A beginner Bzminer and acc-pool tutorial.
Before you can start mining Kaspa, you will need a wallet to receive your rewards. Three options are available, and detailed information can be found here: https://medium.com/kaspa-currency/kaspa-wallets-non-custodial-wallet-options-for-kas-8b473ff01c60.
The easiest option is to use the web wallet at: https://wallet.kaspanet.io
Click on “Create a new wallet” and follow the steps. Ensure you use a strong password and store your secret phrase safely(ex. writing it down on paper and securing it). Now that you have a wallet, you should also have a Kaspa address(Receive Address) starting with: “kaspa:********”
Download the latest version of Bzminer for Windows from the official GitHub repository: https://github.com/bzminer/bzminer/release. At the time of writing this tutorial, the newest version was v13.2.1. Extract the .zip file anywhere you prefer.
Now we need to configure Bzminer: Open the BZminer folder for your operating system.
Several prewritten windows batch files can be used to mine different coins. We need to edit the Kaspa one by opening it in a text editor like Notepad. You can also try right-clicking the Kaspa file and selecting edit.
You also have to replace “kaspa:00000” with your own wallet address we just created in the web wallet.
If desired, you can adjust other settings, such as intensity and GPU memory allocation, but this is recommended for more advanced users.
Save the modification(overwrite if you wish or save as new) and close the text editor.
Now we can finally start mining! Double-click on the Kaspa file we just modified. Windows will ask if you really want to execute this program. Allow it, and Bzminer should start! You will see a Bzminer watchdog window similar to this:
This example is just a dummy miner, but you should see (and hear) the GPU power and temperature increase. After some time, you will see accepted shares. You can monitor your mining progress in this window and your earnings on your pool’s website and wallet. To stop the program, press “Ctrl+C” and then press “Y” for “yes.” You can also close the window but verify that the GPU has stopped working.
- Mining cryptocurrency involves significant risk, and it is essential to understand the potential rewards and risks before investing time and resources into mining.
- Cryptocurrency mining requires a lot of power and generates a lot of heat, increasing your electricity bill and putting additional strain on your hardware. It is crucial to understand and monitor your hardware and ensure it runs safely and efficiently.
- The profitability of cryptocurrency mining can vary widely depending on market conditions, mining difficulty, cost of energy, and hardware efficiency. Doing thorough research and analysis before investing in mining hardware or joining a mining pool is important.
- The tutorial provided is for educational purposes only. The author does not endorse or recommend any specific hardware, software, or mining pool. This was a startup example of a pool and miner. It is up to the reader to do their own research and make their own decisions regarding mining.
- Mining cryptocurrencies can have legal and tax implications depending on location and jurisdiction. It is recommended to consult with legal and tax experts to ensure you comply with all relevant laws and regulations.
Tip: AvogHadro is a Community Helper in the Kaspa Discord. As an avid Kaspa supporter and crypto enthusiast, AvogHadro‘s knowledge and support is well respected and valued within the Kaspa Community.
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