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Vertcoin (VTC) P2Pool setup guide

Vertcoin (VTC) P2Pool setup guide

Configuring the Vertcoin daemon

After you installed verctoind/vertcoin-qt/"Vertcoin Core" you will need to enable the RPC server. To do so add the following text to your vertcoin.conf file:


The vertcoin.conf file can be found in the data directory (datadir):

Operating System Default datadir Typical path to configuration file
Windows %APPDATA%\Vertcoin\ C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Vertcoin\vertcoin.conf
Linux $HOME/.Vertcoin/ /home/username/.Vertcoin/vertcoin.conf
Mac OSX $HOME/Library/Application Support/Vertcoin/ /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Vertcoin/vertcoin.conf

If it is not there simply create it yourself. Restart the Vertcoin daemon after you edited vertcoin.conf.

Running P2Pool

On Windows you can obtain compiled binaries here. Extract the zip archive and open a command prompt (to do so right-click inside the extracted folder while pressing shift and click on Open command window here). Type run_p2pool.exe --net vertcoin and hit enter.

On Linux you will need to follow the instructions on running from source.

P2Pool will start downloading the share chain and you will be able to connect to it with stratum+tcp://localhost:9171. Use your Vertcoin address as username and any password.

P2Pool's web interface with statistics can be found on http://localhost:9171/ .

Additional options are documented here.

Running from source


Terminal commands are provided for Ubuntu/Debian. Start with sudo su.

Requirement Terminal command Notes
Git apt-get install git
Python 2 apt-get install python python-pip On Windows check the options to install PIP and to add Python to the PATH variable.

pip install pypiwin32 On Windows

Clone P2Pool

Open a terminal window and navigate to where you want to download P2Pool. Type:

git clone
cd p2pool-vtc
pip install -r requirements.txt

Compile the Lyra2REv2 module

You will need to compile the Lyra2REv2 module. On Windows you will need to install Visual Studio for the C++ compiler. Type:

SET VS90COMNTOOLS=%VS140COMNTOOLS% For Visual C++ 2015 only
SET VS90COMNTOOLS=%VS120COMNTOOLS% For Visual C++ 2013 only
SET VS90COMNTOOLS=%VS110COMNTOOLS% For Visual C++ 2012 only
SET VS90COMNTOOLS=%VS100COMNTOOLS% For Visual C++ 2010 only
"%VS90COMNTOOLS%\vsvars32.bat" For all versions of Visual C++

cd lyra2re-hash-python
git submodule init
git submodule update

sudo python install On Linux
python build --compile=msvc install On Windows
cd ..

Run P2Pool

Type python --net vertcoin.

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