I am ready to begin mining through wallet-cli. However, I am seeing different commands. For example, I have seen "start_mining 4", start_mining 2", etc...

Can I just use the command start_mining?

Thanks for all of your help Miles P. and scoobybejesus!

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That number is the number of mining threads to use. If not specified, it defaults to one thread.

Typically, you'll want one thread per 2 MB of cache memory your CPU has available (so 3 threads if you have 6 MB cache, for example).


The number is how many processes are mining. If you dont have a dedicated computer for mining put 2 or 3. Its recommended put the number of physical core for computer dedicated for mining.

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