You may have heard about Cryptocurrency or Bitcoin mining on the news, through a friend, or even just on a random search. No matter how you heard about it, you may be asking yourself what exactly is it? Is it something that I could start
doing at home? Is it even worth my time? This page will give you a better understanding of what cryptocurrency mining is, and even show you how to get started!
- Well firstly, you need to pick a mining software which is compatable with your system. While I will not be providing links to any mining software, if you refer back to popular choices I mentioned above, a quick online search will
show you the software needed.
- Pick a coin you wish to mine. Remember each coin has an algorithm which needs to be accounted for, as you will need to verify that your mining software supports it. There is a README file usually included with most mining software,
and inside you can see each supported algorithm, as well as other useful options.
- After you decided which coin, you need to get a wallet. Each coin provides it's own wallet software which you can download from the coin's website or project repository. Download the wallet, open it, let it sync (this could take a while), once it's syncs, find your wallet address and hold it for the next step.
- Inside of the folder of your mining software application, create a .bat or .cmd file. Edit the file and use our configuration generator on the Getting Started page to generate a personalized configuration, copy and paste the results into your file. Save it, and you should now be able to double click the file to start the miner. Good luck mining!