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February 06, 2018, 03:25:39 PM
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I have seen a lot of users that want to start mining or have already started but do not know what to mine. I though of creating this thread by including all of the new CryptoNight coins that are worth while mining using your CPU and will get you a decent amount of coins in return.
I will maintain this thread and add more coins on it, feel free to bookmark if you like.

I think the average mining power of your low to mid level CPU is about ~100-150 h/s so, I will create a guide on what to mine and how to do it based on this hashing speed.
Note: With this hashing speed you will definitely loose money if you sell what you mine because electricity is expensive. This approach is going to work only if you're OK with the idea that their value will probably appreciate in time.

What coins to mine?

The most lucrative coins from a "low difficulty & good returns" perspective are:

  • Qwerty Coin (QWC) - you will get ~315,000 tokens/day
  • TurtleCoin(TRTL) - you will get ~3500 tokens/day
  • PinkStarCoin (PNKS) - you will get ~600 tokens/day
  • Stellite Coin (XTL) - you will get ~270 tokens/day
  • DinastyCoin (DCY) - you will get ~200 tokens/day
  • ByteCoin (BCN) - you will get ~26 tokens/day
  • CrepCoin (CREP) - you will get ~49 tokens/day
  • Intense Coin (ITNS) - you will get ~7 tokens/day
  • Fonero (FNO) - you will get ~9 tokens/day
  • Graft (GRFT) - you will get ~1 tokens/day
  • Electroneum (ETN) - you will get ~4 tokens/day
  • LeviarCoin (XLC) - you will get ~2 tokens/day
  • Dero (DERO) - you will get ~0.3 tokens/day
  • Alloy (XAO) - you will get ~15 tokens/day
  • Haven (XHV) - you will get ~0.4 tokens/day
  • Karbo (KRB) - you will get ~0.2 tokens/day
  • Sumokoin (SUMO) - you will get ~0.1 tokens/day
  • NioBioCash (NBR) - you will get ~20 tokens/day
  • Solace Coin (SOLACE) - you will get ~2000 tokens/day
  • Loki Coin (LOKI) - you will get ~0.4 tokens/day
  • Triton Coin (TRIT) - you will get ~25 tokens/day
  • Iridium Coin (IRD) - you will get ~2 tokens/day
  • Italo Coin (ITA) - you will get ~2.4 tokens/day
  • Elya Coin (ELYA) - you will get ~92 tokens/day
  • OMBRE Coin (OMBRE) - you will get ~60 tokens/day
  • BitTube Coin (TUBE) - you will get ~0.7 tokens/day
  • BBS Coin (BBS) - you will get ~12,000 tokens/day
  • BLOC Coin (BLOC) - you will get ~0.9 tokens/day
  • Quantum Coin (QRL) - you will get ~0.35 tokens/day

What pool should I use?

Usually all of the legitimate pools will charge a fee, from my experience, the good ones charge up to 1%. None of the good ones are free.

The pools I use or heard they are good:

  • DCY - dcy.poolmining.us
  • BCN - bytecoin.uk
  • ETN, KRB, SUMO, ITNS, GRFT - easyhash.io
  • XLC - xlc.dark-mine.su
  • TRTL - turtlepool.space
  • DERO - pool.dero.live
  • XAO - cryptoknight.cc/alloy/
  • FNO - fno.cryptopool.space
  • XHV - xhv.luckypool.io
  • PNKS - pnks.poolmining.us
  • XTL - communitypool.stellite.cash
  • QWC - qwertycoin.site
  • CREP - crep.miner.rocks
  • NBR - nbr.4miner.me
  • SOLACE - solace.luckypool.io
  • LOKI - loki.miner.rocks
  • TRIT - cryptoknight.cc/triton
  • IRD - cryptoknight.cc/iridium
  • ITA - cryptoknight.cc/italo
  • ELYA - cryptoknight.cc/elya
  • OMBRE - cryptoknight.cc/ombre
  • TUBE - mining.bit.tube
  • BBS - pool.bbscoin.xyz
  • BLOC - bloc-mining.us
  • QRL - qrl.miner.rocks

What coins have forked, are ASIC resistant and what algorithm are they currently on?

An answer to all of this questions can be found on my other thread: [CryptoNight] Forked coins, ASIC resistance and current algorithms

Where can I get a wallet address?

