DCR (Decred) Mining Tutorial (Video Card & ASIC Miner)

Below is a foolproof instruction on how to use GPU and ASIC miners to mine DCR on F2Pool.

  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 mining profits. This address can be obtained through the following ways:

    【Full-node wallet】https://www.decred.org/downloads/

    【Webpage wallet】https://www.decred.org/downloads/

    【Exchange】:

    https://bittrex.com/

    https://poloniex.com/

  2. Obtain mining software

    DCR can be mined using GPU miner or ASIC miner(s).

    A mining software, which can be obtained via the following link, is required during mining with GPU miner:

    【F2Pool version】

    https://pan.baidu.com/s/1thQWQg-GTUw7TXK8HforxQ (Baidu Netdisk)

    https://mega.nz/#F!MRBR2SpY!vx9I_HAeO7sRNInL97O1iA (MEGA Cloud Disk)

    【Official recommended software】

    https://www.decred.org/downloads/

    (It is suggested to use official recommended software. Refer to the tutorial for configuration of mining parameters)

  3. Set parameters in mining software and start mining

    1) Mining with GPU card

    With ASIC miner already in place, wich has hashrates of 20 to 50 times than GPU miners, GPU mining machine does not earn high from mining. If interested, you can refer to the below method for mining with GPU mining machine.

    a) NVIDIA card single mining

    Download the N-card mining software and unzip/unrar the file. Find and right click on the file “start.bat” and select “Edit”. Parameter setting goes as follows:

    ccminer:

    ccminer -a decred -o stratum+tcp://dcr.f2pool.com:5730 -u Wallet Address.Worker Number -p x

    gominer:

    gominer -o stratum+tcp://dcr.f2pool.com:5730 -m Wallet Address.Worker Number -n x

    See the figure below:

    By referring to the above real instance, determine the DCR mining pool address and set the worker’s own address for receiving DCR coins and the worker number. If there is more than one miner, worker numbers are to make a distinction between different miners, so do not omit that dot. When making any modification, modify the corresponding character only. Do not delete any spacing or punctuation. Click on “Save” after completing the modification.

    Notes:GPU card mining pool address of DCR is dcr.f2pool.com:5730

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

    B) AMD card single mining

    After obtaining the mining software, unzip/unrar it, find the file “start.bat”, right click on it and select “Edit”. Parameter setting goes as follows:

    gominer:

    gominer -o stratum+tcp://dcr.f2pool.com:5730 -m Wallet Address.Worker Number -n x

    By referring to the above real instance, confirm the mining pool link, modify the wallet address, save and run the file “start.bat” and start mining.

    C) Double mining (ETH+DCR)

    Miners can mine DCR while mining ETH or ETC.

    After obtaining the mining software, select and right click on “start-double mining DCR” and select “Edit”. Parameter setting goes as follows:

    ETH+DCR double mining:

    EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool eth.f2pool.com:8008 -ewal Ethereum Wallet Address -epsw x -eworker Worker Number -estale 0 -dpool dcr.f2pool.com:5730 -dwal DCR Wallet Address.Worker Number -dpsw x -dcri 30

    ETC+DCR double mining:

    EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool etc.f2pool.com:8118 -ewal Ethereum Wallet Address -epsw x -eworker Worker Number -estale 0 -dpool dcr.f2pool.com:5730 -dwal DCR Wallet Address.Worker Number -dpsw x -dcri 30

    See the figure below:

    By referring to the above real instance, confirm the mining pool link, modify the wallet address; after the setting, save and run the file “start-double mining DCR” and start double mining.

    2) ASIC miner

    There are several kinds of ASIC miner support DCR mining,such as BK-B,D9,B29,etc.

    Setting procedure is relatively simple, as briefly introduced below:

    a) Assembly of miner

    First, you need to prepare 1 network cable and 6*12V_6pin power ports.

    b) Enter into the miner management backstage

    Similar to other ASIC miners, after the machine accesses network and powers on, search for the IP in correspondence to your ASIC miner by the Baikal‘s IPreporter software or your router management backstage .

    For more detailed methods to find your machine’s IP, please refer to internet.

    After confirming the miner IP, input it in the browser and jump to the following interface:

    Password is “baikal” in lowercase. After entering the password, jump to the following interface:

    Click on “Miner” to access the interface for mining pool setting:

    1)Default pool link

    2)Server URLs

    3)Algorithm

    4)Wallet address(user)

    5)password(normally set as X)

    6)Extranonce(enhance your mining efficiency)

    • Check first if pool support this function,(such as nicehash, zpool)

    • Leave the box unchecked if the pool doesn’t Extranonce

    • Availability of supporting Extranonce should ask pool Operator

    7)Priority

    • The lower the value set, the higher the priority is. Miner will switch to second priority pool upon disconnection with current highest priority pool, when the higher priority pool alive again, miner will switch back.

c) Set mining parameters

In the region “Pools” of the interface “miner”, set all the parameters as below: 


URL, the DCR mining pool address on F2Pool: stratum+tcp://dcr.f2pool.com:5730

Algo, the algorithm to be selected in correspondence to DCR: decred

User, user name. To mine DCR on F2Pool, user shall be filled in as: DCR wallet address. Worker number (e.g.: Blake2B .123)
Pass, filled in as: x


Extranonce, left unchecked

Priority, priority, selected as the highest priority, filled in as: 0


After setting them like this, select “add pool”, so that a new mining pool is added successfully. Start mining DCR. This time you can return to the homepage and check up the status of miner’s computing power.

4 Method of miner monitoring and earnings check

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

Input the preset DCR mining address in the search box on the page and click to check. Thus you can check up the miner status and earnings.