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:
git clone https://github.com/palmd/Cp3u
Create a local bin directory (which should already be in your path making life simple.):
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 🙂