Getting started

The following is a quick start guide of mining Ethereum on Windows 7 or greater x64.

To mine Ethereum you need a GPU, 4+GB RAM, Etherum account and GPU miner. The GPU must have at least 2GB memory. Recomended AMD GPU driver 15.12. If you have not chosen GPU we recommend you to check the hardware section. Account can be obtained in several ways. The simplest way to register on one of exchanges. Miner can be downloaded from the link below.

Download

Extract the archive to any folder.

Open start.bat (or start_only_etc.bat) before start mining and set your account address(with 0x prefix), worker(computer ID for collecting stats) and email address to correct values.

Open epools.txt (and dpools.txt if you mine in dual mode) and do the same.

Execute start.bat(or start_only_etc.bat)

Pool settings

Pool address

0x9eab4b0fc468a7f5d46228bf5a76cb52370d068d

Pool settings

  • Fee is 1%
  • Payouts 4 times a day
  • No payout commission
  • Default minimum payout is 1 ETC
  • Share difficulty is static and equal to 5 billion. Recommended minimum hashrate is 5 Mh/s

You can mine directly to your Ethereum wallet on any exchange

Do NOT use CONTRACT addresses for mining if it consumes more than 40000 gas.

PPLNS payout scheme where N is defined as all submitted shares during the last 20 minutes.

Remember: using the pool is at your own risk and we can`t compensate any losses.

A lot of useful information can be found on cryptocompare.com

Location

Server Host

Stratum Port

Getwork Port

Europe

etc-eu1.nanopool.org

19999

18888

Europe

etc-eu2.nanopool.org

19999

18888

US East

etc-us-east1.nanopool.org

19999

18888

US West

etc-us-west1.nanopool.org

19999

18888

Asia

etc-asia1.nanopool.org

19999

18888

NiceHash

You can rent hashing power on NiceHash and point it to a pool.

More information about NiceHash: Getting Started with NiceHash

To create buy order on NiceHash you must use these settings:

Algorithm: DaggerHashimoto
Stratum hostname or IP: etc-eu1.nanopool.org  (or any other pool's server)
Port: 19999
Username: YOUR_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL     (example:   [email protected])
Password: x

Mining Clients

We recommend to use Genoil or Claymore clients as they have build-in stratum support, better DAG-files handling and higher hashrate with most of GPUs.

Claymore

Download

Download Claymore Dual Miner: 

Download

or the latest version:

bitcointalk.org

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure start.bat file looks like this:
setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool etc-eu1.nanopool.org:19999 -ewal YOUR_WALLET/YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET - your valid etc address(like 0x9eab4b0fc468a7f5d46228bf5a76cb52370d068d)
  • YOUR_WORKER - simple short worker name (like worker01). Optional.
  • YOUR_EMAIL - your email address for notifications. Optional.

Don`t forget to set wallet, worker and email address to correct values.

Failovers

You must use failovers. If you want to enable Nanopool's failover servers, add these lines to epools.txt and change your wallet, worker and email address to correct values:

POOL: etc-eu1.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: etc-eu2.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: etc-us-east1.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: etc-us-west1.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: etc-asia1.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0

Don`t forget to set wallet, worker and email address for Ethereum Classic to correct values.

Run

Execute start.bat

Info

Dual miner supports mining Ethereum/Ethereum Classic and SiaCoin/PascalCoin at the same time.

Claymore miner takes additional 1% fee(2% for dual mode).

More information about Claymore Dual Miner configuration can be found onbitcointalk.org

Download

Download Claymore Dual Miner: 

Download

or the latest version:

bitcointalk.org

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure start.bat file looks like this:
export GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
export GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
export GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
export GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
export GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

./ethdcrminer64 -epool etc-eu1.nanopool.org:19999 -ewal YOUR_WALLET/YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET - your valid etc address(like 0x9eab4b0fc468a7f5d46228bf5a76cb52370d068d)
  • YOUR_WORKER - simple short worker name (like worker01). Optional.
  • YOUR_EMAIL - your email address for notifications. Optional.

Don`t forget to set wallet, worker and email address to correct values.

