Would you like to learn how to do dual Ethereum and Siacoin GPU mining? In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to GPU mine Ethereum and Siacoin using the software Claymore Dual and a Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU on a computer running Ubuntu Linux.

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Tutorial - Ethereum + Siacoin GPU Mining GTX 1080

Create a new account on the Minergate website to become a member of the mining pool

We are going to use MINERGATE to mine ETHEREUM.

We are going to use NANOPOOL to mine SIACOIN.

On the Linux console, use the following command to update the package database.

# apt-get update

Download and install the Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU driver.

# mkdir /downloads/driver –p
# cd /downloads/driver
# wget https://developer.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/9.1/Prod/local_installers/cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local_9.1.85-1_amd64
# dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local_9.1.85-1_amd64
# apt-key add /var/cuda-repo-9-1-local/7fa2af80.pub

Download and install the most recent Nvidia GTX 1080 patch.

# cd /downloads/driver
# wget https://developer.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/9.1/Prod/patches/1/cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local-cublas-performance-update-1_1.0-1_amd64
# dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1704-9-1-local-cublas-performance-update-1_1.0-1_amd64

Update the apt-get database and install the CUDA package.

# apt-get update
# apt-get install cuda

Edit the .bashrc file from the root user and add the following lines at its end.

# vi /root/.bashrc

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda-9.1/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export PATH=/usr/local/cuda-9.1/bin:$PATH

Now, you need to reboot your computer.

# reboot

As our last step, download and extract the Claymore Dual GPU Miner software.

# mkdir /downloads/miner -p
# cd /downloads/miner
# wget https://github.com/nanopool/Claymore-Dual-Miner/releases/download/v10.0/Claymore.s.Dual.Ethereum.Decred_Siacoin_Lbry_Pascal.AMD.NVIDIA.GPU.Miner.v10.0.-.LINUX.tar.gz
# tar -zxvf Claymore.s.Dual.Ethereum.Decred_Siacoin_Lbry_Pascal.AMD.NVIDIA.GPU.Miner.v10.0.-.LINUX.tar.gz
# rm epools.txt dpools.txt

To start the Dual Ethereum and Siacoin GPU mining use the following command, as an example:

# ./ethdcrminer64 -epool eth.pool.minergate.com:45791 -ewal virtualcoin.videos@gmail.com -esm 2 -epsw x -dpool stratum+tcp://sia-eu1.nanopool.org:7777 -dwal 745ffa87dbee91891e715148be04715e65ca8fc4c24e693ee2f29910efa1002e6ff3405155f7 -dcoin sia -allpools 1 -ftime 10

As a requirement, you need to change the username virtualcoin.videos@gmail.com from the command above to your username.

Keep in mind that the username virtualcoin.videos@gmail.com was used only as an example.

As a requirement, you need to change the Siacoin wallet address 745ffa87dbee91891e715148be04715e65ca8fc4c24e693ee2f29910efa1002e6ff3405155f7 from the command above to your Siacoin address.

Keep in mind that the Siacoin address 745ffa87dbee91891e715148be04715e65ca8fc4c24e693ee2f29910efa1002e6ff3405155f7 was used only as an example.

The computer was able to obtain the following Ethereum hashrate: 21.00 Mh/s

The computer was able to obtain the following Siacoin hashrate: 210.01 Mh/s