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Antminer S1 – Mining more than 3 pools

Originally published in November 2014 Here at BitcoinsInIreland, we have been playing with our mining rig over the past week . We’ve been generating coins on several pools for the last week, ahead of us expanding our effort to review all of the public bitcoin mining pools. Unlike many of you,  the purpose of our hashing is to generate information for the reviews and also as an alternative considering how much GPU mining damaged our laptop –  not running full pelt, 24/7 trying to generate profitable bitcoins. I wanted to see if there was a way to get a bit more functionality than the stock Antminer S1

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Originally published in November 2014

Here at BitcoinsInIreland, we have been playing with our mining rig over the past week . We’ve been generating coins on several pools for the last week, ahead of us expanding our effort to review all of the public bitcoin mining pools. Unlike many of you,  the purpose of our hashing is to generate information for the reviews and also as an alternative considering how much GPU mining damaged our laptop –  not running full pelt, 24/7 trying to generate profitable bitcoins. I wanted to see if there was a way to get a bit more functionality than the stock Antminer S1 gives you. I was aware load balancing to allow you to split the mining power between different pools, but as there are a lot of pools out there these days, having only three pools in the web interface for the miner seemed a bit annoying, as I’d have to copy and paste, a lot.

So I did a little research and came across this post where someone had gotten five pools configured, and I set myself the challenge to see if I could get the Antminer S1 to display 9 sets of pool information, and then see if the hardware would concurrently mine 9 pools. I’m aware this is splitting 180ghs into lots of small chunks, but it was more for the craic to see if it could be done. And a major benefit is that I can have lots of pools saved, so I can just change the balancing as and when I choose. So in this step-by-step guide, I thought I’d look at how you can add as many extra mining pools as you want to the Antminer S1 miner configuration screen.

Before we start, you need to go into System | Backup / Flash Firmware, and create a backup of your firmware configuration. When I did this the first time, I broke the miner configuration page, and was able to roll back the edits and get it working again by restoring this backup.  You do not need to overclock your device for this, but if you want to concurrently mine several pools, you do need to enable load balancing, which is outlined here.

You will also need a SSH client such as PuTTY, and also it’s probably handy to have a look through the vi editor commands cheatsheet. The main things are commands can be pasted by right clicking in putty, and for the vi editor, lowercase “i” enables editing mode, “esc” will bring you back to the command line, “:q!” will let you quit without making changes, and “:wq” will save and quit once finished editing.

A step-by-step guide to adding extra pools to the Antminer S1 Miner Configuration Screen

This is your stock 3 pool Miner Configuration Screen

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Step 1: Open putty, put in the IP address of your antminer and connect. If it’s the first time you are connecting to it, it’ll prompt you about the SSL certificate, and click yes. Enter your username and password (root for both by default) to log in.

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Step 2: We need to open one of the cgminer configuration files, so you need to enter the command

vi /etc/init.d/cgminer

Step 3: Press i to enter into edit mode, and use the direction keys to move around the screen

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Move to the end of the line local_pool3pw and press enter twice to put in two lines between it and local_cf

Paste in the following by right clicking, removing those which aren’t necessary for you.

local_pool4url
local_pool4user
local_pool4pw

local_pool5url
local_pool5user
local_pool5pw

local_pool6url
local_pool6user
local_pool6pw

local_pool7url
local_pool7user
local_pool7pw

local_pool8url
local_pool8user
local_pool8pw

local_pool9url
local_pool9user
local_pool9pw

Step 4: Scroll down the screen to the section in the following screenshot

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Move to the end of the line config_get _pool3pw default pool3pw and press enter twice, adding some space between it and config_get _cf default chip_frequency

Paste in the following by right clicking, removing those which aren’t necessary for you.

config_get _pool4url default pool4url
config_get _pool4user default pool4user
config_get _pool4pw default pool4pw

config_get _pool5url default pool5url
config_get _pool5user default pool5user
config_get _pool5pw default pool5pw

config_get _pool6url default pool6url
config_get _pool6user default pool6user
config_get _pool6pw default pool6pw

config_get _pool7url default pool7url
config_get _pool7user default pool7user
config_get _pool7pw default pool7pw

config_get _pool8url default pool8url
config_get _pool8user default pool8user
config_get _pool8pw default pool8pw

config_get _pool9url default pool9url
config_get _pool9user default pool9user
config_get _pool9pw default pool9pw

Step 5: Scroll further down the screen to the section in the screenshot below

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Move to the line saying fi below the pool3 details. Press enter twice to make some lines between it and #TO=$(( 12690 /$_cs ))

Paste in the following by right clicking, removing those which aren’t necessary for you, but I’ll do the full 9 in this.

