Bulwark Mining Guide

in #cryptocurrency4 years ago (edited)

In this post I’m going to be showing you how to start mining Bulwark on a pool whether it’s with AMD or Nvidia GPU’s. Several options are linked in the announcement on the BitcoinTalk forums. Link to ANN

AMD
Step 1- Download and extract SGMiner 5.6.1 You could use any SGMiner fork with a NIST5 or Talkcoin-mod kernel, but the included Talkcoin-mod kernel in this fork provided the best hashrate in my testing, as well as the easiest setup.
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Step 2- Download, extract, and run the Bulwark QT wallet.-
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Step 3- Open the wallet, choose a location for the chain data files (i usually make a file for it alongside my wallet) allow it to sync for a little bit, then go to the “Receiving addresses tab”
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Step 4- Click the “request payment” button on the receive tab to generate a Bulwark address.
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Step 5- Now we create the Start file. Go to the extracted file, create a new text document. Paste in the following;

sgminer -k talkcoin-mod -o pool url:port -u username.workername -p password -I 15

This is the standard SGMiner .bat. The only variable that needs changing is the Intensity and your password. The intensity you find to work best for you may differ but on my RX480 with nearly stock clocks, i find -I 20 to work the best.
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Step 6- Now we input all relevant info into the text document. Pool URL, your wallet address or username/workername, password, and intensity
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Step 7- Save the text document as a .bat file and close it.
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Step 8- Click on the .bat to initialize the miner, give it a moment to connect to the pool, and your mining!
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Nvidia
Step 1- Download and extract TPruvot's CCMiner 2.2. Best practice is to use the newest release of CCMiner, unless the algorithm you’re trying to mine isn’t supported yet.
step1nvidia2.png
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Step 2- Download, extract, and run the Bulwark QT wallet.-
step2dual1.png
Step2dual2.png

Step 3- Open the wallet, choose a location for the chain data files (i usually make a file for it alongside my QT) allow it to sync for a little bit, then go to the “Receiving addresses tab”
step3dual.png
step3dual2.png

Step 4- Click the “request payment” button on the receive tab to generate a Bulwark address.
recievingaddress.png

Step 5- Now we create the Start file. Go to the extracted file, create a new text document. Paste in the following;

ccminer-x64 -a nist5 -o pool url:port -u username.workername -p password

This is the standard CCMiner .bat. There are more options you can play with in the
Readme file of CCMiner, but this is the basic framework you will want to follow to start with.
step5Nvidia.png

Step 6- Now we input all relevant information into the text document. Pool URL, your wallet address, and username/workername, passwordstep6Nvidia2.png

Step 7- Save the text document as a .bat file and close it.
step6Nvidia.png

Step 8- Click on the .bat to initialize the miner, give it a moment to connect to the pool, and you’re mining!

Donation Address
BWK- bYkSSBBYa9FKfR72q9pHMeXcRShQCN3C1h

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At least for the AMD part, I wasn't able to start mining using the instructions/screenshots provided - they seem to be misleading.

Instead, I used the instructions from https://pool.minertopia.org:

sgminer -k talkcoin-mod -o stratum+tcp://pool.minertopia.org:3833 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS -p OPTIONAL_PASSWORD -I 20

I also had to add --gpu-platform 1 for sgminer to start with my 6x RX580 configuration.

Have fun mining!

Thanks for the input, I tend to do everything for single GPU setup's since that's what i'm currently using. I'm going through it and editing a few things now, i'll be sure to add that in, thank you!

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Been mining all day at stratum+tcp://eu1.miningpool.shop:3833 and still nothing. Do I have to wait for an entire coin buy it is sent to me. I have generated a BWK address like recommended.

Only getting 45/mh/s

never mind, just got my first payment. And if prices hold, this is a lot more lucrative for the time being to mine than etn

I'd friendly recommend you to start mining Bulwark Coin (nist5) on the https://bulwarkpool.com
They have great services out there.

Cheers!

Frequency of payouts depends on the pool's specifications, how many blocks to pool is successfully getting, and what percentage of the pools hashrate you are.

This is an excellent walkthrough. Thank you for this submission!

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So once mining was released in to the wild, we discovered a few new things.

If you are using a multi-GPU setup with SGMiner, add --gpu-platform 1 to the end of your .bat to enable it to use all of your GPU's.

For NVidia, this has proven to be a more efficient miner than the CCminer 2.2 that we had originally tested.
A sample bat for Alexis78-
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Using NVIDIA I cant seem to get the mining to start. It starts and then the window closes instantly any solutions?

Thanks for the post, was setting up Bulwark mining and ran into a snag with my bat file setup and google led me here.
I'm running a AMD XFX R9 390 card, can you suggest an intensity setting I should use vs. default of 8? Thanks

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