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=== Quick Start ===
# Download the latest Ravencoin wallet from [ Ravencoin github]. Install it and get a receiving address. Be sure to [[FAQ#How_do_I_backup_my_wallet.dat_file.3F|backup back up your wallet]]. Remember to check the '''[[Mining#Best_Practises | Best Practices]]''' page to keep your coins safe. Note: do not use special characters for your passphrase when encrypting the wallet.
# Select a pool from the '''[[Pools]]''' page or find one on the [ BitCoinTalk ANN]. Broadly speaking, your rewards should average out over time, whether you join a large pool or a small one. Please consider pointing your miner(s) at smaller pools so as to distribute the hashrate and improve network health/security. You can [ check pool sizes here]. Choosing a pool near your geographic location is suggested.
# Download a GPU miner. Several are available, but for the purposes of this quick start guide, one of the most popular miners, [ T-Rex, is linked]. Please note that this software is closed source and should be used at your own risk. Best practice: do not use closed source mining software on a machine containing personal or sensitive data. [ Open source code is available here], but will require compiling. This is beyond the scope of this article. Further, the open source miner performs poorly compared to T-Rex or Zenemy miners.


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