Come Mine Graft Coin (GRFT): Complete the Beginner's Guide

Graft is a private currency based on Monero. For this reason, Graft has the privacy aspects of Monero called RingCT. The grafting is a decentralized payment system, in which traders can participate. In this system the merchant is charged the cost, so the buyer can use the cryptocurrency for micropayments. Their goal is to become a complete payment solution, with a suite of advanced features. One thing I particularly liked was the fact that to transfer money, I could choose a slow low priority transfer of funds and get that transfer for free.

I encourage everyone to read the complete list of unique functions on the ANN page bitcointalk. It provides a quick but detailed list of all the unique features.

Graft uses the anti ASIC cryptonight_v7 algorithm and is a hybrid POW and POS currency, as it includes masternodes.

 How Mine Graft Coin

Now that we know the details of the grafting, let's start extracting some GRFTs!

Some general tips on mining

So, before starting this tutorial, I have two suggestions for making the most of your data mining experience. First make sure you have the latest drivers for your GPUs. Secondly, most mining software will be flagged as virus by virus scanners. For this reason, if you perform mining operations on your normal gaming or everyday computer with an antivirus installed, it is advisable to exclude the mining software from the antivirus. What I like to do is create a folder and then insert all my mining software into subfolders. Then I exclude the top-level folder from the antivirus and this excludes all the data mining software.

Mining Pools

The first thing we need is a mining pool. You can mine mine, but the payments could take months, depending on how powerful your mining rig is, and the mineral pools usually require a very small fee (1% or less). Using a pool will allow you to receive consistent payments, several times a day. For grafting, there are some pools. I chose to extract it at https://graft.hashvault.pro/en/

As for their features, their medium-sized pool, they have multiple servers in the United States, in Europe and Asia, they apply a commission of 0.9%, have an SSL connection available for the extraction, support the direct extraction in an exchange and have a personalized payment threshold. This means that you can set at what amount you want the pool to pay you automatically.

A unique thing about this pool is that they have almost all the Cryptonight coins available to extract in the pool. I think this is a good feature, because you can easily switch to a & # 39 if you want, you will already be familiar with the dashboard and the site pool configuration.

Because the data mining pool has multiple servers in the United States, Europe, and Asia, they are also set up for GeoDNS. This means that everyone uses the same server as the mining pool in their configuration and the pool will connect to the nearest geographic server. This also has the advantage of acting as a failsafe if the server on which you are mining is interrupted, the GeoDNS will connect to another server.

They also have a variety of ports to connect to:

  • Use 80 if mining behind a firewall
  • Use 443 if you want to use SSL
  • Use 3333 if you are using a CPU
  • Use 5555 if you are using a GPU (one or two GPUs , such as a gaming computer)
  • Use 7777 if you are mining using a GPU mining farm (plus GPUs like 3 or more per computer)

Now that we have a pool, configure the mining software !

Configuration of extraction software

For CPU, GPU – Nvidia and GPU – AMD exercises, we will use xmr-stak. It's open source, the most customizable and lets you use the mix of Nvidia GPUs and AMD and CPU, all from a single window. It is also available for Windows and Linux.

You can download xmr-stak at https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/releases The last version is 2.4.7, which is what we will use in this tutorial. If you need to use Linux, you will need to download the source code and compile the software. This tutorial will not focus on how to create xmr-stak from the source.

The first time you run xmr-stak you will have to configure it a little bit. We will cover the initial configuration here, and then you can read how to configure the miner in the section that concerns you (CPU, GPU – Nvidia and GPU – AMD)

When you first start xmr-stak, you will be presented two windows cmd

You can close one that says you need to run it to have administrator privileges. [19659002] A series of steps will then be presented that will guide you through initial software initialization. Once completed, it will not be necessary to repeat the operation.

The initialization steps will lead you to the following questions:

Type a port that you want to use activated remote monitoring. Usually 8000 or 3000 are available on most home computer networks. Next, to monitor your data mining computers, you can enter the IP address and port of your mining computer, in a web browser on any device connected to your network, to view your total speed and other detailed reports [19659002]

Currency: – Type "grafting"

Pool address: this is the address and port of the pool on which you want to extract. For example, I typed " pool.graft.hashvault.pro:7777 "

Username: this is your public key for your wallet.

