Gridseed ASIC Miner for Litecoin and Bitcoin ...

Need help with gridseed in Linux

I just recieved the gridseed ASIC miner in the mail. I have successfully gotten it to mine litecoin in linux with cgminer. But unfortunately I haven't gotten it working with bitcoin. I am mining from slush pool and don't start telling me that it's not worth it. I didn't expect it to be, I'm just a hobbyist. I have the cgminer command written down. I have cgminer recognizing the gridseed device, I just cant get it to show that it has connected and start displaying the status of it's mining job. I can do it with ltcrabbit and hypernova but I am unable to mine bitcoin from slush pool. Here is the command I used
cgminer -o stratum+tcp:// -u baronobeefdip.worker1 -p ****
Nothing is working, I want to know how I can make it communicate with the pool. I did download a special version of cgminer that was compatible with the gridseed device so I think it might need some updating. As for the device itself, the drivers for the console should be already in the kernel. I am thinking that there is more to be done here when it comes to bitcoin, I understand it's an entirely different animal and one cannot switch inbetween the two.
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Questions about getting started mining

Hello all, I want to star mining potcoin but I've been having some problems.
First I cannot get my wallet to connect to any servers to update the block chain. I've put the correct server list in the configuration file and put it in my useroaming/potcoin folder.
I was able to get the bootstrap to update but that only got me half way updated. I've opened up my firewall on my pc for potcoin.exe both in and out.
This may be a firewall issue for my router, even tho I have Upnp enabled. Dose anyone know what ports the wallet runs on?
Second I have 2 radon r900 series graphic cards in my pc. I've tried cgminer that is the latest version to support gpu processing and sgminer. I'm mining with pool. No matter what I do I can not connect to the pool.
I've mined bitcoins in the past and never had any of these problems.
I just bought a Gridseed Blade Scrypt Asic - 5.5MHs miner and will be hooking it up to a raspberry pi with the tutorial provided by
If anyone has any tips for getting my pc working, ide be very great full.
I'm pretty sure I can figure out the grid seed asic scrypt miner.
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Raspberry Pi + ASIC defcoin mining guide

