Getting Paid

Want some Lyrabar, but don’t know where to get it?

Like any cryptocurrency, it can be used in all the ways a payment method can be used.

You can sell goods or services, and accept Lyrabar directly to your wallet (get a wallet) or online address (sign up at C-Cex to get an online address).

You can post your Lyrabar receiving address on your blog or YouTube page, so people can instantly send you tips.

You can use your computer’s CPU or video card to help run the Lyrabar network, and automatically receive other people’s transaction fees as a reward for your contribution when you find a block.  (The bottom of this page has detailed instructions on how to mine)

And you can buy it with Bitcoin or U.S. Dollars at C-Cex.com – Buy or Sell Lyrabar at C-Cex.

 

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Mining

Mining a cryptocurrency can be a complicated process at first, but after you get everything configured then it pretty much runs itself.

The first step is to download a mining program that is compatible with your computer. You can mine Lyrabar with your CPU or a GPU (video card), but first we’ll use the CPU because every computer has one.

One program you can use is cpuminer .

(There are other mining programs that you can use, and you’ll need a different one to use a video card.   These instructions specifically cover cpuminer, but there are other guides readily available online for any program and any type of video card you use.)

Once you have some mining software, you can either solo mine or use a mining pool.  This guide covers pool-mining, which is much simpler to figure out, and the pool we’re going to use is the official Lyrabar pool.  Go there and register a username and password.  Under “My Account”, click “Workers” and add a worker name and password (different from your user account password).  In this example our username is Joe, our workername is Joe1, and our worker password is password.

Now we’ll go into your cpuminer folder and create a batch file which will launch the program and start working to earn coins.  Unless you put it somewhere else, the cpuminer folder is in your Downloads folder.  Inside the cpuminer folder, create a .txt file (right click the empty space in the folder and click New –> Text Document).  Open the text document and paste the following 2 lines:

cpuminer-multi-mingw64 -a lyra2rev2 -u Joe.Joe1 -p password -o stratum+tcp://lyrabarpool.duckdns.org:4004
pause

Then change “Joe.Joe1” to your username.workername –  the worker password doesn’t matter, since it can only allow someone else to mine for you, so you can leave it as “password” if you want.

Save this file as a .bat file.

(instead of .txt, it will end with .bat – if that doesn’t work, or if it ends up as .bat.txt, then your computer isn’t allowing you to change the file extension.  So go to Control Panel;  in the Search box, type Folder;  click “Folder Options”;  click the tab that says View;  Uncheck the box for “Hide file extensions for known file types”;  Click OK.  Now it will show the file extension after the name of the file, and you will be able to change the filetype.)

Now that you have a .bat file, you double-click it and hopefully your miner will start running.  You’ll know it’s working because it will say “yay!!” at the end of the line when your CPU has submitted a valid share to the pool.  You need to leave the .bat file in the cpuminer folder, but you can create a shortcut to it if you want it on your desktop so you can easily start it up again whenever you turn on your computer.

Mining with a Video Card

Here you can find the latest version of CCminer for Nvidia graphics cards:

CCminer at CryptoMining-Blog

You can use the same username and password as above, but the .bat file will be slightly different:

ccminer.exe –algo=lyra2v2 -u Joe.Joe1 -p password -o stratum+tcp://lyrabarpool.duckdns.org:4004
pause

If it doesn’t seem to be working, come to bitcointalk and ask for help, or search the web for Lyra2 mining help.

Happy mining!