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Pool mining is the process of multiple users pooling their resources in order to create a larger processing power. The miners then split the rewards they collect as the pool evenly depending on the amount of input.
In order to mine QRL using a PC without syncing the entire blockchain you can connect to a QRL Pool run by our community members. This will allow you to utilize almost any piece of hardware without the need to run a full node.
There are lightweight binaries and scripts that use the local processor or GPU to perform work for the pool. This pooled work then gets submitted to the network and the rewards are shared between the workers.
QRL Uses the RandomX (rx/0) algorithm to validate work on the QRL network. More information can be found here: https://github.com/tevador/RandomX
A few things to know about pools:
To connect to a pool you will need a QRL address that will collect the rewards of the pool mining. You will enter this as the user for the pool. You can also search the stats of your miner by entering this into the bottom of most mining pool sites.
Pool mining is possible using both CPU’s and GPU’s. The benefit of one over the other is debatable and outside this guides scope.
Download a mining software package for your operating system and follow the software’s documentation, only changing out the address with your QRL address.
There are quite a few mining software packages out there available for windows, Mac and Linux. We will not cover all of the options here.
|Software||GUI or CLI||Arch||Windows||Linux||OSX||Links||Notes|
|xmrig||CLI||CPU, GPU (Nvidia & AMD)||YES||YES||YES||Github||guided start, Open Source, TLS support, HTML statistics page, JSON API|
Note This list is not exhaustive, and is not a promotion or endorsement for a project. Any RandomX mining software *should work. YMMV