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, Ethereum account and GPU miner. The GPU must have at least 4GB memory. Recomended AMD GPU driver 15.12.

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 Claymore DualMiner

Extract the archive to any folder.

Generate your config

Copy the downloaded files to the folder where you previously extracted the archive with the miner.

Execute start.bat

Pool settings

Pool address

0x52bc44d5378309ee2abf1539bf71de1b7d7be3b5

Pool settings

  • Fee is 1%
  • Payouts several times a day
  • No payout commission
  • Default minimum payout is 0.2 ETH
  • 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

eth-eu1.nanopool.org

9999

8888

Europe

eth-eu2.nanopool.org

9999

8888

US East

eth-us-east1.nanopool.org

9999

8888

US West

eth-us-west1.nanopool.org

9999

8888

Asia

eth-asia1.nanopool.org

9999

8888

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: eth-eu1.nanopool.org  (or any other pool's server)
Port: 9999
Username: YOUR_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL     (example:   0x52bc44d5378309ee2abf1539bf71de1b7d7be3b5.NH/[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 eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999 -ewal YOUR_ETH_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -mode 1

Where:

  • YOUR_ETH/ETC_ADDRESS - your valid eth address
  • 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: eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: eth-eu2.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: eth-us-east1.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: eth-us-west1.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: eth-asia1.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0

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

Run

Execute start.bat

Info

Dual miner supports mining Ethereum/Ethereum Classic and SiaCoin/PascalCoin at the same time. To control second algorithm intensity use -dcri option.

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 eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999 -ewal YOUR_ETH_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -mode 1

Where:

  • YOUR_ETH/ETC_ADDRESS - your valid eth address
  • 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: eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: eth-eu2.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: eth-us-east1.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: eth-us-west1.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: eth-asia1.nanopool.org:9999, WALLET: YOUR_ETH_WALLET.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL, PSW: x, WORKER: , ESM: 0, ALLPOOLS: 0

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

Run

Execute start.sh

Info

Dual miner supports mining Ethereum/Ethereum Classic and SiaCoin/PascalCoin at the same time. To control second algorithm intensity use -dcri option.

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 eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999 -O YOUR_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL

Where:

  • YOUR_ADDRESS - your valid Ethereum address
  • 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 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 eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999 -FS eth-eu2.nanopool.org:9999 -O YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL

Run

Execute start_opencl.bat

Info

More information about Genoil Miner configuration can be found on

bitcointalk.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_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 -U -S eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999 -O YOUR_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER/YOUR_EMAIL

Where:

  • YOUR_ADDRESS - your valid Ethereum address
  • 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 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 eth-eu1.nanopool.org:9999 -FS eth-eu2.nanopool.org:9999 -O YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL

Run

Execute start_cuda.bat

Info

More information about Genoil Miner configuration can be found on

bitcointalk.org

Hardware for mining

You will need to have GPU with at least 4GB memory for mining Ethereum.

High models of the video cards Radeon HD of series 7xxx, R9 xxx and RX 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 Classic 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

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.

  • DownloadGo-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

Support

Check FAQ if there is a problem. If your problem is not described there, please let us know by e-mail. Specify the detailed description of the problem in the message. Note: your account can help solve your problem quickly. if possible, attach logs.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Third Party Software

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

  • EthMonitoring. Third party software for monitoring and controlling your miners.
    EthMonitoring
  • NanopoolStatistic. Third party android application for pool
    Get it on Google Play
  • Nanopool Mining Monitor. Another third party android application for pool
    Get it on Google Play
  • eCrypto. Third party iOS application for pool
    Download on the App Store
  • MinerWatch. Third party monitoring application
    Download on the App Store
  • CoinDash. Third party iOS application for pool
    Download on the App Store
  • Nanomon. Third party iOS application for pool
    Download on the App Store