June 14, 2018

Getting started

Introduction to BMiner

BMiner is composed of 3 elements:

  • A Windows OS based server. After installation running the application will start this server and allow you to do some basic setup like setting the port for the web interface. After that server is started you can forget it and let it run 24/7 in the background.
  • A full Web interface. That’s where you’ll use all the features and configure BMiner. This web interface works on desktop, tablets and phones.
  • Mysql database: Used to store your information. We voluntirely kept the database open and easily accessible so you can use the data the way you want outside of BMiner if you desire so. Of course some confidential information is kept encrypted. You can install Mysql from BMiner installation program or directly from https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/
    It is free to install it. Database can optionnaly be installed on another server and works under windows, linux, macOS and other platforms.

BMiner is a web based application for managing and monitoring mining of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and dozens of other crypto currencies.
BMiner also offer a unique centralized view of your asset. You can connect to all the major exchange platform and all major pools to have a global view of your assets and track day by day your loss & profits.

BMiner has been design for ASIC machines. It is currently working with essentially Bitmain (Antminers) machines. We are currently working to add other ASIC suppliers. There is no intent to implement GPU based miners at this stage, but GPU miners can still install the product and take advantage of the asset management features.

Getting started with ASIC mining

  • When starting for the first time the application will open a Wizard to allow you to add automatically miners.
  • If you want to re-run this wizard you can go in the setup page of the SERVER (on windows).
  • This wizard will also allow you to switch your machines to ‘priviledged’ which is necessary to allow BMiner to use full power of the Antminer APIs.
  • You can add, delete, disable or configure individual miners in the Web interface. Go to setup/Miners

Getting started with POOLS

  • When starting for the first time the application will open a Wizard to allow you to add automatically some pools.
  • You can add, delete, or configure manually individual pools in the Web interface. Go to setup/Pools.
    Configuration of some pools may be tricky, therefore this page list for you lots of working examples.

Getting started with Asset Management

  • To be able to use the full power of asset management you need to let BMiner know about all the places where you store coins. This information stays on your computer and is never sent to us.
  • PLEASE USE READ ONLY API Keys only. BMiner does not need write/exchange/… access to be fully functional.
  • In the web interface go to setup/asset tracking and click on the “Add Asset Tracker” button and follow the wizard. We have included some information on what is needed for each tracker in the web interface.

Setup issues

We will list here the most commonly reported issues during setup…

  • If, during the first start of the application, a dialog open asking for the IP address of the database server, it is most likely that mysql is not installed or running. You can try to manually install mysql from mysql web site: https://dev.mysql.com/downloads/installer/
    You can also ensure that the mysql service is started and running. To do so press the Windows+R keys to open the Run dialog, type services.msc, find mysql and ensure it is started
  • During the first start you’ll be asked a “schema” name. If you don’t know what this is, just press enter :D.
    If you are already running mysql for other purposes on your network, you may use that dialog to ensure the schema name follow your company policies