Awesome Miner has a coin balance feature that is used to check the balance of a set of coin addresses. These addresses are typically those that you have defined in your wallet, but it can be any valid address (from a friend, an exchange and so on). Multiple coins can be defined and each coin can have multiple addresses. Multiple coins of the same type can also be defined to group the list of addresses in another way.
Awesome Miner uses the address balance information available in the public block chain. Awesome Miner never interact directly with your wallet. No coin transfers can be made as this is a feature that only display the balance of each address.
An example of the coin balance feature is displayed below, where Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin are used.
The addresses can be defined in the Options dialog, Balance section. This is illustrated in the screenshot below.
When adding a new set of addresses, a coin must be selected from the list of available coins. For some coins, a Block Explorer API URL is already available. If not available, it must be manually specified.
Awesome Miner supports a few Block Explorers, but not all. Many of the Block Explorers have their own interfaces and data format, making it difficult to support all of them. One Block Explorer that has support for a large number of coins is CryptoID. To use the balance for one of the coins listed on their web site, the first step is to find the short name for the coin.
Syscoin will be used as an example and is one of the listed coins on the CrypoID main page. By opening the link for Syscoin, the short name is visible in the URL:
The short name here is "sys".
Please note that it's not the URL of the web page above that should be entered in Awesome Miner, it's the API URL. The API URL has the format of:
where coin should be replace with the short name of the coin, for example sys. The Block Explorer API URL in Awesome Miner should be entered like this for Syscoin:
Limitation: Coinbase and wallets at exchanges
Awesome Miner cannot show the balance for wallets at exchanges like Coinbase. The Coinbase wallets doesn't make the coin balance visible in the public block chain and will for that reason not show up in Awesome Miner.