Nice writeup on how to mine BCD!

BCD Specifications:

  • Released: 24 November 2017
  • Algorithm: X13-BCD
  • Block time: 10m
  • Block reward: 125
  • Block maturity: 100 blocks
  • Total supply: 210,000,000 (two-hundred ten million)
  • Premine: 0 (0%)

To mine BCD, you’ll need:

  • a mining rig/contract (miningrigrentals | nicehash)
  • a wallet, to store and manage your funds
  • a miner that is compatible with the X13-BCD algorithm

BCD Storage and Management:

  • Wallets for Windows, Linux, and macOS can be found at: https://github.com/eveybcd/BitcoinDiamond/releases/
  • An Electrum wallet for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Andriod is also available and can be found at: https://btcd.io/download/ and can be used to avoid syncing with the entire BCD blockchain.
  • Download the appropriate wallet and extract the folder to a known location.
  • Open bitcoindiamond-qt and make a note of the directory the wallet will store data to.
  • Close bitcoindiamond-qt and navigate to your wallet data folder (as noted in step 3).
  • BACK UP YOUR wallet.dat FILE TO A SEPARATE, SECURE DRIVE!!
  • To create an address: click the “Receive” tab > fill in the optional fields if desired > click “Request payment” (note this address for later)
bcd main screen
bcd receive screen
newly created address

BCD Miners

  • Windows:

  • Linux:

Mining BCD

To start your miner, you will need to use the accompanying .bat or .sh file, for Windows and Linux miners, respectively. Paste the following sample in your .bat/.sh file and replace the wallet with your public address (noted earlier).

  • North America:

-a bcd -o stratum+tcp://mine.icemining.ca:8433 -u <address> -p c=BCD

  • Europe:

-a bcd -o stratum+tcp://eu.icemining.ca:8433 -u <address> -p c=BCD

  • Asia (NEW BCD EXCLUSIVE!!!)

-a bcd -o stratum+tcp://asia.icemining.ca:8433 -u <address> -p c=BCD

To have your miner automatically reset when it fails, add the following:

  • Windows (.bat):

  • Linux (.sh)

You can check your mining progress by going to: https://icemining.ca/?address=<wallet_address> and replacing <wallet_address> with yours.

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