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[AMD & nVidia] How to mine Slate (SLTC) on lyra2z ?

Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:15 am
by phm87
What is Slate?
Alternative coins (altcoins) have become increasingly popular. With this increase
in popularity, the amount of use cases has skyrocketed. While cryptocurrencies
and blockchains started as a simple online payment system through Bitcoin, they
have the potential to be used in many different ways: a reward system for
customers, an RFID tracking system, a token rewarded and spent by playing
games, etc. With the popularity of cryptocurrencies growing in the public sphere,
and the many different possible use cases, it is no wonder that many individuals
and organizations want a blockchain of their own.

However, despite their growing popularity and relative ease of use,
cryptocurrencies are not simple. Although cryptocurrencies are accessible to
nearly anyone, the same cannot be said about creating and programming the
blockchain. Blockchains require a lot of development time with specific
programming skills and months of work for very specific and minute details. Even
with a perfect team, sometimes a project will encounter a problem that the team
members cannot solve on their own. ERC20 tokens, which are created through
the Ethereum blockchain, were a potential solution. However, ERC20 tokens are
fully reliant on the Ethereum blockchain, which limits possible uses. In addition,
ERC20 tokens can be created in under 10 minutes, and do not have their own
wallets. ERC20 tokens, therefore, are less professional and less desirable than a
fully independent blockchain.

This is where Slate, as a platform and cryptocurrency, comes in. The platform links
developers to clients, offering an escrow-style system that ensures developers get
paid and clients receive what they pay for. Through the Slate currency, the
platform is secure and verifiable. It is a coin developed with the purpose of being
used on the platform, and they work together to solve the issue of bringing
blockchain development to the masses. With Slate and the upcoming platform,
you can create the cryptocurrency and blockchain you or your company needs.
Slate can be used to create an entire blockchain, or simply to solve problems you
are having in the process of developing a blockchain. It is up to you and your
needs.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3668479.0


How to mine Slate on a mining pool ?

1. Create a wallet address
You'll need a wallet to receive the Slate coins mined. It is better to download the official wallet according to your Operating System. There is another crappy quick and dirty method that we don't recommend: create a wallet address on an exchange but many exchange diagree and may lost some coins.

Wallets/Clients:
Linux/Mac/Windows:
https://github.com/SlateTeam/SlatechainCore/releases

Please refer to the official bitcointalk thread:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3668479.0



[nVidia] 2. Miner for nVidia cards (lyra2z)
For nVidia cards, we suggest you CCminer : https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases

For AMD cards, see here below.

Remark: some anti-virus and anti-malware may detect the miner as a virus. It is due to the fact that miners were integrated in malwares and virusses so some anti-virus detect the miner as a potentially dangerous component. We use these binaries since years: we've never encounter problems because we avoid to download any binaries and always use the offial binary release on bitcointalk or github.

[nVidia] 3. Configure ccminer batch file and launch it
3.1 Create a new launch file ("mine SLATE on unimining.bat" using notepad or notepad++ under windows) and paste the following command into it:
ccminer-x64 -a lyra2z -o stratum+tcp://lyra2z.eu1.unimining.net:4555 -u donate -p c=SLTC
Please note the following arguments to the miner ccminer (64 bits version for my OS):
-a lyra2z : set the algorithm
-o stratum+tcp://lyra2z.eu1.unimining.net:4555 : set the mining pool URL and stratum port
-u donate : wallet address used as username. Please remove donate and write your own address created at step 1
-p c=SLTC : optional (password) parameters. -p is used to give the password related to the username. As mining is anonymous, the password is used to pass optional arguments. c=SLTC is used to force YiiMP to mine Slate coins (SLTC is the symbol defined on the pool for Slate) : YiiMP should detect the crypto-currency mined according to the wallet address but as coins are forks of other coins (and some don't adapt address' code), it doesn't always work as expected. So we recommand to always set the coin with at least the optional parameter c (ex: c=SLTC).. stats is used to perform a benchmark of your GPU (first GPU on multi-GPU) on the 50st share. To add several parameter, seperate them by commas, e.g. -p c=SLTC,stats to set the coin as Slate coin and perform benchmark
--cpu-priority=3 : parameter used to set the cpu priority.
3.2 Launch the *.bat file and check wallets' page after 5 to 10 minutes.


[AMD] 2. Miner for AMD cards (lyra2z)
For AMD cards, you can download test different AMD miners that are compatible with lyra2z algo:
https://github.com/djm34/sgminer-msvc2015/releases
https://github.com/todxx/tdxminer/releases

Please take care of your AMD graphic cards drivers.

For mining lyra2z with AMD cards, you should use the same stratum URL and Stratum port as described here above for nVidia cards.

3.3. Launch the *.bat file and check wallets' page after 5 to 10 minutes.