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So I've decided to join the illustrious pursuit of Bitcoin mining. I've done a bit of research on the matter, and read over a few of the posts here. And I still have a lot of research to do yet. My first problem is that there's still a lot that I'm not sure about and I'm still new enough that I don't quite know the right questions to ask, or if the questions I'm trying to ask are even applicable. So, I wanted to outline my situation and some of my thoughts here and see if this great community could help direct my research. To start off, I purchased my ASIC hardware today, and I'm awaiting delivery. I managed to get a total of 13.2GH/s for less than $300, which seemed like a good buy. It's more MH/s per $ than the $350 USB device that butterfly labs was offering. I know that's pretty weak, but it's where I've decided to start. It's good enough for getting my feet wet. My first real question is regarding the network bandwidth requirements of an active mining setup. All of the online guides I have read have said absolutely nothing to this issue. Common sense would tell me that this is either a negligible concern or in some other way, so bluntly obvious that it doesn't bear mentioning. So at the risk of sounding dense, can anybody describe their situation in this area? I've got a 12Mb/s DSL connection, will that be a bottleneck issue or will it suffice? As I've come to understand, my next steps are to setup a wallet for the currency, join a user pool and setup a mining client. And it's these steps where my questions begin. The most popular choice among the webz for walltes was easily Bitcoin Armory, but the 6GB RAM requirement is a nonstarter for my current hardware setup. I understand that they are working to reduce that requirement and that, also, there are hardware wallet modules hitting the market soon. Until one of the two options becomes available, I'm looking at utilizing a third party, web based wallet. Any suggestions in that regard would be appreciated. But my first concern with a wallet is that I am very interested in mining cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. I haven't been able to get an answer as to whether or not I will need an individual wallet for each unique currency I mine or if wallets generally support more than one currency type. Reading through a number of the beginner's guides found through google gave me the impression that installing a mining client and joining a mining pool were separate issues. But a thread I read here seemed to indicate that particular clients were tied to specific mining pools. Preferably, I'd prefer a client that would allow me to select a mining pool, as well as supporting mining for Bitcoin as well as multiple other cryptocurrencies. Is that a realistic expectation? If the tone of any of my questions suggest any broad misconceptions, I would appreciate a heads up. If anybody can link to some helpful literature on the subject, that would also be appreciated. Thanks for reading, and cheers for any help.
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UPDATE 1/21/14: I'm not updating this guide anymore. Most of the steps should still work though. See the wiki or check the sidebar for updated instructions. Before you do anything else, you need to get a wallet. Until there's a secure online wallet, this means you need to download the dogecoin client. Now open the client you just downloaded. You'll be given a default address automatically, and it should connect to peers and start downloading the dogechain (aka blockchain in formal speak). You'll know because there will be a progress bar at the bottom and at the lower right there should be a signal strength icon (TODO: add screenshots). If you've waited 2 or 3 minutes and nothing is happening, copy this:
And paste it into a new text file called dogecoin.conf, which you then place into the dogecoin app directory.
On Windows this is C:\Users\[YOUR_USER]\AppData\Roaming\DogeCoin
On Macs it's ~/Library/Application Support/DogeCoin
Now restart your qt client and the blockchain should start downloading in about 1-2 minutes. Once it finished downloading, you're ready to send and receive Dogecoins!
Decide how you want to get Dogecoin. Your options are:
I'll go into detail about each of these. I'm currently writing this out. I'll make edits as I add sections. Suggestions are welcome.
Mining is how new dogecoins are created. If you're new to crypto currencies, read this. To mine (also called "digging"), a computer with a decent GPU (graphics card) is recommended. You can also mine with your CPU, but it's not as efficient.
These instructions cover only Windows for now. To mine, you'll need to figure out what GPU you have. It'll be either AMD/ATI or Nvidia. The setup for both is approximately the same.
Step One: Choose a pool
There's a list of pools on the wiki. For now it doesn't really matter which one you choose. You can easily switch later. NOTE: Youcanmineintwoways.Solominingiswhereyouminebyyourself.Whenyoufindablockyougetallthereward.Poolminingiswhenyouteamupwithotherminerstoworkonthesameblocktogether.Thismakesitmorelikelythatyou'llfindablock,butyouwon'tgetallofit,you'llhavetosplititupwithothersaccordingtoyourshareofthework.Poolminingisrecommendedbecauseitgivesyoufrequentpayouts,becauseyoufindmoreblocks.Thelargerthepoolyoujoin,themorefrequentthepayouts,butthesmallertherewardyouget. Overalongperiodoftimethedifferencebetweenpoolandsolomininggoesaway,butifyousolomineitmightbemonthsbeforeyougetanycoins.
