AE (Aeternity) Mining Tutorial

Project Overview:

Aeternity is a platform with the ability to create decentralized applications. It is presented as an improved alternative to the well-known Ethereum platform, it solves the problems of scalability, improves the security of scripts and makes access to smart contracts more economical.
Now, it’s time to learn how to mine AE with f2pool 🐟

Part 1 — Mining Equipment And Environment

Algorithm: Cuckoo Cycle

Support: GPU (A card and N card)

Website: https://www.aeternity.com

Block Explorer: https://explorer.aepps.com

Mining software:

MinerOS (N card & A card, which requires the card memory not less than 3GB)

Bminer (N card, which requires the card memory not less than 4GB)

Miner Master (N card, which requires the card memory not less than 4GB)

Easy Miner (N card & A card, which requires the card memory not less than 3GB)

CryptoDredge (N card, which requires the card memory not less than 3GB)

Part 2 – Obtain AE Wallet Address

Just like mining any cryptocurrency, you must first have a wallet that accepts the AE mining payout. The wallet address should start with “ak_”. Here are the options:

Here is the official guide for the AE wallet: AE Wallet Guide

Please note: Regulatory policies related to cryptocurrency mining differ in each country, and each miner is responsible to understand the associated risks.

AE coins can currently be mined through MinerOS, Bminer, Miner Master, Easy Miner and CryptoDredge which are described separately below.

Part 3 – Obtain the mining software

F2Pool Version

F2Pool has helped miners to set up the batch file. The default pool is F2Pool. Miners can conveniently just change the wallet address in your installed software, then save the file and start mining.

MEGA Disk

Original Version

MinerOS: https://www.mineros.cn/index.php/zh/ Miner OS is a GPU miner management system based on Linux, supporting cloud batch to manage miners. The system ROM supports U disk and diskless installation, and built-in third-party original mining softwares such as Claymore, Bminer, ccminer and EWBF.

Bminer: https://www.bminer.me/zh/releases/, is a mining software optimized for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

Easy miner: http://www.qskg.top/. Support over 60 cryptocurrencies, switch mining pool, cryptocurrency and wallet in one-click; upgrade kernel, install software and driver in one-click; one-click overclocking.

Master Miner software has integrated the ccminer and bminer kernel and only supports N-card mining under Windows system. ccminer kernel requires at least 6G RAM and for Bminer is 4G. It supports C31 algorithm now (requires at least 8G RAM under Windows 7 system). The mining software can be downloaded through the following link: https://minermaster.io/

CryptoDredge:https://github.com/technobyl/CryptoDredge/releases

Part 4 — Miner Configuration

4.1 MinerOS

For miners who is the first time using minerOs, please consider the tutorial first in: https://www.mineros.cn/index.php/zh/course/primary

Create the AE mining page, choose “F2Pool” and input your AE wallet address as below:

4.2 Bminer

Bminer software currently supports Windows & Linux, N-card mining with at least 4G card memory.

Download and unzip the software in the “start” file, as below:

Right click on the “start” file, choose “Edit”, and configure the parameters as below:

bminer -uri aeternity://wallet_address.worker_name@ae.f2pool.com:7898

Please note: If using F2Pool version software, miners only need to replace the wallet address and the worker name (a name given to your mining machine, which can be letters or numbers and separated by a dot “.”), then save the file and start mining. If using the original one, it is needed to create a batch file yourself by referring to the above command.

After confirming the information above, save the configuration.

4.3 Miner Master

The settings for Miner Master is very simple, as shown below, when selecting the mining machine, choose “ccminer aeternity [AE]”

Set the worker number to distinguish between different mining machines, which can be a combination of numbers or letters.

In the AE wallet textbox , fill in your AE mainnet wallet address. Once the setup is complete, click on “start mining”.

4.4 Easy Miner

Easy Miner software currently supports Windows & Linux, N-card with at least 4G card memory.

Obtain the software, install and start it, and go to the configuration page.

Worker name: A name given to your miner and for distinguishing, which can be numbers or letters;

Coin: Choose “AE”;

Wallet address: Input your wallet address to receive the mining revenue;

Pool: Choose “F2Pool”.

After the information is verified, click on the “Start Mining” button in the upper right corner to start mining.

Easy Miner currently only supports N-card. After downloading and installing the mining software, run the mining program. Adjust the settings as follows:

Worker Name: Give a name to distinguish between different mining machines, which can be a combination of numbers or letters.

Coin: Select AE.

Wallet Address: Set your AE main network wallet address (the main network wallet address starts with “ak_”) to receive mining revenue.

Mining Pool: Choose f2pool.

Please keep the following in mind:

  1. The hash rate of Easy Miner (轻松矿工) is the share value, and the actual hash rate is displayed on the mining pool.

  2. AE mining requires high virtual memory: 1080Ti single GPU card needs 8GB virtual memory, so six 1080Ti cards need a total of 48GB virtual memory; 1070, 1070Ti, 1080 single card requires 6GB virtual memory on average, therefore a six-card mining machine needs 36GB of virtual memory.

  3. The graphics card driver requires the version 397.00 or higher. In the above picture, in the lower left corner: “Win10/16G/411.31/GeForce MX150 × 1” represents the following: system version/virtual memory size/current graphics card driver version/GPU model× GPU quantities. This can be used as a reference for your graphics card driver test.

4.5 CryptoDredge

Download and unzip the software in the “start” file, as below:

Right click on the “start” file, choose “Edit”, and configure the parameters as below:

CryptoDredge -a aeternity -o stratum+tcp://ae.f2pool.com:7898 -u wallet_address.worker_name -p x

Please note: If using F2Pool version software, miners only need to replace the wallet address and the worker name (a name given to your mining machine, which can be letters or numbers and separated by a dot “.”), then save the file and start mining. If using the original one, it is needed to create a batch file yourself by referring to the above command.

After confirming the information above, save the configuration.

Part 5 – Monitoring mining machine status and revenue

To view the operational status and daily income of the mining machine, you can access the f2pool official website, click on the search bar in the upper right corner, and enter the wallet address to check.

You can also view the information through our f2pool app. From the login screen, select “Quick View” in the bottom right corner and enter your wallet address.  

Please note: After you set up your miner, it may take a little time before your mining data will sync with the f2pool website and app.

Happy Mining 🐟


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