How to pool mine Primecoin XPM

If you don’t like the ‘lottery’ aspect of solo mining which I detailed in the solo mining post, then pool mining might be a better option for you. pool mining means that you ‘pool’ your resources with other miners from across the web. The pool charges a small commission and then divides the earnings between the workers.

To set this up you are going to need the I.P addresses of the pool, a payment address from your Primecoin wallet and a copy of Xolominer. I suggest starting with the link here which is the announcement thread for beeeeer.org on peercointalk.org Continue reading

How to solo mine Primecoin XPM

If you missed the boat with Bitcoin and want to have a play with mining, you might want to have a look at Primecoin.  While similar to Bitcoin, Primecoin’s proof-of-work system searches for chains of prime numbers.

Primecoin is gear towards mining on CPU’s, so pretty much any computer will do.  Now, of course, the more powerful your CPU the better, and for solo mining it is all the more important.  You can find the official project site here 

The first thing you will need to do is download the High Performance Mining Client, which can be found here.  Chose the latest version (unless you have good reason not to) and the right file format for your operating system. Continue reading