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Snowgem (XSG) - Equihash 144_5 - Updated Strategy Guide
Our friends over at SnowGem have a lot of development going on and we wanted to give you an update. This coin is profitable to mine and also to run a masternode. It is based on the Equihash 144,5 variation so nvidia users should definitely take note.
We just updated the example profiles for bminer.equihash.pcfg (nvidia) and lolminer.pcfg (amd/nvidia) miners with some quick updates:
- to remove the miningspeed pool, we are sorry to see them go, we mined a lot of HUSH with them too, another equihash coin.
- to add the snowgem official pool, pool.snowgem.org, which has a beautiful and easy to use interface.
You can quickly check by GPU here to see what you would make using their Profit Calc: https://snowgem.org/resources/calc
For more details on SnowGem as a coin, we do see a great future here. Their Roadmap: https://snowgem.org/blog/snowgem-roadmap-2019
How to mine on PiMP OS the fastest way
You can quickly add bminer or lolminer and test it out with just a few commands:
pimp --addshows you all available miner profiles to add. We can see bminer and lolminer in this list because this rig has nvidia AND amd gpus in it:
Nvidia: use bminer:
pimp --add 2511
AMD: use lolminer:
pimp --add 3401
Then you can use the
pimp --editcommands just like you always do. For a quick refresher, check out the guides and videos here: https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/10/setting-up-miner-profiles and here: https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/24/editing-the-miner-confs
Short version though, you can see here the SnowGem examples in bminer and lolminer:
in this one dont forget to change the port in the FLAGS= section! This miner needs it separate from the pool definition given in POOL1 in the top section.
Remember - if you get stuck, post here, or jump in the Discord for happy helpers!
For those that prefer the GUI, here is a nice tutorial on how to mine SnowGem using Bminer on PiMP and editing using the GUI Leafpad app: https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/3623/nvidia-profile-mining-tutorial-1-snowgem-xsg-using-bminer-bminer-equihash-pcfg
Sad to say due to the way this works it's not as simple as adding a feature to PiMP OS, but we are happy to guide you to the instructions!
To create a master node you have to have a VPS with an IP address, this is really cheap at most cloud providers now, and SnowGem has a great guide to help you set that up. They also are very helpful in their discord chat. Here is a link to their setup video for that: https://youtu.be/yjD3nXmmerU
You can also rent Masternodes: https://evonodes.com/pool/XSG
For more news / to discuss
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