How to mine DOGE, SHIB, and other coins using unMineable.
So you want to gather some of those meme coins or maybe those cheaper coins that won’t cost you your month’s rent.
unMineable is a mining pool service I came across recently that allows you to mine for various different coins by using your GPU or CPU. They’ve made this process as straight forward as possible, so all you need to do is a bit of setup and just let it run, receiving automatic payments to your wallet after you’ve reached a minimum payout.
To get started, we will need a few things.
- Download the unMineable application.
- Set up a wallet.
- Configure the unMineable application.
- Start mining.
Downloading the unMineable application:
Go to the webpage https://unmineable.com/miner
Download the bundle that includes the Miner files. As you can read on the screenshot above, they’ve made some nice improvements to the UI for the miner that make setup super easy.
Unzip the bundle and store the miner in a location you would prefer. I would recommend setting up a shortcut link on your desktop. Probably best to not leave it in your Downloads, so you don’t accidentally delete it.
Set Up a Wallet
Next, you will need to have some sort of wallet to receive your payouts. There are many options out there, and it also depends on what coin you would like to mine.
First, let’s decide what coin we want to mine.
Go to https://unmineable.com/coins to see a list of all the coins that can be mined with the Miner. For this tutorial, we will go with DOGE. I won’t cover wallet recommendations for particular coins, but will mention that I use the Exodus wallet. Exodus covers many coins, has its own exchange, offers coin staking for interest on coins, and is a very easy-to-user wallet.
You can download the Exodus wallet here: https://www.exodus.com/download/
Note: For transactions of coins that are an Ethereum-powered (ERC20) asset, you will need ETH to pay for the transaction fees. DOGE does not fall under this, so you won’t need ETH to get started with this wallet and make deposits and withdrawals.
You can read about their fees here: https://support.exodus.com/article/67-how-do-i-send-or-exchange-an-ethereum-powered-asset
How to get the wallet address within Exodus
- Click on the wallet icon to go to your coin wallet.
- In the top right, search for the coin you want to get the wallet address for by using the magnifying glass icon.
3. Press the Receive button. This should present you with an address for the wallet.
Configure the unMineable Miner
Now we are ready to start setting up the miner.
First, you will select your mining hardware. This interface is pretty simple in that you select either GPU or CPU. For the most rewards, use your GPU. You will have to meet certain minimum requirements for mining, so read their requirements before you start.
If you need to specify a specific location for a store miner executable, press the Update miner file location link. (Optional)
On the next screen, you will select the coin you wish to mine. Then provide the wallet address you got from Exodus or your wallet of choice. Finally, you can use my referral code to lower the fees with withdrawing your coin to your wallet.
Referral Code: tj28–40s2
This will help both you and I to get a little more of the coin we mine into our wallets. :)
Hit the Start button when you’ve configured these three fields. You will now be on a screen where you can see your current mined balance, what your payout minimum is and what your hashrate is. You can take this hashrate over to their website to determine how long it will take to receive your payout.
Above, I currently have 0.0 DOGE mined because I just started mining the coin. I can always do a refresh of this information by hitting the refresh icon next to Balance.
Currently, the payout for DOGE is 30 DOGE which means I’ll have to mine 30 DOGE before unMineable will may a payment to my wallet.
At the bottom, I can see my GPU’s hashrate of 24.3Mh. Based on unMineable’s calculator for DOGE mining, I will make about 4.8 DOGE per day of running this miner 24/7 and 146 DOGE after a month. Not too bad.
Some Additional Settings
If you click on the gear icon at the bottom, you can get some additional settings. One setting I would like to point out is the Low, High, and Custom mining intensity settings.
From my experience, if I will be using the computer while mining, Low is a better option. Otherwise, you may see a bit of slowness in your daily activities. If you are going to let it run overnight or remotely, then High will give you a little-bit more hashing power.
I won’t cover custom settings, but custom allows you to add in some additional parameters for more advanced miners. You can review how to set this up on their website.
The other options in their settings are pretty straight forward.
At this point, you should start seeing some coins being mined after a few hours. Hit that refresh button if you don’t see it update the balance automatically.
Depending on your GPU/CPU, mining coins could take a while. Be patient. Use this as a way to make a little extra investment in the crypto market. I’m personally mining coins that I can turn around and stake into my Exodus for interest over time.
You won’t make big bucks, but if you want to get started with some crypto in your pocket, give it a try!
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Happy Mining! Reach out if you have any questions, and I’ll do my best to assist.
If you would like to contribute to my work, feel free to send some coin to my wallet. All donations help and keep me motivated to create more content.