Step two: Set up pool account
The pool you chose should have a getting started page. Read it and follow the instructions. Instructions vary but the general idea is:
Create an account
Create a worker under the account
Grab the mining URL (usually on the getting started page)
Setup your cash out options in your account settings by entering one of your wallet's receiving addresses
When you're done with this, you'll need to know:
Your account, worker name, and worker password
The mining (stratum) URL (usually the pool's URL followed by a port)
Step three: Download mining software
For best performance you'll need the right mining software.
Create a text file in the same folder as your miner application. Inside, put the command you'll be running (remove brackets). For AMD it's cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://: -u -p For Nvidia it's cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://: -O : Substitute the right stuff in for the placeholders. Then on the next line of the text file type pause. This will let you see any errors that you get. Then save the file with any name you want, as long as the file extension is .bat. For example mine_serverName.bat.
Step five: Launch your miner
Just open the .bat file and a command line window should pop up, letting you know that the miner is starting. Once it starts, it should print out your hash rate. If you now go to the pool website, the dashboard should start showing your hashrate. At first it'll be lower than what it says in the miner, but that's because the dashboard is taking a 5 minute average. It'll catch up soon enough. NOTE: Anormalhashrateisbetween50Kh/suptoeven1Mh/sdependingonyourGPU.
You're now mining Dogecoins
That's it, nothing more to it.
CPU mining isn't really recommended, because you'll be spending a lot on more on power than you'd make from mining Dogecoin. You could better spend that money on buying Dogecoin by trading. But if you have free electricity and want to try it out, check out this informative forum post.
Trading has been difficult so far, but Dogecoin just got added to a few new exchanges. If you don't have a giant mining rig, this is probably the best way to get 100k or more dogecoins at the moment. I'll write up a more complete guide, but for now check out these sites:
Faucets are sites that give out free coins. Usually a site will give out somewhere between 1 and 100 Dogecoin. Every site has its own time limits, but usually you can only receive coins once every few hours, or in some cases, days. It's a great way to get started. All you do is copy your address from the receive section of your wallet and enter it on some faucet sites. Check out /dogecoinfaucets for more. If you go to each site on there you might end up with a couple hundred Dogecoin!
This method is pretty straightforward. Post your receiving address, and ask for some coins. Such poor shibe. The only catch is, don't do it here! Please go to /dogecoinbeg.
Other redditors can give you Dogecoin by summoning the tip bot, something like this: +dogetipbot 5 doge This might happen if you make a good post, or someone just wants to give out some coins. Once you receive a tip you have to accept it in a few days or else it'll get returned. Do this by following the instructions on the message you receive in your inbox. You reply to the bot with "+accept". Commands go in the message body. Once you do that, the bot will create a tipping address for you, and you can use the links in the message you receive to see your info, withdraw coins to your dogecoin-qt wallet, see your history, and a bunch of other stuff. As a bonus, so_doge_tip has a feature where you can get some Dogecoins to start with in exchange for how much karma you have. To do this, send the message "+redeem DOGE" to so_doge_tip. You'll need to create a tipping account if you don't have one. If you want to create a tipping account without ever being tipped first, message either of the bots with "+register" and an address will be created for you.
1/21/14 - Added note about this thread no longer being updated
1/21/14 - Changed wallet links to official site
12/27/13 - Added 1.3 wallet-qt links
12/21/13 - Added new windows 1.2 wallet link
12/20/13 - Fixed +redeem text
12/18/13 - Added short blurb on trading.
12/18/13 - Updated cudaminer to new version (cudaminer-2013-12-18.zip).
