How to mine Fonero

In this article, we made a step-by-step instruction on how to mine another coin on the algorithm Cryptonight7 – Fonero. By and large, the coin is not particularly noteworthy and is similar to the Monero clone, but in December of last year it did not badly trade.

Wallet

To get started, download the wallet from the official site.

Choose a version for your operating system, the wallet with the letters GUI has a graphical interface, if it has the name CLI, then it only has a console.

After unpacking the downloaded archive, run the .exe file and install the wallet.

 

Click on the top tab New wallet and follow the instructions of the installation program.

It is important, keep the value of the Mnemonic seed in a safe place, as with it you can restore the wallet.

After starting the wallet, go to the tab “Receive”, here you can find your wallet address.

Pool

There are several pools where Fonero can be mined:

  1. pool.fonero.org
  2. fonero.hashvault.pro
  3. fno.cryptopool.space
  4. easyhash.io/fno
  5. fonero-moscow.ru

We will mining on the official pool pool.fonero.org, since there are more than half of the capacity in the network:

Soft and settings

The simplest Miner for mining Fonero is Claymore’s CryptoNote, you can download it from this link.

Unpack and look for the file start.bat, it needs to insert the following lines:

setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
NsGpuCNMiner.exe -xpool pool.fonero.org:3333 -xwal 8ry9KmbtNdhLYa6aa8MxRq7kZw38ucqPj3zBBy6UuwAE8yQHfHVis5ke8dZHAk9mTvH91PGW6Ub94CZfRSMDsKpfQvsvU6j -xpsw z -pow7 1

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Save the file and run it. If you set everything up correctly, you should see something like the following picture:

You can use xmr-stak-win64, dowloading the miner from Github. It is good because it has options for mining several algorithms, plus allows simultaneous processor and graphics card mining.

In the unpacked folder, run the xmr-stak.exe file, then a console window appears, in which the program prompts you to specify the value for the mining.

Initially, write any number and press ENTER, on the remaining questions we indicate the following information:

  • Coin: Monero7;
  • Pool address: pool.fonero.org:3333;
  • Your wallet address;
  • Password: Оставляем пустую строку;
  • TLS/SSL: – n;
  • Nicehash:– n;
  • Multiple pools: – n.

If you specify something is wrong, do not worry, you can edit by going to the pools.txt file and looking for a line:

“pool_list” :
[
{“pool_address” : “pool.fonero.org:4444”, “wallet_address” : “8ry9KmbtNdhLYa6aa8MxRq7kZw38ucqPj3zBBy6UuwAE8yQHfHVis5ke8dZHAk9mTvH91PGW6Ub94CZfRSMDsKpfQvsvU6j”, “rig_id” : “”, “pool_password” : “x”, “use_nicehash” : false, “use_tls” : false, “tls_fingerprint” : “”, “pool_weight” : 1 },
],

Here you can edit the information that was specified in the console.

Initially the program specifies in the settings of the mining on the processor only one core to increase this value, we go into the file cpu.txt and look for the line:

“cpu_threads_conf” :
[
{ “low_power_mode” : false, “no_prefetch” : true, “affine_to_cpu” : false },

],
And change it to:
“cpu_threads_conf” :
[
{ “low_power_mode” : false, “no_prefetch” : true, “affine_to_cpu” : 0 },
{ “low_power_mode” : false, “no_prefetch” : true, “affine_to_cpu” : 1 },
{ “low_power_mode” : false, “no_prefetch” : true, “affine_to_cpu” : 2 },
{ “low_power_mode” : false, “no_prefetch” : true, “affine_to_cpu” : 3 },
{ “low_power_mode” : false, “no_prefetch” : true, “affine_to_cpu” : 4 },

],

The number of rows depends on the number of cores you want to use.

After all our manipulations, run the file xmr-stak.exe and you will see the following picture:

Let’s check now whether the mining process is displayed on the pool.

To do this, go to the site pool.

In the line Your Stats & Payment History, paste your address and click on the Lookup button.

Wait 5 minutes and you will see a picture with a hashrate and earnings, even if they do not have a hash for them, then the miner is not set up correctly.