Let’s mine Beam on Beamhash3 III!
Beam just hard forked again to beamhash III, the third iteration of their customized equihash mining algorithm. This is the last planned change to their mining algorithm and it is anticipated that ASIC miners will takeover this network eventually… but until that day it will be mined with graphics cards, or GPU mining rigs!
Into video more? Watch our in-depth Beam 3 mining video guide!
If you want to learn everything you can about Beam and their beamhash 3 mining algorithm you can read this official blog post of theirs. This slide off of that post sums up beamhash-III well.
If you use Simple Miner smOS then this config example will get you mining Beam post hard fork (aka NOW!) quickly with Nvidia GPUs using the latest version of MiniZ. Replace our beam wallet address with yours. In our preliminary testing MiniZ is faster and more profitable for mining Beam than gminer is.
--url=ssl://3b4916be4baa90467b450dd574713697955bcaf2956958a1299db782d09203e68a5.$rigName@beam-us.leafpool.com:3333 -p x --pers=auto
If you want to mine Beam on beamhash-III with AMD GPUs on Simple Miner smOS you’ll use the latest version of lolminer and this configuration example, replacing our address with yours.
--algo BEAM-III --pool beam-us.leafpool.com:3333 --user 3b4916be4baa90467b450dd574713697955bcaf2956958a1299db782d09203e68a5.$rigName --pass x --apiport 4444
Please note that over 50% of the current Beam blocks being mined, are all by Leafpool, please consider mining to a different mining pool to properly distribute the network hashrate. You could even deploy your own Beam mining pool using this open-source software! Raskul has lead the way for open-source beam mining pool development, you can support his mining pool here.
MiniZ is mining faster on Beam than gminer, AND it was able to properly mine with a p104-100 with a 4gb bios. Whereas gminer failed to initialize the same graphics card on the same gpu mining rig.
I’ll update this thread with additional mining pools and configurations in the future, also feel free to submit them to this thread too!
Windows, miniZ, EU pool:
miniZ.exe --url=ssl://email@example.com:3334 --par=150,5 --extra --ocX --show-mode
Windows, miniZ, US pool:
miniZ.exe --url=ssl://firstname.lastname@example.org:3334 --par=150,5 --extra --ocX --show-mode
Windows, Gminer, EU pool:
miner.exe --algo beamhash --server beam.sunpool.top:3334 --ssl 1 --user public_user_key.worker
Windows, Gminer, US pool:
miner.exe --algo beamhash --server beam.acepool.top:3334 --ssl 1 --user public_user_key.worker