How do I run a TurtleCoin node on PI?

How do I run a TurtleCoin node on PI?

In the Reflecting Back: Getting that slow-hash to work on aarch64 we have shared our journey to get TurtleCoin to work on SBCs, such as Raspberry PI, Orange PI or Rock64 boards.

Today, you can read how to set up your own at home.

First, you need a suitable single-board ARM computer. Yes, you can use 64 Raspberry PI 3b(+), and we know these are quite popular among you folks. However, it is not the most suitable hardware.

We run DeroGold and TurtleCoin public nodes on a Rock64 4GB and on an OrangePI 3 boards respectively.

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Reflecting back: getting that slow-hash to work aarch64

Reflecting back: getting that slow-hash to work aarch64

When we started experimenting with the ARM-based SBCs, such as Pine/Rok64, OrangePI, BananaPI, Odroid boxes and many other boards, we had an ultimate dream.

How good it would be to run a TurtleCoin node on a small, energy-efficient harware. How cool it would be to expand this to literally any other cryptonight-based coin?

The inspiration came to us from CASA, who do RaspberryPI-based node for Bitcoin.

However, at the time of our first experiments around June 2018, TurtleCoin and any other cryptonight-based privacy coins would segfault on a aarch64 ARM platform. According to our tests on OrangePI One Plus and Rock64 boards, this was including Monero, however, Monero guys at the time of experimenting and debugging in January 2019 would deny it.

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What about minig on Raspberry 3B(+)?

What about minig on Raspberry 3B(+)?

This post is a short follow up to our previous article on mining cryptonight-turtle algo coins with SBCs (OrangePI One Plus).

The good news is yes, if you have got a Raspberry 3B(+), you can mine TurtleCoin (or other coins based on the cryptonight-turtle algo, as well as other cryptonight variants) on your Raspberry 3B (or 3B+).

Note however, that just because you can do this, it may not be the most efficient thing to do. Additionally, we are famously known for not doing anything with Raspberries. There are better boards, fully Open Sourced. We discussed this in our other post. If you still want to do it, just follow our tips here.

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How Can I Mine On My Orange pi?

How Can I Mine On My Orange pi?

We have heard this question quite frequently on TurtleCoin Discord chat. This is our initial guide to give you a head start on sustainable, best performing SBC mining, focused on OrangePI One Plus board. This board is at the time of writing this post most likely the most efficient hardware to mine on.

Overview and background

A bit of a background on where and when we started at Cuvée with this project. We have first explored the topic of mining on an SBC around December 2017. TurtleCoin was very new back then, so we tried mining Bytecoin and Monero first. It worked. However, with these coins focus and philosophy, this undertaking was only good for a thought experiment.

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The Future of Computing Is Distributed

The Future of Computing Is Distributed

Well back in 2015, we started experimenting with Single Board Computers based on the ARM architecture. We were evaluating multiple use case scenarios: TV iPlayers, Video streaming, Distributed Storage clusters, IoT Sensors applications, managing production lines and many more.

It wasn’t until about end of 2017 when an idea of exploring the possibilities of those boards in the Crypto World. Over the past 1.5 years, we tortured these boards as miners, TurtleCoin (and a few other coins) public and private nodes and recently even a TurtleCoin mining pool.

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OrangePI One Plus: The First Look

OrangePI One Plus: The First Look

Reposting one of our earlier posts written in February 2018 when OrangePI One Plus board from Shenzen Xunlong was hot new off the prodution line.

Expanding on our experience with single-board computers that we can use for our embedded solutions, we have ordered the new OrangePI One Plus from Steven Zhao’s Shenzhen Xunlong Software CO.,Limited company.

We placed the order via AliExpress on 3rd of January 2018 – and voila – the package arrived at our office yesterday (19th February 2018).

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