GRIN Mining Tutorial

We are extremely excited to welcome GRIN – the second implementation of MimbleWimble protocol – to our cryptocurrency family after BEAM. With characteristics of privacy and scalability, GRIN is expected to be a highly popular cryptocurrency for our GPU miners.

The mining algorithms are Cuckarood29, Cuckatoo31 and Cuckatoo32. The requirement of GPU memory for Cuckarood29 is lower than Cuckatoo31 and Cuckatoo32.

Key information

Algorithm: Cuckarood29, Cuckatoo31, Cuckatoo32
Supported: GPU miners and ASIC miners(for Cuckatoo31 and Cuckatoo32 so far, but the amount is very few)
Consensus: PoW
Website: https://grin.mw/
Block explorer: https://grinscan.net

Part 1 – Mining equipment and environment

Mining equipment: Support GPU mining (Nvidia & AMD, at least 4G RAM for Cuckaroo29, 8G for Cuckatoo31 and 6G for Cuckatoo32).
Operating system: Windows and Linux. Mac is currently not supported.

Mining software:

  • GMiner (NVIDIA, at least 4G RAM)
  • lolminer(AMD)

Part 2 – Obtain GRIN Wallet Address

GRIN requires a username to mine. Therefore an f2pool account is required. If you don’t have one, please click here to register.

Once you have an f2pool account, you can start mining GRIN and the mining revenue will be automatically accumulated in your account. If you want to withdraw coins, please login directly to your f2pool account and add GRIN coin information in account settings.

Please note that GRIN doesn’t have a wallet address. All of the transactions will take place through the full node wallet. Currently, only the Linux version can be officially used, which is quite complicated to use. Click here for more details.

Last but not least, you can also obtain an URL from an exchange platform to receive the payouts. BitMesh exchange already supports GRIN transaction. Click here for more details.

You also can obtain a GRIN wallet address from the GRIN wallet APP : Vite wallet, For more details, click here ]

Part 3 – Download mining software

The mining software can be downloaded through the following links:

f2pool mining software (NVIDIA & AMD):

Baidu Cloud Download Link

 Mega Download Link

Official mining software:

GMiner (Support Nvidia mining)

lolminer(Support AMD mining)

The official mining software requires miners to create a batch file and configure it with the following parameters.

Part 4: Setting parameters

4.1 GMiner

Download the GMiner mining software, unzip it to the current folder, find the “start” file.

Right click on it, choose “Edit”, configure the parameters as below:

C29

miner.exe --algo grin29 --server grin29.f2pool.com:13654 --user username.workername

C31

miner.exe --algo grin31 --server grin31.f2pool.com:13654 --user username.workername

C32

miner.exe --algo grin32 --server grin32.f2pool.com:13654 --user username.workername

After the configuration, save and operate the “start.bat”file, and start mining.

4.2 lolminer

Download the lolminer mining software, unzip it to the current folder, find the “start” file.

Right click on it, choose “Edit”, configure the parameters as below:

C29

lolMiner.exe --coin GRIN-C29M --pool grin29.f2pool.com:13654 --user username.workername --pass x

C31

lolMiner.exe --coin GRIN-C31 --pool grin31.f2pool.com:13654 --user username.workername --pass x

C32
lolMiner.exe –coin GRIN-C32 –pool grin32.f2pool.com:13654 –user
username.workername –pass x

After the configuration, save and operate the “start.bat”file, and start mining.

Part 5 – Monitoring mining machine status and revenue

To view the operational status and daily income of the mining machine, you can login the f2pool official website, click on the iconin the upper right corner to switch to GRIN, and you can check all the mining details.

You can also view the information through our f2pool app..

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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