I promise, this will be the last MaxCoin story for a while. We aren’t getting paid to post there, but as most of us have struggled over the past few days to get everything to work, here’s our side of the trials & tribulations.
So the first 24 hours were a major pain in the rear for several reasons. The launch was delayed by a full day, because BitcoinTalk couldn’t handle the traffic. (No surprise there, you don’t need a PhD to know something like that would happen).
When MaxCoin actually got released though , us Windows users had to wait to download the Windows client, which was a command line only “interface”. But it worked, if you managed to get it to sync to the network…
Ok , so, you have the client running and synced, and you want to mine. The client starts auto-mining whenever you run it, so that’s good. But there are also pools out there, so you need a seperate cpuminer..oh there is the Windows one! Cool.
Great, downloaded, it runs, it’s sending shares, and now we can finally go to bed….Wait. Wait. What is this? Why did my pool just die? Oi! Come back! Oh, there’s another pool….Oh wait, that’s down too…. Goddamnit….
Solo mining all night it is then, which yielded us absolutely nada, nothing, zip zilch, rien de knots. But oh well! Oh, the pools are back! And now I’m earning next to nothing because people can mine with their GPU’s? Ooooh…Cudaminer….
Cudaminer works very well, in fairness. As long as you’re not looking to connect to a MaxCoin pool that’s using the stratum protocol. Cudaminer doesn’t like Stratum. It’s evil.
Alright, earnings are coming in, we have made a total 5 MaxCoin in a few hours. Should be 0.20 BTC, right? What do you mean, the price has dropped to .01 BTC each? Jesus Christ …..
Anyway, to make an otherwise (even) long(er) story a bit short, I have my Radeon card mining at nearly 300MHash on MaxCoin now, and my CPU is doing pretty much nothing. GOod profits to be made, whether you like MaxCoin or not.