I'm looking for a Bitcoin miner that meets these requirements

  • Compatiable with Windows 10
  • Uses either or both the CPU and GPU to mine
  • Gratis

Some features that are not requirements but wanted are,

  • GUI interface
  • Collects some basic statistics (like how many MB per sec it's mining)
  • you could use the 50 miner front end with a cg miner backend Dec 22, 2015 at 20:05

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I'm pretty sure you have heard this over and over again, but I'll say it myself: Bitcoin mining with your CPU will not earn you money. However, if you want to try, minerd (your computer will detect it as a virus, but it's not). It works pretty well on other coins too, although I am not sure if it does Bitcoin (it should, as it has SHA256). I recorded a video tutorial on how to mine Dogecoin with it, and that link is here. Just use the steps I did, except download a bitcoin wallet, request a bitcoin transaction, and set the algorithm to SHA256, not scrypt. Hope this helps.

  • Well, more accurately, it will not earn you money unless someone else is paying your electric bill. ;-)
    – jpaugh
    Mar 6, 2022 at 23:45

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