if [ “$_pool4url” != “” -a “$_pool4user” != “” -a “$_pool4pw” != “” ]; then
POOL4=”-U $_pool4url -O $_pool4user:$_pool4pw”
fi
if [ “$_pool5url” != “” -a “$_pool5user” != “” -a “$_pool5pw” != “” ]; then
POOL5=”-U $_pool5url -O $_pool5user:$_pool5pw”
fi

if [ “$_pool6url” != “” -a “$_pool6user” != “” -a “$_pool6pw” != “” ]; then
POOL6=”-U $_pool6url -O $_pool6user:$_pool6pw”
fi

if [ “$_pool7url” != “” -a “$_pool7user” != “” -a “$_pool7pw” != “” ]; then
POOL7=”-U $_pool7url -O $_pool7user:$_pool7pw”
fi

if [ “$_pool8url” != “” -a “$_pool8user” != “” -a “$_pool8pw” != “” ]; then
POOL8=”-U $_pool8url -O $_pool8user:$_pool8pw”
fi

if [ “$_pool9url” != “” -a “$_pool9user” != “” -a “$_pool9pw” != “” ]; then
POOL9=”-U $_pool9url -O $_pool9user:$_pool9pw”
fi

Step 6: The last edit to this file is to the bottom line in the last image above, beginning with PARAMS (but not #PARAMS)

This will look like

PARAMS=”$AOPTIONS $POOL1 $POOL2 $POOL3 $_pb $custom_option –api-listen –api-network”

We need to add the extra pools here, between $POOL3 and $_pb.

With nine pools, it should be updated to

PARAMS=”$AOPTIONS $POOL1 $POOL2 $POOL3 $POOL4 $POOL5 $POOL6 $POOL7 $POOL8 $POOL9 $_pb $custom_option –api-listen –api-network”

Step 7: Hit ESC to exit editing mode, and then type :wq to save and close the file. Cgminer is now updated to store all of the pool credentials.

Step 8: The next step is to edit one more file, which will let you enter pool information in the web interface.

Enter the following command

vi /usr/lib/lua/luci/model/cbi/cgminer/cgminer.lua

This will bring you into the following screen

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Press i to enter editing mode, and scroll to the end of the line pool3pw = conf:options(Value, “pool3pw, translate(“Pool3 password”)) and press enter twice to put in some lines betwen it and the line beginning –pb = conf:option(ListValue)

Paste in the following information by right clicking and removing any pools you don’t need.

pool4url = conf:option(Value, “pool4url”, translate(“Pool 4”))
pool4user = conf:option(Value, “pool4user”, translate(“Pool4 worker”))
pool4pw = conf:option(Value, “pool4pw”, translate(“Pool4 password”))

pool5url = conf:option(Value, “pool5url”, translate(“Pool 5”))
pool5user = conf:option(Value, “pool5user”, translate(“Pool5 worker”))
pool5pw = conf:option(Value, “pool5pw”, translate(“Pool5 password”))

pool6url = conf:option(Value, “pool6url”, translate(“Pool 6”))
pool6user = conf:option(Value, “pool6user”, translate(“Pool6 worker”))
pool6pw = conf:option(Value, “pool6pw”, translate(“Pool6 password”))

pool7url = conf:option(Value, “pool7url”, translate(“Pool 7”))
pool7user = conf:option(Value, “pool7user”, translate(“Pool7 worker”))
pool7pw = conf:option(Value, “pool7pw”, translate(“Pool7 password”))

pool8url = conf:option(Value, “pool8url”, translate(“Pool 8”))
pool8user = conf:option(Value, “pool8user”, translate(“Pool8 worker”))
pool8pw = conf:option(Value, “pool8pw”, translate(“Pool8 password”))

pool9url = conf:option(Value, “pool9url”, translate(“Pool 9”))
pool9user = conf:option(Value, “pool9user”, translate(“Pool9 worker”))
pool9pw = conf:option(Value, “pool9pw”, translate(“Pool9 password”))

Step 9: Press ESC to go back to the command prompt, and type :wq to save and quit.

Step 10: Go back to your miner configuration screen, and voila, you should see the screen now letting you input lots of extra pools. Have fun mining!

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IDEX Announces Multi-Chain Solution and Expands to Polkadot and Binance Smart Chain

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The popular decentralized cryptocurrency exchange (DEX), IDEX, has announced a multi-chain solution that is intended to expand its entire infrastructure to additional blockchains, namely, Polkadot and Binance Smart Chain.

IDEX Expands to Binance Smart Chain and Polkadot

In a press release shared with CryptoPotato, IDEX has revealed its multi-chain solution. Called Multiverse, it’s intended to expand the DEX’s infrastructure, including its layer-2 scaling and staking solutions to additional blockchains.

Its first implementation is going to be deployed on Polkadot’s layer 0 and Binance Smart Chain’s layer 1. This will enable the trade of digital assets on each of the platforms. In addition, IDEX token holders will also benefit from staking options starting from November 23rd.

It’s important to note that Polkadot will be used as layer 0. This means that IDEX will use a parachain of Polkadot in order to tap into its ecosystem. An example of this is Moonbeam. Speaking on the matter was IDEX co-founder and CEO Alex Wearn, who said:

In the past year, we’ve seen several new smart contract platforms emerge, each with a unique set of capabilities and assets. As these platforms grow, we’ll see increased demand for trading these assets and a need for non-custodial trading solutions that support these networks.