The best place to get a wallet address is on the website of the coin. I have also used FreeWallet or Jaxx but usually none of the new coins are supported in these.

The most secure wallets to use are the paper wallets, you can mine directly to them.
Note: Please do not use a wallet address from an exchange, you will most likely loose your mined coins.

What software to use for mining?

I am using Xmrig for mining. In my opinion this is the best & easy to use command line CPU miner.
Note: They charge a fee for mining which is between 1% - 5%. You can configure this to the amount you like to donate.

First you need to download the correct file from here: https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig/releases

You should have 3 files:

  • config.json
  • start.bat
  • xmrig.exe

The important part is the config.json file, this is the only file (read the comments in it too):
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{
    "algo": "cryptonight",  // cryptonight (default) or cryptonight-lite
    "av": 0,                // algorithm variation, 0 auto select
    "background": false,    // true to run the miner in the background
    "colors": true,         // false to disable colored output    
    "cpu-affinity": null,   // set process affinity to CPU core(s), mask "0x3" for cores 0 and 1
    "cpu-priority": 2,   // set process priority (0 idle, 2 normal to 5 highest)
    "donate-level": 5,      // donate level, mininum 1%
    "log-file": null,       // log all output to a file, example: "c:/some/path/xmrig.log"
    "max-cpu-usage": 85,    // maximum CPU usage for automatic mode, usually limiting factor is CPU cache not this option.  
    "print-time": 60,       // print hashrate report every N seconds
    "retries": 5,           // number of times to retry before switch to backup server
    "retry-pause": 5,       // time to pause between retries
    "safe": false,          // true to safe adjust threads and av settings for current CPU
    "threads": 3,        // number of miner threads corresponds to the number of cores you CPU has, recommended 3 for quad core processors
    "pools": [
{
            "url": "<your_pool_address>",   // URL of mining server or: etn.fairhash.org:3333
            "user": "<your_wallet_address>",                        // username for mining server
            "pass": "x",                       // password for mining server, usually "x" or ""
            "keepalive": true,                 // send keepalived for prevent timeout (need pool support)
            "nicehash": true                  // enable nicehash/xmrig-proxy support
        }
    ],
    "api": {
        "port": 0,                             // port for the miner API https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig/wiki/API
        "access-token": null,                  // access token for API
        "worker-id": null                      // custom worker-id for API
    }
}

After you properly change config.json, you can start the miner by opening start.bat (on Windows). That's it!

Another mining app for CPU mining is XMR-STAK, you can use this as well, a guide on how to install it was provided by neosi1 here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2891680.msg33070715#msg33070715

A more detailed mining thread which showcases multiple mining apps (CPU & GPU) can be found here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2345911.0

Please let me know if you have questions/suggestions or feel free to share the coins you are mining with your CPU and could be added on this list.
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what algos does the miner do just cryptonight?
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what algos does the miner do just cryptonight?

It can do cryptonight (by default) or cryptonight-lite. Check config.json. Smiley
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February 06, 2018, 04:40:11 PM
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There are more cryptonight coins that are profitable but which one is best varies all the time.
Better to link to one of the available calculators.

http://minecryptonight.net/
https://www.cryptunit.com/
https://whattomine.com/

For some reason dero, turtlecoin and sumokoin looks nice today.

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February 06, 2018, 04:48:13 PM
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There are more cryptonight coins that are profitable but which one is best varies all the time.
Better to link to one of the available calculators.

http://minecryptonight.net/
https://www.cryptunit.com/
https://whattomine.com/

For some reason dero, turtlecoin and sumokoin looks nice today.

This is not about profit but "number of coins you get" with a low hashrate Smiley
Thanks for the links though!
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February 06, 2018, 05:03:20 PM
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You didn't mentioned a pool for XDN.

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You didn't mentioned a pool for XDN.

Yes, I haven't tested any for XDN yet. Will add more after they're tested. Smiley
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You didn't mentioned a pool for XDN.

Yes, I haven't tested any for XDN yet. Will add more after they're tested. Smiley

Unfortunately I could not find any reliable XDN pools... Removing it from the list.
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Added a pool for XLC.
Added estimates & pool for TRTL.

