Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Bitcoin Mining on Android?

Can you mine for BitCoin (or mine LiteCoin) on Android? 
BitCoin mining on Android
BitCoin/LiteCoin Mining on Android

The simple answer is "Yes" your little Android device can generate enough hashes to mine. But will you ever see any BitCoin blocks being generated by even the best quad core toting 1.9 Ghz phones today?

Best BitCoin Mining Rig
ButterFly ASIC vS Galaxy S4 mining
Realistically probably not , as BitCoin Mining has got ever more hardware specific with Mining Rigs like ButterFly's dedicated ASIC's rigs becoming the best possible optimised BitCoin miners available (and we're talking roughly 5000 dollars a go here) you're almost certainly not going to win the Crypto Currency lottery with your Galaxy S4 or equivalent.

That doesn't mean that it's impossible to mine, just like its not theoretically possible to win the Lottery!
DroidBTC Bitcoin Miner is one of the few Droid miners available, it's already handicapped by not being able to support GPU Android mining as "most manufacturers do not release OpenCL drivers for mobile devices" as its a paid app you might want to think carefully about it. You'll also want to know which are the best mining pools to point your Android mining app at as it only supports the Getwork protocol and not Stratum.
App for BitCoin Mining
Satoshi Nakamoto?

I've used the Android Litecoin mining apps Litecoin Miner and AndLTC Miner,  AndLTC is ad supported but there's not much difference between the two, once you've put your pool URL and passwords in your little mobile LiteCoin Miner will set off and probably achieve no more than frying your phone through excess heat and draining your battery faster than you can say Satoshi Nakamoto.
If you've enjoyed this post you'll be pleased to know that Gametrender now accepts Bitcoin Donations from mobile gaming fans, at our wallet address:

Bitcoin address: 1Edh7gV6mGswhemhMARLTFy8Cmf67ix7ku

If you love LiteCoin and want to support the Android Lite Coin revolution please donate to :

Or consider joining our new Mining Pool , Team Gametrender at


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