So I recently have gotten into bitcoins and bitcoin mining am enthralled with the idea of the whole system. I even went out to buy a POS Evga 610 GT to start mining the day I found out about it. (currently at a blazing fast 12.7Mh/s)
I am using electrum, guiminer, under slush's pool and have made something like 3cents (.006 BTC ?) in the past week.
So I plan to, here in the near future, build my PC/mining rig and wanted to start my solo mining career. I am happy to be in a pool but I love the idea of the lottery.
So I was wondering if someone could give me a quick run down of the options for solo mining on a windows machine. Preferably with GUI's such as guiminer and without GUI's.
Which tells you how to get it running but not the methodology and logic behind it. Could someone explain the steps I would need to take pro-grammatically to write my own miner? Such as
- Create transaction
- Build a block object
- Hash till good hash found or someone else says they found a hash
But obviously more indepth. Aslo please forgive me for my current lack of knowledge, still learning!
** I have a good knowledge of the BTC system, its logic, and how it works abstractly but have not gotten into how nodes communicate and keep the network running. Which is what I would like to know.
Here is me learning the calculation process abstractly https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=143329