I have recently switched from geth to parity. I want to know how to mine using parity in testnet? I am synched using parity --testnet and I have the web page but how to mine blocks?

  • I'm pretty sure ethminer ca be pointed at it. – o0ragman0o Dec 8 '16 at 2:36
  • so parity itself didn't mine? it needs ethminer or geth to do so? – Arslan Smal Dec 11 '16 at 19:05

Parity doesn't come with bundled miner (not even CPU miner).

You need to install ethminer and point it to your Parity instance.

# Start Parity and connect to ropsten testnet
$ parity --chain=ropsten

# and in second terminal start ethminer
$ ethminer -F http://localhost:8545
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    Additionally, --author is required for mining, the value to pass in can be the account address. – Yuanfei Zhu Mar 18 '17 at 7:01

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