How to mine Beam

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    Beam is a scalable next-generation privacy cryptocurrency based on the MimbleWimble protocol. Beam has undergone two hard forks to maintain its ASIC resistance and is now mined using the BeamHash III algorithm.

    Feel free to check out the official website and block explorer to get more familiar with Beam before continuing. You can also find a summary of Beam metrics and other resources on our Beam page.

    1. Obtain suitable hardware

    ✅ Beam can be efficiently mined with GPUs.

    ❌ Beam cannot be efficiently mined with CPUs or ASIC miners.

    View our Miners page to discover the most profitable GPU cards for Beam.

    2. Obtain a wallet address

    You’ll need to get a wallet address if you don’t have one already. A Beam wallet address is required for you to receive and monitor your mining revenue.

    f2pool distributes mining revenues on a daily basis to every user who reaches the payout threshold, which is 5 BEAM. Details about our payout method and fees can be found here.

    We recommend the official Beam wallet. You can also choose an exchange, such as Binance or Hotbit. Note: You should always do your own due diligence when choosing a wallet provider or exchange.

    3. Obtain mining software

    Bminer and lolMiner are popular options for mining Beam.

    4. Configure mining software

    After you have downloaded your chosen mining software, uncompress it, find the start.bat or start.cmd file, right click on it, and click Edit.

    Replace the file’s existing commands with the commands from the chart below that correspond to your chosen mining software.

    Software Commands
    Bminer bminer -uri beam+ssl://wallet_address.worker_name@beam.f2pool.com:5000
    lolMiner lolMiner.exe –coin BEAM –pool beam.f2pool.com:5000 –user wallet_address.worker_name

    Replace wallet_address with your Beam wallet address.

    Finally, save the start file and exit. Double-click the start file when you’re ready to start mining.

    5. Start mining today!

    Your machines are now ready to mine!

    As long as you’re submitting your hashrate successfully, you will receive payouts from f2pool.

    To view your real-time Beam payout records, visit the f2pool website and click the 🔍 icon in the top-right corner, select BEAM, enter your wallet address, and click Go.

    If you’re using the f2pool app, click the 👁 icon at the top-right corner of the main page and enter your Beam address.

    If you run into any problems mining Beam, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team at support@f2pool.com, open a support ticket, or start a conversation on reddit.

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    Happy mining!