Help me getting started with Burst!


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5 Burst on their way Heres 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

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 they are friendly to new miners and have been stable now for 2 months and payouts are faster than quoted. You want stability.

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 whole rig setup for mining three feet away from me in my home office.

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 does this for you
c. Make sure any future plots do not overlap
d. While your first drive is plotting, start getting ready your batch file and config file to mine the pool.

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 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 in the All in One AIO feature in the burst coin download you did. This is why I sent you 5 burst and broken down like this.

  • 1 burst for the name change
  • 1 burst for joining the pool ( I think it is one burst) + 1 burst fee
  • 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 lest one burst. + 1 burst fee
  • This should leave you with zero burst.

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 to read a pool page. The concept is the same for all pools.

7 - Other videos worth watching

a. How to shuck drives and save money

b. how to setup a burst coin wallet

Start mining and get more burst !! :slight_smile:


I try to mine in the pool you suggested but my account won’t show up in the pools interface.
Can you see why it’s not working? Here is my setup: https ://imgur. com/a/XNyIu

*remove the spaces in the imgur link. I can’t post links or images here.


OOOPSSS I did not scroll all the way down and I see your using the ALL IN ONE WALLET. feature to mine. You really don’t want to do this only because you have no real control over what happens.

We will get you going read all the way through this.

  1. Navigate to this directory if you downloaded the all in one wallet and pull out the MINER-V1.170820_AVX and AVX2 exe program to another folder… Also include the miner.conf file in the same new folder you copy the .exe’s to

I don’t know how computer savy you are but create a .BAT file with either the AVX2.exe or the AVX.exe
Make sure there is a CD command just before the exec so the bat file can find the executable.

Were going to run the bat file instead AFTER You change the miner.conf file. THis will give you full control over what you do.

Ok there could be a few other things

  1. Did you set the reward assignment for that pool?
  2. Did you wait the 4 blocks (light blue lines need to run at least four) and check again

You will know when you have DL confirmed when your screen looks like this

Turn off USEHDDWAKEUP it does not really work I have a better solution for you.

Use this program to keep them awake it works great, low overhead and you can customize. I have it set to write a small file to every plot drive every 3 min which is 1 min below the 4 min block time.

  • It’s free as well
  • make sure you enable writing mode, bottom left hand corner
  • Also turn off the feature within the blago or jminer program you won’t need either if your using this and honestly I don’t even think that option works in the miner program(s).
  • In my miner batch file I have it set to FIRE THIS OFF Just before start mining. The program already recognizes if it is already running so it won’t run multiple copies.




I did set the reward assignment and I waited 4 blocks to confirm.
Letting it run overnight, my miner showed up in the pool.
Am I correct, assuming a miner only shows up in the pools current shares if it sent a deadline for the current block?

I’ll try your method of mining too.
The AVX2 miner is a bit more efficient isn’t it?
What are good values for the send- and update interval?
What target deadline should i set? atm it’s at 80000000.

*you should link the github page for KeepAliveHD as this is the scource.


Am I correct, assuming a miner only shows up in the pools current shares if it sent a deadline for the current block?

Correct. If you turn off your miner it will disappear from there but still how up in historic shares for some time until it falls off from there as well.

AVX2 miner is 20% more efficient. There is an entire thread on it here and I tested it myself.

Do not change the send and update intervals they are pretty standard. Put them back to their defaults anything outside of changing them might just shoot yourself in the foot only because you may be missing the send interval or delaying it.

Do not set the deadline either that is set by the Pool your mining on. If you send a nonce that it beyond the deadline Blago miner will tell you that it was discarded or sent late. Does not happen often. The issue with setting is that if you move to another pool their deadline may be shorter. If it is longer and you forget to set it then you will again be shooting yourself in the foot. The POOL will decide this for you. Remove it.

Hope that helps


Thank you very much, seems like I’m all set!