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November 01, 2017, 10:05:18 PM
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Hi guys, I have a pc that I would like to mine on for educational purposes.

Currently the PC is linux, ubuntu CLI.
My experience with linux is newbie level, about 3 months in.

Can I ask for some newbie help with regards to mining in a stratum pool?

#1: What is stratum?
#2: Which client should I use to mine for different algorithms? What is the best client to use?
#3: How do I install a project from github?


Thank you!
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November 01, 2017, 10:50:53 PM
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Hi guys, I have a pc that I would like to mine on for educational purposes.

Currently the PC is linux, ubuntu CLI.
My experience with linux is newbie level, about 3 months in.

Can I ask for some newbie help with regards to mining in a stratum pool?

#1: What is stratum?
#2: Which client should I use to mine for different algorithms? What is the best client to use?
#3: How do I install a project from github?


Thank you!

#1 It's the protocol used for mining. https://slushpool.com/help/manual/stratum-protocol
Basically an optimised way of communicating over the internet for mining.

#2 What are you mining with? Usually miners have their built in software and it's not very flexible.
People usually go with cgminer when they are mining with a CPU/GPU. I don't think cgminer supports mining different coins in parallel. I imagine this would be better done pool side.

#3 I don't understand the question.

Hashing from any device can be applied to any hashing algorithm. However, some are far more efficent depending on the application.
A quick way for you to start up and learn would be to:
1. Chose a pool
2. use cgminer
3. connect to the pool using cgminer
4. Let your computer run for a while to see some results (this won't translate into financial gain since mining that way is very inefficient in 2017).

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November 02, 2017, 04:12:05 AM
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Hi guys, I have a pc that I would like to mine on for educational purposes.

Currently the PC is linux, ubuntu CLI.
My experience with linux is newbie level, about 3 months in.

Can I ask for some newbie help with regards to mining in a stratum pool?

#1: What is stratum?
#2: Which client should I use to mine for different algorithms? What is the best client to use?
#3: How do I install a project from github?


Thank you!

For number three you need a github account - then you can "clone" the project to your own account and that creates a copy.
But you're only copying the raw code, not an actual program.
To actually install something depends on what you're cloning - you'll need a compiler to convert the code into a program, or some code you can run through terminal if you have the right software installed.
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