So, to start mining Mooncoin with your GPU, you need to use a mining pool. Here is a list of mining pools i have found so far:
I’ll be using AikaPool in this tutorial, but the steps are generally the same for every mining pool.
STEP 1: Register and set up your workers
First, go to the Mooncoin page of AikaPool. You should see something like this:
Go and create an account by clicking on Guest => Sign Up
After logging in, you will be presented with this screen:
Now, you need to set up a worker. A worker is a sort of a username/login, that you will be using in mining later on.
To do so, click on My Account => My Workers. You should see something like this:
Create a new worker, using the “Add new worker” menu. I will create a worker named ‘test’, with the password ‘123’
Okay, you are done setting up workers. Next step is to actually install the software for mining.
STEP 2: Downloading mining software and configuration
Okay, now you need to download mining software. Without mining software, you won’t be able to mine (obviously).
Alright, so. Extract the zip file you have downloaded. I will be using cudaminer in this tutorial, but you can replace the cudaminer part with cgminer’s, since the syntax is identical.
After you have extracted cudaminer, open Notepad/any text editor, and enter this:
cudaminer -o stratum+tcp://stratum.aikapool.com:7975 -u UserName.WorkerName -p WorkerPassword
- UserName – with the username you registered in AikaPool
- WorkerName – with the worker name you set in step 2
- WorkerPassword – with the worker password you set in step 2
Note: if you are using cgminer, replace cudaminer with cgminer.
Save the file as start.bat. Be sure to save it in the same directory the miner software is located.
STEP 3: Start mining
Alright, now go and double click on the start.bat, and you have started mining! To monitor your rewards, check AikaPool’s dashboard.