Pirl : Nvidia/AMD Mining Windows Edition

In this post, I’ll show you how to mine Pirl (PIRL) on Windows. The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate how to setup and start mining Pirl, a PoW based Cryptocurrency based on the Dagger Algorithm. If you’ve not heard of Pirl before, the reason might be that it’s still a relatively new Cryptocurrency, based on a similar Protocol that Ethereum is based on, with a potentially bright future

Codebase: Ethereum
Algorithm: Ethash
Block Reward: 12 PIRL
Miner Reward: 10 PIRL
Masternode & Dev: 2 PIRL
Block Target: 13 seconds
Reward for Node Owner
Launch Date: 09/30/2017

The Goal of Pirl is to facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers. Pirl is a community based Project and has an open source philosophy. Everyone can contribute to make it better.

What makes this a good Cryptocurrency to mine, is that it’s another Ethash cryptocurrency that can be mined with the Claymore miner V10.0 , which is built to specifically mine Ethereum however with a few adjustment it can also be used to mine Pirl, Decred & Siacoin

The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate how to get start to mining Pirl, using the Claymore Dual Miner (AMD + NVIDIA) using Windows. Note that Linux setup is similar to this, just follow the steps to begin mining


Keep in mind that I’ll be using a Nvidia Graphic Card to mine Pirl using Windows 10, this can be done also with a AMD graphic card as Claymore Miner supports both. Below is the setup that I used in this Tutorial

Mining Setup Personal Desktop
Operating System Windows 10
Graphic Card GTX 1060 STORMX 3072M GDDR5 192bit
Processor Intel i5-7400, 3GHZ, 6MB Cache, LGA1151
Motherboard ASUS H110M-K

Step 1 – Generate a Pirl Wallet

Get yourself a Payout address by using Pirl.io a free to use wallet, used for generating a Pirl receiving address. You’ll also want full control over your funds, so remember to never share your private key with anyone.

Pirl.io is similar to MyEtherWallet, so setting up a Wallet should be quick and easy. Just remember the Private Key as it grants you full access to your earned mining rewards and write down the receiving wallet address, which is to be used in Step 3

Step 2 – Download Claymore’s Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v10.1

Now, proceed by Downloading & Extracting Claymore’s Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v10.1 , get it directly from this Link or feel free to visit the official BitcoinTalk Forum Site

For convenience, I recommend creating a dedicated Folder for Claymore’s Miner. Since you don’t need to actually download big Blockchain files or install a program to run this particular Pirl Miner, all data will be stored from within the Folder. Extract the Miner files to a folder that is easily accessible, so that you can start-up the miner at any given time without having to spend much time searching for it

Step 3 – Configure your Miner

Once downloaded, open up the file and look for the following Note document known as ”start.bat” and proceed with a right-click, choose ”edit”.

When you Edit ”start.bat”, Notepad will open and should display this

EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool pirl.minerpool.net:8004 -ewal addresshere -epsw x -ethi 8 -allpools 1 -esm 0 -allcoins 1

pirlmining2.png

All you need to do now, is simply Replace the text that says “addresshere” with your public wallet address created from Step 1. (Note, do not use a Private Key but instead a Receiving address)

In this tutorial, my mining address is 0xB41c5Db4a273cC8901895c30dFbF1d0f7702E818
To avoid an error, leave the rest as it is and remember to insert your receiving address, failure to do so could result in the miner sending payouts to the wrong address. Replace the previously stated address by copying and pasting your Pirl Wallet Address (Remember to leave a space before & after the address)

Once you have done that, proceed by the saving the document In the upper left hand corner

click File > Save As

Feel free to close Notepad and double-click on ”start.bat”, the Command Prompt should pop-up and begin connecting to the Pirl’s Blockchain & Mining Pool.

pirlsetupsaving.png
Just give it a couple of minutes for Claymore Miner to connect to ”pirlminerpool” and Pirl’s Blockchain network

Now, you can mine Pirl whenever you feel like it, just run it by double-clicking ”start.bat”. Unlike, mining other Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum or Monero, you don’t actually need to download additional data in order to mine. Just like Zencash, with Pirl you can initiate mining with a single click. Once the Window’s batch file is already configured, all you need it to do now is open up the miner with the credentials you’ve made

Personally, I’m a big fan of one-click Mining because I find myself more of a casual miner who recently bought a high-end PC instead of operating a Mining Rig.

Check Status

With a properly configured Miner, you should begin mining Pirl once successfully connected to the Pool. Command Prompt should indicate that there is a connection being established (should be finding Shares)

pirlmining.png

All the newly minted Pirl tokens will be sent to your Wallet based on 2 daily Payouts, you can actually check the Mining progress by visiting Pirl.minerpool.net

Since Claymore Miner was build for Ethereum mining, note that the command prompt will show that you’re mining “ETH”, that’s because the algorithm is the same

pirlminerpool.png
Just send Pirl to an exchange to cash out with Bitcoin. Now, you can initiate the Claymore Miner whenever you feel like it by running ”start.bat”, it usually takes a couple of minutes before seeing some results. Once the miner is configured, enjoy the convenience of turning a Computer into money-making machine that helps secure Pirl’s Blockchain Network

Extra Tools

Official Website
BitcoinTalk
Pirl Web Wallet
Download- Claymore’s Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v10.1
Pirl Mining Calculator
Pirl Mining Pool

Considering himself a futurist, Sven has the passion to keep up with the latest technological breakthrough especially surrounding the FinTech sector. From a young age, Sven has been fascinated with Traditional Financial Markets but has after discovering Blockchain Technology in 2014 he has dedicated most of his time staying ahead in the industry

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