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How to use BLOC GUI Miner

If you want to learn about cryptocurrencies, mining is a great place to start!

This page describe how to use the BLOC GUI Miner and getting started mining cryptocurrency on Windows, Mac OS and Linux using CPU and/or GPU hardware.

Start mining today and get rewarded in your favorite cryptocurrency.

Download binaries and source code

Download binaries and source code from the BLOC GUI Miner GitHub rep.

Windows

Unfortunately because of some bad people using mining software in malware, most antivirus software will detect the programs below as unsafe.

It is likely you will need to add exceptions and exclusions to your antivirus software in order to make things work properly.

Make sure you have disabled your antivirus and Windows defender before downloading the BLOC GUI Miner else Windows will keep delete the downloaded file.

Choose the best miner following your hardware. We have 2 available binaries for Windows.

  • BLOC GUI Miner with XMR-STAK binaries for CPU + OPENCL + NVIDIA GPU mining
  • BLOC GUI Miner with XMRIG binaries for CPU mining

In this example we are going to use BLOC GUI Miner with XMRSTAK CPU + NVIDIA GPU mining.

  • Unzip the file to your desktop
  • It must looks like this:

BLOC GUI Miner Windows 1

Inside the miner folder:

BLOC GUI Miner Windows 2

Right click on the icon BLOC GUI Miner and select Open as Administrator for the 1st time running the appication. Next time you will only have to double click on the icon BLOC GUI Miner to launch the application.

You are now ready to start mining. Make sure you follow the next steps to start mining.

If you would like to use your own binaries for XMRSTAK and/or XMRRIG inside the miner folder. Simply follow this procedure.

Mac OS

BLOC GUI Miner for macOS comes with XMRIG binaries already built-in for CPUmining only.

It must looks like this:

BLOC GUI Miner MacOs 1

Now double click on the BLOC-GUI-Miner-macOS-Downloader application. It will open a new window like this:

BLOC GUI Miner MacOs 2

Click on the Apple logo top left and select system preferences...

BLOC GUI Miner MacOs 3

Click on the Security & Privacy icon

BLOC GUI Miner MacOs 4

Select the General tab and click on Open Anyway

BLOC GUI Miner MacOs 5

This will finally open the software. You are now downloading and installing the BLOC GUI Miner for macOS. You should see a windows like this:

BLOC GUI Miner MacOs 7

Once the installation process is complete you can see the following files created.

BLOC GUI Miner MacOs 8

Double click on the icon BLOC GUI Miner v0.0.3.app to launch the miner.

You are now ready to start mining. Make sure you follow the next steps to start mining.

If you would like to use the GPU mining feature on macOS you will have to compile XMR-STAK or XMRIG and use your binaries inside the miner folder. Simply follow this procedure.

Linux

Choose the best miner following your hardware. We have 4 available binaries for Linux.

In this example we are going to use BLOC GUI Miner with XMRIG CPU mining only.

  • Unzip the file to your desktop
  • It must looks like this:

BLOC GUI Miner Linux 1

Inside the miner folder:

BLOC GUI Miner Linux 2

Double click on the icon BLOC GUI Miner v0.0.3 to launch the miner.

You are now ready to start mining. Make sure you follow the next steps to start mining.

If you would like to use your own binaries for XMRSTAK and/or XMRRIG inside the miner folder. Simply follow this procedure.

Start Mining

  • Windows: Double click the icon BLOC GUI Miner.exe
  • Linux: Double click the icon app image BLOC GUI Miner.App
  • MacOs: Double click the icon BLOC GUI Miner

Welcome screen

BLOC GUI Miner Mining BLOC

This is the welcome screen. Click on the yellow link Ok, we can start the setup now, Let's go!

Miner Setup

BLOC GUI Miner Mining BLOC

  1. You have a wallet.

  2. You do not have a wallet:

BLOC GUI Miner Start Mining 3

You will be redirected to the available options for you to create your BLOC wallet.

Once you have created your wallet come back to the BLOC GUI Miner and select the option 1. I have a wallet.

Address Setup

Enter your BLOC wallet address and click OK, NEXT STEP.