Attempts of Further Growth

It goes without saying that both Binance Smart Chain and Polkadot have gained serious popularity, offering an alternative to Ethereum’s network, which was troubled with congestion and high fees as the DeFi boom was at its peak.

IDEX hopes to bring its technology to emerging smart contract platforms. Through its Multiverse, the decentralized exchange aims to become a one-stop app for trading crypto assets on a range of different blockchains through a unified and secure platform.

All of its infrastructure, including its layer-2 system, will be further deployed on each layer-1 network. Independent assets will be issued on every new chain to support IDEX’s new layer2 economic model.

With this in mind, the first multi-chain IDEX tokens that are designated for Binance Smart Chain and Polkadot are IDXB and IDXP, respectively.

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Analysts Eye New Top of $74,000 as Bitcoin Comes Within 3% of ATH

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In a move adding to the already monumental rally, Bitcoin prices touched $19,400 during late trading on Tuesday, November 24. This is just 3% away from its peak of $20K which came in December almost three years ago.

Since then, the asset has retreated sharply in a $700 pullback to the mid-$18K level where it currently trades. With momentum still in its favor, analysts and traders are eyeing the next possible peak.

CNBC Touts $74K Bitcoin

During the 2017/2018 rally, mainstream media outlets were renowned for spreading fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) over something they really failed to truly comprehend. CNBC in particular came to be known as a counter trade signal as whenever the news outlet predicted a pump, BTC would dump and vice versa.

In its latest edition of Trading Nation, the channel interviewed a couple of traders who both had very positive things to say about the king of crypto.

Founder of TradingAnalysis.com, Todd Gordon, used Elliot Wave theory to measure herd mentality and market sentiment. He added that the fifth wave is just starting now which will result in a new all-time high in 2021. When asked about a price prediction he added;

“I can’t believe I’m going to go out on CNBC and say this, but it’s about $74,000. The Elliott wave goes very well with … Fibonacci multiples. If it does want to fall short, it can go to 61% of that target, which is only at $34,000.”

PayPal Driving Adoption

Mark Tepper, president and CEO of Strategic Wealth Partners, also commented on the trading show stating that before PayPal and other large corporations stepped in he treated Bitcoin like any other speculative investment, owning a small enough amount.

“The thing that’s always held me back from being an outright bitcoin bull has really been this lack of widespread adoption. But … adoption’s happening and those users, those PayPal and Square users, they’re buying more bitcoin than what’s actually hitting the market on a daily basis,”

He added that Bitcoin could be the Tesla of 2021, stating that it could possibly reach $100K by the end of next year. That certainly fits in with other models and predictions such as stock-to-flow which also predicts triple figures within the next year or so.

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New Partnership: ORYX and Softswiss Band Together for Content Distribution

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Bitcoin Chaser – November 25, 2020

ORYX and Softswiss partner for content distribution

ORYX and Softswiss have officially entered into a partnership together, with Softswiss adding ORYX’s exclusive RGS content to its aggregation platform. This means big things for the two parties, as has been evidenced by previous content alliances – like the partnership between EveryMatrix and FunFairTechnologies.  

SoftSwiss to Begin Integration

SoftSwiss will start integrating ORYX’s signature games, and RGS studio partners, onto its already impressive platform. ORYX currently works with a variety of other studios, as a way to produce its RGS offerings. 

Companies currently partnered with ORYX to produce the RGS suite are Kalamba Games, GAMOMAT, Golden Hero, Givme Games, and more. The RGS solution helps casino operators access a huge range of top quality games, which appeal to a wide player audience. 

It’s not all about ORYX though. SoftSwiss’ aggregation platform plays host to a whopping 10,000 casino games, making it an ideal partner for any casino looking to bring top quality content to its players as fast as possible. SoftSwiss also has a massive global footprint in the gambling scene, such as in CIS, Latin American and Europe. 

SoftSwiss and ORYX Each Bring Something to the Partnership 

Frankly, this partnership seems like a match made in casino heaven. The two brands are incredibly well suited to each other, with each bringing something unique to the table. 

SoftSwiss’ growth trajectory has seen the company secure 30 new providers over the last year, according to an official press release.

ORYX has also had a good run at it – securing the rights to provide 36 operators, including Microgaming, 888casino, Admiral, and Maxent, with their top quality offerings. 

2020: A Year for Provider Partnerships? 

As was previously mentioned, SoftSwiss and ORYX aren’t the first content distribution partnership this year. EveryMatrix and FunFairTechnologies have also coupled up, with FunFair now distributing its multiplayer games via the RGS Matrix server – complete with open architecture, streamline content integration, and deployment. 

FunFair aims to brighten up the standard iGaming experience, and its partnership with RGS Matrix helps them achieve that goal. RGS Matrix Managing Director Mathias Larsson, had this to say about the partnership: 

“Although we’ve signed various RGS Matrix agreements to date, this one with FunFair Games stands out in its goal to introduce a new gaming vertical to the iGaming sector.”

So, it seems that 2020 truly is the year for epic content partnerships in the casino industry. The iGaming world could be set to see some major shake-ups in the near future – so check back in at BitcoinChaser to get the lowdown, every day. 

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