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 Miner Hashrate
    Automatic stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3540 Any
    8 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3541 0-15 GH/s
    16 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3542 16-31 GH/s
    32 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3543 32-63 GH/s
    64 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3544 64-127 GH/s
    128 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3545 128-255 GH/s
    256 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3546 256-511 GH/s
    512 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3547 512-1023 GH/s
    1024 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3548 1024-2047 GH/s
    2048 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3549 2048-4095 GH/s
    4096 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3550 4096-8191 GH/s
    8192 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3551 8192-16383 GH/s
    16384 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3552 16384-32767 GH/s
    32768 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3553 32768-65535 GH/s
    65536 stratum+tcp://thecoin.pw:3554 > 65536 GH/s

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