If you decide to buy hardware for cryptocurrency mining, the next step is to choose the mining pool. This will give you the opportunity share the resources of your PC via the Internet and receive in return the profits from mining.
There are a number of programs that can help you to manage cryptocurrency mining.
You can install a free Linux OS and use one of the text programs, like CGminer.
If you like using Windows 10, then mining is better with clients that has a graphical interface, like MultiMiner.
In order to verify that the program for mining is compatible with your operating system, you should go to BitcoinWiki.
The program for mining is compatible with almost all platforms.
CGMiner is more than 6 years, the program is developed in C, which means that it is compatible with almost all operating systems. CGMiner runes through a simple command line interface and supports multiple pools and devices. The program is designed for hardware mining devices, but, can also use any graphics processors, connected to your machine.
When you start running CGMiner, you will need to specify a URL, a username and password (if necessary) for your mining pool. The program will detect any hardware automatically.
The program is very simple, it is necessary to work with CGMiner using the command line: at the top are displayed mining devices, you can use simple commands from the keyboard to change settings (to enable detailed mode or detection of new hardware).
Using CGMiner 4.9.2 on Windows 10, it was that Windows Defender and antivirus software
blocked the download. Perhaps this is due to the fact that hackers, with their own versions of this program, can secretly install CGMiner on a foreign PC to use it for their own benefits. You can customize your system, make an exception for CGMiner if you want, or use Linux.
Another cross-platform program with friendly interface is Bitminter. Mining Pool has been operating since 2011, it is considered one of the most reliable services. Bitminter has a clear graphical interface and can work with graphic processors and external ASIC devices equally well. Your hash in format MH/s is shown in the corner of tab on the left. By clicking “Start” you will start the mining.
You can check the progress in the “Statistics” tab, in which indicators such as the amount of evidence of the work of the adopted/rejected by the server, as well as the running time. You can reset these metrics anytime.
At Bitminter there is a text console at the bottom, which displays updates – when the device is connected or when it is successfully connected to the mining pool.
This software was designed to use exclusively with Bitminter Mining Pool. You need to create an account through the website. Bitminter servers are located in the US and Europe, the company also shares rewards for mining.
BFGMiner is based on CGMiner, but it was created specifically for hardware providing ASIC. It is compatible with FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) devices and you can configure it to work with some video cards, but it is unlikely that you will make a profit.
BFGMiner provides the ability to control overclocking and the use of remote interface. Also keeps under control the data on temperature of devices and can join several mining pools. BFGMiner disconnects from off-line pools, thereby saving system resources.
You can use the & quot; hotkeys & quot; for simple tasks like monitoring pools, identifying devices and applying additional functions.
BFGMiner is available for Windows and Linux. BFGminer can be set to Raspberry Pi, as part of the free operating system.
MultiMiner is a graphical interface for BFGMiner, it has many functions,
but easy to use.
When installing and running Multiminer, you must enter data about your mining
bullet, there are useful hints for this. When the installation is complete, MultiMiner automatically scans the devices for mining and adds data to the tab, like the pool used and the hash power.
Your daily forecasted profit is also displayed, in cases use of your equipment for mining.
You can use the “Pools” tabs to connect to multiple pools.
The “Strategies” section provides you with an easy way to choose how you want use resources: for example, you can choose automatic mining most high-yielding currencies or choose low-grade coins complexity of mining.
During the installation, the software developer asks you to sent 1% of their profits to his wallet, as gratitude for the development such software. You can enable/disable this query from using Perks.
Multiminer is a cross-platform, but you need to install additional software to make it work on MacOS and Linux.
This Bitcoin mining software is used for ZTEX USB-FPGA modules and runs on Linux and Windows OS. However, Windows users must first install the libusb driver. The FPGA panels supported by BTCMiner (USB-FPGA1.15b and 1.15d modules, USB-FPGA 1.15 modules and USB-FPGA 1.15y modules.) Have a USB interface that can be used for communication and programming, which enables the user to create inexpensive FPGA- clusters with standard components (for example, USB hubs). From a practical point of view, this means that you do not need a JTAG programmer and the program allows you to run large mining installations from one software.
The software has a ready-to-use Bitstream that does not require any Xilinx software or license, so this is an advantage. But, its dynamic frequency scaling is based on error measurement: BTCMiner automatically selects the frequency with the highest speed of the actual hashes. You can learn more about this software on the BTCMiner website.