Mining Espers

Use your computer to mine some Espers

Mining on AMD GPUs

Mining Espers on modern AMD GPU architecture is made possible by the Wildrig multi-coin miner:

Downloads, release notes, and discussions: BitcoinTalk and Discord.

(Please note that while the ESP team is highly appreciative of the miner and its development team, it does not provide any official support and does not guarantee the availability of future updates, patches, or features).

Getting started:

After downloading Wildrig from the above link, unpack to a directory of your choice. You’ll find a single executable and a collection of batch files to assist creating a miner for the various coins that Wildrig supports.

Create a new text file to become your ESP miner. You can paste in the below string and replace the ‘yourpoolname’ with your favorite ESP pool and ‘yourESPwallet’ with your ESP address.

wildrig --algo=hmq1725 --url=stratum+tcp://yourpoolname:3747 --user=yourESPwallet

Save the text file as start-ESP.bat, and you’re ready to go!

Selecting a mining pool:

The ESP community features several high quality mining pools. In alphabetical order:
https://pool.cryptopros.us
https://echoalphapool.com/
https://fairpool.pro/

Selecting a pool is an individual choice, but some considerations should be:
- Current hashrate (likelihood to generate returns)
- Pool location (with respect to region and latency)
- Pool fees and policies (impacts earnings)
- Uptime and stability (impacts earnings)

Feel free to discuss pool mining on the ESP discord site, ask friends, or flip a coin. Pool operators are available from time to time to answer questions or provide support.

What kind of ESP earnings to expect

As with all cryptocurrencies, it’s difficult to project fiat-based earnings given the volatile nature of the still-nascent market for ‘altcoins’. Coins like ESP may offer substantial returns but also substantial risk. Purchasing or mining the coin is an investment in the development of the platform. We’re excited about the roadmap, but we’re sober to the fact that miners today may not have an immediate return.

With respect to AMD GPUs, Wildrig provides a good matrix of expected hashrates of various modern cards on their Bitcointalk site linked above. A brief sample including the Wildrig data and cards known to ESP at stock speeds:
- RX 560 @ 2.5 MH/s
- RX 580 @ 6 MH/s
- Vega56 @ 10 MH/s
- Radeon VII @ 14 MH/s

You can use the hashrate data in conjunction with your pool to provide a rough estimate of the quantity of ESP earnings you might receive if a block is solved by the pool.

In this example from echoalphapool, we can see the miner below is running two instances of Wildrig generating a total of 26.5 MH/s representing 28.47% of the shares of the pool.

If the pool were to solve a block at that instant, the miner should expect to receive roughly 28.4% of the 5,000 ESP reward, or 1,420 coins, before any applicable pool fees.

Using historical pool data with respect to the number of blocks found in a 24-hour period, you can start to formulate a 24-hour estimate of data. For example, if the pool averaged finding 10 blocks per day you could start to model a total daily return of roughly 14,240 coins given a consistent hashrate and share percentage. It’s important to remember that many factors will impact earnings, including:
- Difficulty of the ESP POW algorithm
- Number of competing miners/hashrate

Fiat Markets (buying and selling ESP for ‘cash’)

ESP currently has several trading pairs that will functionally allow holders to convert to/from USD or their local currencies.Because these are true ‘maker’ markets, prices may wildly differ from one exchange to the next.

If interested in buying or selling ESP for fiat, the team recommends finding the trading pair that offers the best return at the moment.

This pair allows ESP to trade directly for DOGE, and vice versa: https://www.coinexchange.io/market/ESP/DOGE
https://www.livecoin.net/en/trading/ESP_DOGE

This pair allows ESP to trade directly for ETH, and vice versa:
https://www.livecoin.net/en/trading/ESP_ETH

Purchasing ESP with Bitcoin

Although several ESP/BTC pairs exist, the ESP team does not recommend engaging in these pairs due to the current ‘arbitrage’ of price disparity between the minimum BTC trading price (1 satoshi or .00000001 BTC) and the resulting ESP price.

Instead, BTC can be used through several resources to swap into DOGE or ETH to then be used in the above exchanges to purchase ESP.

Some examples of reputable swap sites that do not require personal registration include: https://simpleswap.io
https://changenow.io

If you’re comfortable registering, two larger sites are available:
https://shapeshift.io
https://changelly.com/

The ESP team cannot assist with these sites in any capacity.

Need some help?

If you have problems setting up your wallet or with mining, feel free to get in touch. We highly recommend you to join our Discord server.


We have also listed our most common question here but if you want more information please follow the link below

Read FAQ

HOW TO MINE WITH YOUR CPU

Download a miner from
http://cryptomining-blog.com/7805-new-cpuminer-multi-fork-with-hmq1725-algorithm-support/

Extract the files to a folder on your desktop, and locate the RUN-AMD or RUN-INTEL file, (CHOOSE WICH CPU YOU HAVE)
Right click the chosen file, and edit it
Change after: -a HMQ1725 -o stratum+tcp://stratum.minertopia.org:3747 -u YOUR ESPERS WALLET ADDRESS -p c=ESP -t AMOUNT OF THREADS YOU WANT TO USE
If you want to utilize your whole CPU, remove the -t part.
Save and exit, and run the .bat file you chosen (based on wich brand CPU you have)
Enjoy, you are now mining!

HOW TO MINE WITH YOUR GPU (NVIDIA)

Download CCminer from
https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases

Extract the files to a folder on your desktop
Choose one .bat file, right click it and hit edit.
it should look like this

ccminer-x64 -a HMQ1725 -o stratum+tcp://stratum.minertopia.org:3747 -u YOUR ESPERS WALLET ADDRESS -p c=ESP pause

Save and exit, and run the .bat file

HOW TO MINE WITH YOUR GPU (AMD)

Download SGminer with HMQ1725 algo from
http://cryptomining-blog.com/tag/sgminer-hmq1725/

Extract the files to a folder on your desktop
Choose one .bat file, right click it and hit edit.
it should look like this

setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

sgminer.exe –no-submit-stale –kernel hmq1725 -o stratum+tcp://stratum.minertopia.org:3747 -u wallet -p x -I 18

Save and exit, and run the .bat file