Start Mining

In this page, you will have all the instructions to start mining and earning Riecoins!

Get and use rieMiner

The current Riecoin miner is rieMiner. Get the latest binaries here (please also read the given manual for usage instructions).

You can also get the miner source in the GitHub project and compile it fairly easily.

Now, you have the choice between mining in a pool, or solo mine.

Pooled mining

There are currently two recommended Riecoin pools, you can try them and choose the one that you like the more (or base your choice according to your location):

  • XPoolX, owned by xpoolx. They also support Solo mining via Stratum with a 5% fee. Servers in Spain ;
  • uBlock.it, owned by ziiip. Servers in US.

Once you have chosen your pool and created an account there, make sure that you have an username, a worker name and its password, the pool mining URL and port. Then, you can start rieMiner.

For example, the URL for XPoolX is mining.xpoolx.com and his port is 5000. These are always clearly given in the pool website.

If you use the rieMiner assistant (which appears when you start it for the first time), answer “pool” for the first question, the others ones are trivial once you got all the information in the previous paragraph. Also specify how many threads you will use. If you typed something wrong, delete the rieMiner.conf file and retype your informations.

You can also edit the rieMiner.conf yourself, read the rieMiner manual or README.md in its project page.

Once you configured rieMiner, you can start earning Riecoins right now! Monitor the pool website to see your earnings, and do not forget to set things there, like the payout address and other auto payout options. Happy Mining 😀 !

Solo mining

If you have a powerful CPU, or many unused computers, solo mining can be a viable solution.

In order to do so, you have to get Riecoin Core ready. If needed, read this.

Once Riecoin Core is ready, open your riecoin.conf (not to be confused with the rieMiner.conf) file and add the following lines in it to allow solo mining requests (restart the wallet if it is already started).

rpcuser=username
rpcpassword=password
rpcport=28332
port=28333
rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
server=1
daemon=1

You have to choose an username and its password for rpcuser and rpcpassword. Also get a Riecoin address ready.

Now, you can start solo mining. If you use the rieMiner assistant (which appears when you start it for the first time), answer “solo” for the first question, the others ones should be trivial (in most cases Host would be 127.0.0.1 and Port 28332). Also specify how many threads you will use. If you typed something wrong, delete the rieMiner.conf file and retype your informations.

You can also edit the rieMiner.conf yourself, read the rieMiner manual or README.md in its project page.

Once you configured rieMiner, you can start earning Riecoins right now! When you find blocks, the reward is directly sent to the address specified to the assistant (or in the rieMiner.conf). rieMiner also gives you an estimation of how much time you will need to find a block. Happy Mining 😀 !