I'm writing this because I couldn't find a single condensed guide on compiling the wallet and running mining software on linux, specficially Ubuntu/Linux Mint. I combed Bitcoin and Litecoin forums for similar problems I was running into and eventually got everything nailed down, so here it is in one place, for new Shibes. If you want to make a Dogecoin directory in your downloads folder to keep things organized, you will need to modify these commands to refelct the change. So instead of going to ~/Downloads/ you will need to go to ~/Downloads/Dogecoin and be sure to put the zipped files there when you download them, but the commands will be the same otherwise. cwayne18 put in the work to make a PPA for the QT client here. Ubunutu/Mint/Debian users should be able to install the client with the following commands:
Compiling the Wallet Manually I suggest using the PPA above, but if you want to compile manually, here you go. 1)Download the newest source from here. If you want to check out the Github page, click here 2)Unzip the package with the native client OR, navigate to your downloads and unzip
cd ~/Downloads unzip dogecoin-master.zip
3)Now it's time to compile. You will need to install the dependencies, just copy and paste the following code. It will be a fairly large download and could take some time. It is always important to update before installing any new software, so we'll do that first and then install the dependencies.
4)Once that is done, go to the doge-coin master directory and compile:
cd ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste sed -i 's/-mgw46-mt-sd-1_53//g' dogecoin-qt.pro qmake USE_UPNP=- USE_QRCODE=0 USE_IPV6=0 make -j3
After running the qmake command you will likely see some text similar to
Project MESSAGE: Building without UPNP support Project MESSAGE: Building with UPNP supportRemoved plural forms as the target language has less forms. If this sounds wrong, possibly the target language is not set or recognized.
It's perfectly normal, so don't worry about that. Your Dogewallet is ready to go! The executable is in ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste and called dogecoin-qt. Your wallet information is in ~/.dogecoin. You can run the wallet at any time by opening terminal and typing
cd ~/Downloads/dogecoin-maste ./dogecoin-qt
Future upgrades to dogewallet are easy. Back up your wallet.dat, and simply follow the same directions above, but you'll be unzipping and building the newer version. You will likely need to rename the old dogecoin-master directory in ~/Downloads before unzipping the newest version and building. Also, it is likely that you will not need to install the dependencies again. Alternate Method For Installing Dogecoin Wallet from Nicebreakfast After installing the dependencies listed in step 3, open terminal, then navigate to where you want Dogecoin Wallet stored and run:
git clone https://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin ./autogen.sh ./configure make
then when the wallet is updated just run
from the dogecoin directory. GPU Mining GPU mining requires CGminer. My suggestion is to get the executable already built. The creator of cgminer has removed the built file from his website, but I've uploaded it here
sudo apt-get install pkg-config opencl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev autoconf libtool automake m4 ncurses-dev cd ~/Downloads tar -xvf cgminer-3.7.2-x86_64-built.tar.bz2
Don't use anything newer than 3.7.2. The newer versions of CGMiner don't support GPU mining. That's it! You have cgminer ready to go! You will run cgminer with the following syntax
cd ~/Downloads/cgminer-3.7.2-x86_64-built/ ./cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://SERVERNAME:PORT -u WORKER.ID -p PASS
A good guide for fine tuning cgminer can be found here; follow the litecoin example. EDIT I had trouble getting cgminer running with a single line command, but running it via an executable .sh file works. This is covered in the cgminer setup guide I posted above but I'll put it here too. In the same directory that has the cgminer executable, you need to make a file called cgminer.sh and make it executable. It should contain the follwing:
Then you can call cgminer in terminal by doing ./cgminer.sh You will need a cgminer.conf file containing all your options. All of this is covered in the guide that is linked above. A quick note about AMD drivers: They used to be a huge PITA to install and get working, but the newest Catalyst drivers are great. There's a GUI installer, everything works out of the box, and there is a lot of documentation. You can download them here: AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Linux CPU Mining For CPU mining I use minerd because it doesn't require any work to get running, simply download it and get to work. Download the built file for your machine 32-bit or 64-bit, and then unzip it and you're ready to go!
cd ~/Downloads tar -xvf pooler-cpuminer-2.3.2-linux-x86.tar.gz
The executable is called minerd and it will be in ~/Downloads but you can move it to wherever you like. To run it, pull up terminal and do
cd ~/Downloads minerd --url=stratum+tcp://SERVER:PORT --userpass=USERNAME.WORKERNAME:WORKERPASSWORD
You're done! Happy mining! Common Issues I ran into this and I've seen others with this problem as well. Everything installs fine but there is a shared library file that isn't where it should be. In fact, it isn't there at all.
libudev.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
In terminal, do
sudo updatedb locate libudev.so.0.13.0
And it will probably return a path /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu. Inside that directory there's a library file called libudev.so.0.13.0. You'll need to make a symlink (aka shortcut) that links libudev.so.1 to libudev.so.0.13.0 So, assuming you're working with libudev.so.0.13.0 do this
cd /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu sudo ln -s libudev.so.0.13.0 libudev.so.1
Now if you do
You should see
libudev.so.1 -> ./libudev.so.0.13.0
Meaning you've made the symlink. Also, the text for libudev.so.1 will be blue.
