What is Epic Cash?
Epic Cash is a privacy focused cryptocurrency designed function like cash in the digital age. It’s got in-built privacy features using Mimblewimble technology (Epic Cash is a fork of GRIN – no traceable addresses, CoinJoin and IP-shielding). What makes Epic Cash different is that it can be mined using any of the 3 of the hottest mining algorithms – RandomX, ProgPoW and Cuckoo. This means both CPU and GPU miners can mine Epic Cash. In this tutorial we’ll cover the basics to get started and tips on solo-mining (if that’s you’re thing)
Epic Cash Mining Guide (Easy)
The easiest way to mine Epic Cash is via a mining-pool (easy to set-up, predictable payments)
For this setup, I’ll be using the Icemining Pool. To get started,
- Download the Epic Cash mining client on either Windows or Linux: https://epic.tech/mining/ (download epic-miner).
- Unzip the contents of the file
- Edit the file epic-miner.toml (Linux – /etc/epic-miner.toml, Windows (same folder as epic-miner.exe)
Add the following information to connect to the mining pool (replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with you’re desired information, keep this information safe as it’ll be required for withdrawal)
# listening epic stratum server url stratum_server_addr = "epic.icemining.ca:4000" # login for the stratum server (if required) stratum_server_login = "USERNAME" # password for the stratum server (if required) stratum_server_password = "PASSWORD"
Now you’re good to start mining by running epic-miner (epic-miner.exe on windows, epic-miner on linux)
At this point you can log onto the mining dashboard at https://icemining.ca/?address= to check if your miner is successfully connected and mining. You can optimise your mining efficiency by following this guide.
To receive payouts from the pool, you’ll need to have a working epic-wallet. This is because unlike traditional cryptocurrencies, epic doesn’t have an “receive address”. Follow the setup guide to start your epic-wallet. To get the payouts, select “other listener” and enter your ip followed by the mining password.
Whats better – Solo Mining or Pool Mining: I’ve mining both solo and with the icemining pool. Pool mining was the best ways to start as I was able to find out my 24-h yield and move test send with smaller amounts of EPIC. Later one I migrated to solo-mining as I can minimize downtime as I ran my own wallet and node.