Mining KOIN

11 days ago
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Well I decided to join in with @cadawg and mine some KOIN.

I stole this picture from @edicted, but he gave me permission so its cool

The screenshot is from the GUI miner. I didn't go that route. I went with the CLI miner route because I didn't want to run it on my computer but instead on a server. For this, I'm using a Hetzner dedicated server with a AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core Processor. 4 of those cores are on the VM dedicated to mining.

First thing I had to do was import setup the server.

Update it:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Install nodejs and npm

sudo apt-get install npm

Update nodejs to latest

sudo npm i -g n
sudo n latest

Restart my connection to use latest version of nodejs.

Install git
sudo apt-get install git

Clone the project
git clone

Move into the project folder
cd koinos-miner

Install dependencies:
sudo apt-get install git cmake build-essential libssl-dev
npm i

Import in the key:

npm start -- -a ETHPUBKEY --import

Follow the steps and save it to a file named key.key. You'll need to provide the private key to a wallet that you have funded with ETH in order to pay the fees.

Open a screen

Start it up:
npm start -- -a YOURETHPUBKEYTORECIEVEAT -e wss:// -p 604800 -t 0 -k key.key

The number 604800 is about how often you want to get a proof in seconds. Since eth has a fee to broadcast(I read someone had to pay about $5 to broadcast a proof) I wanted to make it do it once a week. You'll gain about the same amount sAince you'll just be getting harder proofs to solve. The 0 is the dev tip. If you don't want to tip them, leave it at 0.

Follow the steps to encrypt it and then boom. You've done it, you are mining KOINs.

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Theres other things going on in this server so the hashrate is lower than it can be. 100% of CPU usage isn't being used because some cores are dedicated towards my hive witness.

Then you'll see a screen with your hashrates. You can disconnect from the screen with Control + A + D and it'll still mine in the background.

I don't know how much these will be worth but hopefully they'll be worth a nice amount. I haven't mined in a long time and this is interesting to do so in a long time.

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