Litecoin mining pools

Easiest way to mine litecoin is to use a pool like NiceHash.com  or Multipool.us

Litecoin Mining software and hardware.

You can do mining using usually your CPU or GPU(graphic card). GPU performance in most cases is better, than CPU.

Installing your CPU miner

A handy piece of software called cpuminer is the easiest way to start mining, but does require the ability to use the command line on your computer. The program can be downloaded from SourceForge and is available for Windows (32 and 64 bit), OS X and Linux. Files of cpuminer can be found here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/cpuminer/files/

First, download the appropriate file for your operating system. The zip file can be extracted to anywhere on your hard drive, as long as you remember where it went. A good idea would be to create a ‘cpuminer’ folder on your desktop.

To do this you will need the following:

  • The full path of the directory in which the mining program (“minerd.exe“) is stored (eg: “C:\cpu-miner-pooler”).
  • The ‘stratum’ URL of your mining pool server (eg: “stratum+tcp://pool.d2.cc“).
  • The port number of your mining server (eg: “3333”).
  • Your mining pool username (eg: “username”).
  • Your worker name or number (eg: “1”).
  • Your worker password (eg: “x”).

Now, open Notepad or your preferred text editor. Do not, however, use a word processor such as MS Word. Next, enter the script using the following formula (note that this method assumes you are mining a currency that uses the scrypt algorithm):

start “path” minerd.exe – -url URL:PORT –a scrypt – – userpass USERNAME.WORKER:PASSWORD

So, using the example details above, you would have produced the following text:

start “C:\cpu-miner-pooler” minerd.exe –url stratum+tcp://pool.d2.cc:3333 -a scrypt –userpass username.1:x