Mint Burstcoins environmental friendly with using your free disk space.

Burstcoin mining – How to mint your own digital money!

The BURST mining system is unlike any other coin in existence. It is based on using your existing free space on your hard drive, to mine coins. Because of this, it is naturally more decentralized, and very low on power usage. The difference between mining and simply running your computer not mining is so negligible, you will not notice a difference on your power bill. Due to the nature of the mining, and the fact that it is mineable most efficiently and cost effectively mined on consumer grade storage hardware, the coin lends itself to being MUCH more decentralized by nature. Everyone has free hard drive space, and purchase of another drive specific for BURST mining, is a very small cost. Since the mining process itself doesn’t take much power (as hard disks only average <5W power, just like charging a mobile phone) it makes sense to mine just because you can. This opens the door to the general public in a way that had never been possible before with other more ‘traditional’ style mined cryptocurrencies. The mining process is very easy on hardware, and to date not a single piece of hardware has been reported to have issues due to the BURST mining process running on it. This means that you won’t have to worry about burning up your CPU or GPU like you would if you were mining the other types of algorithms.

Burst is for everyone
ASICS can never be more efficient than a home user whose spare HDD space is mining in the background when his computer is turned on.

How do I start mining?
First you need to write plots to you free disk space. They are providing you with "lottery tickets (deadlines)". The bigger the plots the more tickets you have. The more often you win a block or a share of a block.

You can now chose 2 different roads, either solo or pool mining. Depending on your sizes and preferences you might prefer one over the other.

Now you need to collect your ticket for each "Lottery (Round)". To help you with this, you need a miner, they are reading the nonces of your plots and submitting the deadlines to the network or your pool.

Coins Per Block: The currently reward for winning a block. It will never go up, but only go down with a rate of 5% each month.
Base Target: How hard it is to mine. It will change to according to the current network capacity, keeping the average block time to 4 minutes.

What is the best mining pool?
There isn't a one size fits all. You need to see what their fee is and what their recommend size is. An overview can be found here.

How much do I earn?
There is no good way to calculate what you are going to earn today or tomorrow. Most of it is luck. You can go months without finding any blocks and suddenly you find 10 blocks in a single week. Everybody has good and bad days and there is no way to predict them.
To get an estimate of how much you earn long term you can go to: http://burstcoin.biz/calculator. To use it you simply input your mining capacity. You don't need to change any of the other numbers. They are calculated from the last block. You are able to change them to see how you are going to perform in the future.

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Plotters

GPU plotter - BurstForum - Github (Windows)

WPlotGenerator - Github - BitcoinTalk (Windows)

DCCT plotter - BitcoinTalk (Linux)

DCCT tools gui by Kartojal - Github (Linux)

MirKic7 CPU plotter - Github - (Linux)

 

Miners

Burst mining system - Github - BitcoinTalk (all OS)

Blago miner - Github - BitcoinTalk (Windows)

GPU assisted miner - Github - BitcoinTalk (all OS)

DCCT miner - Bitcointalk (Linux)

DCCT tools gui by Kartojal - Github (Linux)

Original PoC miner Mega (all OS)

Uray miner - Github (all OS)

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https://github.com/burst-team/burstcoin Main Development: Main Wallet

https://github.com/BurstProject (Outdated!)
Original/Forked Burstcoin, ATDebugger, ATAssembler, POCMiner (Proof of concept plotter/miner), etc.

https://github.com/IceBurst/Burst Burst for Android

https://github.com/dawallet/ Burstcoin Win Client, Android App

https://github.com/Blagodarenko Blago's XPlotter, Windows Miner, PlotsChecker, etc.

https://github.com/de-luxe GPU assisted jMiner, Faucet Software, Observer, AddressGenerator

https://github.com/Creepsky/creepMiner C++ Crossplatform Miner

https://github.com/BurstTools/BurstSoftware Windows Plot Generator for SEE4/AVX2

https://github.com/bhamon gpuPlotGenerator, BurstMine (graphical plotter/miner)

https://github.com/kartojal GUI for Dcct Tools, GUI for gpuPlotGenerator (linux)

https://github.com/Kurairaito Burst Plot Generator by Kurairaito

https://github.com/Mirkic7 Improved Linux Burst Plotter / optimizer / miner (linux)

https://github.com/uraymeiviar C Miner, Pool, Block Explorer, Plot Composer (linux)

https://github.com/mrpsion/burst-mining-system Web interface for Plotting and Mining

 

The critical difference between Proof of Work and Proof of Capacity is that instead of needing ever more expensive, power hungry processors, it uses inexpensive, low-power hard drives.  And the biggest difference between Proof of Stake and Proof of Capacity is that Proof of Capacity is inherently more secure and trimmed versions of the blockchain are easier and more secure as well.
The one other thing and biggest advantage that Proof of Capacity has going for it that Proof of Work and Proof of Stake are missing and that could very likely be the tipping point to help it’s viral spread is that it has a built in coin faucet in the form of hard drives that allow anyone to earn free coins in exchange for providing extra security for the network.

The problem with Bitcoin is that not everyone can own specialized hardware (ASIC). The most efficient ones are private, or so expensive, that they are not an option for the casual user. This favors large mining operations controlling large farms of ASICs, which is less decentralized. However, hard drives are affordable and available to all. In fact, the majority of people already own all the equipment necessary to mine a Proof of Capacity cryptocurrency.  Because the coin is ASIC-proof, the profit per-dollar of mining equipment should be approximately the same for either large data centers or smaller casual users. Large data centers also suffer from larger overheads, like staff, building costs, etc. which tips the profit balance more in the favour of the smaller miner. Individuals can mine using their existing computer with no extra outlay which encourages more smaller users to contribute to the network, hence improved decentralization.

Along these same lines, people tend to prefer coins that are more evenly distributed and being more decentralized means that they are more evenly distributed.

Mining is the process in which blocks are added to the blockchain and how burst is initially distributed to the ecosystem. It ensures that the system stays decentralized because anyone can mine and add blocks to the blockchain. In order for a block to be accepted by other nodes on the network it must have a mathematical proof to a math problem.