We have been strongly talking recently about ASIC resistant cryptocurrency first was being Raven (RVN) and then secondly in detail about Monero hard fork to avoid Bitmains newest and most worthless ASIC miners. To continue this trend we have been looking and another cryptocurrency has popped up with some key features that in all honesty we do not see from new coins anymore
Official PURK website
No Pre-mine, Instamine or ICO
CPU + GPU mineable
Wild Keccak algorithm
That little list right there got my attention, so I decided to look into a bit further and get mining. If you are looking for a brief description of what they are trying to achieve it is here
What is Purk?
First step I would go and get yourself a PURK wallet, install and sync so you are ready to store your
mined. This can be found on the official website https://purkproject.com/ when you click downloads, it is available for nearly all operating systems
Next up I tried to download the official miner which I could not download, like most mining software I just had connection issues and trojan reporting issues. I checked the Bitcointalk thread to find people can use CCminer so I downloaded and set this up.
Download CCminer here https://github.com/nemosminer/tpruvot-ccminer/releases
I created a BAT file to start CCminer and start mining PURK, simply place it in the CCminer directory, right click and edit. Then change the username to your current PURK wallet address and it will start mining with your GPU. Download here
The BAT file is setup to mine at the official pool https://pool.purkproject.com
I haven’t included CPU mining as if you can mine with your GPU I really think there is no point. I will continue to try and get the official miner working but at the moment the easiest was CCminer
Managed to get the official miner working and packaged into my own rar file and put start.bat files into the package. Mineable at two pools, the official pool and Fair pool just edit the bat file and change your username to your PURK address
Please note to check the official miner for version uplaods as my mediafire link will not be updated after this version