Today, mining cryptocurrency has become incredibly popular. Mobile application developers, of course, could not circumvent such a loud modern trend as mining.
In this article we will talk about what mining is on a mobile device, what programs you need to install to start mining on Android or iOS.
What is mining on the phone – the specifics of work
On the technical side, mining on a smartphone is no different from the process of obtaining cryptocurrency on a computer. The algorithm of this procedure is identical, and all the differences consist only in the power level of the devices. At a mobile phone, the power for mining is significantly lower than that of the "farm" or Asic.
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Thus, the extraction of crypto-coins on iOS and Android systems is possible only for those coins for which mining programs have already been developed for miners.
However, as the number of new cryptocurrencies increases, new programs are being developed for their acquisition. Today, you can even find free applications for mining cryptographic coins.
Fortunately, many miners, due to the limited technical capacity of the phone, do not require additional configuration during mining. All the user must do is download a special mobile application, install the program and register. It must be remembered that in addition to the mining program on a smartphone, it is also necessary to have an online wallet program for storing "mined" cryptocurrencies.
One of the popular multi-platform solutions for mining on iOS and Android: the Minergate application.
MinerGate is a specialized mining pool that is supported by many devices. The work of the pool is to distribute tasks among users for the joint production of crypto-coins with increased efficiency. This allows you to receive a proportional reward with high production complexity, even with weak equipment.
Externally, the application looks good and the interface does not cause issues. Before you start using, you need to register, but it happens quite simply. The user must specify only the email address. The pool supports many cryptocurrencies, the list of which is constantly updated with new ones.
This is a program that supports multiple extraction algorithms. Unlike MinerGate, the application is not tied to pools. This means that the user will have to independently look for a service for cooperation with other miners. Thus, everything is the same as if the user worked with a mining farm.
The application consists of three sections, which are responsible for the mining process, the necessary settings and the information part. Regarding the mining process, there is support for nearly two dozen algorithms.
ARM Miner Application
The application is not tied to pools. The interface is simple, and its use does not cause problems. There are three tabs available: mining, rating and settings. There is advertising. Thanks to the work, on the Scrypt algorithm, the result at the maximum reaches 2.8 "kilohashes" per second.
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However, the use of a smartphone with such a high load is almost unreal, because there is not enough RAM to handle other processes.
The list of cryptocurrency for mining can be found on the official website of the application, as it is constantly updated.
Editor: Yuliya Soroka