If you missed Part 1 – check here! The story continues! (tl;dr at the bottom) Where were we… ah, my alarm. No sooner did I jump into bed than the alarm went off! Buzzing away under my pillow… the day was fast turning into one of the worst days of recent memory. I grabbed my phone, switched the alarm off and just lay there mumbling. ‘A1 something something something £9 something something’ ‘No, that’s not right’ ‘A1 #?’ ‘What was it – I know this, come on … visualise!’ I’ve never done that before… I was speaking to myself out loud, that was the gravity of the situation and my feelings at the time. I hate you Google Keep!!... My wife on the other hand had already dozed off (btw, I got plenty of confused.com looks during the panic station ‘moment’, she was half asleep though so it didn’t really faze her). Eventually I began to calm down. I started thinking sensibly about the situation. The first thing I was doing wrong was not writing down any of my guesses. I probably recited well over 30 phrases as I was lying there. I got up, opened my laptop and started writing them down. At the same time I noticed my mining rig was still running... RDP -> Hit Q on CGMiner – why the hell was I mining coins to address that I no longer had access to!!!! Once the fans slowed I opened the QT client and went to the send tab. Bear in mind that from the moment I lost my password to this moment I hadn’t even attempted a single passphrase even though it would have been a little fresher in my mind! Send tab -> check the addresses I have saved -> ah DogeTipBot -> that will do. 100 coins, hit send… ‘Please Enter Passphrase’. Ok here goes: First attempt ‘That’s the one for sure...’ Nope -Tries again- No -and again- Error -A further 15 times- Access Denied. Sigh F*** you Google Keep. (Yeah your gonna see a lot of this – I despise that app now). I must have tried and failed countless times before I decided to investigate other options. What do you do when you’re stuck? Google It. And that’s what I did. There were a fair few posts regarding lost pastphrases, none of them really helpful. Most replies were along the lines of ‘sorry for you loss’, ‘how much did you lose?’ and ‘nothing you can do…’. Well, screw that, I wasn’t giving up – I like a good challenge! Enter Recoinvery.com. A nice little tool albeit very slow. I came across it whilst searching for passphrase recovery options available to me specifically for coin wallets. You basically point the tool to your wallet.dat file, set a bunch of options and hit the ok button. It runs a few instances in the background attempting to recover your lost passphrase. Let me stop there for a sec and explain something quickly about passwords and recovery of one (feel free to correct me if wrong!):
If you’re trying to recover a password less than 10 characters that you can’t remember at all then there’s a decent chance for you to recover it – it may take a while though, could be months.
If you know bits and pieces of it then you can drastically reduce the time it takes for recovery using things like dictionaries or masks
If your password is 10 characters or over and you don’t know parts of it then you’re pretty much screwed
There’s more to it than just that but those are some of the key points most recovery websites will throw at you. Another vital point I learned was the difference between combinations and permutations – it goes a little like this: If I have a password ‘Abcd123’ then there’s no reason for me to check combinations – I.e. aaaaaaa, aaaaaab, aaaaaac, etc. We’re not interested in combinations here, were interested in permutations. With permutations you would provide a character set and a length you are after – this would then output unique permutations of the character set vs. the length – using the password example above, if I provided Aabcde12345 as the set and 7 as the length I would see things like Aabcde1, Aabcde2, Aabcde3, etc. (Remember ‘A’ and ‘a’ are not the same) Why is this key for me? I was 100% sure that I hadn’t used the same character twice in my passphrase. So, back to Recoinvery. As I said, great little tool but I quickly realised it was far too slow for what I was trying to achieve. There had to be other services out there. There were tools like Hashcat and John The Ripper, both great for expert hackers / crackers but for me, a novice when it comes to this type of activity, I found those tools a little out of my league. At this point I came across www.walletrecoveryservices.com – a service provided by a guy called Dave Bitcoin. You’re thinking what I’m thinking right? Scam Scam Scam. Best course of action? Google It. Dave was apparently the real deal. His method was a custom made bit of code + access to numerous workstations / servers and the use of only a small section of your encrypted wallet. This is key – the portion he was asking for was essentially useless, he wouldn’t have been able to steal my coins had he recovered it. I read up on it and him – everything seemed above board. I proceeded to contact him. In the background, I had Recoinvery chugging away at measly 100 passwords a second – it had been running for hours I think (btw this is still Friday the 28th March) and nothing. My guess would be somewhere in the region of 500,000 combinations had been checked of a 12 character password (+ it seemed a little … buggy). Wait you say? I’ve not said a word about what parameters I’ve used or what the hell it was that I was trying to look for! Fear not, details below:
