Dero is the first cryptocurrency to integrate a Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchain with Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) block structure and completely anonymous transactions. Directed Acyclic graph provides enhanced speed at the expense of security, whereas Proof-of-Work blockchains prioritize security at the expense of speed.
Dero has created something really cool and useful by combining both of these consensus mechanisms. With this unique combination, Dero offers the best of both consensus mechanisms.
So, if you are interested in mining Dero, then this post is for you. In this guide, you will learn how to mine Dero with your own GPU (Linux and Windows only) in a detailed step-by-step process. Let’s get started.
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Creating Dero Wallet
Before you begin mining, you must first obtain a wallet that will let you store your Dero coins. First, go to wallet.dero.io, click Create New Wallet, and follow the instructions to create your Dero wallet.
Step 1: Download Stargate on your PC
Follow this link to download the archive that is suitable for your operating system, then just extract it to the desired folder.
Step 2: Open the derod-OS-GPU file
Double-click the derod-OS-GPU file to open it, this file is required to create a wallet and start the mining process.
Step 3: Open the wallet file
Next, open the dero-wallet-cli file to create a new wallet.
Step 4: Starting creating the wallet
In the dero-wallet-cli file, simply type 2 to create a new wallet. Then enter the wallet file name (whatever name you want for your wallet). Next, enter the password for your wallet and select the language.
Step 5: Write down your seed phrase
You’ll be able to see your Seed Phrase now. Write it down somewhere as you’ll be needing it to restore your wallet in case you lose it.
Step 6: Registering a wallet
Once you note the Seed Phrase down, type 4 and press Enter to register the wallet. Registering your wallet can take up to 2 hours. Well, now all that’s left is to wait.
Step 7: Copy wallet address
Type 1 and press Enter. Then copy the wallet address that was registered as we’ll be needing it later.
How to Mine Dero
Now that you have your Dero wallet address, let’s start mining Dero coins.
Step 1: Create a script file
Open the Stargate folder you extracted from the archive (refer to: Creating Dero wallet – Step 1).
In this folder, you need to create a .cmd file if you are a Windows user; or .sh file file for Linux user. You can give any name to your file.
Once you’ve created it, right-click on that file, then click Edit.
Step 2: Paste the command into your file
Copy-paste one of these commands below into your file.
Command for Windows:
NAME_OF_MINER --wallet-address=YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS --mining-threads=6 --daemon-rpc-address=minernode1.dero.io:10100
Command for Linux:
./NAME_OF_MINER --wallet-address=YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS --mining-threads=6 --daemon-rpc-address=minernode1.dero.io:10100
Step 3: Paste the name of the miner
In your folder, find the miner you downloaded, then copy the name of this miner. Next, just replace
NAME_OF_MINER with the copied name.
Step 4: Enter wallet address
Replace YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS with your own wallet address that you registered earlier.
Step 5: Start mining
Save changes and run this file. Now, you can start mining Dero!
That’s it! You are now a Dero miner and will soon start receiving Dero coins to your wallet.