Hey everyone. New to burst and would really appreciate my first coin so i can get started! My ID is BURST-3TW4-XYJM-UWHM-E9ELD. Thanks!! Also, if you could recommend a good pool to join for me that would be awesome! I have 32TB.
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You will need to download the blockchain before you see the coins sent to you. Here is a quick high level guide;
1 - Open your account up
a. Get your number
b. Setup a name for your account this will be helpful so when your on the pool you can find yourself easy (optional)
c. Once your done with this set all the information aside in a txt file somewhere.
2 - Start looking for a pool to mine in.
a. I use http://ninja.burstcoin.ml:8080/ you are looking for stability in a pool.
b. Figure out where you are going to PHYSICALLY mine e.g. is it on the same computer or another computer. Where you open and store your wallet has no relation to the gear your mining on. I have my wallet on my local home computer and have a rig setup for mining three feet away from me.
c. If you know your going to join a pool set the reward assignment ahead of time. This will avoid having to wait the 4 blocks any pool asks you to wait for while your plotting your drive.
3 - Get ready to learn and plot your drives
a. Figure out how to plot your drive
b. Make sure your drive is optimized from the get go. XPlotter_avx.exe or Xplotter_avx2.exe does this for you
c. Make sure any future plots DO NOT overlap by using a good naming convention with your beginning NONCE number
d. Using the Xplotter program will allow you to re-start a plot and pick up from where you left off if needed
Check out these plotting helpful links;
a. How plots are created
b. Dicussion with another new miner on plotting.
4 - Once the plot file is ready, start mining
a. Once the plot file is ready you should have ready to go the batch file and the miner.config file for mining the pool you are joining
b. To join any pool you must set the reward assignment which is code for you having to pay your way in to join the pool. This is a one time payment but if you switch pools you have to pay to join that new pool. If your limited on burst coins best to stick to one pool until you have earned burst. The pool needs to know who you are and add you to them and they can pay you.
This is done by “SETTING THE REWARD ASSIGNMENT FEATURE” best to use the set reward assignment directly from your wallet (see below). This is why you were sent 3 burst and broken down like this.
- 1 burst for setting the REWARD ASSIGNMENT to the pool your going to join and mine from (mandatory)
- 1 burst for sending a test burst to someone, anyone, (back to me if you like) this will solidify your wallet and demonstrate that you received and have sent at least one burst. (optional but helpful)
- This should leave you with one burst. Please choose your pool wisely. Understanding when the payouts are and whether or not the pool is good to beginner miners is important. Once your rig grows in capacity, you can move to a more agressive pool with agressive payout schedules. General rule of thumb, if the pools TARGETDEADLINE is short then it is most likeley more agressive. If it is longer then most likeley it is more flexible.
WARNING DO NOT EVER USE - A WEBSITE based version of any application to set your reward assignment. There are RUMORS that these sites are CACHING Passphrases and stealing peoples coins. A rumor, but there is hard proof that its happening.
- Use the Change Reward Assginment option at the bottom of your windows burst wallet where it says START MINING > CHANGE REWARD ASSIGNMENT see image below
5 - Once you start mining
a. On the pool page where your mining on, go to the HISTORIC SHARES window and SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM and find your new name that you gave yourself above or your burst account number. You will be at the bottom because you are new to the pool. Once you are there over time you will begin climbing the ladder.
6 - Watch this video on how to understand and read a pool page. The concept is the same for all pools regardless of the formt the screen is presented in.
7 - Other videos worth watching
a. How to shuck drives and save money. If you buy and shuck a WD drive. Register with WD to activate your warranty here.
b. how to setup a burst coin wallet
c. How to pool mine Burstcoin
Good luck and happy Bursting !!