Digibyte is a Proof of Work cryptocurrency based on a multi-algorithm system that allows users to mine it through five different algorithms. DGB has recently grown in value to reach the top 15 most valuable coins by market cap (At the time of writing). DGB has recently moved to activate SegWit and has been able to amass popularity among gamers.
Today, we’re going to show you how to mine Digibyte using the Groestl/Myriad-Groestl which at the time of writing is the most profitable algorithm to mine DGB with. This guide was written using Windows and an AMD graphic card. If you have a nVidia graphic card, you can use a cuda miner. If you have a SHA256 or Scrypt ASIC, you can also mine DGB through a different pool.
In order to mine DGB, you’ll need a place to store them. Click here to learn how to use the official Digibyte wallet. Now that you know how to store Digibyte, let’s mine some.
Part 1 - Download and Install the sgminer miner
The first thing we need is a groestl-enabled miner. Dfor better perfomance (+ ~10%), you can use the ghostlander's kernel
Step 1: Click here to download the sgminer-5-0-1-windows-gr.zip, a miner with myr-groestl support
Step 2: Extract the .zip file
Part 2 - Choose a Digibyte pool and create an account
Before you start mining, you’ll need to choose a pool. We choose The Blocks Factory pool, but there are a few more to choose from. Click here to view the available Digibyte pools.
Step 1: Click here to go to The Blocks Factory pool
Step 2: Click “Register”
Step 3: Enter your account details
Step 4: Click “Register”
Step 5: Once your account has been created, enter your login details on the left sidebar
Step 6: Click “Login”
Part 3 - Set an address and manage workers
Step 1: To add and address, hover your mouse about “My Account”
Step 2: Enter your DGB address
Step 3: Click “Update Address”
Step 4: To create a worker, hover your mouse about “My Account”
Step 5: Choose “My Workers”
Here you can view the current info of your worker, update it or create a new worker
Part 4 - Mine Digibyte
Step 1: Now that we have a pool, let’s go back to the folder where we extracted the miner. Right-click the file, click open with and choose the notepad
Inside, you’ll see:
"pools" : [
"url" : "stratum+tcp://stratum.ipc.theblocksfactory.com:9003",
"user" : "TheMiner.1",
"pass" : "password"
Step 2: Replace: stratum+tcp://stratum.dgb-groestl.theblocksfactory.com:9003 with the server you’re using. In this case, the server and port are correct
Step 3: Replace: TheMiner.1 with the username you registered and the worker you’re using, for example: “CryptoCompare.Worker1”
Step 4: Replace: password with your password. If you don’t have one leave it as x
Step 5: Close and save the file
Step 6: Run the .bat file
You are now mining Digibyte. Enjoy! You can check how much you have mined in the mining pool homepage (on the left-side dashboard)