Crypto Mining ETH and Monero

I took some time to post something related to crypto mining since is not profitable as a home user anymore but still is a way to learn new things and gamble some money in a possible bitcoin wav, nowadays we dont have only bitcoin, there are some others coins that might have a bright future, but over here I will just cover the basics in mining Etherium and Monero using a specific mining software not nicehash, kudo miner or honeyminer .

Mining is possible with a single video card but if that is that you want to do just for the hell of it keep in mind that you will not meaking a lot of money, with a single card I have been making between $0.60 to $0.85 with a NVIDIA GTX 1660 ti and I am having between 25MH/s to 27MH/s overclocked with Asus GPU Tweak.

Phoenix Miner

Phoenix Miner is the software I use for Etherium mining and I joined Ethermine pool .

PhoenixMiner is Ethash (ETH, ETC, Muiscoin, EXP, UBQ, etc.) miner that supports both AMD and Nvidia cards (including in mixed mining rigs). It runs under Windows x64 and Linux x64 and has a developer fee of 0.65%. This means that every 90 minutes the miner will mine for us, its developers, for 35 seconds.

The settings are pretty straight you can just copy and paste the following code, just remember to change the ETH wallet address with your own.

REM Example bat file for starting PhoenixMiner.exe to mine ETH


REM IMPORTANT: Replace the ETH address with your own ETH wallet address in the -wal option (Rig001 is the name of the rig)
PhoenixMiner.exe -pool ssl:// -pool2 ssl:// -wal 0xbdbe490381Fd9d477da73c61bDFfBdfa120F5d7c.rig001

In that code you need to change the wallet address and name to whatever you want in that example I have: “0xbdbe490381Fd9d477da73c61bDFfBdfa820F7d7c.rig001”

The address is the 0x… the end of the code rig001 is your PC name and it can be changed to anything you want.

The pool address are the default link and port for Ethermine pool, you can keep that if you want to mine in that pool otherwhise just change it to whatever protocols your desired pool provides to its users.

If you dont have a ETH wallet address get one downloading the multi wallet “Atomic Wallet” its free and is amazing, or use Ledger which is a must have hardware if you are planing in mining for the long term.

XMRIG Monero Miner

Monero and Bitcoin are the most used coins in the tor community, Monero is beign accepted because of its annonymity since you cant see the balance or transfer for a specific wallet not like bitcoin that people can track down you wallet and see your balance since they care about transparency.

In order to get a Monero wallet address follow this link.

The software for mining i use is XMRIG whenever you have it in your PC just edit a few settings in the config.json file, go to lines 88-90 since those are the lines that you have to change.

    "pools": [
            "algo": null,
            "coin": null,
            "url": "",
            "user": "1A9tTWRtjMV3Jh11NTqwa6KFUfKikMJARB5MguJsR7WwCN9C4Bza8dF63ze8M1msdE1A9BPuU98jGCELxCVRJ4np3T2C7yS",
            "pass": "",
            "rig-id": null,
            "nicehash": false,
            "keepalive": false,
            "enabled": true,
            "tls": false,
            "tls-fingerprint": null,
            "daemon": false,
            "socks5": null,
            "self-select": null

The url line is the pool address and port in that example I am using MoneroOcean pool, user is the Monero wallet and pass you can enter whatever you want but for that pool if you use your email you can get notifications for whenever your rig mines or stops mining.

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