How do I mine a block? (Scrypt/SHA-256/X11)
applies to Scrypt, SHA-256 and X11
updated January 4, 2019, 4:14 pm
Use the following instructions to mine a block.
Open your wallet, and make sure your wallet is connected with a node.
Your wallet is connected when you see the icon in the lower right corner of your wallet.
The message “Syncing Headers (0,0%)” will disappear once you mine your first block.
Note: replace “examplecoin” with the name of your coin.
Close your wallet and create the file examplecoin.conf in the folder “%APPDATA%\examplecoin”.
Paste the following text into examplecoin.conf and save the file.
Open your wallet.
Create a .bat file named mine.bat in the same folder where you extracted example-cli.exe and paste the following text into mine.bat.
echo Press [CTRL+C] to stop mining.
examplecoin-cli.exe generate 1
Save the file.
Execute mine.bat to start mining your first block.
It will take about +/- 30 minutes to mine your first block, depending on your computer hardware.