How Do You Mine Dogecoin?

How Do You Mine Dogecoin?

To mine Dogecoin, download the Dogecoin client, choose CPU or GPU mining, find a pool, create an account and a worker and download a mining program. Setup your batch file, and open it to start mining.

  1. Download the Dogecoin client

    Go to Dogecoin's homepage, and download the Dogecoin client. When it is finished downloading, open it. Wait while the client downloads the blockchain.

  2. Choose GPU or CPU mining

    If you are using an integrated graphics card, mine with your computer's CPU. If you have a dedicated graphics card, especially an AMD, GPU mining is ideal.

  3. Decide to mine alone or with a pool

    Mine on your own or collaborate with other miners in a pool. Mining with a pool is usually better for anyone not running a powerful computer. When mining alone, it is possible to never hit a block. A pool works together and splits the profits evenly according to the amount of power put in by each member.

  4. Choose a pool and sign up

    There are numerous mining pools. Browse a Dogecoin community website and choose one. Sign up, and create a worker and a password. Take note of the pool's port number.

  5. Setup CGMiner

    Search for software called CGMiner. Download it, and extract the contents from the .zip file onto your hard drive.

  6. Setup the GPU batch file

    If you are GPU mining, go to the folder that containers cgminer.exe. Press the right mouse button to open a new .txt file. Type "cgminer.exe —scrypt -o url:port -u username.workername -p workerpassword" without the quotation marks, and substitute your pool URL, port number, worker name and password. Save the .txt file as "GPUMiner.bat" without the quotation marks.

  7. Prepare the CPU catch file

    If you are CPU mining, download the software called cpuminer instead of CGMiner, and type "minerd.exe -o url:port -u username.workername -p workerpassword" without the quotation marks in the .txt file, and substitute your personal information.

  8. Start mining

    Open the .bat file you just created, and CGMiner or cpuminer starts mining. Monitor the progress at the pool's website.