Solo Mining Guide
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Solo Mining Guide
You must first follow the steps in the Full Node Starter Guide in order to download, start your node and use Swagger http://127.0.0.1:12973/docs.
- 4 address groups and 16 chains in total
- the target block time is 64 seconds
24 * 60 * 60 / 64 * 16 = 21600blocks are mined on average
- the block rewards are 3 ALPH right now
- all of the mined coins are locked for 500 minutes
For more information about mining rewards, please read this article Block Rewards.
You could get the estimated network hashrate from the log of your full node, or from the Grafana dashboard of the full node if you run it with docker-compose.
First, you must create a dedicated wallet for mining. As opposed to a traditional wallet, a miner wallet has multiple addresses which are used to collect mining rewards for each address group.
Create your miner wallet
The server will return you the new wallet mnemonic. Please backup and store it securely.
List your miner addresses
The server will return you 4 addresses for the next step:
Configure miner addresses
Now that you have gotten your 4 miner addresses, you must assign it to your node so you can earn rewards when it starts mining. This can be done by adding the following content in the file
.alephium/user.conf under your home folder1:
alephium.network.external-address = "x.x.x.x:9973" // put your public IP here; otherwise remove this line
alephium.mining.miner-addresses = [
Please restart your node to make these new configs take effect. Please be sure to add them in the same order they were returned by the endpoint, as they are sorted according to their group.
By default, the API interface of Alephium is bound to localhost, your API endpoints are secure. However, if you configured
alephium.api.network-interface, your endpoints might be exposed to public network. This can be dangerous as anyone would be able to access your miner wallet. Please consider to configure API Key following this guide: API Key.
Please also consider to create another secure wallet and move your funds to that wallet using
sweep-all-addresses endpoint regularly.
Make sure your full node is synced
You could verify that by executing this endpoint:
If you see
"synced": true in the response, then you are ready to go.
Please follow the instructions on https://github.com/alephium/gpu-miner to run the gpu miner for Nvidia GPUs.
Alternatively, you could run the gpu-miner with docker by following the documents here https://github.com/alephium/alephium/tree/master/docker#gpu-miner-optional
Please follow the instructions on https://github.com/alephium/amd-miner to run the gpu miner for AMD GPUs. Note that the performance of AMD miner is not in par with Nvidia miner.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the developers on Discord.
More info on miner wallet
Here are more endpoints that are useful for miners.
Get your balance
Change your active address
Transfer all your funds on the active address to another address
Unlock your wallet
Restore your miner wallet
- The home folder depends on your system: