If you follow cryptocurrency at all you may have come across Verium as one of the last standing CPU only coins which may appeal to you if you can’t see yourself spending 6 months wages on an ASIC miner or high end GPU but still want to ride the bubble or learn about mining in general. One of the more interesting aspects of Verium mining is that it can be done on many low power prototyping boards like the Raspberry PI, Odroid XU4 and the OrangePI.
The quick guide to getting mining is straight forward, assuming you are already running a decent OS like Armbian and assuming you have basic Linux skills you simply need to create a development environment, grab the miner source code and compile it to get mining. The following commands will handle those components for you.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install git make automake autoconf pkg-config libcurl4-openssl-dev libjansson-dev libssl-dev libgmp-dev build-essential
git clone https://github.com/effectsToCause/veriumMiner
The entire process can be completed in under 5 minutes including the compile time on a typical quad core orange pi board. Once you have gotten this far you will likely need to sign up to a mining pool. You can find more information about the pools on the Verium site/forums. You will need certain details from the pool to construct your mining command such as a pool address, worker name and worker password. To start mining run the following command using your details;
./cpuminer -o stratum+tcp://stratum.poolsloth.com:3333 -O worker.name:workerpassword -t X
You should be on your way mining now, this guide should work fairly well and 99% of Linux systems but of course what you are probably here for is the result on the orange pi.
There you have it, the Orange PI PC (H3 Quad) can deliver ~120H/m however I must point out that it get hot, really quickly and won’t be sustainable without some form of active cooling. After 5minutes I saw 76 degree (C) with a passive heat sync. In theory most of the H2,H3,H5 devices can mine but be careful of the RAM on the board since Verium algorithms are memory intensive. Try to stick with 1GB or more devices.