So you just received a bunch of credits from a VPS provider and you want to start mining or simply host a node. A simple way to protect your new Centos 7 mining and/or node server is to install Fail2ban to prevent SSH brute force attacks to guess your root password. This article isn’t about top notch security and I realize that you can disable root login and/or disable password login. This is for those that simply want decent security while still maintaining root login with password. Continue reading “Protect Your Mining & Node Centos 7 Servers With Fail2Ban”
My previous article showed how to mine Monero using cpuminer-multi. This article will take a look at xmr-stak-cpu, which in my testing, performs much better for Monero than cpuminer-multi does. Continue reading “Monero Mining with xmr-stak-cpu on Centos 7”
Update: Please see these articles for a better way to mine Monero on CPUs
This guide will show you how to compile CPUMiner-Multi on Centos 7 for mining Monero. Continue reading “Monero Mining with CPUMiner-Multi On Centos 7”
The company I work for has a lot of servers that are mostly used as web servers. They all run Centos 7 and for the most part are way over powered for the traffic that they serve. They are a perfect example of a way to make use of idle CPU time to mine Vertcoin. This guide will show you how to compile CPUMiner-Multi on Centos 7. Continue reading “Vertcoin Mining with CPUMiner-Multi On Centos 7”
Reddit is about the best place you can go to right now if you are interested in Cryptocurrency. If you have a coin you are interested in, chances are there is a subreddit dedicated to that coin where you can subscribe and ask questions.
The problem with a lot of these subreddits is the immaturity of the overall member base that submits content. I spend a lot of time in /new/ down voting pump and dump style posts, immature meme and misspellings trying to be cute (what the hell is this HODL shit anyways?) Continue reading “The Immaturity of Cryptocurrency Communities”
Here is a quick guide on how to start mining Vertcoin (VTC) on Windows 10. Continue reading “Vertcoin Mining With CCMiner On Windows 10”
Edit: I no longer hold Potcoin due to lack of developer interest in maintaining a quality coin. The nodes that I have run have now been shut down. See this for more help: https://www.reddit.com/r/potcoin/comments/75xpmi/cant_access_wallet_because_wallets_not_syncing_at/
As it sits now, when you download the Potcoin Wallet it will not sync. This seems to be an issue with the Potcoin peers.dat file that is installed with the Wallet. To get around this you can either update the peers.dat file itself or use the console to manually add nodes.
I run three Potcoin Nodes and they will remain up 24/7/365. So I will walk you through adding my nodes to your Wallet via the console. This is on a Windows machine but it should work with any wallet console.
Open your Wallet and then go to Help > Debug window.
In the Debug window click the Console tab and then enter the following commands, one at a time pressing enter after each:
- addnode 126.96.36.199 add
- addnode 188.8.131.52 add
- addnode 184.108.40.206 add
It will look like this before and after:
After a few minutes your Potcoin Wallet should begin syncing with the rest of the nodes. If you found this helpful, consider a donation!