If you’re mining Monero, you might have heard of the currency getting some bad press because several botnets pushed miners out to their clients. This is one of the reasons why the core team decided to upgrade the protocol. You can find their official statement on getmonero.org.
XMR-Stak is somewhat of a go-to miner if you mine Monero or Aeon on the command line. The miner supports CPU, Nvidia and AMD GPUs. Let’s go over how to use it on Linux. Another user on reddit pointed out that I should probably give xmr-stak a try since it supposedly is faster than the cpuminer-multi that I’ve been using in the previous post.
If you want some more info on mining in general or how to set up your wallet, have a look at How To Mine Monero (XMR) with your CPU on Linux.