Mining Ravecoin is easy! In just a few steps, you can start earning #RVE by mining blocks on the Ravecoin network!
Since the Ravecoin network is new, the mining difficulty is currently easy enough to successfully mine on most modern CPUs. It is very possible to mine thousands of #RVE today while this difficulty remains low.
This article will cover to configuring the Ravecoin wallet and mining script on Windows. If you are interested in running on Linux view the notes in the latest release for detailed instructions.
Let’s get started!!!
1.) Begin by downloading the latest Windows release of Ravecoin.
2.) Inside the .zip file you will notice the wallet program, ravecoin-qt.exe and a sample configuration name ravecoin.conf
Extract the contents of the .zip to a directory of your choice and run ravecoin-qt.exe.
When ravecoin-qt.exe is first run it will ask you to select a data directory, if you do not change the data directory and use the default settings, it will create a ravecoin directory in %AppData%/ravecoin. Take note of the directory as we will use it in step 4.
3.) You will notice that the application starts up and gives a message that it is attempting to connect to peers, this will not finish successfully until we apply a valid configuration to connect to existing nodes.
4.) As mentioned in step 1, when ravecoin-qt.exe is first run it will ask you to select a data directory, if you do not change the data directory and use the default settings, it will create a ravecoin directory in %AppData%/ravecoin. We need to navigate to the this directory OR the custom path that you chose on first launch and copy the ravecoin.conf file that was included in the original .zip file. You will know you are in the right place because you should see the following files and folders (with exception of ravecoin.conf).
5.) Now restart ravecoin-qt and the program will begin to synchronize with the ravecoin network. This can take a long time, please be patient and wait for the process to complete, but once it syncs your wallet should look like this :
6.) To begin mining on your machine, simply double-click the rave.bat file included in the original .zip. This program and the ravecoin-qt wallet must be open at the same time in order to mine.
If you get lucky, you may start receiving notifications that you successfully mined a block!
(If you get errors you may need to copy ravecoin.conf to %appdata%/ravecoin OR modify rave.bat to use the -datadir parameter and point it at the directory chosen when you first launched the wallet.)