How to do a Gitian Build for Litecoin - Tutorial - CoinAxis

How to do a Gitian Build for Litecoin - Tutorial - CoinAxis

Overview

For developers, one of the most important things you can do to help litecoin, is to do gitian builds of litecoin.  It helps elminate the single point of failure, with centralized software builds.  This distributes the verification amongst multiple litecoin builders.  

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How To Build A Litecoin Miner - CoinAxis

How To Build A Litecoin Miner - CoinAxis

How to build a litecoin miner

This tutorial will be broken down into a good, better, best scenario.  With any type of crypto-currency mining, there are several hardware combinations to choose from.  This can be frustrating, depending on what your long term goals are, and what type of miner you want to be.  There are a few questions you must ask yourself before you begin.

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Guest — Thomas Greene
I was wondering if you could install 3x 280x with the cooler master xb and extreme3 990x motherboard.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:55
Michael
Thomas: You could install 3 280x's into the HAF & Extreme3 mobo; however, they will be VERY hot, and I wouldn't recommend it. Tw... Read More
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 05:33
Guest — LTC Miner
Hi Michael, thank you for this post, this is the best guide and setup I have read online so far after extensive research to add an... Read More
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How To Buy Bitcoin, A Beginners Guide - CoinAxis

How To Buy Bitcoin, A Beginners Guide - CoinAxis

How to buy bitcoin, a beginners guide

As more people become aware of bitcoin, one of the many questions I get is "How do I buy bitcoin?".  Learning about a new technology can be daunting, especially for those whom are not technically savvy.  I hope to break down a few barriers and get you on your way to purchasing your first bitcoin!  Although, there are many options when it comes to purchasing bitcoins, I'm only outlining a handful of methods.  Please note that you'll have to setup your accounts first, and this may take a period of time.  However, once these are in place, you may buy and sell bitcoins as you wish.  One final note before I get to the guide:  Always use a complex, and long pass phrase when signing up for new accounts.  Also, always use two-factor authentication whenever possible.  Take great care to remember your passwords/phrase, as you are solely responsible for your bitcoins.

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How To Buy Litecoin - CoinAxis

How To Buy Litecoin - CoinAxis

How to buy Litecoin

I often get this question from people interested in litecoin, but don't know exactly how to buy them.  Litecoin is faster version of bitcoin that uses a more memory intensive algorithm called Scrypt.  Litecoin has enormous potential in the crypto-currency world, and is currently sitting at a $100 million dollar market capitalization.  Being a newer crypto-coin on the market, litecoin doesn't have the available infrastructure that bitcoin has.  Things like like an online payment systems & exchanges for litecoin are still being developed, and acquiring litecoin in the future should be much easier.  I will outline two ways to purchase litecoin, one that would be geared towards users in the USA, and one that is more for users in Europe.

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Guest — Georgie
Or you can use https://litecoinlocal.org to buy or sell litecoins
Monday, 11 November 2013 12:50
Guest — John C.
Thank you for this guide! I spent hours looking for ways to buy ltc, this answered my questions each step of the way.
Saturday, 16 November 2013 05:24
Guest — Spark Vizla
Thanks for that! Your help has gotten me on track and into the coin game! Im prolly the smallest fish in the bubble, but one day I... Read More
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Easy Way To Get Started In Bitcoin - CoinAxis

Easy Way To Get Started In Bitcoin - CoinAxis

Easy way to get started in bitcoin.

With bitcoin becoming more popular amongst the general population, I'm often get asked "What is the best way to get bitcoin?".  For the average person that doesn't scour the corners of the web, purchasing bitcoin can be relatively nebulous.  I will explain a couple of options to get started.

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How to Configure Cgminer for Litecoin & Bitcoin (Windows 8)

How to Configure Cgminer for Litecoin & Bitcoin (Windows 8)

How to configure Cgminer to mine bitcoin, and litecoin.

System details

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I have the exact same card than you (sapphire 7950 dual-x), but I can't change voltage with Afterburner.even if I did what was (ch... Read More
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 18:45
Michael
Is the voltage slider grayed out? Or, can you adjust the slide?
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 18:53
Guest — Geoffrey
it's grayed
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How To Configure Linux, and build Cgminer for bitcoin and litecoin.

How To Configure Linux, and build Cgminer for bitcoin and litecoin.

For those of us Windows (or Apple) users, Linux can be daunting at first.  It's the wild west of operating systems.  In many ways is far superior than it's Microsoft and Apple counterparts; however, there are some strong caveats.  To make bitcoin and litecoin even more confusing to the average person, try adding Linux to the mix.  Frustration typically ensues.  

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Did you actually try to scrypt mine with this? I had it working with my HD7950, catalyst 13.4, but had to switch to catalyst 13.8 ... Read More
Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:01
Michael
Yes, this tutorial was from a fresh OS install, cgminer build, and then scrypt mining. I had similar issues when I tested using F... Read More
Thursday, 26 September 2013 14:48
Guest — Aesadai
This doesn't seem to work when I use "./cgminer -n" because that is not recognized in the latest cgminer that got downloaded by fo... Read More
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P2pool - Why it is important

P2pool - Why it is important

P2pool is a decentralized, peer-to-peer mining network for bitcoin, and litecoin.

It has been around for sometime now; however, it hasn't gained much popularity.  There are several reasons why p2pool hasn't gained traction in the mining world.  The most prevalent being, that it's more difficult to initially setup.  The other factors are a higher variance (slower payouts), and regular pools are basically point-and-go.

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How to Configure Cgminer for Bitcoin-Litecoin (Linux)

How to Configure Cgminer for Bitcoin-Litecoin (Linux)

How to configure Cgminer to mine bitcoin, and litecoin.

This seems to be a popular issue with mining crypto-currencies.  There are many nuances to get your mining configuration correct, and running stable.  Much of this is found by trial and error, because everyone's system is different.  Not to mention, each GPU has it's own personality, two identical gigabyte 7970 GPU's may behave quite differently.  Then, to make things more complex is the nature of the types of coins you are mining.  Mining bitcoin, is different than mining litecoin.  Cgminer will need to be configured properly for each coin network.

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Wgat bios version your Graphics card has?
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:13
Guest — goblin
Hi there, i used your tutorial and i get the miner to work somehow. I also have 2x HD7970 Saphire DualX. The only problem is i ca... Read More
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What is Bitcoin

What is Bitcoin

This will be a quick overview of bitcoin.  The world of bitcoin is a comlex, and multi-faceted.  Each of the many layers of bitcoin is highly technical by nature, and most people don't necessarily need to understand every aspect of bitcoin.  Most people don't understand the technical aspects of fractional reserve banking, yet if you have a bank account, you play a important role.

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Nice collection, Bitcoin has become one of the hottest new topics to hit the financial world in the last year or so.Bitcoin, which... Read More
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