Zilliqa has developed a new way of mining compared to regular methods we all know of. POW is every 2-3 hours. That’s right 2-3 hours . In that POW time, your miners only mine for 1 minute . I kid you not. This is to help the planet go green with mining but I am greedy and would like to use all the rest of time to mine something.
Dual Mining Zilliqa
Zilliqa miner already has a function to allow dual mining. For Zilliqa, dual mining is Mining on own coin (eth, jesus coin, grin, etc) while waiting for POW for Zilliqa. When POW is close, zilminer will stop your mining operations of eth (or any other coin you are mining) and begin to mine Zilliqa for one minute. After the minute has passed, it continues to mine your eth.
Although dual mining Zilliqa is great, it never works out the way you expect. Unexpected issues like zilminer crashing, your eth miner crashing, heck your pc crashing have been an issue from day one. Read Solution below.
Instead of your miners crashing, I offer you a solution to mine any other coin with any other miner while still making it in time to mine Zilliqa. This is a work in progress but it works well.
Miner Numbers :
Custom Scripts = 0
Phoenix Miner = 1
Claymore = 2
SRBMiner = 3
SGMiner = 4
BMiner = 5
Gminer = 6
NiceHashMinerLegacy = 7
CCMiner = 8
TT-Miner = 9
ewbf_144 = 10
NBminer = 11
Team Red Miner = 12
Xmr-Stak = 13
MinerStat = 14 (and other miner. Eg. MinerStat + Claymore = 142, MinerStat + Phoenix = 141)
LoLMiner = 15
NiceHash Miner = 16
T-Rex = 17
SeroMiner = 18
-m or --miner This is required to let the script miner you would like to dual mine Zilliqa with. Below are the parameters to choose from. Example, -m 15 uses LolMiner + Zil.
Custom Script = 0 ,Phoenix Miner = 1 Claymore = 2, SRBMiner = 3, SGMiner = 4, BMiner = 5, GMiner = 6, NiceHash Miner Legacy = 7, CCMiner = 8, TT-Miner = 9, ewbf_144 = 10, NBminer = 11, Team Red Miner = 12, Xmr-Stak = 13, MinerStat = 14, LolMiner = 15, NiceHash Miner = 16, T-Rex = 17, SeroMiner = 18
-r or --run This is required to start your Miner (chosen with -m). Not required for custom scripts option. Either use an exe or bat. Example -r PhoenixMiner.exe or -r start.bat
-a or --address This is required to mine Zilliqa to your correct address. New or old format works. Example -a 0xe511b07b68681d4501665De40cf6A734f05da94f
-w or --worker This is your miner name for mining Zilliqa. This is optional. If left empty, it uses your PC Name
Custom Script Explanation
This is for users that would like to use their own scripts to open and close their miner of choice.
-r or --run Is not to be used for this.
-s or --start Used to stop your miner. This should be a bat file. Example -s stop.bat
-e or --end Used to start your miner. Example -e ewbf_144.exe or --end start.bat
But… I used the old format to run this script
We have you covered, we have added backward compatibility. When you update to the newest version, you old scripts should work (PM @kidkid1 if you have issues or PM me here)
Example #1: zil_switcher.exe -m 1 -r miner.bat -a 0xe511b07b68681d4501665De40cf6A734f05da94f
Example #2: zil_switcher.exe -m 2 EthDcrMiner64.exe -a zil1u5gmq7mgdqw52qtxthjqea48xnc9m22067k4gf
Example #3: zil_switcher.exe -m 2 EthDcrMiner64.exe -a zil1u5gmq7mgdqw52qtxthjqea48xnc9m22067k4gf -w miner1
Example #4: zil_switcher.exe -m 1 -r start.bat -a 0xe511b07b68681d4501665De40cf6A734f05da94f -w win_miner
Example #5: zil_switcher.exe -m 0 -a 0xe511b07b68681d4501665De40cf6A734f05da94f -s stop.bat -e start.bat
Run outside of Command Line
Download Zilminer, Download your other miner (let’s say Claymore), Download Zilliqa-Switcher
Extract all files from all three downloaded packages in the same folder.
Optional: Create an eth.bat script if you need to.
First option, choose your miner
Second option, choose how you run your miner, either using only exe or using a bat file (created in step 3)
Third option if you chose bat file, enter the name of the bat file, (eth.bat , grin.bat)
Forth option, enter your Zilliqa Address. This can be the old formart Zil address or New Format Zil Address
For Awesome Miner
First, be sure that API is activated in Awesomeminer.
