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REMINDER: This documentation is always evolving. If you have not been here for a while, perhaps check again. Things may have been added or updated since your last visit!

Intro

This guide will explain how to mine Dimecoin using a Windows operating system and the CPU on your computer. It is important to note that GPU and ASIC miners dominate the hashing power on Dimecoin’s network. What does this mean? If you are trying to mine with CPU, you will not be very likely to realize many block rewards.

Please note that the examples provided below are mainly for informational purposes only. CPU mining is not very relevant to the network currently. This guide will utilize AikaPool coupled with using tpruvot’s CPUMiner Multi.

Register with a Mining Pool

There are multiple mining pools which allow you to mine Dimecoin. Our example will utilize AikaPool. However, here are some links to additional mining pools. Feel free to use any one of them.

Step 1. Registration and Login at AikaPool.

Goto https://aikapool.com/dime/index.php. Click on the Guest menu on the top right and select Sign Up.

sign up

Sign Up

Enter a Username, a strong password, and choose a 4 digit pin. Check the I Accept the Terms and Conditions checkbox and click Register. Save the password and the pin in a safe place. Once registered, you can now login to begin pool configuration.

registration page

Registration

Aika Pool Configuration

Step 2. Edit Account.

After you are logged into your AikaPool account, click on My Account on the left sidebar menu, then click on Edit Account.

  • Choose your local Timezone.
  • Enter your Dimecoin Payment Address (where you will receive payouts) You should not choose an exchange address to receive payment. Most do not accept pool rewards.
  • Choose a donation percentage. Choose an amount between 0.30% and 100% of your mining income to donate to AikaPool. This fee goes towards maintenance of the mining pool.
  • Enter the Automatic Payout Threshold. This is how many Dimecoins you have mined before your automated payout is processed. You can choose between 10,000 and 250,000. You can always manually withdraw your coins as well.
  • Optional — turn on the Anonymous Account feature.
  • Enter your 4 digit pin and click Update Account.

Worker Configuration

Step 3. Worker Configuration.

To create a worker, click on My Account, then My Workers. Enter a Worker Name (dimeworker1 for this example) and a Worker Password (dimeworker1pw for this example). You can make the username and password whatever you desire. 

Click on Add New Worker to create the worker. Now you are ready to use your worker with the mining software that you will be setting up in the next section.

Worker Setup

Worker Setup

CPUMiner Multi Setup

Please Note: CPUMiner Multi by tpruvot is no longer maintained. More optimized mining software does exist. If you are interested in exploring software which is actively maintained, check out cpuminer-opt by JayDDee: https://github.com/JayDDee/cpuminer-opt

Step 4. Download CPUMiner Multi.

You will need software in order to utilize your CPU to mine Dimecoin. Grab a copy of CPUMiner Multi from this link:https://github.com/tpruvot/cpuminer-multi/releases

CPU Miner Multi

CPUMiner Multi

Step 5. Choose the correct version.

Make sure you grab the latest release. The version of CPUMiner Multi shown in this guide, may be outdated. Make sure to choose “latest release”. To download the software, click on cpuminer-multi-relx.x.x-x64.zip. Note: This software is only designed to run on 64bit Windows.

Step 6. Unzip the file.

You can use the built-in zip capabilities in Windows to unzip this file (right click on the file to see these options) or you can use a zip software program such as 7-Zip, https://www.7-zip.org/

Installation

Step 7. Installation.

Move the newly unzipped folder (cut and paste) to your desired location on Windows. For example, place it on your Desktop or create a desktop folder with the name Dimecoin Mining. Place the unzipped contents inside that folder.

Step 8. Now open the new folder location that contains the unzipped folder.

Folder Location

File Location

Create Batch File

Step 9. Creating a batch file.

Create a new text file inside this folder and rename it to Dimecoin_CPU_Mining.bat, for example. It is important to use the .bat file extension, the file name can be anything you choose.

Configure Batch File

Step 10. Create a shortcut.

Now create a Windows file shortcut for the file named Dimecoin_CPU_Mining.bat from our example in step 6. Right click the .bat file you made, then click Create Shortcut.

create .bat shortcut

Bat File Creation

Step 11. Editing your .bat file

Edit the file Dimecoin_CPU_Mining.bat with your desired text editor, such as Windows Notepad. Right click on the .bat file and choose Edit. We suggest Notepad++. If you need a better text editor grab a copy here: https://notepad-plus-plus.org/. Once you choose your editor, copy the following text into the text editor window:

cpuminer-sse2 -a quark -o stratum+tcp://stratum.aikapool.com:7965 -u dimecoin-miner.dimeworker1 -p dimeworker1pw

pause

Do not forget to change our example username, dimecoin-miner, to your own username from the AikaPool Registration. Our example worker name dimeworker1 and password dimeworker1pw can also be changed to a worker name and password of your choosing. Make sure to save the file when complete.

Sample Bat File

Sample Bat File

Note: If you have an Intel Core 2 processor in your computer, please change the command line from cpuminer-gw-64-corei7 to cpuminer-gw64-core2. The same applies if you have a CPU which has the Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) CPU extension. In this case use cpuminer-gw64-avx2.

Here is a list of CPU’s supporting AVX2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions#CPUs_with_AVX2

If you are running a Linux, MAC or FreeBSD operating system, you need to download the source code here: https://github.com/tpruvot/cpuminer-multi

Once it is downloaded, you will need to compile it on your local machine. You can ask for support here: https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=841401

Connecting to AikaPool

Step 12. Establish a connection with AikaPool.

Now double click on the file shortcut we had just created, step 8. Note: It may take a a few minutes to establish a connection.

Executing Batch File

Step 13. Check to see if your worker is active.

To check if your worker is mining into your account, please login into your AikaPool Dashboard at: https://aikapool.com/dime/index.php?page=dashboard

Under the Worker Information tab, you can see that your worker is mining.

worker information

Worker Information

Verify Rewards

Step 14. Check your rewards!

After some time, you can check the amount of Dimecoin you have mined under the Account Information tab.

Account Information

Account Information

Congratulations, you now are an essential part of the Dimecoin community!

Troubleshooting

The anti-virus software program on your computer may block the execution of CPUMiner Multi if the file protection option is “ON” in the settings of your anti-virus program. You can find the files that were removed under your quarantine settings. If this happens, add an exception for the folder where you created the .bat file. Once the exception is created, rerun your .bat file.

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