Monthly Archives: June 2018

Burstcoin PoC1 to PoC2 Conversion Speed Tests

Converting Hard Drive

Before converting my entire mining capacity, I wanted to do a few tests to see what might make the most sense. Would it be better to convert one drive at a time? Would it make more sense to convert all at once? Is converting faster than re-plotting? To get some results without taking hours or ruining perfectly good plot files, I started creating some 5GB plots with TurboPlotter 9000. From my previous 500GB conversion, I… Read more »

Adding a PoC2 Plot File to the Burst Mining Mix

PoC2 Format Plot Files

The old 500GB Western Digital My Book (USB 2) finished converting from the PoC1 format to PoC2 in 7 hours, 24 minutes. I don’t know why exactly it took so long, but now it’s time to add it to the ODROID-XU4 Burstcoin miner that I have set up. The first step will be to download and compile the new creepMiner that’s compatible with PoC2 plot files. I’ll be using the 1.7.18 version, which can be… Read more »

How to Convert from PoC1 to PoC2 Format

PoC2 Open for Business

Well, it’s been a couple of days and with a busy life, I’ve missed the 500,000 block! As it turns out the 500,003 block was actually the one with the new features.. but you know what I mean! Now it’s time to get back to the Burstcoin plot conversion process. I only have a few days before the Burst PoC2 format goes into affect. It is stated that miners won’t need to convert to PoC2,… Read more »

Upgrading Burst Plots to PoC2

Old Format Typewriter

It’s time to start the process of upgrading plots from PoC1 to PoC2! I’ve been waiting for Creepsky to release a version of his creepMiner that I use on the ODROID-XU4 and it’s finally here! Version 1.7.18 is now available on GitHub. I’m currently using version 1.7.16, so what’s new in this release? 1.7.17 (Jun 7th) The all important PoC2 support! The addition of Bintray Some minor fixes 1.7.18 (Jun 8th) PoC2 -> PoC1 conversion… Read more »