Beam Mining Tutorial

Key Information:

Algorithm: Equihash 150,5

Supported: CPU and GPU mining

Website: https://www.beam.mw/

Block Explorer: https://explorer.beam.mw/blocks

Project Overview:

Beam is a next generation confidential cryptocurrency based on MimbleWimble protocol. MimbleWimble can solve the problems of confidentiality and scalability. In order to ensure its ASIC resistance, the first hard fork will be performed within the first 12 to 18 months and then the mining algorithm will be frequently adjusted every half a year.

Now, it’s time to learn how to mine BEAM with f2pool 🐟

Part 1 — Mining equipment and environment

Mining equipment: It supports CPU and GPU (N-card, A-card, The card memory should be 4G and above) mining. It doesn’t support ASIC mining machines such as A9 and Z9. GTX1060 3G card can also be used to mine but currently only supported by miner OS.

Operating system: Windows, Linux and currently does not support Mac system.

Mining software: Bminer (NVIDIA), BEAM official cuda-miner (NVIDIA), BEAM official opencl-miner (AMD), GMiner (NVIDIA).

Part 2 — Obtain BEAM Wallet Address

Currently some exchanges already support BEAM wallet but they are not officially confirmed by BEAM. The wallet can not be audited under any circumstances so using this can be risky and is not recommended. Please obtain the full-node wallet through the following link:

Https://www.beam.mw/downloads

Please note: When generating the wallet address, select “Never” for the “Expires” option to avoid loss caused by wallet address failure. The mnemonic of the full-node wallet should be saved and cannot be leaked because it will be used or restored the wallet address when using on new devices. Click here to view the official BEAM wallet tutorial.

Part 3 — Download mining software

The mining software can be downloaded through the following links:

f2pool mining software (NVIDIA & AMD):

Official mining software:

Both the f2pool software and official software will provide the same result, however, you may save time during the setup if you use the f2pool developed mining software. The f2pool version has a batch file for miners and the default mining pool is set to f2pool. Therefore, you can simply replace the wallet address in the configuration parameters with your own BEAM wallet address and save the settings.

Please set up the software according to the parameters within this mining guide.

Part 4 — Set mining parameters

4.1 Gminer mining software (N-card)

Download the Gminer mining software and unzip the files. Right click on “start.bat” and click “Edit”.

Set the parameters as follows:

miner.exe –algo 150_5 –server beam.f2pool.com –port 5000 –ssl 1 –user wallet_address.worker_name

Set the BEAM pool URL and port number, and set your own BEAM wallet address and worker name as shown in the image above. If you have multiple miners, the worker name is used to distinguish between different machines. The wallet address and worker name should be separated by a period “.”.

Do not delete any space or punctuation mark when modifying the file, as that will cause the file to be corrupted. Please save the file after the modifications are completed.

After saving the “start.bat” file and then double-click to start mining.

4.2 Bminer mining software (A-card and N-card)

Download the N-card mining software and unzip the files. Right click on “start.bat” and click “Edit”.

Set the parameters as follows:

bminer -uri beam+ssl://wallet_address.worker_name@beam.f2pool.com:5000

Set the BEAM pool URL and port number, and set your own BEAM wallet address and worker name as shown in the image above. If you have multiple miners, the worker name is used to distinguish between different machines. The wallet address and worker name should be separated by a period “.”.

Do not delete any space or punctuation mark when modifying the file, as that will cause the file to be corrupted. Please save the file after the modifications are completed.

After saving the “start.bat” file and then double-click to start mining.

4.3 BEAM official mining software

Take the N-card mining as an example, download the mining software and unzip the files. Right click on “start.bat” and click “Edit”.

Set the parameters as follows:

N-card:

beam-cuda-miner –server beam.f2pool.com:5000 –key wallet_address.worker_name

A-card:

beam-opencl-miner –server beam.f2pool.com:5000 –key wallet_address.worker_name

Check the BEAM pool URL and port number, and set your own BEAM wallet address and worker name as shown in the image above. The wallet address and the worker name should be separated by a period “.”.

After saving the “start.bat” file and then double-click to start mining.

Now you’re ready to start mining!

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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