RVN (Ravencoin) Mining Tutorial

Ravencoin (RVN, official website: https://ravencoin.org/) is a digital currency adopting the X16R algorithm (wherein multifarious anti-ASIC algorithms are mixed) to support N-card mining. Below is a simple instruction on how to use GPU mining.

1. Obtain wallet address

Like the mining process of all other digital currencies, there shall be a wallet address in the first place to receive earnings from RVN mining. This address can be obtained through the following ways:

【Full-node wallet】

https://github.com/RavenProject/Ravencoin/releases/tag/v0.15.99.0

【Exchange】

Binance

2. Obtain mining software

The mining software can be obtained via the following link:

【F2Pool Version】

Baidu Netdisk: https://pan.baidu.com/s/1SU65VntF_9M20GXbrCdVjg

Mega Cloud disk: https://mega.nz/#F!hNYWkJTA!o1J0lHkzXXHc6_dR-aYk0A

【Original Version】

【sgminer】:https://github.com/brian112358/sgminer-x16r/releases

【ccminer】:https://github.com/MSFTserver/RavenCoin-Wallet-With-Miners/releases

【Nevermore】:https://github.com/brian112358/nevermore-miner/releases

3. Set parameters in mining software and start mining

  • NVIDIA miner

Download the mining software, upzip it into the current folder and open it, as shown in the following figure:

Find the file titled “start” and right click on it and select “Edit”

In the file “start”, all parameters shall be set as below:

ccminer -a x16r -o stratum+tcp://raven.f2pool.com:3636 -u Wallet_Address.Worker_Number -p x

See the figure below. Confirm the mining pool URL and modify the wallet address.

Explanations for specific parameters are as follows:

ccminer Here, ccminer stands for the mining software to run under this folder directory

-a denotes the algorithm adopted during the running of this software

-o address of the mining pool, default pool url:raven.f2pool.com:3636

-u wallet_address. worker_number. Here you need to set your own RVN wallet address. You may receive no earning if filling out by mistake wallet address. Worker numbers are used to distinguish among different miner machines. Please fill in different numbers for different miners for the convenience of maintenance and differentiation.

After setting the mining parameters, save the file “start”, double click to run it and start mining.

  • AMD GPU miner

Download AMD GPU mining software, upzip it into the current folder and open it, as shown in the following figure:

Find the file titled “start” and right click on it and select “Edit”,the parameters of corresponding file shall be fill out as follows:

sgminer.exe -k x16r -o stratum+tcp://raven.f2pool.com:3636 -u wallet_address.worker_name -p x -I 19

See the figure below. Confirm the mining pool URL and modify the wallet address.

After setting the mining parameters, save the file “start”, double click to run it and start mining.

The successfull running interface is shown as the figure below.

3. Method of miner monitoring and earnings check

Running status of RVN miner and daily earnings are available at the official website of F2Pool (https://www.f2pool.com). 

Input the preset RVN wallet address in the search box on the page and click “Go”. Thus, you can check up the miner status and mining profits.

4. Procedure of setting autostart of the mining program at boot

Set the mining software as per the aforementioned requirements. Select “Create a Shortcut” to create a shortcut for the mining software, and then paste this shortcut to the folder at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp.(The ProgramData folder contains hidden files and you need to select “Show Hidden Folders” in “View” in order to view it)

Next, reboot your computer and the mining software can autostart at boot.

Annex: Directions for Use at Wallet Client