I started mining on a regular laptop to understand a few things, before I move on to a more serious machine.

I followed the instructions as shown here: How to Mine Ether and use Ethereum on Windows?

And I currently have these 2 windows running in parellel:

enter image description here Also, at the beginning when I only start geth --rpc it shows Accounts: [0]. Does it mean that mining is actually working and connected to account '0'? (The only account I created?)

I am asking this because setting all of these up took only a short time, and it made me wonder maybe if it was too easy to set it up (Installing Geth, creating Geth account, running a node and installing Ethminer), then maybe something is wrong and it's not really working, but just showing some pretty running CMD code that looks like it's taken from a cool movie?


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Yes the second screenshot shows you mining, it shows your hashrate.

  • What are the chances of me actually seeing "1" ether if I type web3.fromWei(eth.getBalance(eth.coinbase), "ether") to see my balance with this hashrate? :D Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 15:58
  • zero chances - I have several Graphics cards running 24/7 i used to be a day then it was two days, then it was a week now its over a month for 1eth
    – Lismore
    Commented Nov 23, 2017 at 16:15
  • But the reward isn't 5 eth? Or you mean because you're mining with a pool? Commented Nov 23, 2017 at 19:37
  • I am mining with a pool, with my graphics cards alone I would never see any eth.
    – Lismore
    Commented Nov 24, 2017 at 9:56

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