How To Mine Primecoin (XPM) With PC


Primecoin – the first scientific computing cryptocurrency is now available at official website. Primecoin is the first non-hashcash proof-of-work in cryptocurrency, it’s pure prime number based proof-of-work.

Primecoin mining results in data that is scientifically useful, something Bitcoin sadly lacks. At the time of release only CPU mining is available, while GPU mining is being developed. We’ll update this page with GPU mining instructions as soon as it is available. So don’t forget to subscribe our Facebook / Twitter handle for latest updates. You can also join our free e-mail list.

How to mine Primecoin with CPU :

Step 1. Download official Primecoin QT client (click here) and install on your machine.

Step 2. Launch Primecoin QT client and go to “Help” > “Debug window” > “Console” tab > type “setgenerate true -1” to use all processing cores.

Mining Primecoin XPM

Note : If you want to use 2 / 4/ 6 cores then use “setgenerate true 4” command to use 4 cores (change the number if u need to)

Step 3. Now you have to check if your client is mining or not, just type “getmininginfo” command  in that same window, you should start to see your primespersec reported as following.

"blocks" : 3244,
"currentblocksize" : 1000,
"currentblocktx" : 0,
"errors" : "",
"generate" : true,
"genproclimit" : -1,
"primespersec" : 82,
"pooledtx" : 0,
"testnet" : false

Now you should start to see your primespersec reported, if primespersec is not zero, you’re doing it right.

Step 5. You can also check some other stats with following commands.


Step 6. If your primespersec is greater than 1, leave your computer for few hours. If you were lucky enough to find a block it will be automatically credited to your wallet.

How To Mine Primecoin (XPM) With PC

Note : Luck factor always matter when solo mining. Some times a crap pc has a slight chance of finding the exact sequence and completing the correct calculation, on the other hand a faster pc has higher chances for the same. So it may take 1 hour or 5 hour or may be 24 hours to find a block on any kind of machine.

How to mine Primecoin with GPU :

Primecoin GPU mining is still not available, but you can mine on cheap cloud computers Primecoin Cloud Mining Guide Using DigitalOcean


6 thoughts on “How To Mine Primecoin (XPM) With PC

  1. Just downloaded the primecoin client but can’t get it to sync with the network. Any ideas?

  2. Probably blocking it with your firewall. Make sure it has an exception for the client.

  3. let me know when gpu mining is available . . . . .

  4. It was working then I encrypted my wallet and now it will not mine. Any suggestions?

  5. I wanna know about gpu mining and if is more efficient than cpu.. but I `ll doubt it

  6. arthur marcellino says:

    Excellent news there were no software conflicts between the Bitcoin miner The Namecoin miner and the primecoin miner all operating at the same time increasing my bottomline off of the same mining rig YEEHA! It took a while but its ready.

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