How to mine Electroneum (ETN) with CPU on Ubuntu 16.04

This article demonstrates the steps necessary to start mining Electroneum (ETN) Cryptocurrency utilizing your CPU on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 and XMRig 2.4.5 mining software.

1. Firstly you will need a Electroneum Wallet:

You can choose between a Papper Wallet or Web Based Wallet.

1.2 Paper Wallet:

https://downloads.electroneum.com/offline_paper_electroneum_walletV1.5.html

Go Trough the steps, and save the PDF safely. You will need the Public Wallet such as the following:

Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 7.58.08 AM

You public wallet is that long string starting with etn, when you copy and paste that make sure it does not have any spaces in between. For example the above wallet is: etnjxt9MYYG9AWgbZMaWL3U82jW9iCLz66QfUQqtoYLeCLG4i7wGjZK5ySQFtEYqaJbzXYrKs8AgR5ypaHWarKfz34ZgQUP29K

1.2 Web based wallet:

It is more risky to have your wallet saved on a remote server however it is more convenient.

https://my.electroneum.com/

2. Select a mining pool:

It is very hard to mine Electroneum without being part of a mining pool. There are a variety of mining pools available you can choose from. I will list a few here but explaining which mining pool is best for you is out of the scope of this article.

Electroneum Mining Pools:

http://etn.jedipool.com/

https://easyhash.io/etn

https://electromine.fr/#!/app/home

https://etnpool.net/

https://etnminers.com/

3. Install and Configure a mining Software.

3.1 Download:

wget http://www.houseoflinux.com/download/cpu-miner-xmrig-2-4-5/?wpdmdl=249 -O xmrig-2.4.5-xenial-amd64.deb

3.2 Install required packages: 

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libmicrohttpd-dev libuv1

3.3 Install XMRig

sudo dpkg -i xmrig-2.4.5-xenial-amd64.deb

3.4 Configure:

Edit file /opt/xmrig/config.json

vi /opt/xmrig/config.json

Modify the Pools part of this file as follows:

url ->  This is the url you will get from the Pool you have select with the port. On this case we choose JediPool.

user -> This is your Electroneum wallet address you got from the first step.

“pools”: [

        {

            “url”: “etn.jedipool.com:3333“, 

            “user”: “etnjxt9MYYG9AWgbZMaWL3U82jW9iCLz66QfUQqtoYLeCLG4i7wGjZK5ySQFtEYqaJbzXYrKs8AgR5ypaHWarKfz34ZgQUP29K”, 

            “pass”: “x”, 

            “keepalive”: true, 

            “nicehash”: false 

        }

    ],

3.5 run xmrig:

xmrig

4.  Validation

4.1 You should start seeing messages similar to the following:

[2018-03-05 16:39:35] use pool etn.jedipool.com:3333 138.197.9.227

[2018-03-05 16:39:35] new job from etn.jedipool.com:3333 diff 100

[2018-03-05 16:39:38] accepted (1/0) diff 100 (200 ms)

[2018-03-05 16:39:38] accepted (2/0) diff 100 (202 ms)

[2018-03-05 16:39:43] accepted (3/0) diff 100 (188 ms)

[2018-03-05 16:39:57] accepted (4/0) diff 100 (268 ms)

[2018-03-05 16:39:57] new job from etn.jedipool.com:3333 diff 200

[2018-03-05 16:39:57] new job from etn.jedipool.com:3333 diff 200

[2018-03-05 16:40:02] accepted (5/0) diff 200 (276 ms)

4.2 Login to the Pool’s website with your Public wallet address and verify if the number of shares are increasing.

For example:

Open http://etn.jedipool.com/ and go to the session Your Stats & Payment History and paste your wallet address.

You should see number of Total Hashes Submitted increasing.

Happy mining!

2 thoughts on “How to mine Electroneum (ETN) with CPU on Ubuntu 16.04

  1. hi, i have just installed ubuntu 18.04 LTS. After editing xmrig.json and trying to run xmrig, it returns the error “xmrig: error while loading shared libraries: libmicrohttpd.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

    Can you help?

    Many thanks in advance!

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