I am trying to solo mine primecoins with my laptop cpu intel core i5 with my wallet console. And when i type getmininginfo it says that primespersec : 875, which i dont if it is ok. Is it worth to keep doing this for any coin? I am using the cpu at 100% for 48 hours now and there is still nothing. Is there a micro chance to get something with this speed? And if i encounter something it will be like single block or just one coin or fraction of a coin? Thank you. Wish you luck!
If you are solo mining you’re trying to “solve” complete blocks (this is true for any cryptocurrency I know).
If you want to continue solo mining primecoin you should probably use the high performance client: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=255782.0
I had a go at mining solo on my laptop, managed to get 1 block in the first day but it orphaned, and didn’t get any since. Quickly moved onto pools and now I’m actually making a bit. If you can get that many primes/s, you’d be almost guaranteed to get something in a pool
When solo mining, is it normal to see “Pool 0 not providing work fast enough”? I have only ever pool mined before so I can’t tell if I’m doing this wrong. I’ve been running this for 12-18 hours now and not a single block found. Somebody over at btctalk claimed they were getting 2-3 blocks per day solo mining at 180GH, I’m beginning to think he was just trolling.
Should I have daemon=1 included? Not sure what that does. And until I solve a block, I’m not sure if having a reservebalance is wise or not. I don’t want to wait for 500 blocks to be able to use my coins…as I understand the proof of stake thing?
Clearly a noob here. Any help is appreciated.
edit: bah, discovered I’m in the xpm section, not the ppc section.
Currently no ASIC’s (publicly) exist for primecoin. Its not as simple as BTC. BTC is just 2 SHA256 functions on a specific string
More PC’s = more chains a day. Not even a fully working GPU miner exists.
Primecoin uses prime number chains as proof of work
Im getting ~2.7 chains perday from my i7-3770 (non-k version not overclocked, standard Air Cooled)
I think stick to pooled mining.