For example I would put GAyCTiQ6X1JUTJBg6JTqjeWHkFN56F2CcKs8SNikkvjd3wNmHtKiT5LLm3neBxFX6TNgmmSfgaNqe4Kvbaf8vC4yP5eRHve [19659002] password – type "x" [19659002] support SSL – type "n" [19659002] Do you want to use Nicehash – type "n" [19659002] Do you want to use more pools – type "n"

At this point the software should start the extraction. Wait until "logged into mining_pool: port" is displayed, and then close the mining software. If you look in the folder where the miner is stored, it should have created text files for the CPU and the graphics card (Nvidia or AMD). They would be called cpu.txt, nvidia.txt, amd.txt. It will also create a config.txt file and a pools.txt. In the next sections we will show how to modify txt files for each mining component and how to disable a certain brand or GPU CPU from mining.

Pool configuration

At this point your pools.txt should be configured, but I will show you how to configure it manually. Open the pools.txt file and you should see something like this

This screen was taken from How to mine Loki's post

If you want to change server, you should change the pool_address. To edit wallets, edit wallet_address. Leave the empty rig_id. Change the pool password based on your pool configuration.

After all, you have a currency. You must tell XMR-Stak which currency is your data mining. They support most of the Cryptonight coins, so you can simply type in the coin name from the list in the txt file. If the currency you want to extract is not in the list, you should know which algorithm uses and use the name of the currency algorithm. If their is a whattomine calculator for your currency, usually the algorithm is listed, otherwise you can probably find information on the coin site.

CPU Mining

As far as CPU extraction is concerned, the Cryptonight algorithm is the most profitable algorithm for using a CPU. For mining with the CPU, we can use xmr-stak or xmrig. xmr-stak has only precompiled binaries for Windows, while xmrig has them for Windows and Linux. Both have source code, so you can compile yourself to work with Linux if necessary.

You can download xmr-stak in https://github.com/fireice -uk / xmr-stak / releases

You can download xmrig CPU to [19659010] https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig/releases

For this tutorial we will use xmr-stak.

After completing the initial configuration, we should be ready for mine. One thing to do is try and change the cpu.txt settings that xmr-stak has created for us to get the highest possible hash rate.

I have found that at least for the CPU, the program usually automatically generates the best possible configuration settings. The comments in cpu.txt do a great job of explaining each setting and how you might try to get more performance out of your machine.

After configuring cpu.txt, now you need to create a boot batch file to run the program.

Just create a new batch file (or script file if you use Linux) inside the folder where the miner is located and paste it into the batch file [19659060] xmr-stak. exe optional_flags

Replace "optional_flags" with nothing if you want the machine to drive using the CPU and any other GPU in the machine, or the following

-NoCPU Disables the CPU from mining.
-noNVIDIA Disable all Nvidia GPUs in your system from mining.
-noAMD Disables all AMD GPUs in the mining system.

For example, my setup is: [19659060] xmr-stak.exe –noNVIDIA

Double-click on the batch file to run the miner and you should see something similar

To view the total speed at any time, press the "h" key on the keyboard when the mining software is in focus.

Mining GPU – Nvidia

Regarding the GPU mining using Nvidia GPU, we have the option of using xmr-stak or xmrig. xmr-stak has only precompiled binaries for Windows, while xmrig has them for Windows and Linux. Both have source code, so you can compile yourself to work with Linux if necessary.

You can download xmr-stak in https://github.com/fireice -uk / xmr-stak / releases

You can download xmrig Nvidia in https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig-nvidia/releases

For this tutorial we will use xmr-stak.

After completing the initial configuration, we should be ready for mine. One thing to do is try and change the nvidia.txt settings that xmr-stak has created for us to get the highest possible hash rate.

I found that for the GPU, you can change the settings to get a little more performance, but generally the program usually automatically generates the best configuration settings possible. The comments in nvidia.txt do a great job of explaining each setting and how you might try to get more performance out of your machine.

After configuring nvidia.txt, now you need to create a boot batch file to run the program.

Just create a new batch file (or script file if you use Linux) inside the folder where the miner is located and paste it into the batch file [19659060] xmr-stak. exe optional_flags

Replace "optional_flags" with nothing if you want the machine to drive using the CPU and any other GPU in the machine, or the following

-NoCPU Disables the CPU from mining.
-noNVIDIA Disable all Nvidia GPUs in your system from mining.
-noAMD Disables all AMD GPUs in your system from mining.

For example, my setup is: [19659060] xmr-stak.exe –noCPU

Double-click on the batch file to run the miner and you should see something similar

To view the total speed at any time, press the "h" key on the keyboard when the mining software is in focus.