Failovers

You must use failovers. If you want to enable Nanopool's failover servers, add these lines to epools.txt and change your wallet, worker and email address to correct values:

POOL: etc-eu1.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: etc-eu2.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: etc-us-east1.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: etc-us-west1.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: etc-asia1.nanopool.org:19999, WALLET: YOUR_ETC_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0

Don`t forget to set wallet, worker and email address for Ethereum Classic to correct values.

Run

Execute start.bash

Info

Dual miner supports mining Ethereum/Ethereum Classic and SiaCoin/PascalCoin at the same time.

Claymore miner takes additional 1% fee(2% for dual mode).

More information about Claymore Dual Miner configuration can be found onbitcointalk.org

Genoil

Download

Download Genoil Miner v1.1.7: 

Download

or the latest version:

GitHub

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure start_opencl.bat file looks like this:
setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

ethminer.exe --farm-recheck 200 -G -S etc-eu1.nanopool.org:19999 -O YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET - your valid ethereum address(like 0x52bc44d5378309ee2abf1539bf71de1b7d7be3b5)
  • YOUR_WORKER - simple short worker name (like worker01). Optional.
  • YOUR_MAIL - your email address for notifications. Optional.

Don`t forget to set wallet, worker and email address for ethereum to correct values.

Failovers

You must use failovers. Edit start.bat and add -FS parameter with failover server. Example:
ethminer.exe --farm-recheck 200 -G -S etc-eu1.nanopool.org:19999 -FS etc-eu2.nanopool.org:19999 -O YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL

Run

Execute start_opencl.bat

Info

More information about Genoil Miner configuration can be found onbitcointalk.org

Download

Download Genoil Miner v1.1.7: 

Download

Download Genoil Miner v1.0.5 for CUDA 6.5: 

Download

or the latest version:

GitHub

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure start_cuda.bat file looks like this:
setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

ethminer.exe --farm-recheck 200 -U -S etc-eu1.nanopool.org:19999 -O YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET - your valid ethereum address(like 0x52bc44d5378309ee2abf1539bf71de1b7d7be3b5)
  • YOUR_WORKER - simple short worker name (like worker01). Optional.
  • YOUR_MAIL - your email address for notifications. Optional.

Don`t forget to set wallet, worker and email address for ethereum to correct values.

Failovers

You must use failovers. Edit start.bat and add -FS parameter with failover server. Example:
ethminer.exe --farm-recheck 200 -U -S etc-eu1.nanopool.org:19999 -FS etc-eu2.nanopool.org:19999 -O YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL

Run

Execute start_cuda.bat

Info

More information about Genoil Miner configuration can be found onbitcointalk.org

Hardware for mining

You will need to have GPU with at least 2GB memory for mining Ethereum.

High models of the video cards Radeon HD of series 7xxx and R9 xxx will be a good choice.

On the websites listed below, you can find useful information that can help you choose a GPU 

CryptoCompare.com (Mining Equipment)

Mining Hardware Comparsion

CryptoCompare.com (How to choose a GPU)

It is possible to set up to 8 GPUs in one rig. But 6+ GPUs in one rig very unstable. Usually one rig have 4 GPUs.

Ethereum Account

Exchanges

You can obtain the account registered at the exchange from the list below. Don't forget that storing funds on the exchange associated with risk.

ExchangePrice24h Volume
ETC/BTC
ExchangePrice24h Volume
ETC/USD

Mist

You can create an ethereum account using Mist browser.

The Mist browser is the tool of choice to browse and use Ðapps. You can download it from links below.

You can simply run the executable after download and after some steps in wizard you will obtain ethereum account.

If you want to get the last version or to build the wallet from sources follow the link below.

GitHub

Geth

You can obtain the ethereum account using Geth.

  • Download
    Go-Ethereum
  • Unzip files in any folder
  • Run command prompt
    Win + R -> cmd -> OK
  • Change directory in command prompt to directory with unzipped files
    cd <directory with geth>
  • Create account
    geth account new
  • Enter a password

Third Party Software

Nanopool does not take any responsibility for the apps featured in this section

  • Third party android application for pool
    Get it on Google Play
  • Another third party android application for pool
    Get it on Google Play
  • Third party iOS application for pool
    Download on the App Store