SecureList, a Kaspersky owned website, recently published a report stating that up to 1.65 Million computers may be unknowingly mining cryptocurrencies. According to SecureList, the most popular methods of deploying the miners is via known exploits such as EternalBlue and also by Adware. The most…

XFX RX 550 4GB Monero Mining with xmr-stak-amd

Written by CC Freak on September 13, 2017

I recently found the XFX RX 550 4GB model for sale for just $109 shipped via Amazon and couldn’t resist the price tag. I was reading people getting around 300 h/s with the cards and that works out to around 2.75 hashrate per dollar spent….

How To Run Your Own Monero Node On Linux

Written by CC Freak on September 9, 2017

Running a Monero node is pretty straight forward. This article will use Centos 7 but the instructions will be the same for any other flavor of Linux that Monero supports. cd /usr/local/src/ yum -y install wget wget tar -xjvf monero-linux-x64-v0.11.0.0.tar.bz2 cd monero-v0.11.0.0 ./monerod –detach…

tpruvot has released a new version of CCMiner with support for Cuda 9 Release Candidate. You can view what is new with Cuda 9 RC here. My initial testing with Monero mining does not show a noticeable increase from 2.2 to 2.2.1. You can download…

This morning I woke up to my xmr-stak-cpu application file missing and Windows Defender had alerted to me that they flagged it as a virus. This is irritating but something I kind of expected would happen at some point. The solution is simple:

Edit: This article is now outdated. Please use this article instead: Guide To Mining Monero On Windows 10. Mining Monero on Windows 10 is as easy as downloading a zip file, extracting it and then editing one configuration file.

Lots of major retailers have accepted bitcoin for some time now while other alt coins have not seen much love. As I am investing and mining into Monero right now I wanted a way to easily make a purchase with my Monero without going to…

Monero GUI Wallet Slow Syncing Fix

Written by CC Freak on August 23, 2017

If your Monero GUI Wallet is taking a long time to sync there is a trick that will eventually be fixed in a future version.

This article will show you how to install and run xmr-stak-cpu on Ubuntu 16.04. In this case, we are using a fresh Ubuntu 16.04 install on a VPS., however, any fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 should behave the same.

Mining on your Windows 10 computer using your GPU is easy with CCMiner 2.2. I currently have a Nvidia GTX 750 Ti and get around 200 h/s a second with it. Here is how to get started.