Happy mining Smiley
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If you need coin with purpose and more than just fork or gui wallet go for Dero,
research you coin first and read carefully the details about it.
https://github.com/deroproject/documentation/blob/master/WhitePaper.md
I am personally mining dero.
DERO: Privacy + Smart Contracts + Lightning Fast Transactions, like monero + ethereum
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2525508
You can use cpu to mine dero.
http://pool.dero.live/





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If you need coin with purpose and more than just fork or gui wallet go for Dero,
research you coin first and read carefully the details about it.
https://github.com/deroproject/documentation/blob/master/WhitePaper.md
I am personally mining dero.
DERO: Privacy + Smart Contracts + Lightning Fast Transactions, like monero + ethereum
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2525508
You can use cpu to mine dero.
http://pool.dero.live/


Thanks for the suggestion!

I've added in DERO token gain estimates and a very active pool for it. Smiley
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February 13, 2018, 11:59:06 AM
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Difficulty has increased for all of the coins mentioned so, I've updated them to reflect the current rewards for the ~150 h/s hash rate.

Mine while you still have a chance to gain something Wink
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Added ALLOY to the list. You can get about 0.7 XAO/day with 150 h/s Smiley

Happy mining Wink
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February 16, 2018, 04:54:38 PM
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I'm really confused about ByteCoin (BCN). Half of the people here seem to despise it and tell me to stay far away from it. But it looks like it's doing alright. I only know a little bit about the story behind bytecoin too.

You didn't mentioned a pool for XDN.

Yes, I haven't tested any for XDN yet. Will add more after they're tested. Smiley

Unfortunately I could not find any reliable XDN pools... Removing it from the list.

I mine XDN reliably on MinerGate. In fact I actually do merged mining on Minergate with XMR which means by mining XMR, that same hashrate also mines XDN at virtually no cost and I've racked up a fair amount of XDN to supplement the XMR. It's just a bonus basically. Minergate also has merged mining with XMR and FCN, but I honestly don't think FCN is that great. It's difficulty is somewhat high and you don't get much out of it.

I know people here also have mixed feelings about MinerGate so that's up to them to decide. My personal experience is that it's been fine for me but others have indeed had issues as well.
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I'm really confused about ByteCoin (BCN). Half of the people here seem to despise it and tell me to stay far away from it. But it looks like it's doing alright. I only know a little bit about the story behind bytecoin too.

I mine XDN reliably on MinerGate. In fact I actually do merged mining on Minergate with XMR which means by mining XMR, that same hashrate also mines XDN at virtually no cost and I've racked up a fair amount of XDN to supplement the XMR. It's just a bonus basically. Minergate also has merged mining with XMR and FCN, but I honestly don't think FCN is that great. It's difficulty is somewhat high and you don't get much out of it.

I know people here also have mixed feelings about MinerGate so that's up to them to decide. My personal experience is that it's been fine for me but others have indeed had issues as well.

Yes, BCN had a bad reputation when it started out but their project isn't as bad as people think. In the end everything that counts is the people who trade it. I see it's about $6mil for the past 24h, that can't be bad, right? Smiley

I've also stared out mining with minergate but found out on my own that this isn't a good option. High fees for withdrawing the mined coins to a wallet, good hashes being stolen etc... I suggest moving away from minergate as soon as possible.

Although, I could not find a reliable XDN pool so that means you need keep searching on your own for one or switch to another coin...
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February 17, 2018, 03:43:04 AM
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Thanks for the guide.
You can add Graft.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2115188.0

100H/s will give you around 3.082 GRFT per day
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Thanks for the guide.
You can add Graft.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2115188.0

100H/s will give you around 3.082 GRFT per day

Thanks for the suggestion!
I have added in GRFT & associated pool Smiley

Happy mining Smiley
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February 19, 2018, 04:28:03 PM
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Another new coin to look at thats super easy to mine is SpotMe coin:

https://www.spotmecoin.com

Though development seems very slow.
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February 19, 2018, 05:10:51 PM
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Another new coin to look at thats super easy to mine is SpotMe coin:

https://www.spotmecoin.com

Though development seems very slow.


I love mining new up and coming Cryptonight coins but I will skip this one as it does not even have a Bitcoin talk ANN...
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February 20, 2018, 08:23:11 AM
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Another new coin to look at thats super easy to mine is SpotMe coin:

https://www.spotmecoin.com

Though development seems very slow.


Thanks for the suggestion but we should at least wait for it to be announced on this forum to know more about it and the developers.
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