Vertcoin Solo Mining
Vertcoin solo mining setup step by step on windows! A brief write up on how to solo mine Vertcoin via Vertcoin Core.
– Fully Synced Vertcoin core wallet
– Verthash Miner
Download the Official Vertcoin Core wallet from the Vertcoin website (https://vertcoin.org/download-wallet/) follow the prompts for install and let the core wallet sync with the blockchain.
After the core wallet sync is complete navigate to settings and click options
After selecting options on the main tab you will see “Open Configuration file” click the button to open it up
When you first open your configuration file It will be a blank text document. You can use whatever program you like to edit it, I personally use Notepad++ (you can download it here—> https://notepad-plus-plus.org/downloads/) for editing.
You will need to add a few lines of text in this file, this needs to be done so the miner can communicate with the network, below are what I used in my config file.
When done it should look something like this.
Now you can save and close the Config file, After saving the config file close and reopen the vertcoin core wallet.
Now Navigate to https://github.com/CryptoGraphics/VerthashMiner
And download Verthash miner.
Create a folder on your desktop that you can download the miner to, you will need to add an exclusion in windows defender for this folder as it flags the miner as malware (This is normal!)
Search Windows Security and select it.
Click on Virus & threat protection
Select manage settings
Scroll down to the bottom and select “Add or remove exclusions”
Select “Add and Exclusion” and select folder, navigate to your desktop (or wherever you created the folder you’re going to save the miner) and select that folder, as you can see from my screenshot, I saved my folder on the desktop and just named it “Crypto Stuffs”.
Extract the miner and open the folder, follow the readme within the miner folder for setting it up.
When you have completed the setup (Creating your config file ect) go into the folder the miner is downloaded to, right click and select “open in terminal”.
Using the settings you set in the Vertcoin core config run the command in the terminal window for verthashminer this is my terminal window as an example. you may need to set “run as administrator” compatibility for verthashminer by right clicking verthashminer > selecting properties > clicking compatibility > and checking the box for run as administrator.
Yours will differ from mine as you will be using your Vertcoin wallet address (Unless you really want to mine coins to my wallet LOL)
If setup correctly you should see something like this
You are now solo mining vertcoin!
If you found this helpful, you can donate to Discord user @ramguy89 on Vertcoin Discord
VTC – vtc1ql935s0mkym2gvatu9vh69heveqmm2ag3e4h5ul
BTC – bc1qw4402wxz0hcyeh8er9e4amfa6xy9syvtmhmsr4
RVN – RQ2VnoBkhpeZcaxMqL83gbBfLKPt6VxUjS
XMR – 49TMmyRLTaEQby2Gk5MgJwHGTA4LS75Vt49BMBapaXKA92UGDJhJdpFU5AJnQkrKgDCjNxTv4dXh5X9oU9U4m7CX1wse7pQ
ETC – 0x93Df53A91cf104a4E635af4D14fbcA76CFa5c203