I downloaded Bitcoin-Qt and synched. I downloaded pyminer to help me understand the mining process. But I need a username and password. Where do I get them for solo mining?
Add a file named
bitcoin.conf to your data directory with the following values:
# server=1 tells Bitcoin-QT to accept JSON-RPC commands. server=1 # You must set rpcuser and rpcpassword to secure the JSON-RPC api rpcuser=user rpcpassword=<a password you make up>
Tell pyminer to mine at localhost with the password/username combo you just used.