The Man Behind the Bitcoin ( – more) Mining service MultiMiner – Vraaggesprek With Nate Woolls
Vraaggesprek With Nate Woolls, The Man Behind MultiMiner and It’s Ecosystem
MultiMiner is the top GUI for mining software. It runs on a base of BFGMiner and has bot expanding to run a myriad of types of back end miners spil those required for Scrypt-N, X11, X13 spil well spil others. With an effortless to use interface and options to tweak all of your mining hardware, it takes much of the work and stress out of setting miners, coins and pools.
MultiMiner is part of a large ecosystem of instruments to help you not only mine but also the monitor them all spil well. MobileMiner app runs on Android and Apple devices with a very detailed web interface. Recently the MobilMiner web interface wasgoed upgraded with even more informatie on your miners like mining statistics, temps, slow miners and swift along with the same controls to embark and zekering miners, API access and much more. It is a ample leap forward ter mining software control and monitoring.
With MultiMiner doing so much and so many things, spil well spil its excellent miner and coin compatibility, and top notch support I asked the creator of MulitMiner Nate Woolls for an vraaggesprek.
Could you tell mij about MultiMiner and its ecosystem?
MultiMiner a program for mining essentially any digital currency with virtually any device out there. It’s a graphical program (rather than a guideline line utility) that displays all of your local and networked mining hardware and then lets you choose which coins you’d like to mine with them.
MobileMiner is a companion web-based service, tho’ it does not require MultiMiner. MobileMiner lets anyone monitor and control their digital mining from a smartphone or browser, for free, without having to make any firewall switches.
I embarked getting interested te mining after the big Bitcoin crash ter April of 2013. I hadn’t experimented with hardware te some time and mining seemed like a joy way to scrape my hardware itch. Plus it wasgoed (and still is!) a fresh industry with a lotsbestemming of opportunities for growth when it comes to software development. Those things indeed called out to the hobbyist te mij.
Spil a software developer, I love finding areas where I can develop “non-professionally” spil a way to grow and learn. For example, most of the software that makes up MultiMiner and MobileMiner involves at least one framework/service/concept (if not many) that is entirely fresh to mij. It’s an excuse to keep exploring and learning fresh things and watching what works and what doesn’t.
So the relative immaturity of the software offerings at the time (and even today) wasgoed a big attraction to mij. It’s truly hard to find untapped industries that can benefit from software thesis days. That is not to downplay any of the other mining software packages out there! MultiMiner itself is built on several existing utilities and APIs. But there is fairly frankly a lack of available software, especially software designed for the consumer rather than the tech pro.
The precies inspiration for MultiMiner had a loterijlot to do with the timing of my very first steps ter mining. I truly got interested during the tail end of the viability of GPU mining for Bitcoins. Spil I commenced shifting my GPU equipment off of SHA-2 and onto Scrypt, I commenced looking into not just Litecoin but also other altcoins. I think a lotsbestemming of folks make this transition (specifically those that are exploring mining rather than focusing on securing a single block-chain). They hear about Bitcoin mining, then realize it’s not so effortless. Then they attempt Litecoin mining, and realize that’s not much lighter thesis days, and they just keep exploring other alternatives.
So spil I commenced to do this exploring myself I commenced getting this army of batch files on my GPU equipment desktop: mine with all Four GPUs on Litecoin, or Two GPUs Litecoin and Two GPUs Feathercoin, or Two GPUs on Litecoin, 1 on Feathrecoin, 1 on Megacoin, etc., etc., etc. And spil I looked around there wasgoed truly no solution to this problem. Nothing wasgoed stijlvol.
What I desired wasgoed plain: I dreamed a UI that listed the hardware I had and then let mij choose those coins I dreamed to mine with that hardware, mixing and matching spil I pleased. And that’s truly all the very first version of MultiMiner let you do. It let you mine the coins you dreamed to mine – te any combination you dreamed – with all of your devices:
And you still can’t do that ter any other program that I know of.
Since then I’ve added MobileMiner, which is a separate but related service. It has an open Surplus API and works with any mining software to permit you remotely to monitor and control your mining from a browser or smartphone. This one wasgoed visible: spil soon spil I embarked mining, I wasgoed wondering if things were on fire while I wasgoed away.
And again there wasgoed no stijlvol solution for this. At the time, MobileMiner wasgoed launched the only way to remotely monitor or control your machines wasgoed by setting up your own Linux boxes with your own Apache and PHP servers and opening up ports and on and on. Which is all well and good if you have the time and the tech know-how.
But I also think there are a lotsbestemming of folks who want things to “just work.” And that’s what MobileMiner wasgoed designed to do from the embark. No need to host anything. No ports to forward. Nothing to install. No special mining software to use. It just works.
Comparable solutions are just now coming out, and those are still playing catch-up on features.
What are the advantages the MultiMiner ecosystem has overheen the competition?
Spil I mentioned, I originally commenced work on MultiMiner to solve an punt that remains unsolved by every other miner: they can only cope with a single block-chain. I know that BFGMiner plans on tackling this and I believe I also read that ScalaMiner is programma to spil well. But spil of now MultiMiner is the only mining software that lets you mine a multiplicity of coins, at the same time, with all of your devices.
I think another thing that sets MultiMiner exclusief from other projects is that it is free of any dogmatic limitations, spil it were. I’m not worried with supporting one block-chain, or another. I’m not attempting to support a single pool or discourage another. I’m not going to favor one coin or not support another algorithm. I’m an equal chance technology paramour. You can see mij with Android, or iOS, or Windows Phone on any given day. I just love all of this stuff, and you’ll see that coming through te MultiMiner and MobileMiner. All your coins will be supported. All of your algorithms and devices.
On top of that, I truly strive for ease-of-use. For example, there’s a Getting Commenced wizard. MultiMiner also automatically detects miners on your network rather than you having to come in IPs and ports. And if you enable MultiMiner Remoting, you automatically begin watching other instances of MultiMiner on your network that you can monitor and control. All of it is designed to be spil elementary spil something like mining can be.
And on top of that – it’s Open Source. This is very significant for all digital currency projects, whether they are wallets or miners or monitors. Trusting your digital currencies to source code that nobody can see is a very risky proposition.
MultiMiner gives you an all-in-one package. There is nothing else to install or setup. It automatically detects networked miners. Supports automatically mining coins based on various metrics (profitability, difficulty, etc.) from CoinChoose.com and CoinWarz.com. Entirely Open Source. This is indeed significant when it comes to digital currency software. Built te Stratum Proxy (soon numerous) to ensure you can control all of your miners from a single UI. Cross podium with support on Windows, Linux and OS X. MultiMiner and backend miners are automatically kept up-to-date.
On top of that MobileMiner has the following benefits:
Open API – anyone can interoperate with MobileMiner
Native apps for Android, iOS, Windows Phone
And a accomplish HTML5 browser app with Charts, Dashboards, and a superb mobile UI
Nothing to setup, no ports to forward, just inject your Application Key
Capability to get mining notifications on wearables such spil the Pebble clever witness
Surplus API access to your mining statistics (create your own MobileMiner app)
Schrijven Miner Listing Mode
Here are the linksom to the websites and forum threads for the MultiMiner ecosystem.