lolMiner: ETH and TON Dual Mining Settings (2022)

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Let’s analyze the configuration of dual mining ETH and TON on Windows and HiveOS using the latest version of Lolminer. lolMiner

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Let’s analyze the ETH and TON dual mining configuration on Windows and HiveOS using the latest version of Lolminer.

Dual mining is the process of mining two specific coins on the same video card, which allows you to increase your income. The Ton coin recently competed with Ethereum for profitability, and many miners are constantly monitoring which of the two coins is more profitable to mine. Recently, the lolMiner development team released a new version of their miner, which began to support dual mining on the two most profitable algorithms.

mining farm

It is worth noting that during dual mining, the power consumption of video cards increases, the temperature increases accordingly, as well as the cost of electricity. This means you should always calculate costs, profits and earnings. Before you start dual mining, make sure your power supplies and cables can handle the load.

Looking ahead, I will immediately answer the question about the benefit: yes, dual mining of ETH + TON is currently 50% more profitable than mining these coins separately.

Requirements

lolMiner developers warn that dual mining of Ethereum and Toncoin is currently only available on two families of Nvidia graphics cards, namely Turing and Ampere (RTX 2000 and 3000).

It should also work fine on AMD Fury and AMD RX 400 series and newer, but experience has shown otherwise. I couldn’t start dual mining on RX 480 and RX 580.

Also, in fact, the dual mining of these coins does not run on the old Nvidia, GTX 1080 for example.

I recommend that you now read the detailed instructions for setting up TON COIN mining on Windows and HiveOS, because they contain important information.

Wallets for mining

Let’s start with the most basic - by creating wallets for mining Ethereum and Ton coins.

The most convenient option for accumulating Ethereum coins will be the largest exchange Binance.

After registration, go to the Fiat and Spot section:

binance - fiat_and_spot

Find the ETH coin in the search and press enter . Choose the right ETH (ERC20) network.

binance - eth_deposit

This address will be used in miner settings. And from the Binance exchange, it will be possible to withdraw Ethereum to a card with minimal commissions.

It is better to create a wallet for Ton Coin on the official website for security reasons. I advise you to create a TON web wallet, then download the official wallet app on your smartphone and add a seed phrase to it. This will make it easier to access. Although you can use a desktop wallet. It depends on your preferences.

ton_wallets

To withdraw TON coins to the card, it is more convenient to use the OKEX exchange. By the way, an option will soon appear in the TON wallet mobile application, with the help of which you can transfer coins to the deposit of this exchange without the need to take actions and without creating a transaction with a comment.

Pools for ETH and TON

With the choice of a pool for mining Toncoin, everything is very simple: Whales Pool is the largest and best.

His server: https://server1.whalestonpool.com

You will need to add the Whales bot to your Telegram, with which you can perform all the necessary manipulations.

Telegram Bot: @WhalesPoolBot

First you need to run this bot.

whales_bot_start

Then register your wallet address.

whales_bot_wallet

To check your balance on the pool, you will need to enter a certain command or select it from the menu.

There is also a withdrawal command, after which you need to send a number with the required number of coins that you want to transfer to the wallet, or send zero to see all available coins.

WhalesPoolBot commands:

/balance - Get your pool balance

/withdraw - Withdrawal your coins from bot

/recent_withdrawals - View recent 30 withdrawals

whales_bot_withdrawal

Now you need to choose an Ethereum mining pool if you haven’t already.

There are many good pools, the largest of which is Ethermine, but it is not very convenient due to the minimum withdrawals, which will take a long time, although administrators are trying to reduce both the commission and the withdrawal amount through swap services and online wallets.

If you are using the HiveOS mining operating system, most likely you are mining in the HiveON pool in order to pay less for the number of connected farms. And this is one of the right decisions, but the minimum payouts are still high if you are not a big miner. The only real solution for miners with low computing power will be the Binance exchange pool.

Everything that you get in one day will be deposited in your deposit in the morning. I personally use Binance Pool for Ethereum mining.

