Maxcoin Mining Tutorial
MaxCoin is quite simple to get mining on windows – although with a bit of help and following the tutorial below you can get it up and running and start your own MaxCoin mining operation in 15 mins. We’re going to show you how to start mining MaxCoin on your GPU and CPU with Windows, Linux and Mac. You will need to download two programs and have a decent CPU/GPU with more than 1GB of memory to get the most bang for your buck in terms of mining as MaxCoin works on a memory hard hashing technique which GPU’s are best at. MaxCoin is ASIC resistant.
If you are new to the mining concept please read the article: What is Mining?
Read our guide explaining the difference between Solo vs Pool mining.
Also, you should be familiar with Mining Difficulty.
If you experience any problems or need to report an issue, please post on the Support Forum!
Part 1 How to mine MaxCoin via CPU
Installing MaxCoin Wallet, Syncing the Blockchain & adding miderd Executables!
You can mine straight from the wallet without doing anything, click the Mining tab and click start mining, if you don’t hear the CPU’s spin up, stop and start the mining.
Tip: The wallet is a program that communicates with the MaxCoin Network and acts as the relay between your computer and the rest of the MaxCoin network computers.
Note: You can mine from the wallet but if you switch off you will lose your work. Also, you may not generate a block of 16 coins for quite a few days, so leave your computer running 24/7.
If you want some quick coins to get started, It’s best to mine from a pool with the CPU via the wallet but you need to download minerd,
Further information and files are located here: https://github.com/pooler/cpuminer/downloads
Make sure minerd executable and libraries are copied into the same directory as MaxCoin-QT or you will have this error: Miner failed to start.
Usually, MaxCoin-QT will be located C:\Program Files (x86)\MaxCoin
Note: Anti-virus may identify minerd it as a trojan virus. This is a false positive, allow the execution of minerd.
Mine without the Wallet with this CPU miner: Download
Part 2 How to mine MaxCoin via GPU
Step 1: Signup with the Mining pool below:
Mining Pool: https://maxcoin.miningpoolhub.com/
1) Make sure you have the latest graphic card drivers installed on your system.
2) Download the miner software
Cuda Miner (2014) for older pre-Maxwell Nvidia based system: Windows x32/64 Download
CC Miner 2.0 (June 2017) for latest Nvidia based system: Windows x64 / Cuda 8.0 Download
Cgminer Nvidia based system for Linux: Download
Once downloaded browse to your C:\ drive and create a folder called ‘mining’. Unzip the file into a folder If you create a folder in program files you may experience UAC permission issues
Please Note: You will need to edit the .conf file or Batch file with your username.worker. Start the miner using the .bat or .exe file.
We have left our settings that work in the mining app configs, they work. You can run and test the default settings for any errors or blocks accepted.
If you want to support the community please dedicate some mining time, so we can invest in the future, please mine some coins for us for a few days. Good Karma comes back around.
Install BootCamp and mining software above. For a full guide on how to use Boot Camp and install Windows, we suggest checking this dedicated article on how to run Windows 10 on Mac using Boot Camp.
MaxCoin’s mining difficulty will be retargeted using the kimoto gravity well algorithm. You can read more here
IF you have any other tips or software updates please let us know.