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AEON Mining Tutorial for Windows / Linux (CPU / GPU)

AEON mining

In this tutorial you will learn how to mine AEON on Windows and Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora) with CPU and or GPU.

Basics of AEON Mining

AEON mining uses the algorithm CryptoNight-Light v7.

CryptoNight-Light v7, sometimes referred to as aeon7, is ASIC resistant. Making both CPU and GPU mining possible.

Generate an AEON wallet.

Both online wallets and hardware wallets have their pros and cons.

AEON Wallet Generator : This was created by MoneroMooo, a XMR core developer. Save your wallet information in a safe place. Copy your public key and seed to a safe place. The seed can be used to restore a wallet.

Generate AEON wallet instantly.

Official AEON Wallet : The safest way to store your AEON. The fastest way is to download the wallet, then connect to a remote node. Alternatively, you can run a local node by syncing the blockchain on your computer. Running a local node is the most anonymous method.

AEON Mining Software

XMR-Stak setup instructions

Download: AMD, Nvidia and CPU (all in one)

Run xmr-stak.exe as administrator and on first start we will configure the miner. After the first start, the miner settings will be saved.

Port: Network port for web monitoring, this is optional. ex: 8000

Currency:  aeon7

Pool address:

Username: ADDRESS.PAYMENT-ID+FixedDifficulty


Fixed Difficulty setting is optional. If you are sending to an Exchange, Payment ID is not optional.

Password: WORKER:Email

SSL support:  y

Do you want to use Nicehash: n

Do you want to use multiple pools: n

When you see the line logged into mining pool you are officially mining!

These settings are saved in the same folder as xmr-stak.exe: cpu.txt, nvidia.txt, amd.txt, pools.txt and config.txt. We will be fine tuning these in a later blog.

AEON Mining Pools

Monitor workers and earnings

Use public key to track live hash rate stats, view payments, set minimum payout levels, and manage email alerts. mining dashboard.

Happy Mining!

How to setup AEON node on VPS

This tutorial will be pretty quick. We are going to be setting up an AEON node on our Ubuntu 16.04 VM from DigitalOcean.

I spun up a 4GB RAM, 2 Core, 80GB SSD VM to host my node. You will need at least enough SSD to hold the blockchain. RAM and CPU are good for the initial blockchain sync time.

Let’s jump right into it. We will be doing this the easy way, rather than compiling ourselves.

Step 1)

Create a folder for AEON, download the latest release, extract the latest release. I will try to keep this line of code updated, but please keep an eye out for any newer versions. They can be found here.

mkdir aeon
cd aeon
tar -xjvf aeon-linux-x64-v0.12.5.0.tar.bz2

Step 2)

To sync your node, run the command:


This will take about a day to finish. I prefer to use screen to run the process in the background, but ./aeond –detach works just as well.

aeond initial sync

Step 3)

Launch the wallet.


You will be prompted to enter wallet name. ex: newWallet

Enter a strong passphrase.

Select your language.


Nice work! If you have made it this far, we have a full AEON node running and ready to send / receive AEON!

A simple command is: transfer ADDRESS AMOUNT PAYMENT ID

Wanna test it?

Our AEON wallet: WmsBSQqkPGYSFdz5dsftH9Pu681XtUZmmC5xep6KALCoGJXTM4F6AegS2Rx3VDhsAxche3Lij7GCpGf5iwDyzEco281qFtbvC

How to Mine Monero (XMR) with GPU and Windows 10

Mining Monero (XMR) has been very profitable ever since the hard fork that bricked ASIC miners.

Here is a step by step guide on how to get started, assuming you have already have your rigs up and running. Let’s get started, fellow miner.

Monero can be mined with both Nvidia and AMD cards

Software needed:

Monero Wallet: Windows | Linux | Other

Monero Miner: XMR-Stak (2% Dev Fee) | XMRRig Nvidia (1% Dev Fee) | XMRRig AMD (1% Dev Fee)

First we will create a Monero wallet. Download the latest version of Moneo. Save the folder to your desktop.

Start monerod.exe and let it sync with the network. This will take some time, over a day.

Next run monerowallet-cli.exe, name your wallet, secure it with a password, and you will be given your seed. Your seed is a 25 word pass phrase that allows you to recover your account. Keep this safe.

