How to Mine Masari (MSR): Complete Beginner’s Guide

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Masari (MSR) is a scalability-focused and privacy-ensured cryptocurrency based on Monero.

One of the first major contributions is a necessary update implementing one of the best known difficulty algorithms in order to mitigate flash mining issues as a new altcoin. MSR will track most changes upstream from Monero, as well as contribute back whenever possible (such as the WHM difficulty algorithm). Future features will include uncle mining (using the DECOR+ protocol) and a pending whitepaper regarding a Blocktree protocol which is aimed at solving on-chain scalability.

Specifications
Most specifications are equivalent to Monero’s:
PoW algorithm: CryptoNight Fast v2 (AKA CryptoNight Half)
Max supply: ~18.5 million (with tail emission)
Block reward: Smoothly varying recurrence relation starting at around 35 MSR per block, block_reward(block_height) = (2⁶⁴ — 1 — total_supply(block_height — 1)) * 2 ^ -19 * 10 ^ -12
Block time: 120 seconds
Difficulty: Re-targets at every block
Genesis block: Saturday, 2 September 2017 21:20:46 UTC

Secor Update
Uncle mining, bulletproofs, and the next generation of CN-Fast are all bundled up into this release at block #363,000. Here is the necessary information for holders, miners, and pool operators.

Now that we know the details about Masari, let’s get to mining some MSR!

Masari Mining:
Those who have no idea about mining can easily start mining by watching this video.

Masari Mining Pool: https://masari.herominers.com

SRBMiner Cryptonight AMD GPU Miner v1.9.3+ (Windows, AMD GPU)

Run guided_setup.bat file and answer questions:

Configuration name: masari-herominers
Enter the algorithm name you want to use: 26 (Cryptonight Fast2)
Do you want to use double threads per GPU? y or n (optional)
Do you want to set a system shutdown temperature? 80 or (or 1 to turn off)
Do you want to set a GPU protection temperature? 72 or (or 1 to turn off)
Address and port of mining pool: masari.herominers.com:10151
Password to use with the mining pool: YOUR_WORKER_NAME
Is this a nicehash pool? n
Is this pool using SSL/TLS encryption? n
Address of your wallet for this coin: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS (can be ADDRESS+PAYMENTID or ADDRESS.DIFF or ADDRESS+PAYMENTID.DIFF)
A unique identification name for your miner: workerName
Do you want to enable logging? n or y (optional)
Do you want to enable compute mode? y or n (optional)

Team Red Miner v0.7.7+ (Windows, Linux, AMD GPU)

Create start_masari-herominers.bat file and copy/paste example below.

set GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100
set GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT=100
set GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE=100
set GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1
teamredminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://masari.herominers.com:10151 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS -p YOUR_WORKER_NAME -a cnv8_half

XMRig v6.2.2+ (Windows, Linux, CPU, GPU)

Example start.cmd

@echo off
xmrig.exe --donate-level 1 -o masari.herominers.com:10151 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS -p YOUR_WORKER_NAME -a cn/half -k
pause

XMR-Stak v2.10.8+ (Windows, Linux, CPU, GPU)

Run xmr-stak.exe file and answer questions:

Use simple setup method? y
Please enter the currency that you want to mine: masari
Pool address: masari.herominers.com:10151
Username (wallet address or pool login): YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS (can be ADDRESS+PAYMENTID or ADDRESS.DIFF or ADDRESS+PAYMENTID.DIFF)
Password (mostly empty or x): YOUR_WORKER_NAME
Does this pool port support TLS/SSL? Use no if unknown. n

Example pools.txt

"pool_list" :
[
{"pool_address" : "masari.herominers.com:10151", "wallet_address" : "YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS", "rig_id" : "", "pool_password" : "YOUR_WORKER_NAME", "use_nicehash" : false, "use_tls" : false, "tls_fingerprint" : "", "pool_weight" : 100 },
],
"currency" : "masari",

CryptoDredge v0.23.0+ (Windows, Linux, NVIDIA GPU)

Create masari-herominers.bat file and copy/paste example below.

@echo off
title Masari (MSR) HeroMiners Pool
CryptoDredge.exe -o stratum+tcp://masari.herominers.com:10151 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS -p YOUR_WORKER_NAME -a cnfast2
pause

Happy Mining.

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