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How to Mine Ethereum on a Windows PC -- 6 Steps

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How to mine Ethereum? It's a little tech-y, but if you can follow simple instructions, you can make money mining Ethereum on a Windows PC. This is the first cryptocurrency mining guide from a collaboration of The Daily Decrypt with CryptoCompare -- watch for more guides to come! UPDATE: Ethereum has hardforked and this tutorial is no longer current. Visit http://Ethereum.org to download the latest mining software. Check out our new channel! http://youtube.com/dashorg Connect with us! [website] http://TheDailyDecrypt.com [tweets] http://Twitter.com/TheDailyDecrypt [facebook] http://Facebook.com/TheDailyDecrypt [podcast] http://Soundcloud.com/The-LTB-Network Wanna sponsor a show? http://TheDailyDecrypt.com/Sponsorship Sponsor: The Merkle: http://themerkle.com Sponsored Shout-Out: CORE asset on NXT: http://COREmedia.info Show links: CryptoCompare's Ethereum mining guide: https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/guides/how-to-mine-ethereum Geth download: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/releases Ethminer download: https://build.ethdev.com/builds/Windows%20C%2B%2B%20develop%20branch Music: "For Your Love" by Yardbirds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPrk-WU7cKQ Contact us: http://TheDailyDecrypt.com/Contact Tip us! See our addresses for Bitcoin, BitcoinDark, Bitshares, Dash, Dogecoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Neucoin, Nubits, Nxt, Peercoin & more at http://TheDailyDecrypt.com/Tip-Us ProTip ready: 1u9ZrWbVFkaYJ89VL3ynarQb5HUKW7zKB
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Pharawer (8 days ago)
Don't download the blockchain using geth --rpc command. That's the full blockchain, and it's super heavy like in the hundreds of Gigabytes. Instead use the command geth --fast --cache=2048 . It's a trimmed version of the blockchain, something like 15GB, it's probably enough for the normal miner. If you already started downloading the full version then you need to either delete the blockchain (where you had your full version) folder or rename the folder if you want to get the fast version, the full version ins't compatble with the fast, it's one or the other. The blockchain folder is found on C:\\Users\(youruser)\AppDatta\Roaming\Ethereum\Geth\ . Also you can use mist or the wallet program to see the progress percentage of the blockchain download, it's the first thing that appears when you open them. Hope this helps.
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Dinesh Batavia (1 month ago)
it is not a clear tutorial. which file to download is not quite clear. there are 3 or more files and i tried all and none worked.
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first off now there is no download for ethminer also how to link my wallet to the miner? not a very good tutorial.
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Dizy Tizy (5 months ago)
Tutorial is missing steps...please do the tutorial because your step by step explication sucks.
chilledoutfela ! (5 months ago)
awesome video...hope this way of mining is still profitable..u did not talk about wallet address?? how will the mined coin come to my wallet??? please help
designamk1 (4 months ago)
This tutorial is old. There are easier ways to do it nowadays. Download claymores dual miner and configure it to mine on any ETH mining pool like ethermine, suprnova, nanopool the list goes on
chilledoutfela ! (5 months ago)
dontcha worry...we will work it out togethers...its just that my day job is so hectic that when i come back home all i want to do is sleep...i can only work on saturdays and sundays..most probably today...rest will keep posted...take care
paris weir (5 months ago)
YES ME TOO that and i cant find an actual install file for ethminer i get some .exe that doesn't even install it just opens CMD...
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i used to mine ether with this method in 2016. i got to 230 ether. are they real?
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BunCha Art Lesson (6 months ago)
How long will it take the step 3? Activate Geth? When will I know it finished?
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Froy Cardenas (6 months ago)
Hey there, this key link of your video is broken: Ethminer download: https://build.ethdev.com/builds/Windo.. please update!
AshtrayAnnie (6 months ago)
Make a real tutorial. like jesus. you can type anything in the CMD and it'll say C:\ thats how you know you probably fucked up.
mohamed swissi (6 months ago)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.djtechstudio.freeth&referrer=SvLXXjvUurYzQvs5wbxp2HEL4V83
wanda shezi (7 months ago)
This might solve my problem, I have been trying to run nicehash but get memory errors I found a solution but it couldn't help because the computer has some restrictions ( from school lab, I am using my school account to log in but i have some administrator privilege) i hope this will run
Dr gucci (7 months ago)
Great
Jay Argos (7 months ago)
How can you login to your "Geth Account" that you created after you close the cmd?
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Satan Himself (8 months ago)
I lost it at geth account new.
AS Beats (8 months ago)
I have a dual gpu laptop with both intel intergrated and Nvidia gtx 1050. My question is how do i specify the ethminer to use only the nvidia because it uses the intel. Also changing the nvidia settings and changing the app settings usage doesn't seem to have any effect, im guessing because a bat file isn't considered an application.
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Trackster (8 months ago)
Never heard for geth. mining anyway XD
Binary Rookie (8 months ago)
anyone else seeing " Retrieving packages from release server.." and everything else greyed out at geth.ethereum.org/downloads ??
Sumit Patel (9 months ago)
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Jorge Villagomez (9 months ago)
can you mine ethereum on Mac?
