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Information Pine A64 DIY Miner
Posted by: skyguy - 08-12-2018, 06:22 AM - Forum: Skywire - Replies (23)

The Pine A64 Mini PC matches the spec of the skyminer orange pi prime boards (64Bit Quad-core CPU with 2GB RAM). They cost $32 a board ($40 with a case) and work perfectly as a DIY miner. I've personally built a pine miner and are really happy with the build quality and performance. A big thanks to Christian Ott for suggesting them

To assist the community, I've created some Armbian images (below) which will help to quickly configure a 1 to 8 node miner. All images have the latest skywire version installed and all nodes have scripts that autostart at boot and connect to the monitor node


Mini-PC Board


Power cable

5V 2A USB wall charger required per board. For multiple boards, a powerful USB charging station is required

If you want to build something that matches the official skyminer, buy a clusterboard with 7x A64 modules and an extra Pine A64 mini-pc board


Clusterboard Power Supply - also supports an ATX PSU

A64 Modules

Mini ITX case 

16GB MicroSD cards required for each module / board

Pre-configured A64 skywire images 

(Use 7zip or winrar to extract the .img files and Win32DiskImager to flash them to the sd card)

**These images are for the Pine A64 LTS Mini-PC board and Sopine Module. Default root password is armbian1234

Monitor Node (
Node 1 (
Node 2 (
Node 3 (
Node 4 (
Node 5 (
Node 6 (
Node 7 (

Pine A64 Board

[Image: PINEA64_LTS_sideimg.jpg]

Pine A64 Sopine Module

[Image: SOPINE_A64_Module.jpg]

Pine Clusterboard 

[Image: PINEA64-Cluster-Board.jpg]

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  pureVPN install.
Posted by: normohl - 08-04-2018, 01:56 PM - Forum: Skywire - Replies (3)

I bought a lifetime subscription years ago to pureVPN and figured it would be handy to use for this project. I found a tutorial on how to use it on openwrt below.


Would it be of any advantage to follow the pinned tutorial below over the link posted above?



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  Whitelisting questions
Posted by: ingwa - 08-02-2018, 02:58 PM - Forum: Skywire - Replies (5)

Hi, I have a couple of questions regarding getting a whitelisting for a DIY skyminer. that I couldn't find the answer to.

I have a miner running right now with a single RPi3B that I used as a test unit for my experimentation. I have 2 more pies, but these are 3B+'es and I will set them up tomorrow and get them running now that I have ironed out all the issues with the first one and started to understand the software setup. 

I have a number of questions regarding this:
1. In the whitelisting form, there is a question about architecture. If I proceed as I outline above, I will have a mixed setup of RPi 3B and 3B+'es. Is this allowed? In that case, what do I choose in the form?

2. Now that I have understood the whole process I will get me 5 more pi's and add them to the cluster. Can I register the setup tomorrow (3 pi's) and then update the registration when I have the 5 more or should I wait until it's all done? Also, the first 3 will likely not be a very beautiful setup, but will be 3 normal Pi's just sitting on a desk. When I get the 5 more, I will add a nice box to it so that it will look better as well. Will this hamper my chances?

3. If I register tomorrow, it will be the 2nd of August. In other words I will have a lot of time to get the 75% uptime needed. Is it allowed to start after the 1st day of a month and still get the reward for that month if the total uptime is > 75% of the month?

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  whitelist web registration issue
Posted by: teparker - 07-24-2018, 03:18 AM - Forum: Skywire - Replies (9)

I built an 8 node Raspberry Pi 3 B+ system but I'm unable to whitelist it using http://www.skycoin.net/whitelist.  I enter all of my information, click submit, and the button just changes to "submitting" and sits.  It has been over 10 hours with no change.  Originally I did not fill out Telegram as I had no account, so I created one and added that after refreshing.  Scrolling up through the page I don't see any red text (issues with city and pictures the first couple of times).

I have tried using Firefox, Edge, and Chrome all with the same issue.

Any idea what else I should try?


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Lightbulb CH
Posted by: Jai ddoos - 07-20-2018, 07:54 AM - Forum: CryptoCurrency - Replies (2)

Coin Hours talk has been heating up and people are getting excited about CH gaining value. Skydex is coming and devs have hinted at a CH/SKY swap update in the new wallet release.

Its all speculation at the moment, I wonder what the future holds. Synth gave away billions on Telegram last week.

What are your thoughts on what will happen with Coin Hours?

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  Node problems. As well as I cant log into my device manager webpage.
Posted by: snibbertsky - 07-19-2018, 01:24 AM - Forum: Skywire - Replies (2)

Hey guys. Having issues with one node in particular on official miner. Re occurring. It is node 2/8 in terms of disk images but plugged into slot 3 of router. 

I have 
1. Swapped power cables from node 3 and 2. No difference. Pi powers up(can see the lights on the inside of the pi) . Just no leds on the Ethernet port of it.
2. Swapped Ethernet cables from nodes 3 and 4. 
3. Re downloaded the second disk image and flashed onto sd card. 

Still am only getting this. I have to “wiggle” as shown in video Ill try to attach. But even when held in place with a finger or zip tie (light pressure only) it does not stay on. Come back a few minutes later and it’s off again. 

Sky manager worked fine last night. Now I cant login with the same IP... 


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  LunarX Skycoin Fiber Partnership
Posted by: skyguy - 07-18-2018, 04:33 AM - Forum: Fiber - No Replies


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  Computer specs and OS
Posted by: SlothTrader - 07-14-2018, 03:46 PM - Forum: Skywire - No Replies

Hey everyone,

Just had a few quick questions:

1. Do you guys have a recommendation for computer specs or operating systems?

2. When the 2nd gen sky miner batch comes out, will those who received an 1st gen official one already, be able to get another one?

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  The rewards for the first month of whitelisted participants is out!
Posted by: I Am You - 07-13-2018, 10:52 AM - Forum: News - No Replies

This comes as two fold news:

For everyone who got a whitelisted email you should check your wallets and see if you got rewarded

Quote:The rewards for every whitelisted participant in the Skywire testnet have been sent, check your wallets please.

We decided to reward on a node to node basis, meaning that even if your overall uptime didn't surpass the 75% threshold you still have been rewarded for the subset of your nodes that did surpass it.

There have been some issues with reward rollout, so if you have not been rewarded what you are due please hold out for a little while longer.

Quote:Please excuse the recent complications that happened with distributing the rewards.
We are aware of this issue and are already working on a fix.
The remaining rewards will be send out as soon as possible, scheduled within 24h.

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  DIY Skyminer on windows?
Posted by: vvraith13 - 07-13-2018, 01:45 AM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (1)

Was following this until it came to the MACOSX terminal part. It said if you weren't using mac you could use putty, but that only works on linux

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