Zil_Switcher start commandline:
Zil_Switcher.exe -m 0 --wallet ******** --worker ****** -s stop.bat -e start.bat
Wallet and Worker not really needed, but you need it that the Zilswitcher start.
Now the 2 scripts to stop the main miner and start the Zilminer
curl -i -d POST http://[IP_AWESOMEMINER_MAIN_PC]:17790/api/miners/[MINERID]?action=stop #stop main miner in Awesomeminer(miniZ,Gminer,lolminer etc)
curl -i -d POST http://[IP_AWESOMEMINER_MAIN_PC]:17790/api/miners/[MINERID]?action=start #start zilliqa miner in Awesomeminer
curl -i -d POST http://[IP_AWESOMEMINER_MAIN_PC]:17790/api/miners/[MINERID]?action=stop #stop zilliqa miner in Awesomeminer
curl -i -d POST http://[IP_AWESOMEMINER_MAIN_PC]:17790/api/miners/[MINERID]?action=start #start main miner in Awesomeminer(miniZ,Gminer,lolminer etc)
MinerID can found in Awesomeminer summary tab
start.bat curl -i -d POST http://192.168.2.113:17790/api/miners/37?action=stop curl -i -d POST http://192.168.2.113:17790/api/miners/48?action=start
stop.bat curl -i -d POST http://192.168.2.113:17790/api/miners/48?action=stop curl -i -d POST http://192.168.2.113:17790/api/miners/37?action=start
Another way where you only need one miner in Awesomemine, is to change the template via API. If needed i make a documentation.
I am sure, now there are so many ways. Find your own way or ask me
If your windows doesn´t have curl, then you find it online as portable version.
All versions are tested for 24 hours before release.
I use HIVE OS.
My Command Prompt screen no longer crashed/stopped doing anything.
This is an issue with Command Prompt. Right click at the top of the command prompt, choose Properties, Disable Quick Edit. To permanently fix this, choose Default instead of Properties then Disable Quick Edit.
My miner is not on the list.
This project is a work in progress. If you do not see your miner of choice, please create an issue here and I will quickly add support for it.
Are there any fees to use this?
There are no fees attached.
Can I donate?
Changes in version:
v1.1.1 December 7.2019
Added support for SeroMiner
v1.1.0 December 2.2019
v1.0.7 November 22.2019
Fixed bug that would stop program over a long period of time.
v1.0.6 October 27.2019
Removed -coin from config file
v1 October 22.2019
New command line options
Backward Compatibility with older options
Fixes to stopping miners
Added Custom Script option
0.9.3.6 September 20.2019
0.9.3.5 September 07.2019
Added T-Rex Miner
0.9.3.4 August 16.2019
Major Bug Fixes
Better POW Checks
0.9.3.3 August 13.2019
Upgrade Stratum Version.
Added Sooner DAG Creation
0.9.3.1 August 02.2019
Change Stratum Version.
Facilitates how long Claymore Miner takes to start.
0.9.1 July 30.2019
Upgraded to Stratum Basic and added better timings.
0.9 July 26.2019
More retry times to find miner process.
Users have said that there should be retries to find process if process is slow.
0.8.3 July 18.2019
- Zilliqa Blocktime has changed. I have made a fix to permanently solve this issue. No matter what Zilliqa does with the blocktime, the script should function properly…
0.8.2 July 16.2019
- Fixed Pow Timings.
0.8.0 July 14.2019
- Added Support to use MinerStat (Please see instructions above to use properly)
- Added Support to use LOLMiner
- Claymore and Phoenix now uses your config.txt
- Fixes for CCminer
0.7.0 July 11.2019
- Added Support to use Claymore Miner to Mine Zilliqa
0.6.0 July 2.2019
- Added Support to use Phoenix Miner to Mine Zilliqa
- Added more Files in package for newer users
0.5.4 Jun 30.2019
- Minor Fixes
0.5 Jun 26.2019
- Added NiceHashMinerLegacy, CCminer, TT-Miner, ewbf_144, NBminer, Team Red Miner, Xmr-Stak
0.4.4.1 Jun 24.2019
- Minor Fix
0.4.4 Jun 24.2019
- Optimized Timings for POW
- Report Hashrate by default
0.4.3 Jun 23.2019
- Minor Fixes
- More Information Shown in Command Screen and Better Error handling
0.4.2 Jun 22.2019
- Minor Fixes
0.4.1 Jun 20.2019
- Added Option to name your miner in Command Line
- Added GMiner Support
- Added Command Line Version
- Minor Fix to API Connection
- Added support for Bminer and Sgminer
- Better communication to Zilliqa API
- Fix minor issues