Virtacoin


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Solo Mining


You can attempt to earn some VirtaCoins by solo mining. The act of "mining" is simply a way of
contributing processing power to the VirtaCoin network. It helps to secure the network and process
transactions.

While VirtaCoin is young your chances of earning coins as a solo miner are good. However, as the total
computing power of the network grows, eventually, it will only be profitable to mine with a mining pool.
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Instructions


The simplest way to solo mine is to enable your wallet to generate coins.
Option 1: All Operating Systems
An option which should work for Windows, Mac and Linux involves modifying the VirtaCoin wallet
configuration file: virtacoin.conf
For this to work, you must locate the configuration file and edit it to include the following lines...
gen=1 genproclimit=-1
After saving the configuration file, shut down your VirtaCoin wallet and restart it.

Option 2: Windows Users Only


Find the file you downloaded (virtacoin-qt.exe), right-click it, and choose to create a shortcut.
Right-click the shortcut you just made and select "properties".
Where it shows the "target", add a space followed by the parameters. For example, if it shows the target as...
"c:\path\to\virtacoin-qt.exe"
then you change it to
"c:\path\to\virtacoin-qt.exe" -gen=1 -genproclimit=-1
4.Now, whenever you click this new shortcut to launch the VirtaCoin wallet, it should begin solo mining

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Your Reward


When your wallet software is mining, it will contribute as much computing power as it can to the VirtaCoin
network. There is a chance – but no guarantee – that you will earn VirtaCoins as a result of this process.
If you do earn coins from mining,
they will show up in your VirtaCoin wallet
and will become available to use after a short while.
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