How to mine LOKI? A guide for beginners!

Thomas has been mining all sorts of coins for the last year. He has mined Ethereum, Zencash, Ethereum Classic, and Monero. Now he wants to mine LOKI. But, how can he mine LOKI? 

Thomas has great faith in the future of cryptocurrencies, even though he believes most of them will turn useless, and only a few of them will survive. But, if he has some of those lasting cryptocurrencies in his crypto wallet, he might become a rich man sometime. He also likes supporting the technology with his mining-rig, and now he wants to use it to mine LOKI-coin, a coin very similar to Monero.

If you want to watch his explainer video about how to mine LOKI, check the video beneath.

Thomas wants to mine LOKI!

First of all, Thomas has to download an actual miner to his computer. For the purpose of mining LOKI, Thomas downloads the XMR-STAK miner (he used this earlier as he mined Monero as well). Once the download is complete, he unpacks the download file unto a folder on his computer.

Secondly, Thomas has to generate a LOKI wallet. He visits the LOKI Wallet Generator, and generates a brand new wallet. He carefully copies/saves/writes down the private key of the wallet, his public address, and the other data. He will need the wallet address as he sets up the miner later.

Third, Thomas has to find a good mining-pool he can join. He doesn’t look around for a long time before he discovers the Cryptoknight mining pool. They have a nice website with good statistics, so he goes with this.

Thomas is ready to set up the LOKI Windows miner

Now it is time to set up the miner. He goes to the folder in which the XMR-STAK miner can be found. He clicks the XMR-STAK.exe file and the setup process starts.

Firs the sets the port to 7731
Firs the sets the port to 7731

At first, he is asked if he wants to use the HTTP interface. He doesn’t care about this, but instead, he adds the port number that the miner should listen on, which is 7731.

After this, he has to give the name of the currency he wants to mine. This confuses Thomas because he cannot find LOKI anywhere on the list. The right answer to this question is, however, cryptonight_heavy

Mine LOKI in Windows
Mine LOKI in Windows – select cryptonight_heavy as coin

Now there will come several other questions after one another, and the first is about the pool address. Since he chose the cryptoknight pool, he adds the following address:

Following this, he needs to add his LOKI wallet address. Thomas adds the wallet address that he got from the wallet generator.

Options as you set up the LOKI mining rig with XMR STAK in Windows
Options as you set up the LOKI mining rig with XMR STAK in Windows

There is no password to set up, so he only types an X to the next question. After this, he is asked for a name for his rig. This isn’t needed, but Thomas decides to call it thomasstories.

There are three more questions fired at Thomas, but he answers n (NO) to all of those. The questions asked were:

  • Does this pool support TLS/SSL?
  • Do you want to use nicehash on this pool?
  • Do you want to use multiple pools?

Once Thomas has answered with an N to these questions the miner starts, and he is soon starting to see reports of his activity.

Thomas is mining LOKI coin
Thomas is mining LOKI coin

This is what it looks like as Thomas is mining LOKI on his mining-rig. He is happy about succeeding. By entering his wallet address to the website of the pool he can follow his earning minute by minute and also see reports about payouts.

Have you gotten your LOKI mining-rig started? Thomas wishes you all the best and hopes these instructions will help you out!

How to turn off CPU-mining with XMR-Stak?

Thomas has been mining some Monero and Loki coins using the mining software XMR-Stak. He likes using this, and he likes having a mining machine in his room heating it up throughout the winter.

But, he also uses the mining computer for other purposes, for example as a server for the rest of his house. It has some big hard-drives on it, and these are running all day and night.

Yesterday, as Thomas checked up on the mining activity, he noticed that XMR-Stak is actually using CPU power as well do mine even more efficiently. That is nice, but Thomas doesn’t want XMR-Stak to mine using his CPU, as he wants all CPU power to be used for the server job and other things that might happen.

This is how to turn off CPU-mining with XMR-Stak in Windows

To turn off CPU mining in Windows with XMR-Stak, Thomas first opens the directory in which the miner is located. He then right-clicks the XMR-Stak.exe file and clicks “Create Shortcut.”

Right click the XMR-Stak file and click Create Shortcut
Right-click the XMR-Stak file and click Create Shortcut

When this is done, a new window is opened in which Thomas can create a shortcut. He then goes to the “Target” and adds the following text to the end: –noCPU

Thomas has to modify the target to turn off CPU mining with XMR-Stak in Windows
Thomas has to modify the target to turn off CPU mining with XMR-Stak in Windows

That is what the target line looks like for Thomas after modifying it and telling it not to mine using the CPU in Windows.

He then clicks the OK button, and next time he wants to start the miner, he simply clicks the shortcut file. XMR-Stak will then start mining, without using the CPU miner.

Thomas is really happy about this. The only thing he wants now is for the prices of Loki and Monero to moon, and he will be a rich guy!

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