How to create Monero wallet from monero wallet-cli

Copy your Monero address somewhere, we will need it for our miner settings.

To create a Monero address automatically you can use

For this tutorial we will use XMR Stak, that file is the pre-compiled version from the developer. Default fee is 2%, which can be changed if you compile the source yourself.

The first time you run XMR Stak you will be asked for information that will automatically create the config files needed to mine.

You will be asked which pool to mine on, here are a list of our favorites:

Now let’s fire up xmr-stak.exe and see how we are hashing.

Mining Monero on Windows with XMR Stak

Congratulations! You are now mining Monero with your GPU’s on Windows 10!

Things to note:

Where to trade XMR –

Solo mining will take forever to find blocks. Use a pool to increase profits/coins mined.

Not all GPU’s are created equal, AMD’s are better than Nvidia for CryptonightV7.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below!

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CCMiner .Bat Config Files for Yiimp and ZPool – Mining XVG

Hey everyone,


There was a huge response on our last blog post, How to Mine Verge on Windows, that we thought we would follow up with another Crypto Tutorial.

Many new miners are switching to Verge, a privacy currency that fixes many of Bitcoins flaws. Verge is also more miner friendly and levels the playing field between GPUs and ASIC hardware. ASIC’s using Scyrpt algorithm are essentially nerfed. So, when mining using the x17/lyra2v2 algorithm, GPUs stand a chance.

We are assuming that everyone knows how to open notepad and save as .bat.

Here are our config files for different pools: – Fee 2% – Current Hash Rate: 1.9GH/s

ccminer-x64.exe -a x17 -o stratum+tcp:// -u DNxmULTQWa5H2gGkZgYCTtirbEwTdoZnTi -p c=XVG -i 20 – Fee 2% – Current Hash Rate: 76.5GH/s

ccminer-x64.exe -a x17 -o stratum+tcp:// -u DNxmULTQWa5H2gGkZgYCTtirbEwTdoZnTi -p c=XVG -i 20

Lyra2v2 Algo (Faster than x17 for some GPUs)

ccminer-x64.exe -a lyra2v2 -o stratum+tcp:// -u DNxmULTQWa5H2gGkZgYCTtirbEwTdoZnTi -p c=XVG -i 20 – Fee 2% – Current Hash Rate: 52.7GH/s
Port 3737

ccminer-x64.exe -a x17 -o stratum+tcp:// -u DNxmULTQWa5H2gGkZgYCTtirbEwTdoZnTi -p c=XVG -i 20

Port 3777

ccminer-x64.exe -a x17 -o stratum+tcp:// -u DNxmULTQWa5H2gGkZgYCTtirbEwTdoZnTi -p c=XVG -i 20

The -p c=XVG is telling the pool exactly what coin your address is. The -i is intensity. If the program crashes, lower the number by one and try again.

Here is where to download CCMiner:

Donate to ItusVPN: XVG – DNxmULTQWa5H2gGkZgYCTtirbEwTdoZnTi

Where to Buy XVG – Binance

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How to Mine Verge (XVG) on Windows 10 Nvidia GPU’s

Please refer to our Monero Mining Tutorial. We no longer recommend mining Verge to our audience.

Hello everyone! So we just finished setting up our new cryptocurrency miner and are mining Verge as we type. So, we thought we would share some knowledge with the community.

Now, lets get started mining XVG. We are assuming you already have the correct graphic card drivers for your cards. We are using the latest Nvidia Drivers.

Software needed:

ccminer – We used “v2.2.1 Windows CUDA 9 binaries”

Electrum-XVG wallet – Download whichever OS version you need.

How to install needed software:

Start with your wallet first. After you have downloaded your XVG wallet, run the program and go through the setup process. Next, click on Tools > Network > Change the server to and set port at 50001 and uncheck Use SSL. You can play around with these settings but these are what worked for us.

Electrum XVG Wallet Connection settings

Now your wallet should be syncing and online.