Want to get started mining defcoin with an ASIC and a Raspberry Pi? Does 360 KH/s of mining power sound appealing? Here’s how to do it.
1) Hardware List
-Raspberry Pi Model B
--SD Card
--Micro USB power supply
--Ethernet cable
-Gridseed ASIC
--12V power supply (5.5mm/2.5mm barrel connector)
--USB to Mini USB data cable
The main component is the Gridseed ASIC, which will be doing the Scrypt calculations. The Raspberry Pi will be used as the controller for the ASIC, and will be doing the communication with the mining pool. If you’re not familiar with the term, an ASIC is an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit - basically a chip with a single purpose, like mining crypto currency. Using an ASIC will allow us to mine more efficiently than we would be able to with general purpose hardware.
The ASIC that I’m using is a “300+ KH/s Single Gridseed ASIC Miner”. It looks like a CPU heatsink with a fan attached. There is actually a circuit board with 5 ASIC chips sandwiched between two halves of this heatsink, and has a mini USB connector and a power connector sticking out the side. There are a few places where you can buy these. I bought mine at for $130. That was the lowest price that I could find, and I had a good experience buying from them. Use this link, and you can get $20 off of a $200 order (and give me some referral points :-)) GAWMiners. You can also find other vendors by searching for “Gridseed ASIC”. You’ll need a 12V power supply to power the ASIC, and a USB A to USB Mini B cable to connect the ASIC to the Raspberry Pi. I’m using a 60W power supply, which seems to be working fine for defcoin (Scrypt) mining. These ASICs can also mine Bitcoin at the same time, but you may need a beefier power supply if you want to do that.
The Raspberry Pi can be purchased at any number of places- Amazon, SparkFun, AdaFruit, etc. I’m using the Model B because I had one already, and also because it has a built in ethernet port that will make connecting to the internet easy. Make sure to get an SD Card and a micro USB power adapter to get the Pi up and running too.
2) Software
If you haven’t already, download the defcoin wallet from If you want to do pooled mining, create an account for one of the defcoin pools, such as or whichever other pool you want to mine. Once you’ve created a pool account, make sure to create a worker too (for MPOS pools, that will be under My Account > My Workers). The password for your worker does not have to be the same as the password for your pool account (and it probably shouldn’t be).
Next, download the latest Raspbian image from and install the image to your SD card. Instructions for installing the image can be found here. If you are using the dd method on a Mac, make sure to use /dev/rdiskX instead of /dev/diskX - both will work, but rdiskX is much faster. Once you have the image installed, put the SD card in the Raspberry Pi, connect the Pi to your network, and connect the Pi to your micro USB power adapter to power it on. Next, SSH in to your Raspberry Pi with the default username and password pi/raspberry. I use nMap to find the IP address that has been assigned to my Pi. You can also use an HDMI display and a USB keyboard to log in instead of using SSH. After logging in for the first time, run through the wizard that comes up to configure your Raspberry Pi. The defaults are fine for most things, just make sure that you don’t skip the step to expand the filesystem to use the rest of your SD card. If you don’t expand the filesystem, there won’t be enough space for other software.
Once you have Raspbian installed, and have gotten through all of the first login setup stuff (which will likely end with a reboot), log back in to the Raspberry Pi with the pi user. From the command line, run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
There are some stability issues with USB communication between the Raspberry Pi and the Gridseed ASIC. Enabling SLUB debugging seems to resolve this, at least well enough to prevent the Raspberry Pi from freezing every so often. Open the /boot/cmdline.txt file, and add the following text to the end of the line. Don’t add a new line, just add this to the end. You can use vi, nano, or whatever your favorite text editor is to do this.
Reboot the Raspberry Pi once you’ve added that flag to your /boot/cmdline.txt file.
sudo shutdown -r now 
Log back in with the pi user once the Raspberry Pi is finished rebooting.
The mining software that we’re going to use is a customized version of cgminer that has support for the Gridseed GC3355 chips that are used in our ASIC. There are a number of different mining programs out there, this is just what has been working the best for me so far. First, install git and dependencies needed to compile cgminer.
sudo apt-get install git build-essential libtool libcurl4-openssl-dev libncurses5-dev libudev-dev autoconf automake 
Next, clone the git repository for cgminer-gc3355
git clone 
Next, we’ll build cgminer.
cd cgminer-gc3355 autoreconf -i ./configure --enable-scrypt --enable-gridseed make 
Once the make command finishes, we’re ready to run the mining software. You can also run make install if you want to install the software, but running it out of the build directory works just fine. Plug in the power supply for your ASIC, and connect the ASIC to it. Connect the USB cable to the ASIC and to your Raspberry Pi. Run the mining software by running the following command. The -o option specifies your pool URL, the -u option specifies your username and the workername that you set up for the pool, and the -p option is the password for your worker. There are a couple of options available that are specific to the gridseed ASICs, and those will be placed after --gridseed-options. The freq=850 option sets the clock frequency of the ASIC to 850 MHz. There are other clock options available, but 850 seems to be working best for me. I was getting hardware errors at 900, and a lower average hash rate. I am getting about 360 KH/s with the clock frequency set to 850.
sudo ./cgminer -o stratum+tcp:// -u Username.Workername -p yourworkerpassword --gridseed-options freq=850 
This command needs to be run with sudo in order to access the USB hardware. You can also create another user specifically for mining, or grant the pi user the appropriate permissions if you don’t want to run cgminer as root. When you run this command, you should see output from cgminer showing that it is communicating with the mining pool, and something showing your hash rate. If you’ve gotten this far, and you’re seeing output from cgminer showing a hash rate, congratulations, you’re mining defcoins with your ASIC! There are just a couple more steps to do if you want to let your Raspberry Pi and ASIC continue mining without needing you to be logged in.
To keep cgminer running after I log out, I am using nohup. You could also use screen instead of nohup. Create a script ( by running the following commands.
echo “nohup /home/pi/cgminer-gc3355/cgminer --real-quiet -o stratum+tcp:// -u Username.Workername -p yourworkerpassword --gridseed-options freq=850 &” > /home/pi/ chmod a+x /home/pi/ 
If you run this command with sudo, cgminer will run in the background, and will continue running after you log out. If you want to have this run when your Raspberry Pi boots, modify your /etc/rc.local script so that it executes this script. Your /etc/rc.local file will end up looking like this:
# Print the IP address _IP=$(hostname -I) || true if [ "$_IP" ]; then printf "My IP address is %s\n" "$_IP" fi /home/pi/ exit 0 
That’s it! You should now have a Raspberry Pi controlling a defcoin mining ASIC, that starts mining as soon as it boots up. For more reading, check out some of the links below.
Gridseed GC3355 5 Chip Setup writeup on bitcointalk
Crypto Mining Blog
There are also some pre-built images for using a Raspberry Pi as an ASIC mining controller. I haven’t tried any of these myself, but they could be worth checking out. Raspberry Pi Controller Images with Gridseed ASIC Support
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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] You think you've seen Raspberry Pi's running BTC? Think again ;)

