So, noob here, and maybe Grin shouldn’t have been my first choice of coin to start mining, but here I am.
Now, I’m not completely ignorant, just ignorant to mining.
I’m running the Windows node, server enabled (that is the only configuration change I’ve made). Port 3414 opened.
Wallet created, address created.
Now, I’m reading I can’t run a miner from Windows, and I’d have to install a VM and Ubuntu and then the miner - and then I’m reading that I can run a miner from Windows… Bminer or Gminer, or whatever, but looking into those I can’t figure out how I’d run it against the node running on my machine.
Do I even need to do that if there are Grin pools? Does the node benefit me at all? If it helps the network, great, I’m all for it - but I want a kickback, if you know what I mean. I just don’t know how to set it up, and it really isn’t very clear.
Can someone tell me my next steps? And pretend I’m a 3 year old learning the alphabet when you do.