GPU Mining – AMD

Regarding the GPU extraction using AMD GPUs, we have the option to use xmr-stak, xmrig, Cast XMR or Claymore & # 39; s Cryptonote AMD miner

You can download xmr-stak at https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/releases [19659002] You can download xmrig Nvidia at https: // github .com / xmrig / xmrig-nvidia / releases

You can download Cast XMR at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2256917.0;all

You can download the AMD Claymore miner Cryptonote at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic = 638.915,0 [19659002] [19659002] For this tutorial we will use xmr-stak.

After completing the initial configuration, we should be ready for mine. One thing to do is try and change the settings of amd.txt that xmr-stak has created for us to get the highest possible hash rate.

I found out that for GPU, you can change the settings to get a little more performance, but usually the program usually automatically generates the best settings for possible configuration. For my Vega system, I had to add two threads for GPUs. The comments in amd.txt do a great job of explaining each setting and how you might try to get more performance out of your machine.

After configuring amd.txt, now you need to create a boot batch file to run the program.

Just create a new batch file (or script file if you use Linux) inside the folder where the miner is located and paste it into the batch file [19659060] xmr-stak. exe optional_flags

Replace "optional_flags" with nothing if you want the machine to drive using the CPU and any other GPU in the machine, or the following

-NoCPU Disables the CPU from mining.
-noNVIDIA Disable all Nvidia GPUs in your system from mining.
-noAMD Disables all AMD GPUs in your system from mining.

For example, my setup is:

  x mr-stak.exe --noCPU 

Double-click on the batch file to run the miner and you should see something similar

To view the total speed at any time, press the "h" key on the keyboard when the mining software is in focus.

If problems occur, virtual memory may not be sufficient. You may need 16 GB of virtual memory (for Vega GPUs you need more than 16 GB per GPU) to change it go to Control Panel -> System and Security -> System and click on Advanced System Settings on the left. From there, click Settings on the Advanced tab. After clicking edit, then on the third screen, deselect the automatic management, choose the custom size and type the size (in MB) for both text boxes. Then press the Set button, then the OK button.

Resolving general problems

One thing to monitor is stale or rejected shares. If you see a lot of expired shares, you may want to try a server closer to you. If you see many refused shares, try reducing the miner's intensity, if available.

How much do I earn GRFT per day?

To understand this, you would go https: // whattomine.com/coins/261-grft-cryptonightv7 The calculator provides a rough estimate, so you may receive a sum higher or lower than the one actually indicated by the calculator.

[19659002] Most of the values ​​are already entered correctly and you only have to change some values.

Speed ​​hash : enter your total speed (in hashes per second) for all your mining computers. This would be the value of "total speed" in your data mining software. I would like to use the total speed of 15 minutes, as this would be a better average total speed. Make sure you add all the computers you use for grafting.

Power: Enter the total amount of energy (in watts) your mining rig is using. Some mining software will measure it for you. You can also measure the total energy consumption for your computer using special software or a kilowatt meter. I prefer to use a kilowatt meter, because I find it to be the most accurate. Be sure to add all the computers you use for graft extraction.

Cost: Enter the cost per kilowatt hour you pay for your electricity company. I was able to find this information on my monthly bill, as well as on their website.

Pool Rate: Enter pool rate + mining software development fee . For our example you will enter 0.9 + 2 = 2.9

Hardware cost: Enter the total cost of all your hardware.

Using my AMD Vega system for an example, I will show you how to read the data. In the image above there are really 3 things I'm looking for.

# 1 Watch Difficulty 24h and Difficulty 7 days . We want them to be all the same, what they are. This tells us that the calculations that we will see in the second image below, will be precise for the days to come, provided the price is not volatile.

# 2 Watch EX. volume 24h and Market Cap . Generally, the bigger these are, the less the price will be volatile. We want the price to be non-volatile, so our calculations will be accurate for the days to come. In this example, market capitalization is miniscule.

# 3 Watch Create 1 BTC in and Break even in . It is always interesting to see how long it will take your rig to create 1 BTC. The break even in, will show you a rough estimate of how long it would take to pay for your mining rig, extracting this particular coin. This is great to use before building your mining rig, to see how long it will take until you see profits.

In this image, we can quickly see how many coins and value in USD we will do in certain periods of time. You want to see the Profit column, as this is the value after paying for your electricity consumption. I usually focus only on the daily payment in USD. By focusing only on this number, you can run the calculator for a few different currencies and quickly see which currency is most profitable for setting up the mining platform. Keep in mind that you also want to weigh the daily payment with the market capitalization. A low capitalization coin could be really profitable one day, so it could have half the payment tomorrow.

Here it is. Now you should be a mining graft! Be sure to type your public key in the mining pool control panel to keep track of your statistics.

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