How to do CPU Bitcoin mining on Windows with rpcminer

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This is an in depth video on how to do CPU mining on Windows with rpcminer. You can also use guiminer or bitmoose or a few other programs, but I have found the CPU mining on those to be unusually difficult sometimes, rpcminer is the only one that consistently works. For GPU mining, I would suggest guiminer.

The mining pool site (where you set up an account):
The site to download rpcminer:
command to start cpu mining (has to be run in the directory where the program is): rpcminer-cpu.exe -url= -user=pascal11110.guest -password=guest -threads=4 -workrefreshms=100

Slush may complain that you are using getwork (an old method), if that is the case, download and run his proxy: then leave it running, and chage the command when running rpcminer from -url= to -url=http://localhost:8332

The client I use as my Bitcoin wallet is Bitcoin qt, which can be downloaded here:

A great chart of what to expect for speeds for a piece of hardware can be found here:

Want to get free bitcoins? It doesn’t pay much, but if you’re just starting out and want a few for your wallet, you can get very small amounts of free coins from this site for visiting other websites:

And this one gives you small amounts for just putting in your receiving address every day:

You can also earn bitcoins by having people click on URL’s you shorten, it just takes them to an ad before it brings them to the site it was linking to, works very well:

If you are interested in understanding paper bitcoin wallets, this is a good description on reddit (some profanity):

And if you want to learn more abput bitcoin in general, I highly suggest reddit’s bitcoin subreddit:

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