GrinGoldMiner v3.0 – Nvidia & Amd miner Grin (Cuckarood29 PoW)

GrinGoldMiner v3.0 - Nvidia & Amd miner Grin (Cuckarood29 PoW)

GitHub: DOWNLOAD GRIN MINER V3.0

The new release of GrinGoldMiner v3.0 is only for the new Cuckarood29 PoW (Grin hard-fork 07/17/2019). This release brings together all the speed improvements of the GrinPro2 miner. The release contains two scripts to run the miner. One of them is a simple console miner, and the second launches a local REST API for remote monitoring of the rig (the latter is compatible with the GrinPro API).

Please note miners are often marked as malware by antivirus programs. This is not so, they are marked simply because they are cryptocurrency miners. If you do not trust the software, do not use it!

Releases Notes:

New release only for the new Cuckarood29 PoW (Grin hard-fork 17.7.2019). This release integrates all speed improvements of GrinPro2 miner.

Release contains two scripts to start the miner. One is simple console miner and the other starts local REST API for remote rig monitoring (the latter is compatible with GrinPro API).

Step-by-step guide to setting up Grin mining

Step 1: Download the miner

In this guide, we will only talk about GrinGoldMiner (GGM), which has been used since the test network and was stable and worked without failures. This is the official miner issued by the developers under this coin.

Загрузите эту программу – DOWNLOAD GrinGoldMiner

Step 2: Choose a pool!

At the moment, there are many pools that you can consider for mining Grin coin.

  1. Grinmint – The pool is stable and the information communicated by the program is agreed between the wallet client and the party the pool. Payments are made by email binding ( Payout Guide ).
  2. F2pool – Got good reviews at Grin’s Discord. However, we cannot verify the payouts because they have not yet arrived on the pool. At the same time, F2pool is an authoritative pool for mining Ethereum.
  3. Sparkpool – The pool is stable and the information communicated by the program is agreed between the wallet and the pool. Payments to the exchange are processed at 09:30 Moscow time.

Step 3: Setup

To run, you need the installed Microsoft.NET Core 2.2 library! – https: //dotnet.microsoft.com/download/thank-you/dotnet-sdk-2.2.103-windows-x64-installer

After you download GrinGoldMiner (hereinafter GGM) and install the Microsoft.NET Core 2.2 library, extract the file and run GrinGoldMiner.exe, which should display the following window after a short waiting period:

Depending on the pool you want to join, select either [1] or any of the following [2–5] pools. Stratum addresses for Sparkpool and F2pool:

Sparkpool:
Mainland China > grin.sparkpool.com:6666
Asia > grin-asia.sparkpool.com:6666
Europe > grin-eu.sparkpool.com:6666
US > grin-us.sparkpool.com:6666
F2Pool:
No split between regions (нет привязки к региону) > grin29.f2pool.com:13654

Configuration in the CLI

After selecting a pool (go to the section for F2Pool), a series of instructions will appear. Follow them:

Enter your email address (pool login) .

It is important to enter a valid email address, as you will use it to receive payments on some pools (for example, Grinmint).

Enter farm name – any name will do. Just to distinguish between your workers (farms) if you have several.

Enter the pool password – create a strong password. You will use it to request withdrawal of funds in some pools, and in any case, it is recommended to use only strong passwords!

Configuring CLI for F2Pool

For F2Pool, the setup process is slightly different. Using your registered account, enter username.rigname (your username.farm_name) in the “Enter your pool login” field, and then the password.

Enter the pool login. On the f2pool pool, you will see it in the top menu after you register on the pool (you need a phone number)

Once you’re done, press Enter again and the window should close. You will see the config.xml file appearing in the same folder. It should be so.

Once you’re done, press Enter again and the window should close. You will see the config.xml file appearing in the same folder. It should be so.

Step 4: Start Mining!

Double-click GrinGoldMinerCLI.exe, and you should see the following:

GrinGoldMiner консоль

If you see the words CONNECTED ”,“ ONLINE ”(“ CONNECTED ”,“ ONLINE ”), and your card has gps (hashrate), then everything is in order with you! Log in to the pool to check your stats:

  • GrinMint – the home page, in the upper left corner – enter the registered email address .
  • F2Pool – check your statistics in the “worker” tab.
  • SparkPool – the home page, in the middle – enter the registered email address.

If you have completed all the steps and come to this point, you have done 90% of the work.

Please note: the “ripening” of all mined coins takes about 24 hours (1440 blocks), so you have to wait a bit for the first payment!

What are the remaining 10% of the work? Withdraw funds! Each pool / exchange has slightly different processes for interacting with cryptocurrency, so this will be a separate article – stay tuned!

Example of the resulting configuration for six Nvidia 1080 Ti graphics cards:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Config xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">
  <PrimaryConnection>
    <ConnectionAddress>grin29.f2pool.com</ConnectionAddress>
    <ConnectionPort>13654</ConnectionPort>
    <Ssl>false</Ssl>
    <Login>rgz</Login>
    <Password>password</Password>
  </PrimaryConnection>
  <SecondaryConnection>
    <ConnectionAddress>backup_pooladdress</ConnectionAddress>
    <ConnectionPort>13416</ConnectionPort>
    <Ssl>false</Ssl>
    <Login>login</Login>
    <Password>password</Password>
  </SecondaryConnection>
  <LogOptions>
    <FileMinimumLogLevel>WARNING</FileMinimumLogLevel>
    <ConsoleMinimumLogLevel>INFO</ConsoleMinimumLogLevel>
  </LogOptions>
  <CPUOffloadValue>0</CPUOffloadValue>
  <GPUOptions>
    <GPUOption>
      <GPUName>GeForce GTX 1080 Ti</GPUName>
      <GPUType>NVIDIA</GPUType>
      <DeviceID>0</DeviceID>
      <PlatformID>0</PlatformID>
      <Enabled>true</Enabled>
    </GPUOption>
    <GPUOption>
      <GPUName>GeForce GTX 1080 Ti</GPUName>
      <GPUType>NVIDIA</GPUType>
      <DeviceID>1</DeviceID>
      <PlatformID>0</PlatformID>
      <Enabled>true</Enabled>
    </GPUOption>
    <GPUOption>
      <GPUName>GeForce GTX 1080 Ti</GPUName>
      <GPUType>NVIDIA</GPUType>
      <DeviceID>2</DeviceID>
      <PlatformID>0</PlatformID>
      <Enabled>true</Enabled>
    </GPUOption>
    <GPUOption>
      <GPUName>GeForce GTX 1080 Ti</GPUName>
      <GPUType>NVIDIA</GPUType>
      <DeviceID>3</DeviceID>
      <PlatformID>0</PlatformID>
      <Enabled>true</Enabled>
    </GPUOption>
    <GPUOption>
      <GPUName>GeForce GTX 1080 Ti</GPUName>
      <GPUType>NVIDIA</GPUType>
      <DeviceID>4</DeviceID>
      <PlatformID>0</PlatformID>
      <Enabled>true</Enabled>
    </GPUOption>
    <GPUOption>
      <GPUName>GeForce GTX 1080 Ti</GPUName>
      <GPUType>NVIDIA</GPUType>
      <DeviceID>5</DeviceID>
      <PlatformID>0</PlatformID>
      <Enabled>true</Enabled>
    </GPUOption>
  </GPUOptions>
</Config>

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