Setting up dual-mining ETH+TON under Windows

For starters, it would be a good idea to download and install the latest Nvidia mining driver if you have an RTX 3000 with an LHR limiter.

  • You can download lolMiner from github.
  • Unpack the folder with the miner from the archive,
  • find the required BAT file and open it with notepad to change the configuration.
  • Now you will need to edit the code in the batch file:
set "POOL=eu1.ethermine.org:4444"
set "WALLET=0x006454Fcd0a8d7725DB0c033552021c40ac43C59.lolMinerWorker"

set "TONPOOL=https://next.ton-pool.com"
set "TONWALLET=EQDk8olXYxBsrxiKvZSQMO1-Jjmx9_e-yNjvePJ3dxHlnAwf"

Set the addresses of pools and wallets with workers, if necessary for the pool, as in the case of ETH. Then save the changes to the file and start mining. The anti-virus may swear, go to the protection log and restore the locked file.

Better add the file to the “allowed” section.

Watch the video instruction:

Windows: Lolminer vs t-rex dual mining - eth+ton vs eth+alph - maximum profit

I think ERGO has a very good future. TON however, is also very nice, but with the current rate will go POS.

So it's kind of a race to get the max of both ERG+TON lol. Best way is to convert ETH to ERG, while mining ETH+TON. I am almost done reaching my ALPH hold goal and then will trade ETH for ERG.

Setting up ETH+TON dual mining in HiveOS

If you have several video cards in the farm, it would be more logical to use the HiveOS operating system (Linux distribution for mining) because of its great functionality and stability. In addition, there is a convenient web interface and a mobile application for configuration and monitoring.

The first step is registering an account with HiveOS.

Next, you need to download the latest actual HiveOS distribution kit in the “* .img” format. After that, it can be written to a USB flash drive, SSD or hard drive using the BalenaEtcher program (download from the official website).

The interface of the program is simple, first select the image and then the disk or flash drive you want to flash with Hive and start the burning process. Then you need to go to the HiveOS web interface and create a platform, if you entered a promo code, then a platform with a bonus balance will already be created. Then go to the farm and create a worker.

Dual Mine Eth and Ton on HiveOS

You can using lolminer. However they both rely heavily on the memory so they will be competing for resources. The reason ETH+TON is so profitable is that ETH mainly utilizes the mem and TON uses the core almost exclusively so they don't take much away from the other.

 

Dual mining Ethereum & Ton is better with LOLMiner

An alternative way to dual-mining is to run two miners on Windows. One for some video cards, for example T-rex miner. And the second one is Lolminer for air + tone for LHR cards 3070ti.

To do this, you can specify the key --devices 0,1,2 in the miner with a list of cards. It's easier to customize.

 

Visit the HiveOS home page and enter the Ethereum and Ton wallet addresses in the Wallets section.

If you are using a Binance exchange pool, you must enter the account name of that pool instead of the wallet address, which will be provided to you after registration.

My created wallets look like this in HiveOS:

hiveos_eth_ton

And the last thing: we create a flight sheet, in which there will be a configuration for mining. Enter all the data as in the screenshot, just select the pools you decide to use.

hiveos_lolminer_config_dual

Now, to fine-tune lolMiner, you need to go to its settings. Choose the latest version with two coins mining mode.

If you don’t see the new version, update HiveOS on your installations.

hiveos_dual_flightsheet

To start mining, you need to go to the farm, open the worker settings and click on the rocket icon in the flight sheet tab.

Overclocking Options

Powerful video cards are now working on the extraction of two coins on two algorithms. To achieve maximum performance, you need to abandon downvolting and increase the power consumption limit.

Let’s say if you had a power limit of 280 watts, now you need to raise it to 360 watts.

Clock speed for Dagger-Hashimoto (you also need to increase the clock speed for mining ether). As a result, we get the following hashrate: 83 MH/s on Ethereum and 2.97 GH/s on Tone.