Monero Mining Guide
Follow this simple guide to get started mining Monero with the decentralised P2Pool mining pool
1 Monero Node
Download the latest Monero release for your platform
Open a command prompt in the same folder as monerod and run
monerod --prune-blockchain --zmq-pub tcp://127.0.0.1:18083
Wait for the blockchain to fully sync, this will take a few hours. You need to have around 50GB of storage for the pruned blockchain.
2 Monero wallet
We recommend using a separate wallet for receiving P2Pool payouts since the wallet address will be public.
Once the blockchain has fully synced, create a new wallet using the official Monero GUI wallet
3 P2Pool Node
Download the latest P2Pool release and then run
p2pool -wallet YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS
Wait for the P2Pool node to sync, this should take a few minutes
4 Start your miners
You can use many miners with a single P2Pool node. You need to ensure that you can connect to the P2Pool node from the other miners, by ensuring the relevant ports are not firewalled