Next up is setting up the miner:

CCMiner – Download 7zip file (GitHub is linked above), we used the x64 version.

ccminer for windows download

Now extract the folder to somewhere you will remember. We put ours on the desktop inside of a folder labeled ccminer.

ccminer extract

The next step is setting up our .bat file to run the miner. Inside of your ccminer folder, right click and hit New > Text Document. Now inside of the new text document paste this:

Lyra2v2 on ZPool

ccminer-x64.exe -a lyra2v2 -o stratum+tcp:// -u DNxmULTQWa5H2gGkZgYCTtirbEwTdoZnTi -p c=XVG

x17 on Yiimp

ccminer-x64.exe -a x17 -o stratum+tcp:// -u DNxmULTQWa5H2gGkZgYCTtirbEwTdoZnTi -p c=XVG

You will have to edit this to include your own wallet address. To find your wallet address, go to Electrum-XVG wallet > Address > Right Click > Copy Address.

Electrum XVG Wallet Address

Here is the options you can configure yourself, be sure to actually read the README file.

  -a, --algo=ALGO       specify the algorithm to use
                          bastion     use to mine Joincoin
                          bitcore     use to mine Bitcore's Timetravel10
                          blake       use to mine Saffroncoin (Blake256)
                          blakecoin   use to mine Old Blake 256
                          blake2s     use to mine Nevacoin (Blake2-S 256)
                          bmw         use to mine Midnight
                          cryptolight use to mine AEON cryptonight (MEM/2)
                          cryptonight use to mine XMR cryptonight
                          c11/flax    use to mine Chaincoin and Flax
                          decred      use to mine Decred 180 bytes Blake256-14
                          deep        use to mine Deepcoin
                          dmd-gr      use to mine Diamond-Groestl
                          equihash    use to mine ZEC, HUSH and KMD
                          fresh       use to mine Freshcoin
                          fugue256    use to mine Fuguecoin
                          groestl     use to mine Groestlcoin
                          heavy       use to mine Heavycoin
                          jha         use to mine JackpotCoin
                          keccak      use to mine Maxcoin
                          lbry        use to mine LBRY Credits
                          luffa       use to mine Joincoin
                          lyra2       use to mine CryptoCoin
                          lyra2v2     use to mine Vertcoin
                          lyra2z      use to mine Zerocoin (XZC)
                          mjollnir    use to mine Mjollnircoin
                          myr-gr      use to mine Myriad-Groest
                          neoscrypt   use to mine FeatherCoin
                          nist5       use to mine TalkCoin
                          penta       use to mine Joincoin / Pentablake
                          quark       use to mine Quarkcoin
                          qubit       use to mine Qubit
                          scrypt      use to mine Scrypt coins
                          scrypt:N    use to mine Scrypt-N (:10 for 2048 iterations)
                          scrypt-jane use to mine Chacha coins like Cache and Ultracoin
                          s3          use to mine 1coin (ONE)
                          sha256t     use to mine OneCoin (OC)
                          sia         use to mine SIA
                          sib         use to mine Sibcoin
                          skein       use to mine Skeincoin
                          skein2      use to mine Woodcoin
                          skunk       use to mine Signatum
                          timetravel  use to mine MachineCoin
                          tribus      use to mine Denarius
                          x11evo      use to mine Revolver
                          x11         use to mine DarkCoin
                          x14         use to mine X14Coin
                          x15         use to mine Halcyon
                          x17         use to mine X17
                          x17         use to mine X17
                          vanilla     use to mine Vanilla (Blake256)
                          veltor      use to mine VeltorCoin
                          whirlpool   use to mine Joincoin
                          wildkeccak  use to mine Boolberry (Stratum only)
                          zr5         use to mine ZiftrCoin

  -d, --devices         gives a comma separated list of CUDA device IDs
                        to operate on. Device IDs start counting from 0!
                        Alternatively give string names of your card like
                        gtx780ti or gt640#2 (matching 2nd gt640 in the PC).