BLOC GUI Miner Start Mining 4

Choose your mining pool

You can find a complete list of the BLOC mining pools available on the BLOC MINING section of our website. We suggest you to select the nearest mining pool following your location for the best mining experience and results.

Select your favorite mining pool from the list and click OK, NEXT STEP.

BLOC GUI Miner Start Mining 5

Antivirus

Some antivirus packages detect cryptocurrency miners as malware and will remove the miner as soon as it's started. In order for the BLOC GUI miner to function, you'll need to exclude the miner from being scanned by your antivirus software.

Once you are ready click OK,I'VE ALLOWED THE MINER

BLOC GUI Miner Start Mining 6

Configuring

BLOC GUI Miner will auto configure your mining hardware with the best capabilities in the most cases. The configuration process is almost instant or take few seconds.

BLOC GUI Miner Start Mining 7

Mining

Congratulations ! You are mining BLOC cryptocurrency ! This is the overview of the BLOC GUI Miner. You can see the complete informations of your mining activity and some more details about the BLOC Ecosystem.

  • You can change the mining pool by clicking here. It will open the settings page

BLOC GUI Miner Mining BLOC

Settings

The settings page allow you to customize the miner settings:

  • Modify your wallet mining address
  • Choose a different mining pool

Note: The % for CPU mining works only with XMRIG.

BLOC GUI Miner Settings

  • Select another coin to mine from the selector
    • Enter your wallet address
    • Choose your mining pool

BLOC GUI Miner Settings

Once you have made the change click the button CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE SETTINGS.

Help

Do you need more help ? Make sure you visit this section to find out more about BLOC, join the community, checkout the latest guides and updates, watch videos and much more.

BLOC GUI Miner Help Page

How to check your payouts

You get paid out based upon what the pool sets the min payout amount. A pool’s min payout amount can vary from pool to pool.

Visit the mining pool you are mining from to checkout your actual payouts.

Example if you are mining from BLOC-MINING Pool Europe

BLOC WEB MINER

  • Enter your BLOC address
  • Click search
  • All your payments will be displayed here

BLOC WEB MINER

Mining TurtleCoin TRTL

It is now very easy and fun to mine TurtleCoin using the BLOC GUI Miner.

Launch the BLOC GUI Miner

Launch the BLOC GUI Miner and select I want to mine other cryptocurrencies

BLOC GUI Miner Mining BLOC

Select TurtleCoin

Select TurtleCoin

Select turtlecoin

TRTL Address

Enter your TRTL wallet address. It must start with TRTL and click OK, NEXT STEP.

Enter TRTL wallet address

Choose Mining Pool

We suggest you to select the nearest mining pool following your location for the best mining experience and results.

Select your favorite mining pool from the list and click OK, NEXT STEP.

Choose TurtleCoin mining pool

Antivirus

Some antivirus packages detect cryptocurrency miners as malware and will remove the miner as soon as it's started.

In order for the BLOC GUI miner to function, you'll need to exclude the miner from being scanned by your antivirus software.

Once you are ready click OK,I'VE ALLOWED THE MINER

BLOC GUI Miner Start Mining 6

Configuring

BLOC GUI Miner will auto configure your mining hardware with the best capabilities in the most cases. The configuration process is almost instant or take few seconds.

BLOC GUI Miner Start Mining 7

Mining

Congratulations ! You are mining (TRTL) TurtleCoin cryptocurrency. This is the overview of the BLOC GUI Miner. You can see the complete informations of your mining activity and some more details about the BLOC ecosystem.

BLOC GUI Miner Mining BLOC

Settings

The settings page allow you to customize the miner settings:

  • Modify your wallet mining address
  • Choose a different mining pool

Note: The % for CPU mining works only with XMRIG.

TurtleCoin Miner settings

  • Select another coin to mine from the selector
    • Enter your wallet address
    • Choose your mining pool

TurtleCoin Settings another coin

Once you have made the change click the button CLICK HERE TO SAVE THE SETTINGS.

Help

Do you need more help ? Make sure you visit this section to find out more about TurtleCoin, join the community, checkout the latest updates, watch videos and much more.

TurtleCoin Help

I have an issue not listed here

If you have an issue not listed here or if you would like to add a new feature to the BLOC GUI Miner pelase visit us on GitHub and log a new issue, alternatively, you can contact us.