The stupid question


#1

I'm I minning ?

{
"version" : 1000001,
"protocolversion" : 170002,
"walletversion" : 60000,
"balance" : 0.00000000,
"blocks" : 7341,
"timeoffset" : 1,
"connections" : 8,
"proxy" : "",
"difficulty" : 56.98152017,
"testnet" : true,
"keypoololdest" : 1476721069,
"keypoolsize" : 101,
"paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
"relayfee" : 0.00005000,
"errors" : "This is a pre-release test build - use at your own risk - do not use for mining or merchant applications"
}

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And is it any good ?


#2

What does the command getmininginfo return


#3

Here's my output right now:

djm@asgard:~/zcash$ ./src/zcash-cli getmininginfo
{
    "blocks" : 7355,
    "currentblocksize" : 1000,
    "currentblocktx" : 0,
    "difficulty" : 60.44242846,
    "errors" : "This is a pre-release test build - use at your own risk - do not use for mining or merchant applications",
    "genproclimit" : 1,
    "networkhashps" : 6,
    "pooledtx" : 0,
    "testnet" : true,
    "chain" : "test",
    "generate" : true
}

#4

Before you launched zcashd, did you follow all the steps in the Mining Guide at:
https://github.com/zcash/zcash/wiki/Mining-Guide

Also, you can check for coins you received as mining rewards with:

./src/zcash-cli listunspent

#5

{
"blocks" : 7363,
"currentblocksize" : 13755,
"currentblocktx" : 1,
"difficulty" : 63.43250152,
"errors" : "This is a pre-release test build - use at your own risk - do not use for mining or merchant applications",
"genproclimit" : -1,
"networkhashps" : 6,
"pooledtx" : 1,
"testnet" : true,
"chain" : "test",
"generate" : true
}


#6

Yes you are mining - specifically the generate: true

genproclimit at -1 will mine on all available threads though I prefer to explicitly set this to match the number of threads/cores you want to use (as performance doesn't scale linearly and using hyper threading can actually decrease performance).


#7

Hello- can I mine with my cpu (Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5300U CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2301 Mhz) that has 16GB ram as well ?


#8

You can mine on any CPU. Currently the native miner in zcashd has very poor performance compared to newly released open-source CPU solvers (see here) so hopefully a standalone miner will be released prior to launch else it's unlikely your CPU will do very well.