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How to Mine Pirate Chain: Step-by-Step Guide for ASIC & GPU

Download the latest Pirate Ocean wallet and extract it to a directory of your choosing.

Double-click on the Pirate Ocean wallet you extracted from the zip file

crypto wallet
The wallet will begin downloading all the necessary items to run, including the zcash parameters and may prompt you to download the bootstrap so that the chain downloads faster (a bootstrap is a zip file containing a copy of all the blocks and headers).
crypto wallet pirate ocean

The wallet will show you the progress in % and the current block count for the remaining blocks it needs to download to fully sync, then it will generate your wallet address (which will start with zs1).

You´ll need a new unique receiving Z-address, where your mining rewards will get sent to.
Next click on file  Receiving z-addresses.

mining arrr
This will show the newly generated zs1 address. Remember your address, you´ll need it shortly.

Guide for ASIC

There are currently 6 ASIC`s on the market, each with their own specifications.

Bitmain Z9 mini

Advertised Hashrate: 10 kSol/s
Overclocked Hashrate: Depending on the Batch, around 13–17 kSol/s

Bitmain Z9

Advertised Hashrate: 41 kSol/s
Overclocked/adjusted Hashrate (3rd Party): around 50–60 kSol/s

Bitmain Z11

Advertised Hashrate: 135 kSol/s
Overclocked/adjusted Hashrate (3rd Party): around 145-155 kSol/s

Bitmain Z15

Advertised Hashrate: 420 kSol/s
Overclocked/adjusted Hashrate (3rd Party): N/A

Innosilicon A9 Master

Advertised Hashrate: 50 kSol/s

Innosilicon A9++

Advertised Hashrate: 140 kSol/s

 

We will guide you through the setup of an Bitmain Equihash miner, the guide is also applicable to the Z9, Z11 and Z15, but it may a different management console than Bitmain`s.

Setup your ASIC and start it as it says in the miner manual.
To find the internal IP address of you miner you can download an IP-scanner here.
Type in the IP address in your browser and a popup will be shown, where you have to type in your username and password (in case of the Bitmain ASIC, its usual Root as username and Root as password)

You now have access to the control panel.

antminer bitmain

To start earning those sweet anonymous ARRR, you must click on the Miner Configuration tab

antminer ASIC

URL: The pool website:Port (scroll down for a list of pools)
Worker: Your Pirate address
Password: leave blank if unspecified by the pool operator

There are several pools to choose from.

Please check
https://miningpoolstats.stream/pirate
for the current list of active pools.

Click Apply — the miner will restart and start hashing on the specified pool in a couple of minutes
You can check the current/average Hashrate, uptime, temperature and most important, the connection to the pool under the Miner status tab

You can check your current earnings and hashrate on the most pools itself with your pirate address → Pool website → Worker Stats → Worker lookup → copy paste your pirate address

Guide for GPU

GPU mining

Note: We recommend that you mine at a pool that allows you to mine a profitable gpu coin and to get paid in ARRR, as it is not efficient or profitable to directly mine ARRR with a GPU. Examples of these pools are zhash and zergpool.

There are a lot of miner-programs that you can use for the equihash algorithm, which the Pirate blockchain is built is built on:

  • DSTM
  • EWBF
  • BMiner
  • Lolminer for AMD

(to name just a few)

Which miner you choose is up to you, you can try all and settle down on the one, which suites you the most or where you got more rewards.

Download one of these to your computer and don’t worry, they will be safe to run, despite the virus warnings that will show up later on. Just click “Run Anyway” when prompted. Download one and extract everything to your preferred folder.

There are several pools to choose from.

Please check
https://miningpoolstats.stream/pirate for the current list of active pools.

What you need from the mining pool website are a few things…

Server — Find one in your region (EU, Asia, USA)
Port — “Eg. 8888” Different pools sometimes use different ports for different difficulties depending on your rig. This info can be found on the front page of the mining pool website or the “getting started” page.
Rig ID (optional) — Some pools allow a rig ID, this allows you as a miner to identify different rigs on the same pool. You can assign any rig id after your address by entering {Your Pirate address}.ARRR1 or whatever you want your rig to appear as on the website.

We will use EWBF miner as an example for the configuration. If you want to use another miner, you must adjust the settings for the specific miner.

We need to go in the folder you extracted your miner to. Inside this folder, right click and create a new text document.

In that document, you will need to type the following for EWBF:
zm — -server {Enter the regional server from the mining pool you chose}
– -port             {Port number from the mining pool}
– -user            {YourPirateAddressHere.YourRigName}
– -color           {leave blank}

Now, “save as” and give it a file name and at the end type .bat so for example GPUPirate.bat, then below that change it from text document to all files in the dropdown.
Click save.
Now, a new file should appear in your miner folder with some gears on it and the name you just gave it.

Clicking this should take you to the miner screen and you are off and running!

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch in our Discord or Telegram.

Most times, there is an example batch file in the download folder of the miner. Just replace the example inputs with your inputs, save it and you are also good to go.
Please visit the Pirate Chain discord, if you need further help, have suggestions for other guides or just want to talk about Pirate stuff with us. ARRR)

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