Here we have guide for Slimcoin mining with CPU. We are currently working on a pool, but it's possible to solo-mine with CPU. Download link to miner: http://... How to mining Bitcoin with your Ubuntu VPS? Earn 0.0001 BTC per VPS, if you have 10 VPS, you will earn 0.001 BTC per day (~2.5 USD), if you have a lot of VPS, you will earn more BTC per day. Setup ... Bitcoin Mining on Ubuntu 18.10 - Bitcoin Mining Software 2019 - Duration: 24:00. ... How to Choose a Linux Distribution - Duration: 25:15. Chris Titus Tech Recommended for you. 25:15 . How to ... How to install Bitcoin Core wallet in any Linux distribution - Duration: 4:28. teklordz 29,861 views. 4:28 . Kubernetes for Beginners - Docker Introduction in 15 Minutes - Duration: 14:03 ... This video covers the method to install BFGminer on Linux Mint 18.3. The BFGminer is a Bitcoin miner software which is multi-threaded multi-pool GPU, FPGA and ASIC mining support.

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