For greater clarity on the process of becoming a Monero miner, you will leave. describing this in steps until the entire process is completed.
Create your Monero (XMR) wallet
The first will be create a Monero Wallet (XMR). This & nbsp; will do to receive the deposits obtained from our mining activity.
It is best to use the official Monero wallet that you can download from your official Web site. To do this, just go to the section & ldquo;Downloads& rdquo ;, and choose the option & ldquo;GUI Wallet”.
Once there, make sure to download the Windows 64-bit version, remember that this version only works on 64-bit systems, like this. that if you don’t have it (but your CPU supports it) you should install a 64-bit Windows before continuing. & nbsp;
Before downloading or installing it, you need to follow the instructions on the official Monero page to verify that the application is the original one released by the developers, with the purpose of avoiding the installation of viruses or suspicious code when installing your wallet.
Start the Wallet
Once you have downloaded the wallet and installed and executed it, it will appear. the following box:
Choose your language and click “Continue”. & Nbsp; The following will be choose the execution mode of your Wallet.
El “Simple mode& rdquo; it simply turns your wallet into a custodial wallet that connects to other nodes for its operation. This way, you can quickly send and receive Monero without any hassle. & Nbsp;
El “Modo simple (bootstrap)& rdquo; does the same with the difference that it creates a local node that will store the entire Monero blockchain on your PC. This second mode is more secure and private, in addition to requiring at least 120 GB of hard disk to store the Monero blockchain. On the other hand, the & ldquo;Advanced mode& rdquo; it’s just to install a full node with some other options. & nbsp;
In our case, we will use the third option & ldquo;Advanced mode) & rdquo ;, in order to obtain all functionalities, including mining. & nbsp;
As we continue we will see the following screen:
At this point, we select the first option ‘Create new wallet’. And quickly we will be given the seed phrase data and the restore height.
This data is VITAL, so you must copy it exactly and keep it in a safe place. We remind you that this data MUST NOT be stored on your PC, mail, or digital medium, we recommend that it be a paper and marker that helps you store this and keep it safe. This is because if this data falls into other hands, you will be giving full access to your balances in the Monero wallet that we are creating. & Nbsp;
The following will be Give your wallet a password, we recommend that it be something unique and difficult to guess or exploit by brute force. & nbsp;
We continue with the default installation and we reach the end of our configuration, with that we already have our monero wallet working and active.
The synchronization process can take place in the background without problems, just keep running the wallet and it will do it. all by automatic. & nbsp;
Download the mining software
The next step is to download the software that will allow us to carry out the mining activity from our computer equipment, which in our case is about XMR-Rig.
The open source for this program is in the GitHub repository with all its documentation available for you to download. You can configure this program to make automatic donations of a percentage of your profits to developers. Download the version you need depending on the operating system of your device.
In this case, we have downloaded the Windows version. & Nbsp;
Select your mining pool
Next we proceed to select the pool where we are going to mine. For this step you must keep in mind that the server is close to your location and so on Performance problems are avoided in mining activity and also, such as possible failures due to loss of packet shipments. Visit the next page & ldquo;moneropools.com& rdquo; for a list of mining pools for Monero.
As a good option is supportxmr.com due to its presence in several countries, and only requires the address of your wallet.
Configure your mining software
The next step on our Monero mining journey is to set up the mining program. Which we will do through a web for greater ease.
To configure our program we will do it through a website to greatly facilitate this process. & Nbsp;
To achieve this we access Configuration wizard which is an official XMRig utility which you can check on GitHub.
Once on the Configuration wizard page we carry out the following steps:
- Seleccionamos “New configuration”
- In “Add pool” we select support, in case you have chosen another pool you must select Custom.
- If you select Custom because the pool you have chosen does not appear in the menu drop-down, then you can complete the necessary data with the information that the same pool gives you.
- If you have selected SupportXRM there will only be We have to complete the information with our wallet and the name of the worker (Identifier of the team with which you plan to mine. This identifier is convenient in case you use several devices to do mining, you can detect some problem of faster way)
- Then you have to select & ldquo;Backend& rdquo; which will allow us indicate how we will mine. Since we are mining Monero we must choose “CPU”.
- At the end, we will obtain our final configuration to use the chosen pool with the necessary options so that all the money we earn goes to our Monero wallet. & Nbsp;
Setting up the miner
The easiest way to configure XMRig for operation is by using the config.json file that exists for that purpose. & nbsp;
All you have to do is open said file with a text editor or Notepad, delete the content and copy the one provided by XMR Wizard. & Nbsp;
Once this is done, just double-click on the xmrig executable to start mining. & Nbsp;
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How to mine Monero using your computer