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Getting Started Guide

1. Create account.

  • Register here, or login if you already have account
  • Create a worker that will be used by the miner to login

2. Download mining software.

    The choice of mining software is your preference, CGMiner and BFGMiner are two of the most popular choices. Their output and set up are very similar, and we will show in the next step how to set up either.

    Download the mining software of your choice from one of the links below:

    1. BFGMiner Download here
    2. CGMiner Download here

    Once your download is completed, unzip or extract the files to your desktop, or preferred folder.

3. Select a difficulty.

    The below table displays available difficulties to mine with. If unsure of the difficulty level to select it is recommended to mine with automatic difficulty.

    Stratum Connection Details
    Mining Difficulty Stratum Connection String
    Automatic (Variable) stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3540
    4 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3541
    8 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3542
    16 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3543
    32 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3544
    64 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3545
    128 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3546
    256 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3547
    512 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3548
    1024 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3549
    2048 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3550
    4096 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3551
    8192 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3552
    16384 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3553
    32768 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3554
    65536 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3555
    131072 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3556
    262144 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3557
    524288 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3558
    1048576 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3559

4. Configure your mining software.

    At this stage your hardware should be connected and powered on. Let's now configure your mining software. We'll aim to produce a simple, reusable "start up" file. Once we're done, you'll simply double-click on this file to launch your software. This section looks long, but it is not as difficult as it seems. If you are confused about the instructions please be sure to double check the details of each step.

    You'll need your credentials (called "worker" info) and some pool information to configure your mining software. Open your preferred text editor, such as Notepad, Notepad++, Vim, or gedit. We'll show the specifics of Notepad, but the steps are very similar for others.

    In the below example we will use the variable difficulty stratum connection string, don't forget to replace the example worker info with that of your own.

    bfgminer -o stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3540 -u Weblogin.WorkerName -p WorkerPassword
    cgminer -o stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3540 -u Weblogin.WorkerName -p WorkerPassword

    Double check you've entered the appropriate credentials and url, then save the file. This is not just a text file, though. On Windows you'll need to save the file with the ".bat" extension.

    To do this in Notepad: Click on File, then Save As

    Next to "Save as type", open the drop-down menu and select "All Files" instead of "Text Documents(*.txt). Next to "File Name", enter "StartMining.bat", without quotes! Double check that Save as type is not "Text Documents", and click save.

    For ease later, move "StartMining.bat" to the folder containing your mining software files.

    Note for Linux users: instead of StartMining.bat, name your file StartMining.sh. After you save it, right click the file, click on "Properties", then under the "Permissions" tab tick the box for "Allow executing file as program". This will allow you to double-click the file to launch your mining software.

    Double click on your StartMining batch file.

5. Create a Peercoin address to receive payments.

  • Downloading the client and block chain: Download the Peercoin client from here.

    Generate a new address and input it on your account page to receive payments.