I was fairly sure my password was not less than 11 characters and certainly no more than 13
I knew it had unique characters, symbols and numbers
I knew the start and the end of the password – 99% confidence
I was about 60% sure about the characters contained within the password
It was the bit in the middle that had be stumped. The good news was I was able to provide Recoinvery with a mask – set a prefix, suffix and let it chug away at the middle. The bad news, as highlighted earlier, I was struggling with permutations and speed. It was frustrating to say the least. Approaching the half day mark with nothing to report I decided to check back on Reddit to see if any more comments had been made that may guide me (I made the most in the morning before 9). A couple of useful comments however nothing to go off. I guess it was time for a little patience… woosaaaa. I should probably get some breakfast… (12.00pm) Am I doomed? It's looking increasingly likely I know .... Hitting the Wall [Part 3] tl;dr F****** Google Keep Calm down – think sensibly Research password recovery, find Recoinvery Give Recoinvery some character sets to work with Sit and wait.
[SG] I Am Accepting DOGE as Payment for Custom GPU Mining Rigs for Local Pickup in Chicago, IL USA
I have two custom rigs / mining kits IN HAND and I am willing to sell. I will accept Bitcoin or Dogecoin for payment of course, or USD if you prefer I guess =) Topaz - $850 / 1.7 BTC / 850k DOGE - 2x Sapphire R9 270 GPUs - Motherboard, CPU+fan, 3GB DDR2 RAM - 1x USB Powered PCI-E 1x to 16x Riser - 1x 40GB SATA Hard Drive - 750W PSU - Open air black metal frame - 810 kh/s Scrypt Mining on cgminer 3.7.2 Jet - $950 / 1.9 BTC / 950k DOGE - 2x Sapphire R9 270x GPU - Motherboard, CPU+fan, 8GB DDR3 RAM - 1x USB Powered PCI-E 1x to 16x Riser - 1x 40 GB SATA Hard Drive - 1000W PSU - Open air black metal frame - 880 kh/s Scrypt Mining on cgminer Sorry but prices in BTC/DOGE are subject to change, I have to pay USD for all of the components here so I have to adjust for the exchange rate. Prices quoted here reflect the current exchange rates and will have to be recalculated if there is significant gain or loss of value on the markets. Both rigs are mining away at the moment with cgminer 3.7.2, so if you want them they are basically plug-and-play, just need to be configured to point at your pools (which I can show you how to do if you are a newbie). Windows 7 is the 'trial version' so it will ask you for a validation code but it will run just fine without it. I am also willing to build and deliver fully working CUSTOM MINING RIGS at various hashing powers - 800, 900, 1200, 1500, and 2200 - for around $1.25 per kh/s (with payment up front). Professionally I am a career educator, so I am very patient and willing to sit down with you if you are unfamiliar with crypto and explain how everything works. I will make sure that the miner I sell is configured right and ready-to-hash, and I will explain to you how to use it and how to keep it running right. I have mined scrypt coins on several different types of cards using both Linux and Windows OS, I have mined BTC using ASIC hardware, I have managed exchange accounts, qt-clients, and a futures account on ICBIT. So basically I have some knowledge and expertise I am willing to share with anyone who is interested and willing to invest some money with me for hardware. I think that GPU rigs are still a very good investment in crypto for two reasons. At the moment the scrypt coin economy is pretty stable. 1,000 kh/s will get you the equivalent of 0.010 - 0.015 BTC/day depending on which scrypt coin you choose. There are several coins that give at least this good of a return, which is great on its own. But then add the fact that GPUs can be resold for a very good portion of the original value, and that a mining rig can be re-purposed as a workstation or gaming rig. Personally I think I can offer a really good value, and if my apartment were rated to deliver more electricity without overloading my circuits, I would be building and mining off of more cards myself. I am also willing to buy/sell limited amounts of cryptocurrency in person - up to $1,000 USD. I have well established accounts on major exchanges so if you are looking to buy or sell without all that hassle, I can help you out.
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