Use the following nodes:

addnode=204.152.206.219
addnode=135.0.165.152
addnode=77.244.7.167
addnode=188.194.13.44

Sample .conf File: earthcoin.conf
listen=1
daemon=1
server=1
rpcuser=**Yourusername**
rpcpassword=**Yourpassword**
rpcport=15678
rpcconnect=127.0.0.1
addnode=64.31.34.145
addnode=198.96.90.41

Please do the following:

1. Start up earthcoin-qt, wait for it to load, then exit.
2. Put earthcoin.conf (see sample file above) in your
c:/users/**username**/AppData/Roaming/EarthCoin
3. restart earthcoin-qt, and connect, sync.

4. For solo mining, launch cgminer or the mining program you use and begin mining.

cgminer ex:

cgminer.exe --scrypt -o localhost:15678
-u **yourusername** -p **password**
(without **)

Pools updated often in our:

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What is it

Mining is the process of adding transaction records to Earthcoin’s public ledger of past transactions. This ledger of past transactions is called the block chain as it is a chain of blocks. The block chain serves to confirm transactions to the rest of the network as having taken place. Earthcoin nodes use the block chain to distinguish legitimate Earthcoin transactions from attempts to re-spend coins that have already been spent elsewhere.

Mining is intentionally designed to be resource-intensive and difficult so that the number of blocks found each day by miners remains steady. Individual blocks must contain a proof of work to be considered valid. This proof of work is verified by other Earthcoin nodes each time they receive a block. Earthcoin uses the hashcash proof-of-work function.

The primary purpose of mining is to allow Earthcoin nodes to reach a secure, tamper-resistant consensus. Mining is also the mechanism used to introduce Earthcoins into the system: Miners are paid any transaction fees as well as a “subsidy” of newly created coins. This both serves the purpose of disseminating new coins in a decentralized manner as well as motivating people to provide security for the system.

Earthcoin mining is so called because it resembles the mining of other commodities: it requires exertion and it slowly makes new currency available at a rate that resembles the rate at which commodities like gold are mined from the ground.

Adapted from the following source: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining

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Hardware:

If you are considering mining EarthCoins, please note that hardware knowledge is a requirement. Currently the most efficient way to mine Earthcoins is by using AMD/ATI graphics cards. Other options are not (yet) available for any Scrypt (wiki link) based coin like EarthCoin. To find out what hardware you need, you can best visit https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison. (as you might notice, this is a link to another scrypt based coin called litecoin)

Once you have identified whether you want to continue and actually start mining, please have a look at the following pages:

To start mining using our pools, please visit our pools page (link page). People considering solo mining should know that the difficulty finding a coin rises when the difficulty of the coin rises.

Also note that the earnings of mining might fluctuate and therefore the time required to have the investment returned might take a while.

Why it can still be interesting to mine

Well if you look at it from an investment perspective, EarthCoin is 1 of the few coins with growth perspective. So the short term gain from mining might just be a fraction of the what the coin will be worth over a longer period.

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FAQ

Where can I find the mining pools for minig EarthCoin?

Please have a look at the following page: http://earthcointalk.org/wiki/earthcoin-pools/

 

Can I ask the community a question when I need help?

Sure you can, we are an open community and are willing to help you with any type of question. Please have a look at our forum for any questions: http://earthcointalk.org/forums/forum/earthcoin-mining/

 

I read something about X2 or even X5 payouts?

Earthcoin has done somethiing special for all the miners. You can see it more or less like extras. With a regular interval, the coin will indeed either double or even pay fivefold to the miners than usual. To find out about the exact date and times, please visit 1 of these pages:

 

How will the coins get into my wallet?

Once you have signed to a pool, you will see that over a period of time, coins will accumulate (also see the FAQ of the pools). If you have set a wallet address and a payout treshold, you will see that over time, the coins will drop in to your wallet.

 

Why am I not getting a steady amount of coins each day?

Besides the X2 and X5, Earthcoins are supposed to be generated of a period of time. So when you are the only person mining you will see that it is rather easy to find EarthCoins but as more and more people start to mine Earthcoins, you will see it will become harder to find any coins. This is because the number of coins to be found each day is set. please have a look at the difficulty setting of the coin (for example here).

 

How do I know whether I can make money mining EarthCoin?

There are several calculators around which you can use to calculate the costs versus the benefits. Please have a look at this example: http://www.coinwarz.com/calculators/earthcoin-mining-calculator or http://www.cryptocalc.io/

Can i also start solo mining EarthCoins?

Yes you can, but here is where the difficulty setting and luck come in to place. To start solomining you need to understand that the amount of hashrate you have versus the network hasrate including the luck required will determine wether it is or is not a good idea. If your computer only does for about 1 K/Hash, and the network is at 1 G/Hash, you will be just a small percentage of the total amount of users worldwide searching for EarthCoins. Therefore finding a Block will be very hard and you might even end up supplying the block too late.

 

What are Blocks?

Blocks are basically chains of coins. Once you find 1, you will receive the entire chain of coins.

 

What is hash, hashrate and network hasrate?

Please look here. So your computer can process these at a certain rate meaning your hashrate. When you combine all earthcoin mining people, that is called the network hashrate.

 

What settings do I use when I want to solomine?

You will need to either create or modify your earthcoin.conf file (look at the FAQ below to find it). This file is (or should be) located in the same folder as the earlier mentioned wallet.dat/earthcoin.dat (see “how do I create a backup?”).

If the file exists, just open it with and editor like notepad and add the below mentioned addnode entries on the bottom of the file.

If the file does not exists, please create the file earthcoin.conf by following these steps:

  1. Right mouse click in the folder: C:\Users\<YOURUSERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Earthcoin
  2. In that pull down select: new -> text file. This will create a new text document.
  3. Change the name of the file (including extension) to: earthcoin.conf
  4. Now open the file and add the addnode details mentioned below.

Sample .conf File: earthcoin.conf
listen=1
daemon=1
server=1
rpcuser=**Yourusername**
rpcpassword=**Yourpassword**
rpcport=15678
rpcconnect=127.0.0.1
addnode=75.70.192.211
addnode=135.0.165.152
addnode=77.244.7.167
addnode=188.194.13.44
addnode=24.151.4.241

When the Extension .txt is not initially visible, you will need to change your windows environment to show extensions.

  1. Go to Windows Explorer.
  2. Open the C: drive.
  3. Click Organize on the menu bar.
  4. Select Folder and Search options.
  5. Select the View tab.
  6. Under Files and Folders > Hide extensions for known file types, uncheck the tick box.
  7. Click OK.

 

How to “Show hidden files and folders” in windows?

To show hidden folders etc. in Windows 7 (the instructions are similar for Vista and slightly similar for Windows XP).

  1. Go to Windows Explorer.
  2. Open the C: drive.
  3. Click Organize on the menu bar.
  4. Select Folder and Search options.
  5. Select the View tab.
  6. Under Files and Folders > Hidden files and folders, select the option to Show hidden files, folders and drives.
  7. Click OK.