PKT cash is usually mined by mining pools using the PacketCrypt algorithm. The mining process consists of two stages: announcements are mined by miners all over the world, and are then sent to the mining pools to mine the actual blocks. This two stage process allows both individual miners and pools to prove that they have the bandwidth needed to power the future of the internet.
Mining PKT cash
Mining using the Pkt.world wallet
The easiest way to start mining is by downloading the Pkt.world wallet. This graphical wallet and miner application allows you to start mining in just a few clicks.
Mining using the Minr GUI
The Minr application created by pkt.watch provides a self-contained and easy to use graphical mining application for PacketCrypt. It is available for download at the pkt.watch website.
Mining using Docker
If you're familiar with Docker and the Command Line, you may prefer to deploy a docker image for your mining operation. Keep in mind that you'll have to install a wallet and create a wallet address first!
docker pull thomasjp0x42/packetcrypt docker run -d thomasjp0x42/packetcrypt ann -p [your_wallet_address] http://pool.pkt.world http://pool.pktpool.io http://pool.pkteer.com
If you're using a Raspberry Pi 4 or similar arm64 based system, use the docker image thomasjp0x42/packetcrypt-arm64 instead. If you have a recent x86-64 processor you may want to try the thomasjp0x42/packetcrypt-amd64 image for better performance.
Mining using the original Command Line Miner
The PacketCrypt project has created the original Command Line miner. This miner will probably get you the most profits from your hardware and bandwidth, but is somewhat more complicated to install and configure. Pre-compiled binaries for several operating systems can be downloaded from the PacketCrypt GitHub repository. You can use a command sequence like this to start the miner on a Linux system:
wget https://www.pkt.world/ext/packetcrypt-linux-amd64 -O packetcrypt chmod +x packetcrypt ./packetcrypt ann -p [your_wallet_address] http://pool.pkt.world http://pool.pktpool.io http://pool.pkteer.com
If you prefer to build the miner from source for optimal performance you can use a command sequence like this on a Debian or Ubuntu linux system:
sudo apt install gcc git make curl libc6-dev curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh git clone https://github.com/cjdelisle/packetcrypt_rs cd packetcrypt_rs ~/.cargo/bin/cargo build --release ./target/release/packetcrypt ann -p [your_wallet_address] http://pool.pkt.world http://pool.pktpool.io http://pool.pkteer.com
For more information about the miner and supported options, check out the GitHub repository and the help command:
./target/release/packetcrypt ann --help
Mining pools and results
There are multiple mining pools and you can select one or more of them to optimize your mining profits. See the pkt.cash website for a complete list of mining pools and other options.
To check your miner performance, you can use our mining statistics explorer. Just enter your wallet address to see your current mining results. Note that it can take up to an hour for a new miner to receive maximum payouts.