The good news is that getting started with Ethereum Mining is now easier than ever. You do not need to download the full Ethereum blockchain, which is now over 20+ GB’s and still growing! You also do not need to manage clunky command line miners with manual instructions.
For purposes of this guide, we are going to do a detailed walk-through of setting up and using the very popular Claymore Miner. Get the current version here from Claymore’s original Bitcointalk thread and then follow along with the steps in this video. The whole process of getting a wallet setup, downloading your miner, configuring things in Windows and setting up your batch file to run should take less than 10 minutes:
If you’re new to mining Ethereum, this guide covers all the important facts in a simple, low-jargon way. Let’s start with some short answers to common questions about Ethereum mining:
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