CPU Mining Verus (VRSC) With Your PC or Mining Rig Rentals

The days of mining Bitcoin on a laptop are dead, unless you’re using something like this, you can’t really compete with the ASIC miners. This is where you can turn to altcoins!

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This article will be going over VerusCoin, also known as VRSC. See the website for the whitepaper and vision documents.

This article will cover the following:

  • Create a VRSC wallet with AtomicDEX
  • CPU mining from your Windows machine
  • Rig Rental Mining

Setting Up A VerusCoin Wallet

There are a couple of options here but I’m going to introduce you to the easiest way possible that only requires a mobile phone. If you prefer a Desktop wallet, I recommend using Agama.

AtomicDEX Website

Visit AtomicDEX (atomicdex.io) website and click on the device you use, Google Play for Android and App Store for iPhone users.

Go through the process of setting up your wallet, write down your mnemonic phrase on paper and put it somewhere safe.

Once you’re in, the next step is to click the little + at the bottom of the app and active VerusCoin(VRSC) and to get your receive address.

Save your receive address somewhere in Notepad, we will need that in the next section because we will mine directly to the address on our phone.

Mining VRSC With Your CPU

This part is very easy, so don’t worry if you’re not familiar with setting up a mining rig. All you really need to know here is how to unzip and file and edit a text document.

To download the mining software, please follow the following link: https://github.com/VerusCoin/nheqminer/releases/

Download the latest version for your machine.

I’m using a windows computer and at the time of this article version 0.8.0 is the latest version.

Unzip the contents of the file into a folder, anywhere is fine.

Now you will see a file called Start.bat, you will need to edit that file in notepad.

Start.bat file

The only parts you need to worry about are the ones I highlighted in the image above. I will go through each one with screenshots so it is clear on what you needs to be done.

The mining pool we are going to use is called LuckPool by Hellcatz.

You can see the information above at the following URL https://luckpool.net/verus/connect.html

  • PoolHost= Pick the one that is closer to you.
  • Port= CPU mining will be 3956
  • PublicVerusCoinAddress= This is your receive address you saved from the previous section.
  • WorkerName= You can name this whatever you want.
My Start.bat file will look something like this.

Threads= This depends on your computer. The best way to figure this out is to CTRL+ALT+Delete and select task manager. Select the Performance tab and see how many cores you have.

Once you have all that information added then save the file and run it by double clicking the file in file manager. If everything works then the console will start to mine and you will see your hash rate.

To view your earnings you just need to go to the luckpool website and put in your address.

Paste your receive address in the top right search bar.

To verify what you are looking at, wait a few minutes then refresh the page and you should see some stats from your miner.

You should see something like this:

Mining VRSC With Rented CPU Power

People that don’t want to bother with holding and trading coins can often rent out their hash power to anyone that will pay for it via rental places.

This is not to be confused with cloud mining, that is what we call a scam.

This really is an open market, so treat it like you’re buying something off ebay and look at the previous sales of the rig and average hash rate.

The mining rig marketplace I like to use for VerusHash is Mining Rig Rentals (referral link added).

Once you sign up to MRR you can start to setup your pools in the dashboard.

Since this isn’t the most user friendly website I will go through all the stages until you are mining.

Step One — Setup Mining Pools https://www.miningrigrentals.com/account/pools

The thing to pay attention to is the WalletAddress.WorkerName
If you paste your receive address then put a . and then add a worker name, that is all you need to do.

Your password will always be x, almost all mining pools everybody’s password is x.

I would create a different worker for each rig you rent, and make a few of them for different pool locations.

For the best speeds, use a European pool with a rig in Europe.

Step Two — Deposit Funds

You can select any currency you want. A lot more people accept BTC over ETH but good sellers will actually accept all types.

Deposit some funds and go make a cup of tea/coffee to wait for confirmations on the blockchain.

If you don’t own any Ethereum, the easiest option is using a broker like Coinbase. If you’re a bit more tech savvy, check out MyEtherWallet and create a wallet there.

Step Three — Security and Withdraw Address

I highly recommend putting in your payout addresses and enable 2FA to keep your funds secure. The payout address is just in-case this isn’t for you, then you can always get your crypto back quite easily.

Step Four — Choose Your Mining Rig

Now you have some funds in your account, it is time to go shopping. Choose a rig with a good score or take a chance on a new rig.

Bit More Info About MRR

The support for Mining Rig Rentals is actually really great, they also assess each mining rigs performance at the end of each run and if there were any issues or the rig went offline they will actually do a partial refund.

You can also contact the sellers directly as 99% of the time it isn’t their fault and will most likely credit you back any time lost. Good sellers will actually credit you more time to make up for it.

If everything works correctly then you should be seeing some stats in Luckpool and your VRSC coins will be deposited automatically to your address.

Too Long, Didn’t Read

That is all you need to know to start mining VRSC, you don’t even need a computer at the end of the day.

  • Install AtomicDEX on your phone and
    Get VRSC Receive Address
  • Get Luckpool Information
  • Setup Mining Rig on Home Computer
  • Setup Mining Rig on MRR

Shout out to VoskCoin for the video introducing VRSC to me. Follow him on Youtube as he is pumping out content on all types of crypto mining.