How to get BCT
BCT strongly adheres to fair launch and fair distribution principles. It is a mineable token with no premine and no ICO. The only way to obtain BCT is to either buy BCT on the market or go through the process known as token mining.
Solo or Pool Mining?
Decide if you want to start with Solo or Pool Mining. On Solo Mining you try to find a blocksolution by your own, meaning you earn the full block reward (50 BCT at the moment of writing this guide). This is only recommended if you are running some powerful rigs. On Pool Mining you work together with some other miners to bundle your hashpower to easier find a block. When a block gets found by any poolminer miner, the block reward gets split among all active miners at this round, proportional to their provided hashpower.
Just like with Satoshi’s Bitcoin, every 4 years the block reward is reduced in half (powered by immutable smart contracts), while the mining difficulty (and thus fiat cost of producing a single BCT) still increases. To see the stats of the current epoch take a look at Saturn.TOOLS - BCT Stats
For Solo Mining you need to setup your own Ethereum Classic Node (with geth or parity / Setup Parity Ethereum) or using a public node like https://ethereumclassic.network. Industrial-grade entreprise miners may set up their EtherCluster for additional resiliency.
BCT is based on Smart Contracts, which means you need to send an Ethereum Classic transaction to the Contract to submit a discovered block solution. Therefore you need to provide the private key of your wallet to the miner.
It is highly recommend to use a new wallet with about 0,3 ETC just for BCT mining.
On Pool Mining it’s not needed to setup your own ETC node, and it’s also not needed to provide a private key to the miner. The mining pool runs its own node and acts as a proxy for the miners. The miners provides shares to the pool, and the pool relays them to the contract and takes care of proper earnings distribution.
SoliditySHA3Miner ([How To] SoliditySHA3Miner - Setup / Configuration [Win / Linux]) [recommended]
MVi-Tokenminer ( - )
COSMiC Miner v4 ( - )