Mining PKT cash

PKT cash is usually mined by mining pools using the PacketCrypt algorithm. The mining process consists of two stages: announcements are mined by miners all over the world, and are then sent to the mining pools to mine the actual blocks. This two stage process allows both individual miners and pools to prove that they have the bandwidth needed to power the future of the internet.

Mining using the Pkt.world wallet

If you're using Windows, the easiest way to start mining is by downloading the Pkt.world wallet. This graphical wallet and miner application allows you to start mining in just a few clicks.

Mining using Docker

If you're familiar with Docker and the Command Line, you may prefer to deploy a docker image for your mining operation. Keep in mind that you'll have to install a wallet and create a wallet address first!

docker pull fluf/pktminer
docker run -d fluf/pktminer -p [your_wallet_address] http://pool.pkt.world

Mining using the original Command Line Miner

The PacketCrypt project has created the original Command Line miner. This miner will probably get you the most profits from your hardware and bandwidth, but is somewhat more complicated to install and configure. Pre-compiled binaries for several operating systems can be downloaded from the PacketCrypt GitHub repository. You can use a command sequence like this to start the miner on a Linux system:

wget https://www.pkt.world/ext/packetcrypt-linux-amd64 -O packetcrypt
chmod +x packetcrypt
./packetcrypt ann -p [your_wallet_address] http://pool.pkt.world http://pool.pktpool.io

If you prefer to build the miner from source for optimal performance you can use a command sequence like this on a Debian or Ubuntu linux system:

sudo apt install gcc git make curl
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh
git clone https://github.com/cjdelisle/packetcrypt_rs
cd packetcrypt_rs
~/.cargo/bin/cargo build --release
./target/release/packetcrypt ann -p [your_wallet_address] http://pool.pkt.world http://pool.pktpool.io

For more information about the miner and supported options, check out the GitHub repository and the help command:

./target/release/packetcrypt ann --help

Mining pools and results

There are multiple mining pools and you can select one or more of them to optimize your mining profits. See the pkt.cash website for a complete list of mining pools and other options.

To check your miner performance, you can use our mining statistics explorer. Just enter your wallet address to see your current mining results. Note that it can take up to an hour for a new miner to receive maximum payouts.

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