I propose to include a short video on this page. I believe we’re planning a second page as a mining guide, which covers the technical side: RPC port, how to join a pool, etc. Use this thread to provide feedback on this content.
Hey Chronos, I tried writing that guide for mining, but I guess I’m just out of the whole mining thing for too long, a lot has changed and I’m afraid I won’t create a correct guide. Can someone else take over the duties?
I have never mined a cryptocurrency, so I am quite uneducated in this area. Can someone with more experience in this area draft up a quick-start guide? Don’t worry about grammar or sentence structure – I can edit whatever you provide.
Not much has changed in Peercoin mining. So previous mining help page can be used. Basically most if not all miner hardware/software for mining bitcoin can be used to mine Peercoin because the POW hashing algorithms are the same. For pool mining, read the help section on the pool website to setup account and port number. For solo mining, no one solo mine using the wallet’s internal miner any more. With dedicated miner hardware, set up ppcoin.conf according to bitcoin solo mining instruction, make sure port numbers used by the wallet and used by the miner match.
I think your paragraph on Fair Distribution should come first, followed by Compatible with Bitcoin - this is because fair distribution makes a better introduction
If you do this, the current first sentence of Fair Distribution needs to be modified - suggest you could change it to: “Proof of Work mining is [delete: only] used to broaden the distribution of new coins, whereas the security of the network is maintained by Proof of Stake minting”
Regarding the third paragraph, Sustainable Reward, I don’t see how the following text fits the title, as you appear to be saying the reward declines - perhaps you can clarify this?
Regarding the video script, the message “Start mining now while the reward is still high!” sounds a bit like sales talk (Buy while prices cheap!). Can you adjust it so it is more matter of fact?
Implemented. Used while instead of whereas, though.
It’s sustainable because it doesn’t cause rampant inflation, but I guess most readers aren’t macroeconomists, so this isn’t immediately obvious. Good catch. Do you think the heading Sustainable Growth makes this more clear?
<pull the links for the below content from the old Resources page>
Ecoining - 1% fee, Dynamic PPLNS Payment System
D7 - 1.25% fee, PPLNS: payout per share of the last N rounds
Fixx - donation-based, PPLNS: payout per share of the last N rounds
Hynodeva - Currently under upgrade
Coinotron - Pay Per Share: 12% fee, Round-Based Pay Per Share: 2% Multipool.us - 1.5% fee, Pay Per Share
3. Sign up with the pool
Follow the instructions on the pool website. Below are tutorials for a few specific pools.
Compare the background color of Mint Peercoins vs Mine Peercoins. See how the Mining page has the gray area behind the main content? I think I prefer that to be added for all pages. What do you all think?
I’m not actually sure “multicoin” is a relevant distinction between the different pools. A pool owner can choose to host mining for other coins than Peercoin and it doesn’t necessarily have to impact the quality of the pool or the service. Also, the choice of hosted coins can change over time making the designation even more arbitrary and hard to keep updated. Furthermore, it’s not always obvious whether or not two different pools could have the same owner.
I would reckon that it would be best not to reuse the tutorials from those two pages. Simply because that info can change quickly and we can’t check the pool website every day to check if it did. I think we should leave it to the pool operator to keep the tutorial available no his site.