According to their website, Ravencoin is a digital peer to peer network that aims to implement a use case specific blockchain, designed to efficiently handle one specific function: the transfer of assets from one party to another. Built on a fork of the Bitcoin code, Ravencoin was launched January 3rd, 2018, and is a truly open source project (no ICO or masternodes). It focuses on building a useful technology, with a strong and growing community.

It’s truly an exciting prospect, with coins (severely) undervalued at this point in time at a whopping USD $0.045. I’m personally mining this one with a view for a long HODL. Here’s a quick guide on how to mine Raven on both NVIDIA and AMD GPU’s.

Note, you will need a Raven wallet to store your coins, you can download one here. Once your wallet has been installed, you may copy the wallet address and paste it in your mining batch script.

As with all examples, we’re making use of our mining pool at ypool.crackcrypto.com, however you are free to apply this tutorial to any other good pool!

Mining RVN with an NVIDIA GPU in Windows

  1. Download the Raven-forked ccMiner here
  2. Extract the files to a mining folder of your choice (I went with C:\RavenMiner-2-6)
  3. Open up Notepad and paste this text in
    C:\RavenMiner-2-6\ccminer.exe -a x16r -o stratum+tcp://ypool.crackcrypto.com:3636 -u WALLETADDRESS -p c=RVN
    
  4. Be sure to change the path to correspond to your mining folder, and the wallet address to your own
  5. Save the file to your desktop with a .bat suffix (I went with MINE-RAVEN.BAT) 
  6. Double click the .bat file and a Command Prompt window will fire up. Assuming your miner connects, you will see it accept shares and you’re mining Raven

Mining RVN with an AMD GPU in Windows

  1. Download the x16r forked sgMiner
  2. Extract the files to a mining folder of your choice (I went with C:\sgMiner-x16r)
  3. Open up Notepad and paste this text in
    C:\sgMiner-x16r\sgminer.exe -k x16r -o stratum+tcp://ypool.crackcrypto.com:3636 -u WALLETADDRESS -p x -I 19
  4. Be sure to change the path to correspond to your mining folder, and the wallet address to your own. The -i is an Intensity setting of 19, which is right for my RX570 GPU’s, you may need to play around with this dependent on your GPU
  5. Save the file to your desktop with a .bat suffix (I went with MINE-RAVEN.BAT) 
  6. Double click the .bat file and a Command Prompt window will fire up. Assuming your miner connects, you will see it accept shares and you’re mining Raven

Final notes

There are toggles that can be added to either version of mining software to give in-depth granular control over things like omitting cards from mining, setting fan control, amongst others.

Feel free to read the documentation on each site to get a better understanding of these, and if you have issues feel free to comment here.

Happy mining!

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Hi xt4v, I hope you don’t mind the cryptomonster wrapping your code into a Syntax Highlighter 😉

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Great article mate !