The best way to mine Ethereum is by joining a pool to get a steady stream of Ether into your wallet and in this guide we'll give you a step-by-step process for doing this. In "Guide to dig Ethereum on Windows computers“We show you how to install all the software to get your computer mine with your graphics card with its CPU.
However, this is not the whole process, as when you are doing it yourself, the chances of finding a block are very small compared to the total hash power in the network - so the best option is to join a pool. to reduce the volatility of returns - you can read about the benefits of joining a bitcoin or etherum pool here.
1 - Make sure you have an address
Step 1: If you've followed our guide here on how to set up your computer for ethereum mining you've got the most of the way here - in fact all you need is an address where you can get it from the EthDev wallet - basically a nice interface to do exactly the same process. The reason you need a wallet or address is to determine with the mine where it is paying you! You don't need to sync the blockchain - your mining provider will do it for you!
2 - Connection to a swimming pool
Step 2: Once you have the address, you need to start ethminer - and if you don't have it installed you can do so by following the section.
2.1 Now you need to download Ethminer so your GPU or CPU runs hash algorithms that are indispensable, which secures Ethereum networks through proof of work (Proof of work). You can download it here and be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to get the right version - the latest and most up-to-date version is right at the end.
2.2 Click download and press install. Your firewall may malfunction but just click allow if it happens the same phenomenon - similar to Windows not recognizing or accepting software - reporting that Windows is fine when asked . Click through through the installation process until Ethminer is installed.
2.3 You need to open another command prompt like in step 4 - so you will have two search boxes. Simply right click on your opened command prompt in the taskbar at the bottom of the page and click on command prompt in the menu that appears. A new command prompt will open with C: \ users \ username>. This is the wrong place to look ethminer so you need to be in the right position to find it.
2.4 Type “cd /” into the command prompt window that just opens which will see the following “C: \ users \ username> cd /”And then press Enter. Now you should see "C: \>", you just used command "cd" or command "change directory" to make the command prompt appear at C: drive / not your user directory.
2.5 Type cd prog and then press the tab button. You will see something like this "C: \> cd prog" and then press "tab" will automatically complete the phrase for the best match found in C: drive just like autotext does on your Iphone. After pressing "tab" you will see C: /> cd "Program Files" and press Enter to bring up a new line: C: \ Program Files>.
2.6 Type cd cdpp and then press tab And after that enter. It will take you to the directory Ethereum Mining software has just been installed. And you should see something like this after hitting the tab C: \ Program Files> cd cpp-ethereum and press enter will come out C: \ Program Files \ cpp-ethereum>
Step 3: Now that you have an ethereum address installed and you have Ethminer up and running, you need to tell ethminer what to do - and this is basically telling ethminer to connect to it. Mine and tell mine where to send your mined Altcoins - your address.
Step 4: Choose an Ethereum mine and you can see our guide here and know why we should choose them. For the purpose of debate we have chosen nanopool There is a connection here:
You should end up like this:
Then you need to type in the Command Prompt dialog box from step 2 as follows:
Example: Ethminer.exe -F -G
Now that you have connected and dug, you should start receiving ethereum money from your address. However this depends on what you are mining - if your CPU is small, and if its graphics card then it will be much more like Ethash was designed to mine on GPU's. You can check out the graphics card here and see how many mines we have, their efficiency and the profit rate!
Good luck and if you have any issues, type a comment at the end of this article and our community will get you started! And that said if anyone has any ideas to make this tutorial simpler, please let us know and we'll update it shortly.