  -i, --intensity=N[,N] GPU threads per call 8-25 (2^N + F, default: 0=auto)
                        Decimals and multiple values are allowed for fine tuning
      --cuda-schedule   Set device threads scheduling mode (default: auto)
  -f, --diff-factor     Divide difficulty by this factor (default 1.0)
  -m, --diff-multiplier Multiply difficulty by this value (default 1.0)
      --vote=VOTE       block reward vote (for HeavyCoin)
      --trust-pool      trust the max block reward vote (maxvote) sent by the pool
  -o, --url=URL         URL of mining server
  -O, --userpass=U:P    username:password pair for mining server
  -u, --user=USERNAME   username for mining server
  -p, --pass=PASSWORD   password for mining server
      --cert=FILE       certificate for mining server using SSL
  -x, --proxy=[PROTOCOL://]HOST[:PORT]  connect through a proxy
  -t, --threads=N       number of miner threads (default: number of nVidia GPUs in your system)
  -r, --retries=N       number of times to retry if a network call fails
                          (default: retry indefinitely)
  -R, --retry-pause=N   time to pause between retries, in seconds (default: 15)
      --shares-limit    maximum shares to mine before exiting the program.
      --time-limit      maximum time [s] to mine before exiting the program.
  -T, --timeout=N       network timeout, in seconds (default: 300)
  -s, --scantime=N      upper bound on time spent scanning current work when
                        long polling is unavailable, in seconds (default: 5)
  -n, --ndevs           list cuda devices
  -N, --statsavg        number of samples used to display hashrate (default: 30)
      --no-gbt          disable getblocktemplate support (height check in solo)
      --no-longpoll     disable X-Long-Polling support
      --no-stratum      disable X-Stratum support
  -q, --quiet           disable per-thread hashmeter output
      --no-color        disable colored output
  -D, --debug           enable debug output
  -P, --protocol-dump   verbose dump of protocol-level activities
  -b, --api-bind=port   IP:port for the miner API (default:, 0 disabled
      --api-remote      Allow remote control, like pool switching, imply --api-allow=0/0
      --api-allow=...   IP/mask of the allowed api client(s), 0/0 for all
      --max-temp=N      Only mine if gpu temp is less than specified value
      --max-rate=N[KMG] Only mine if net hashrate is less than specified value
      --max-diff=N      Only mine if net difficulty is less than specified value
      --max-log-rate    Interval to reduce per gpu hashrate logs (default: 3)
      --pstate=0        will force the Geforce 9xx to run in P0 P-State
      --plimit=150W     set the gpu power limit, allow multiple values for N cards
                          on windows this parameter use percentages (like OC tools)
      --tlimit=85       Set the gpu thermal limit (windows only)
      --keep-clocks     prevent reset clocks and/or power limit on exit
      --hide-diff       Hide submitted shares diff and net difficulty
  -B, --background      run the miner in the background
      --benchmark       run in offline benchmark mode
      --cputest         debug hashes from cpu algorithms
      --cpu-affinity    set process affinity to specific cpu core(s) mask
      --cpu-priority    set process priority (default: 0 idle, 2 normal to 5 highest)
  -c, --config=FILE     load a JSON-format configuration file
                        can be from an url with the http:// prefix
  -V, --version         display version information and exit
  -h, --help            display this help text and exit

Scrypt specific options:
  -l, --launch-config   gives the launch configuration for each kernel
                        in a comma separated list, one per device.
      --interactive     comma separated list of flags (0/1) specifying
                        which of the CUDA device you need to run at inter-
                        active frame rates (because it drives a display).
  -L, --lookup-gap      Divides the per-hash memory requirement by this factor
                        by storing only every N'th value in the scratchpad.
                        Default is 1.
      --texture-cache   comma separated list of flags (0/1/2) specifying
                        which of the CUDA devices shall use the texture
                        cache for mining. Kepler devices may profit.
      --no-autotune     disable auto-tuning of kernel launch parameters

CryptoNight specific options:
  -l, --launch-config   gives the launch configuration for each kernel
                        in a comma separated list, one per device.
      --bfactor=[0-12]  Run Cryptonight core kernel in smaller pieces,
                        From 0 (ui freeze) to 12 (smooth), win default is 11
                        This is a per-device setting like the launch config.

Wildkeccak specific:
  -l, --launch-config   gives the launch configuration for each kernel
                        in a comma separated list, one per device.
  -k, --scratchpad url  Url used to download the scratchpad cache.


After you have your configuration the way you want it, hit Save As > start.bat (Select all files)

save .bat mining script

Now all that is left is to fire up the start.bat file and make it is working!

ccminer successfully mining XVG

Congratulations! You are now mining Verge with your Nvidia GPU’s on Windows 10!

Things to note:

Where to trade XVG –

Verge (XVG) is currently $.06 so you will not see profit unless(until) XVG goes up in price.

Solo mining will take forever to find blocks. Use a pool to increase profits/coins mined.

Not all GPU’s are created equal, as you can see, ours suck.

If you have any questions or comments please leave them below!

Find this tutorial helpful, please Share with your crypto friends!

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