VBK (VeriBlock) Mining Tutorial

Key Information

VeriBlock is a solution to protect other secondary blockchains through BTC network hashrate, which can effectively help other blockchains to withstand 51% power attack and double spend attack. VeriBlock uses the PoW/PoP consensus mechanism to support GPU mining.

Part 1 — Mining Equipment And Environment

Algorithm: vBlake2

Supported: GPU mining (Both mainstream AMD card and Nvidia card), FPGA (Blackminer F1/F1+/F1 Mini)

Website: https://www.veriblock.org/

Block Explorer: https://explore.veriblock.org/network-stats

Mining Software:

MinerOS (N & A card)

NodeCore-PoW-CUDA miner(N card)

Veriblock multi GPU miner amd(A card)

Blackminer F1/F1+/F1 Mini

Part 2 — Obtain Wallet Address

Exchange wallet:

BitMeshBittrex

Miners can use the VBK official wallet. Here are the links below:

  1. Download and install the Java base ;

  2. Download the official wallet;

  3. Unzip the wallet file and double click on “start.bat” ;

  4. Input ”startnodecore” order and press enter button, then miniminze the following page (block sychronizing), go back to the previous page and continue the configuration below;

  5. Input “connect 127.0.0.1:10500” order and press enter button;

  6. Input “getinfo” and press enter button. The digits starting with “V” after “address” word is your wallet address. Copy this wallet, note it and keep it safe.

  7. Notice: Your wallet file is in nodecore-0.4.1\bin\mainnet\wallet.dat. Please keep your “wallet.dat” file safe in case of recovering or remote recovery.

Part 3 — Obtain Mining Software

F2Pool Version

F2Pool has helped miners to setup the batch file. The default pool is F2Pool. Miners can conveniently just change the wallet address inside to your own one, then save the file and start mining.

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Original Version

Miner OShttps://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.

NodeCore-PoW-CUDA miner (N card)https://github.com/VeriBlock/nodecore-pow-cuda-miner/releases

Veriblock multi GPU miner amd (A card)https://github.com/monkins1010/nodecore-pow-AMD-cuda-miner/releases

Part 4 — Miner Configuration

4.1 Miner OS

Please install minerOS first. As the steps below:

4.1.1 For miners who have never installed minerOS, please go to minerOS official website and sign up a minerOS account. Miners who have already installed, please skip this step and update your software to the version which is not less than 1.7.0.

4.1.2 Prepare a U-disk with 16GB memory or the mobile hard disk, and download the no less than V1.1.6 burning tool.

4.1.3 Double click to install after finishing downloading, the burning tool will come out after installing.

4.1.4 For the new miners, please choose “新手刻录“, input the registered minerOS account and password, choose the GPU type, version, and the U disk needed to be burned, and it will complete after a few minutes.

4.1.5 Insert the burned U disk or mobile hard disk into the mining machine. After the miner is turned on, it will automatically activate to the minerOS account just registered. You can log in to the minerOS to operate the mining machine.

It is the installation outline above, for more details about minerOS please consider,Please notice: the version of burning tool in this link is too low, please consider the link in our tutorial.

4.1.6 After configuring as above, miner will be able to login minerOS and operate the mining machines, as below:

New template: click on “mining template” in navigation bar on the left, and click on “+” button in blue;

Coin: Choose VBK, and choose the mining program according to your GPU card type;

Default pool: F2Pool;

Wallet address: Input your own wallet address.

After completing the configuration, the created template will be shown in the mining template list.

Configure the created mining template to the host. Click on “Host” in the left navigation, find the mining machine to be configured in the list, in the “Operation” column, click the “Configure and Restart” button to enter the next page.

On the current operation page, select the mining template you just created, click “OK”, and click “Yes” in the pop-up dialog box. After the configuration is completed, mining will be started.

4.2  NodeCore-PoW-CUDA miner(N card)

Obtain the software, unzip it and find the “start.bat” file.

Right click on it and choose “Edit”. Input the parameters as below in the following page.

VeriBlock-NodeCore-PoW-CUDA -o vbk.f2pool.cn:3500 -u wallet_address -tpb 1024 -bs 240 -d flag

If using F2Pool version software, miners only need to replace the wallet address, 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.

Notice: Worker number can not be created through this version.

After the information is verified, save and exit the “start.bat”file, then double click on it to start mining.

4.3 Veriblock multi GPU miner amd(A card)

Obtain the software, unzip it and find the “start.bat” file.

Right click on it and choose “Edit”. Input the parameters as below in the following page.

veriblock2 -o vbk.f2pool.com:3500 -u wallet_address.worker_name -d 0,1,2,3,4,5

If using F2Pool version software, miners only need to replace the wallet address, 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.

“-d” stands for the specific GPU. If there’s 6 GPU, please configure “-d 0,1,2,3,4,5”.

After the information is verified, save and exit the “start.bat”file, then double click on it to start mining.

4.4 FPGA Blackminer F1/F1+/F1 Mini

After obtaining the mining machine IP, input it in the manage PC browser. The default account and password are all “root”. Then configure the parameters as below:

Algorithm: vBlake2

URL:vbk.f2pool.com:3500

Worker: wallet address.worker name (such as: VH1ggLJk4pjA7mJbidaGxQt5K8Sinw.123)

Password: x (any digits)

You can also find more details on the Blackminer Official Tutorial

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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