Hey guys! Just wanted to share my experience.
I’m no computer expert, but with some help from a friend with some Linux experience I been able to create a node and start mining.
I’m using a 2015 13 inch Macbook Pro, i7 with maxed out CPU(i use it to produce music).
So far, after about 24 hours at 0.06GPS, I got 213 solutions accepted and yet no blocks found.
Hope this info can help someone.
Also, is anyone willing to send over some fake testnet coins to my wallet? Would like to check receiving and sending. Not sure where to start.
Hashrate (and by extension difficulty) is too high, it is unlikely you’ll get a block at 0.06gps.
I recommend you install wallet 713 (if and when available for Mac). In the meantime, if your IP is protected (VPN/VPS etc) post you normal wallet address here and someone will probably send you a few coins.
No worries. You should join the pool that you think is best for you; I usually go by smallest ping / healthy hashrate.
MWGrin will not participate at launch, check their website and pick another one for now.
That’s great info thank you again.
I may need to get more competent regarding hashrate and difficulty lingo. Any place you suggest I could start from?
I see all these numbers in the miner regarding difficulty and so on, but I don’t have the knowledge to decipher it…
I’m still happy that maybe my node helps the network confirm transactions, even if it’s a tiny piece of the puzzle.
I would recommend joining the usual channels; lots of people on discord, go and ask questions there, someone will help. Also lots of resources to read up in the pinned messages. Here is the Grin discord invite:
Dude you are super kind! Thank you so much. I just tried opening everything and I’m getting some problems, may be due to overlapping floonet and mainnet?
Also can’t restore my wallet713, hope it’s for same reason.