xmr-node-proxy allows you to merge multiple Monero mining rigs into one, which helps lower the load on pools, reduces bandwidth used and allows you to use a lower difficulty setting. When using a proxy, the mining pool that you connect to see only one miner. Continue reading “How To Setup xmr-node-proxy on Ubuntu 16.04”
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 popular currencies are currencies that 1) offer privacy and 2) work well being mined via CPUs. Currently those two currencies are Monero and ZCash. One Monero address being used for the payment address, when entered into the pool it was mining to, shows a total payout of 2,289 XMR.
The article goes into much more detail on the ins and outs so check it out at SecureList.
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. Not bad at all, so I ordered two (and just ordered two more that will be here tomorrow) and started playing with xmr-stak-amd to see what I could get out of them. Needless to say, I am pleased. Disclaimer: Below I have linked to Amazon using my affiliate links. It helps fund my hobby and keeps my writing these kind of articles. Continue reading “XFX RX 550 4GB Monero Mining with xmr-stak-amd”
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 https://downloads.getmonero.org/cli/monero-linux-x64-v0.11.0.0.tar.bz2 tar -xjvf monero-linux-x64-v0.11.0.0.tar.bz2 cd monero-v0.11.0.0 ./monerod --detach
You have now started the Monero daemon. Monero will begin syncing and once done you will be running a full Monero node.
When most people think of mining rigs they think expensive and top of the line video cards. Not all of us can jump right in and start buying the latest and greatest video card, especially in a situation where you want to use 12 of them. After a couple of weeks of research the following is what I decided to go with based on price, power consumption and hash rate to build my 12 GPU mining rig. I also took into consideration potential resale value and being able to mine many other cryptocurrencies. Continue reading “Affordable 12 GPU Mining Rig: Monero, Vertcoin, Bitcoin Gold & Ethereum”
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 the latest release here: https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases/tag/2.2.1-tpruvot
Update: CCMiner 2.2.2 has been released.
Mining with Monero on Windows 10 is pretty simple and straightforward. Continue reading “How To Mine Monero On Windows 10”
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: Continue reading “How To Exclude xmr-stak From Windows Defender on Windows 10”
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. Continue reading “Monero Mining with xmr-stak-cpu on Windows 10”
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 an exchange or a service like Shapeshift and trading for Bitcoin.
After hearing about https://www.xmr.to I decided to roll the dice and give it a shot on a $300 dollar Newegg order. It was as simple as this: Continue reading “How To Use Monero Anywhere Bitcoin Is Accepted With XMR.to”