claymores-dual-eth-sia-miner5.3

Claymore has updated the Dual Eth miner so it now supports Eth + Decred or Eth + Siacoin mining.

Claymore’s Dual Ethereum+Decred_Siacoin v5.3

This miner only supports AMD Graphics Cards.

I’ve already covered dual Ethererum + Decred mining in this video so I won’t go over that again here, I’ll just be focusing on Dual Ethereum and Siacoin mining using the updated miner.

Dual mining is great because it allows you to mine multiple coins at the same time without performance loss or using more electricity in most cases. You’re getting more bang for your buck and the miner should be more profitable overall.

The miner has lots of advanced features for multiple mining options, power control, temperature control but I’m keeping this simple so if you want the extra feature please see the readme included with the miner.

Setting up Dual Ethereum & Siacoin Mining.

Once you have download and extracted the miner, inside the folder you’ll see some start.bat files and these files are used to start the miner with your configurations setting such as your wallet address and which pool you want to connect to.

Here’s the folder with the Start-Eth-Sia.bat opened

dual-miner-eth-sia-folder

Here’s the text inside the Start-Eth-Sia.bat

EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool eu1.ethermine.org:4444 -ewal 0x5161fd49e847f67455f1c8bb7abb36e985260d03.worker1 -epsw x -dpool “http://siamining.com:9980/miner/header?address=002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555&worker=Worker1″ -dcoin sc

The first part is for mining ethereum using the ethermine.org pool and my address and my worker (nickname)

-epool eu1.ethermine.org:4444 (the pool I’m using)

-ewal 0x5161fd49e847f67455f1c8bb7abb36e985260d03.worker1 (my eth address and nickname)

-epsw x (password)

The second part is for mining Siacoin at the pool Siamining.com (this time is all the details are integrated into one line)

-dpool “http://siamining.com:9980/miner/header?address=002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555&worker=Worker1″

-dcoin sc (sets the miner to Siacoin)

Quick Miner Setup

For the quickest setup you only need to swap the green text (my addresses) for your own Ethereum address and your Siacoin address and then save the file as a .bat (ensure its not saved as .bat.txt)

My Results

I’ve tested this miner on my 2 X MSi R7 370 4GB Rig (Overclocked Core 1150 Mem 1500) and these are my results

Eth + Sia

Ethereum 25 Mh/s

Siacoin 372 Mh/s

Eth + Decred

Ethereum 26.9 Mh/s

Decred 404 Mh/s

Eth Only

Ethereum 28.25 Mh/s

 

siacoin-wallet-backup

Instructions for backing up the Siacoin wallet.

There is no backup option within the Siacoin walle that allows for backup of your Siacoin wallet and without securing this important information your Siacoin could be lost forever in the event that something happens to your data. So it’s worth taking a few minutes to backup and secure your wallet as described below.

Firstly Close the Siacoin wallet if is running.

Create a New Folder on your computers desktop or another place of your choice. Call the folder Siacoin Wallet Backup.

You should have a text file that you created when you first setup your wallet and it includes the wallet password, seed and a receiving address (if you setup using my guide). Copy this text file into your new Siacoin Backup folder.

Next we need to backup the actual files used for your wallet and they are saved in a hidden place on your computer.

Goto the folder located here C:/Users/(Computer Name)/AppData/Roaming/Sia-UI/sia/

Swap the Computer Name folder for your the name of your machine or your user name. In my case it’s Lee

C:/Users/Lee/AppData/Roaming/Sia-UI/sia

The AppData folder is a hidden folder so you might need to change your viewing options to reveal the folder.

Inside the Sia-UI folder you will see a folder called Wallet, copy this folder and it’s contents to the Siacoin backup folder you created.

siacoin-save-folder

You can now save your Siacoin Wallet Backup folder to a place of your choice such as USB Drive or Cloud storage, however you should note that this folder is not secured and anyone with access could restore your wallet and gain access to your funds.

To secure my wallet backups I use WinRar which compresses the folder into a single file but it can also be used to password protect the files and cannot be un-compressed without the password.

siacoin-wallet-secured

After setting the password, click ok to create your Siacoin Wallet Backup.rar file. Once completed you can keep the .rar file and delete the source folder.

You now have a password protected Siacoin Wallet Backup.

 

A video guide on how to start mining Siacoins using your computers graphics card. This mining guide is good for both AMD & Nvidia graphics cards and the software is compatible with 32/64bit versions of windows.

Marlin Siacoin GPU Miner Download Link
http://imineblocks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/marlin-0.9.0-win32-IMineBlocks.zip

Siacoin Mining Pool
http://siamining.com

Text version of this guide
http://imineblocks.com/how-to-mine-siacoin-with-your-graphics-card/

Hardware used in this video

MSi GTX 970 4GB Armor
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Want to help support the channel?
Why not share some of your mining time by running the Start.bat with my Siacoin address: 002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555

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US http://amzn.to/1Ttb8P9
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Tips are appreciated. Here’s my Addresses

Siacoin 002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555
Bitcoin 12v4d15AuopsVzudct7J8LJMm7qH95SxA1
Ethereum 0x5B905114167C80276AD28A997f606C698547fe40

sia-gpu-600x

Instruction guide for mining Siacoins using your AMD or Nvidia Graphics Card (GPU Mining).

Step1. Get a Siacoin address (guide on wallet/address creation) or alternative you can use an exchange address to receive your siacoin rewards from the pool.

Step2. Download the Marlin Siacoin Miner which is currently the best and most compatible miner for GPU mining.

Step3. Unzip the miner files to a folder on your computer.

Step4. Edit the Start.bat file with notepad and update it with your details. There’s only two parts that need to be changed

SET address=002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555

Change this to your own address

SET worker=workerx

Change this to a nickname of your choice

sia-miner-batch

Here’s what our Start.bat file contains

:: Batch file sample for Marlin
:: Written by Xurious for SiaMining.com
:: Sia Address: 00091d9619f1e697ddf80e751b68baffc444e7b59eeb54e131f136711d84aebf3bc6e0b820af
:: Updated 2016-08-04
::
:: Your Payout Address.
SET address=002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555
:: Worker Name.
SET worker=workerx
:: Intensity. 21 is great for normal desktop usage. 28 is typical for mining.
SET intensity=21
::
marlin.exe -u %address%.%worker%” -I %intensity%

Save the file. Ensure it saves as .bat and not .bat.txt

Step5. Double click on the Start.bat icon to start the Siacoin Miner.

Here’s my results from two MSi R7 370 4GB = 939 MH/s

siacoin-marlin-miner

Step6. Check your stats on the Siamining.com pool by visiting the website and entering your Siacoin address.

I hope you found this guide to be helpful in your mining efforts. Any questions or comments please leave them below and I’ll respond as soon as I can.
Siacoin donations are appreciated or if you prefer you can share some of your mining time by running the Start.bat with my Siacoin address: 002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555

How to use Siacoin to rent out the free space on your Hard Drive.

In this guide I explain everything you need to get started as a cloud storage provider. Rent out your free space and earn money from it.

Text & Image version of this video guide.
http://imineblocks.com/siacoin-renting-out-your-free-hard-drive-space/

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Buy anything on Amazon
US http://amzn.to/1Ttb8P9
UK http://amzn.to/27P0s71

Tips are appreciated. Here’s my Addresses

Siacoin 002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555
Bitcoin 12v4d15AuopsVzudct7J8LJMm7qH95SxA1
Ethereum 0x5B905114167C80276AD28A997f606C698547fe40