Getting Started - Bitcoin
In order to start mining you basically need just two things, create an account with our pool and setup your miner.
1. Sign-up for a new account
- On the top right corner click on Guest -> Sign Up.
- Fill the details. The FAQ section on the bottom of the home page contains instruction on how to find you bitcoin address.
- Wait for the confirmation email (check the spam folder).
- Login to your account.
2. Add a new worker
You're going to need to add a new worker profile to use his credentials to connect to the pool.
After logging in, go to My Account -> My workers, choose the the "workerName" and password add click on "Add New Worker"
3. Configure your device
Your miner has to be pointed to the stratum server below and user credentials for your account have to be specified.
The login credentials needed for your miner look like this: (please, fill your userName (you can find your user name on My Account -> Edit Account) and workerName)
The password can be an arbitrary text since there is no security issue present here. If someone tried to connect to our servers with your credentials, he would be just mining for your benefit. You can also use port 3334 for a higher starting difficulty (524288).
Here's how it could look like: ./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://pool.goldennoncepool.com:3333 -u "userName.workerName" -p workerPassword -I 10