Bitcoin - Mine virtual money with your graphics card

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  1. Dala

    Dala Active Member

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    Hello folks

    Has anyone on the forum tried out bitcoin-mining? It's basically mining for virtual currency using your GPU (preferably ATI for more efficiency). There are alot of information on the web, so read up a bit before posting irrelevant questions.

    http://www.bitcoin.org/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin

    I myself have been mining almost constantly for a week with two Ati 5770's, and so far I've earned 60$! (ca. 25BTC)

    If you want to get started and try it out:
    1. Create an account here: https://www.mybitcoin.com/
    2. Save your address for recieving money to your account, it looks something like this: 1rYK1YzEGa59pI314159KUF2Za4jAYYTd
    3. Create a second account on a mining pool, there are many to choose from (slush, deep, bitcoinpool). I reccomend deepbit; http://deepbit.net/ Login to the pool and insert your payment address.
    4.Download the client. This is the GPU GUI version for ATI (nvidia works, but it's slow) https://github.com/downloads/Kiv/poclbm/guiminer-20110428.exe
    5. Extract it and start guiminer.exe. Jot down the needed info in the program
    Server: deepbit
    email: yourdeepbitemail@gmail.com
    password: yourdeepbitpassword
    Device: [1] Juniper
    Extra flags: -v -w 128 -f 120

    And let the mining begin.

    Wait a day, send money from deepbit pool to your account. Profit. Exchange BTC to USD via BTC->paypal service if you prefer real cash.

    Anything unclear?
     
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