I installed quarkcoin-qt and wanted to see if I can get it to mine any quarks.

I opened the necessary port and it synchronized.

I opened its console window and connected to the network using

addnode onetry
addnode onetry
addnode onetry
addnode; onetry
addnode; onetry
addnode onetry
addnode onetry

and then used setgenerate true -1 to (supposedly) put it into mining mode...

calling getmininginfo it returns

"blocks" : 420230,
"currentblocksize" : 2978,
"currentblocktx" : 3,
"difficulty" : 2856.00406965,
"errors" : "",
"generate" : true,
"genproclimit" : -1,
"hashespersec" : 74772,
"pooledtx" : 3,
"testnet" : false

Where can I read about the meaning of all this information?

Is there anything else I need to do? or should I just wait now? And If I only have to wait then how long until I am supposed to see anything?

  • I tried this but after about 2 hours I still never received a response at my wallet.
    – user11251
    Dec 23, 2013 at 1:01

3 Answers 3


At this point, all you need to do is wait. As for the getmininginfo...

  • blocks = number of blocks mined
  • currentblocksize = size of blocks in bytes
  • currentblocktx = number of transactions included in the block
  • difficulty = how hard it is to mine
  • errors = any error messages (you have none which is good)
  • generate = if you are mining or not (true = you are mining)
  • hashespersec = how fast you are mining
  • pooledtx = number of transactions in the memory pool
  • testnet = if you are running on testnet or not (false = you are mining real coins, not test coins)
  • How do you get the number of blocks found by your miner?
    – jap1968
    Jan 19, 2014 at 10:34

Also refer to guide on official forum.


It will be more profit if you will mine in pool and using optimized miners.

  • Thank you for the suggestion for use a pool. after getting nothing in about 48 hours with the wallet I went along and used an optimized miner with a pool ( qrk.coinmine.pl ) and I now see it actually mining... Do you know of a working 32bit miner?
    – epeleg
    Dec 7, 2013 at 20:56

I tried out the http://reviewoutlaw.com/how-to-start-mining-quarks-bitcoins-mining-the-simple-guide/

Seemed to work the Best

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