Earlier this week, Ethereum was hardforked, which technically resulted in moving to the new blockchain. MinerGate supported this decision and updated its pool servers, in order to continue to provide Ethereum mining.
However, despite the fact that the original Ethereum blockchain was officially abandoned, some community members came together to secure the former network and provide its further development. The project, which was called Ethereum Classic (ETC), is already listed on Coinmarketcap.com, available for trading on Poloniex.com and for exchange at Changelly.com.
This decision was made out of a deep conviction that Ethereum could thrive without manual actions in the first place, as officially stated by our CEO, Claude Lecomte on Cryptocoinsnews.com last week. Having this in mind, MinerGate couldn’t miss the opportunity to encourage the development of the untouched original Ethereum blockchain.
Therefore, we encourage our users to welcome this “old new” cryptocurrency, and consider its mining along with the “mainstream” Ethereum and CryptoNote coins.
How to start mining Ethereum classic?
As already mentioned above, there are three easy ways to start mining Ethereum classic on MinerGate:
- MinerGate GUI miner. This is the easiest and the fastest way for ETC mining, both with CPU and GPU. Just download our updated GUI miner, launch it and start mining in two clicks. If you are new to MinerGate, you will also have to register your account, which will probably take ~ 1 minute. You can follow this brief GUI miner guide to get additional information.
- Ethminer. If you prefer official software, download Ethminer from official sources for your OS, and use the following commands to connect to the MinerGate pool:
For CPU mining:
ethminer -C -F http://eth.pool.minergate.com:51777/YOUR_EMAIL –disable-submit-hashrate
For GPU mining:
ethminer -G -F http://eth.pool.minergate.com:51777/YOUR_EMAIL –disable-submit-hashrate
Here’s the detailed instruction for mining with Ethminer on MinerGate.
- Genoil. To use a popular Ethminer fork, Genoil, download it from here.
ethminer -G -S eth.pool.minergate.com:45777 -O YOUR_EMAIL
ethminer -U -S eth.pool.minergate.com:45777 -O YOUR_EMAIL
You can follow the same detailed instruction to get more information.
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