Step 1: Litecoin LTC CPU mining This guide will show you how mining litecoin difficulty get started with Litecoin CPU mining. If anything is unclear in this guide please leave a comment about it. This guide will show you how to get started with Litecoin CPU mining.
The difficulty of the network is too high to effectively solo mine with a single computer. It’ll take a very long time to get a single block of 50 LTC. However, for people with access to many computers I’ll leave the basics of solo mining in this guide and you can continue reading. If you want to do solo-mining you’ll need to have the Litecoin client installed and configured. After you installed the Litecoin client it will have to catch up with the network first before you can start mining as you can see in the image below.
Now you should get this pop-up as you’re trying to change the extension of a . In Windows XP this menu should be visible without pressing ALT. After this, remove the . You should change the username and password for safety, even though you’re only allowing the localhost here trojans and mallware ect.
The fastest cpu miner out there is currently pooler’s cpu miner, you can download the appropriate version from one of the links below. Windows 32 bits Version 2. Linux 32 bits Version 2. Linux 64 bits Version 2. Macintosh 32 bits Version 2. Macintosh 64 bits Version 2. If you are solo mining you can skip this and proceed to step 4.
For pooled mining you’ll need a mining_proxy which supports the Stratum protocol. In order to mine with a pool you’ll have to register an account. I will be using coinotron in this guide. 1 for username and password. Make sure LTC is selected under coin. Now you’ll have to start the mining proxy because poolers CPU miner doesn’t support the Stratum protocol. To start mining you have to use the following command, I prefer to run it from cmd so I can see any error might it occur.