The following post by F4T4LGodsend is being replicated because some comments within the post(but not the post itself) have been silently removed.
The original post can be found(in censored form) at this link: Bitcoin/comments/81fkpt
The original post's content was as follows:
Hey yall, since posting raspi setups has become popular on here, I thought I would share my Crypto Cluster.
PI1 - Running Bitcoind 0.16.0 as a full node and CLightning. CLightning running on testnet
PI2 - Running BTCD Roasbeef Fork and LND. LND running on mainnet connecting to external full node via RPC.
PI3 - Running full nodes for other related currencies
PI4 - Running CGMiner with old ass Gridseed miner lottery mining scrypt
Two 1tb external hard drives connected to PI1 and PI3 to store full blockchain for BTC and Other.
  1. Are they fast? No.
  2. Could I have just flashed an old laptop with Ubuntu and hooked up an external? Yes.
  3. Was it worth the money? Worth it to me.
  4. Do I recommend running nodes and lightning software on Raspi's? Meh, only if you are looking for a good time ;)
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Gridseed 5 chip scrypt only mining, no accepted shares

I got a 5 chip dual asic bitcoin/litecoin miner. I am using only the scrypt part of the mining. I am using the download from I can get it going and cgminer says I am running at 360kh/s but no matter how long I let this thing go, I never get any accepted shares. I have tried multiple pools as well. Any thoughts?
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How to make gridseed 5 dual mine on windows?

Hi there,
I have bought a gridseed 5 which I now have mining bitcoin but also want to set it to dual mine litecoin. I can't get bfg to detect the gridseed to mine litecoin at the same time as cgminer as I have to change the usb driver and I can't seem to get cpuminer to boot.
Any software recommendations so I can mine both at the same time?
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Help with getting things to start mining scrypt currencies (using raspberry pi 2 , gridseed asic miner , & cgminer) . . .

Here's what I have & will be using (I already have the cables & power) :
raspberry pi 2 Gridseed ASIC Miner for Litecoin and Bitcoin Mining --- 4 of these cgminer
[ I followed this example for setting things up : it is my understanding that any altcoin you wish to setup mining for , is done in this similar fashion ]
I want to do scrypt cryptocurrency mining , I just want to understand how this is done ....
( I know there's a lot of tutorials out there & great vids , and I've done a lot of reading on all this matter , but I can't seem to get things working right , please help / advise )
  1. if I solo mine , what is the correct port # to use here (and is the below command formatted correctly more-or-less) :
sudo ./cgminer -o stratum+tcp:localhost:#### -u Username.Workername -p yourworkerpassword --gridseed-options freq=850
( I understand I need to create my own pool , a pool of 1 , is considered to be solo-mining , correct ? How do I do this ? )
  1. also , before I can solo-mine , I need to have downloaded & install the wallet for the cryptocurrency I am going to mine , correct ? And I understand there is some kind of Config files relevant that I should modify accordingly to set things up with my mining solo , right ? How is it done & where do I find this config files ??
  2. I tried connecting my 4 gridseed(s) to my raspberry pi 2 , via the 4 usb ports it has , but it seems like it can't handle the 4 of them , so I have to deal with only using 2 of the gridseed(s) connected to my raspberry pi 2 at a time .... does this seem right to you ? And so , what work around do I have for this poroblem , I want to use all 4 of these gridseeds connected to my raspberry pi 2 ,,, I'm guess a usb hub is needed for this right ?
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Gridseed and RPi unstable?

I've been running my Gridseed on a RasPi ever since I found out that I can't control a GS and some Bitcoin block erupters on the same device. The Block Erupters are crunching away on their own dedicated device now.
The issue now is that I'm noticing that every few days (3-5), the RPi will completely lock up and become unresponsive. A powercycle will fix the RPI and I don't have to touch the Gridseed but I am at a loss as why the RPi stops responding. The RPi is even less helpful when it comes to syslogs as there's nothing in the logs indicating a kernel panic or anything else that would explain the device's shutdown.
I've thought of everything in trying to get this stable. I've swapped SD cards, reloaded the OS (Raspbian with no X), recompiled cgminer, and even swapped out the USB power supply for a high quality USB PSU. It's identical to the Pi using the Block Erupters except cgminer versus bfgminer, even down to the same SD card model and series.
I've got a Fury coming soon and have an RPi waiting for it as well, but if the RPi can't handle a Gridseed, I'm concerned about the Fury's performance. (I'm not the only one running a Fury from a Pi, so I have to be overlooking something)
I am at a total loss here. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Edited to add:
Well it's been a week now and unfortunately the issue has gotten worse. I even went so far as to swap out the RasPi in case it was a Pi issue and still the issue persists. Does anyone know if the Gridseed uses the +5VUSB for anything more than powering the serial UART bridge in the miner? I'm thinking it may be a undercurrent issue that's causing stability issues for the Pi as the Gridseed never needs to be reset when the Pi locks up.
Another Ninja Edit:
I was successfully able to get the Gridseed up for longer than a few hours by adding a self-powered USB Hub. The miner has levelled out now and is completely stable.
If you encounter issues with your miners and you're using a RasPi, add a good self-powered USB Hub in between the USB port on your Pi and your miners.
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