If you lose this file, you cannot recover any bitcoins it contained. Create a Pool Account Once you have a wallet address, create a pool account. A pool is a huge collection of other people working towards gaining bitcoins. Due to the complexity of mining a bitcoin, it has become unrealistic to solo mine—the act of processing millions of numbers to solve the block problem.
Working as a group, or pool, lets everyone have a chance of earning some Bitcoin. Create Worker Account Next step is to create a worker login account. Within your pool account you have the ability to create something called a worker for each of your bitcoin miners, so you’re able to monitor them all separately just in case one should fail. Each worker has its own login name and password. Now you’re ready to set your Raspberry Pi mining for Bitcoin. If you plan on running more than one Bitcoin miner at the same time, it is best to use a powered USB hub.
Hopefully you will be seeing the Raspbian desktop, so double click on LXTerminal and type in the following: Finally, the password that was set when you created the worker. Current mining speed, typically calculated in megahashes or gigahashes. The number of hashes a second that can be calculated the better. A hash is an algorithm of converting numbers and letters into an undecryptable set of characters. So a miner is used to process millions of numbers in an effort to match the hash to guess the original number.
The more hashes that can be processed the faster it is able to solve the problem. Number of accepted shares. A share on a pool is to show the miner has successfully worked out a given problem, so the more shares you can process the better your reward from the pool. Detailed information on accepted shares and pool updates.
This is a running log of what is currently happening with the miners and basic pool information, such as messages of updates and when new blocks are found.
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More information can be found at the BFGminer github site.