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Loocifur (10 months ago)
I have low hash rate on Windows 10 Version 1511.
Salih Yagiz (10 months ago)
OHH OK THANK YOU DEAR MİSS
Damien Wakeford (10 months ago)
cant get step 5 working advice please
Adrian Trejo (10 months ago)
I already have a geth account, how do I import it? I also have a raspberry pi 3 running geth, is there a way to get my windows machine and raspberry pi to work together and mine? (parallel computing??)
cplcabs (10 months ago)
What a sexy lady
Kiddo Kush (10 months ago)
These videos shouldn't exist. 13 year olds shouldn't be introduced to this shit just leave it to the dudes already doing it. This is the reason gpu's are fucked rn
Podrickk (11 months ago)
I have tried a few different hardware rigs for mining ethereum but honestly its a waste of time unless you have a lot technical expertise your much better looking into something like https://www.genesis-mining.com/a/306841 Its a very easy way to get started in mining
mike cromwell (11 months ago)
I'm using windows 10 64... this did not work.. It says 'geth' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
well, mining fun, how do i sell ? how do i pay my bill whit etherium ? Where my etherium is stocked? what is the best setup for mining? Much question, need anwser and more tutorial.
Crooklyn sucks (11 months ago)
DISLIKE . You actually put your personal social media links before the links needed for these steps.
Just Chill Out (11 months ago)
Oh yeah it's so easy
Just Chill Out (11 months ago)
Sorry the system cannot find the path specified but I got import new state entries and stuff on other cmd prompt
Shut Up, It's Game Time. (11 months ago)
"Hello"
Adam Jaber (11 months ago)
does it have to be in hard drive? will it work better on my ssd?
Adas Mikulskas (11 months ago)
the ethminer link isnt working
moivaanmoi (1 year ago)
Ethereum $1.32... i wish i bought some of that few months ago
KYGamer (1 year ago)
very cute
eta carinae (1 year ago)
Am i the only idiot that Still uses his GPU only to game?
Robson Muniz (1 year ago)
You forgot to say where are those Ethereum going to.. How can I know they are go to my Wallet? I'm mining, great! But where is the gold, sorry, the Ethereum?
Temerator1 (1 year ago)
Kinda weird to hear 'unzip it' with her voice in this context.
dannpowder2000 (1 year ago)
I have downloaded "ethminer-0.9.41-genoil-1.1.7" from github and unpacked it. But when I double click "ethminer.exe" it does not start to install. The only thing happening, after double cklicking "ethminer.exe", is that a command window appears for a fraction of a second and disappears before I can read anything in the command window. My OS is Windows 10 pro Any suggestions how that error can be fixed are very welcome. Regards Alex
KP Lee (1 year ago)
is it the same with ethereum classic?
FilmGelenk632 (1 year ago)
Someone who doesnt now how to start cmd shouldnt mine
MΛX (1 year ago)
You should have said that you need a good graphics card, I would personally recomend a rx 470 8g.
ratna nanda (1 year ago)
Nice Dear..
E-Type (1 year ago)
ethminer link isnt working
Eric Yeo (1 year ago)
How do i re-log in with my password if i logged out ?
S.0.S (1 year ago)
I'm convinced Amanda is an android.
pandarama67 (1 year ago)
Amanda. Geth what? I love you. Call me
INANMS (1 year ago)
ethminer download link is not working
Andrzej Borys (1 year ago)
prage not found
TheWatcherS (1 year ago)
ETHMINER link dead
TV Tube (1 year ago)
fuckYOUbitch junk of work just to win views
Kevin (1 year ago)
mining isn't profitable the electricity bills exceeds the amount made by a mile.
Vladyslav Antonov (1 year ago)
Sure bro. Don't mine please
Andrew Zoyes (1 year ago)
I can't get over how cute she is.
ArthursHD (1 year ago)
Do I need static IP adreses for mining? I plan to use draftpool. If everything is going as planed than I'll get 1500EUR worth of parts and it will pay off in 2 to 10 month depending on price. Expect it to fall this month along bitcoin.
Pablo Garcia (1 year ago)
the link you provided for etherminer does not work, can you provide a new link please. Windows 10 please
Messville (1 year ago)
this is not a proper tutorial. do I have to create a new account every time I start geth ? because this is what it seems I am doing following this tutorial ? Am I downloading the whole blockchain again every time I do this ? How do I open my existing address and blockchain, what is the command ? Is it still "geth account new" or something else ?
Youtube Kanal (1 year ago)
If you have money to invest, I recommend buying Ethereum instead of mining. You can buy it here: https://cex.io/r/0/up105687549/0/ After this article came out, it's value increased 15 times! It's a sure bet. http://fortune.com/2017/02/28/ethereum-jpmorgan-microsoft-alliance/ ETH will be bigger than Bitcoin!
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GodKing804 (1 year ago)
can I mine with both GPU and CPU?
Rajat Jhingan (1 year ago)
she is a very good speaker.
neuspeed79 (1 year ago)
this guide is out of date.. URL don't work anymore
Big boss (1 year ago)
I love you
BTC the only HOPE (1 year ago)
is this good until now? so whats the PC SPECS for mining?

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