Raspberry Pi Powered Lynx Mining Farm

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ECO-FRIENDLY CRYPTOCURRENCY

Bitcoin’s business rules and energy requirements create an over-reliance on fossil fuels; Lynx does the opposite and strives to solve this problem. For cryptocurrency to be considered a secure platform for exchange in today’s global marketplace, it must be created with global sustainability in mind.

GLOBALLY SUSTAINABLE NETWORK

Unlike Bitcoin, the Lynx code discourages high-volume mining rigs because the code purposefully lacks incentives to mine it for profit. As a result, the entire Lynx network is designed to operate on a collaboration of low power devices that anyone can run, resulting in a collective global mining cost of only dollars a day.

RASPBERRY PI MINING FARM

Raspberry Pi's are small micro-computers that can perform tasks that a large computers can for a fraction of the price, size, and energy consumption. With a Raspberry Pi, cryptocurrency can be mined with software that will not consume large amounts of energy as a huge mining farm would use. A small mining farm ensures eco-friendly mining and fun!

How-to: 

This is a very simple tutorial on how to set up LynxCI to run on a Raspberry Pi, and start a mining farm.

 

The resources you need are listed below and explained in the video above.

Required downloads:

https://etcher.io – Use this software to copy the LynxCI image onto your Micro-SD card.

WinZip Extraction Software - https://www.winzip.com/win/en/ - Use this to extract the ISO from the tar.gz file on a PC

wpa_supplicant.conf file- https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EXVSi7posdARSdfV2foRAHY53A3jFQH_

Get the LynxCI ISO Image - https://github.com/getlynx/LynxCI/releases/download/v26-ISO/LynxCI.tar.gz

Required hardware:

Raspberry Pi 3 - Purchase 4 Pi's if building a 4 stack farm - https://www.adafruit.com/product/3055

MicroSD Card - Raspberry Pis do not include MicroSD Cards, purchase 4 MicroSD cards if building a 4 stack farm - https://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microSDHC-Memory-SDSDQM-032G-B35-Packagin...

USB SD Card Reader - https://www.amazon.com/COASD-Reader-Adapter-Portable-Memory/dp/B07N192W1...

8 Port USB Desktop Charging Station - https://www.amazon.com/Multiple-Charger-Desktop-Charging-Station/dp/B075...

Short USB Cable, (the 10 pack is a good value) - http://a.co/8i5RHU3

A Wifi Connection

Bramble Box - https://www.c4labs.com/product/zebra-bramble-case-raspberry-pi-3-b-color...

Here is a good assembly video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz8wMReHrWE&t

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For more information about the eco-friendly cryptocurrency Lynx, visit https://getlynx.io/

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This is a very simple tutorial on how to set up LynxCI to run on a Raspberry Pi, and start a mining farm.
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