What’s TurtleCoin? It’s a cryptocurrency forked from Bytecoin, still in its infancy. I’m going to show you exactly how to get set up and start mining for TurtleCoin today.
We’re going to need a few things before we start, so make sure you download all these files and save them somewhere convenient:
Syncing with the Network
The first thing we’re going to do is set up a wallet address for you to mine to. This requires syncing with the TurtleCoin network. Extract TurtleCoin-v0.2.2-windows.zip into a folder and click on turtlecoind.exe
A command prompt window will open up, and your client will begin synchronizing with the network. This can take an hour or more depending on your hardware. Wait until it is complete. Once you see SYNCHRONIZED OK display, you are ready to generate a wallet. This is what it will look like:
Minimize this window, but leave it running. This program is how your computer connects with the TurtleCoin network.
Generating a Wallet
Now, we are going to generate a wallet address to mine to. Open the TurtleCoin directory and click on simplewallet.exe
Another command prompt window will open up. Press G to generate a new wallet. It will prompt you for a name and password for the wallet. After a short sync, it will display [wallet TRTLxx]:
Copy and paste the public address (Beginning with TRTL and highlighted in the picture below) and save it. This is the address you will mine to.
Immediately type in export_keys into the wallet program, and copy and paste the spend key and view key into a text file. Save this wallet in multiple safe places. You can keep digital copies and print them out on paper. If you lose these keys, you will lose access to all of your funds. Keep them somewhere safe (preferably multiple safe places)
Now we can close simplewallet. Always close simple wallet by typing exit into the command prompt. Closing with the X at the top right of the window can cause database corruption which would require a resync. Now we can begin mining.
Finally, we’re ready to begin mining. Unzip xmr-stak-win64.zip and run xmr-stak.exe. Choose MONERO when it asks if you would like to mine Monero or Aeon. Enter your public address and the pool address For this tutorial, I’m using mine2gether at trtl.mine2gether.com:2225 but you can select any pool from the list below. It’s best to select a pool close to you.
hk.turtlepool.space:3333 (Hong Kong)
pool.turtleco.in:3333 (USA West Coast)
us.turtlepool.space:3333 (USA South)
ny.minetrtl.us:3333 (USA NYC)
Now, Wait For TurtleCoins
Congratulations, you are mining TurtleCoin! Leave the computer to mine and go and do something else for a while. If you’d like to check your earnings, you can visit the pool website and copy/paste in your public address into the stats box.
Feel free to comment with any questions or suggestions for the guide.