Quark Mining on Ubuntu Linux 15.04

A little discussion….
This isn’t an endorsement of QuarkCoin. Just one of the many crypto-currencies (kind of like BitCoin) out there that I’m playing with. There doesn’t yet seem to be a Qt or Graphical Wallet for QuarkCoin yet. The Windows and Mac versions of the Quark Wallet seem to have mining built in. Hopefully a Linux version is in the works.
I’ll make the assumption you are running Ubuntu, are an sudo’er on your system, are familiar with git and github and have a QuarkCoin wallet address on another system (Windows/Mac/Andrioid) where you can send your mined QuarkCoins.
Get your wallet:
Ensure/setup a QuarkCoin Wallet and address (for either Windows/Android/Mac) by installing a from http://www.qrk.cc
Join a mining pool:
For this walk through you’ll need to join a mining pool. A mining pool is just a server where folks work together to mine crypto-currencies. You can find a list of QuarkCoin pools here:
For now we’re going to use coinmine (they charge a small fee but seem reliable):
You’ll need to enter a wallet address
You’ll need to create at least 1 worker (and a worker password)
Install any prerequisites:
sudo apt-get install git build-essential automake libjansson-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev
Clone and build:
cd Cp3u
./configure CFLAGS=”-O3″
Create a local bin directory (which should already be in your path making life simple.):
mkdir ~/bin
Copy minerd to this directory:
cp minerd ~/bin
Start up the miner!
~/bin/minerd -a quark –url stratum+tcp://mine1.coinmine.pl:6010 -u YourUserName.worker1 -p YourWorker1Password
You’re all set!
Things to play with (maybe)…
1. Add to your crontab so it start when the machine starts
2. Write a service script to start/stop the miner
3. Setup a local pool so you don’t have to pay participation fees and payout fees from a public pool.
4. Send me a QuarkCoin if you want 🙂

3 thoughts on “Quark Mining on Ubuntu Linux 15.04

  1. [ There doesn’t yet seem to be a Qt or Graphical Wallet for QuarkCoin yet. ]

    That not true. Qt wallet was available for quark from the beginning.
    Quark started from bitcoin core and thus it has all tools that are in bitcoin core. See quark core repository:


    • Thanks for the feedback Domino. I guess I just didn’t see one for Ubuntu/Linux. And, as of this AM http://qrk.cc seems to be un-renewed (or at least having some trouble) so I don’t know the status of the project. I hope to post something similar with regard to Monero soon.


  2. I mean, WINE is always an option for a Linux wallet, especially if you’re not mining through the wallet.


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