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Stratum Ports

stratum+tcp://xmr.poolmining.org:3032 CPU Mining
stratum+tcp://xmr.poolmining.org:3033 GPU Mining
stratum+tcp://xmr.poolmining.org:3034 High-End Multi GPU Mining

Windows Nvidia GPU Mining

  • The following step requires the 7zip archiver which can be downloaded from here
  • Download ccminer from here. Make sure to select the correct version for your hardware and Operating System (32-Bit or 64-Bit) - when in doubt choose 32-Bit
  • Extract the archive and open ccminer.conf in a text-editor of your choice
  • Replace the contents of the file with:
   {
     "max-log-rate" : 30,
     "quiet" : false,
     "debug" : false,
     "protocol" : false,
     "cpu-priority" : 3,
     "algo" : "cryptonight",
     "url" : "stratum+tcp://xmr.poolmining.org:3032",
     "user" : "YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS",
     "pass" : "d=8"
   }
  • Replace YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS with your monero wallet address. If you don't know your address, read this section first
  • To mine directly to an exchange you need append your paymentId to your address separated by a hash sign. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<PAYMENT_ID>. Be advised that the payout threshold is much higher for payouts to exchanges due to the significantly increased transaction fees.
  • If you are mining on multiple machines/rigs, you can append an identifier of your choice to your wallet address seperated by a dot to make it easier to distinguish between your rigs when evaluating your results. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<OPTIONAL PAYMENT_ID>.<OPTIONAL WORKERNAME>
  • Save the file
  • Start ccminer.exe or ccminer-x64.exe

Windows AMD GPU Mining

  • Download sgminer from here
  • Extract the archive and open sgminer-xmr.conf in a text-editor of your choice
  • Replace the contents of the file with:
  {
    "pools":
    [
    {
      "name": "poolmining.org",
      "url": "stratum+tcp://xmr.poolmining.org:3032",
      "user": "YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS",
      "pass": "x",
      "priority": "0",
      "profile": "xmr"
    }
    ],
    "profiles":
    [
    {
      "name": "xmr",
      "algorithm": "cryptonight",
      "rawintensity": "896",
      "worksize": "8",
      "gpu-threads": "1"
    }
    ],
    "default-profile": "xmr",
    "no-extranonce": true,
    "gpu-platform": "1"
  }
  • Replace YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS with your monero wallet address. If you don't know your address, read this section first
  • To mine directly to an exchange you need append your paymentId to your address separated by a hash sign. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<PAYMENT_ID>. Be advised that the payout threshold is much higher for payouts to exchanges due to the significantly increased transaction fees.
  • If you are mining on multiple machines/rigs, you can append an identifier of your choice to your wallet address seperated by a dot to make it easier to distinguish between your rigs when evaluating your results. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<OPTIONAL PAYMENT_ID>.<OPTIONAL WORKERNAME>
  • Save the file
  • Run start.bat

Windows CPU Mining

  • Download XMRig 64-Bit or XMRig 32-Bit. When in doubt choose 32-Bit.
  • Extract the archive and open config.json in a text-editor of your choice
  • Replace the contents of the file with:
  {
    "algo": "cryptonight",
    "av": 0,
    "background": false,
    "colors": true,
    "cpu-affinity": null,
    "donate-level": 2,
    "log-file": null,
    "max-cpu-usage": 75,
    "print-time": 60,
    "retries": 5,
    "retry-pause": 5,
    "safe": false,
    "syslog": false,
    "threads": null,
    "pools": [
      {
        "url": "xmr.poolmining.org:3032",
        "user": "YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS",
        "pass": "x",
        "keepalive": true,
        "nicehash": false
      }
    ]
  }
  • Replace YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS with your monero wallet address. If you don't know your address, read this section first
  • To mine directly to an exchange you need append your paymentId to your address separated by a hash sign. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<PAYMENT_ID>. Be advised that the payout threshold is much higher for payouts to exchanges due to the significantly increased transaction fees.
  • If you are mining on multiple machines/rigs, you can append an identifier of your choice to your wallet address seperated by a dot to make it easier to distinguish between your rigs when evaluating your results. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<OPTIONAL PAYMENT_ID>.<OPTIONAL WORKERNAME>
  • The setting donate-level controls the percentage of your hash power XMRig donates to its developer. Feel free to adjust this to your liking.
  • Save the file
  • Run xmrig.exe

Linux Nvidia GPU Mining

  • To mine Monero on Linux using a Nvidia GPU you first need to install Nvidia Cuda
  • Download ccminer from here
  • Extract the archive with tar xfj ccminer-linux-x64-nvidia-cuda-8.0.tar.bz2 followed by cd ccminer-linux-x64-nvidia-cuda-8.0 and create ccminer.conf in a text-editor of your choice
  • Paste:
   {
     "max-log-rate" : 30,
     "quiet" : false,
     "debug" : false,
     "protocol" : false,
     "cpu-priority" : 3,
     "algo" : "cryptonight",
     "url" : "stratum+tcp://xmr.poolmining.org:3032",
     "user" : "YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS",
     "pass" : "d=8"
   }
  • Replace YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS with your monero wallet address. If you don't know your address, read this section first
  • To mine directly to an exchange you need append your paymentId to your address separated by a hash sign. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<PAYMENT_ID>. Be advised that the payout threshold is much higher for payouts to exchanges due to the significantly increased transaction fees.
  • If you are mining on multiple machines/rigs, you can append an identifier of your choice to your wallet address seperated by a dot to make it easier to distinguish between your rigs when evaluating your results. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<OPTIONAL PAYMENT_ID>.<OPTIONAL WORKERNAME>
  • Save the file
  • Run ./ccminer

Linux CPU Mining

  • Download XMRig 64-Bit
  • Extract the archive and open config.json in a text-editor of your choice
  • Replace the contents of the file with:
  {
    "algo": "cryptonight",
    "av": 0,
    "background": false,
    "colors": true,
    "cpu-affinity": null,
    "donate-level": 2,
    "log-file": null,
    "max-cpu-usage": 75,
    "print-time": 60,
    "retries": 5,
    "retry-pause": 5,
    "safe": false,
    "syslog": false,
    "threads": null,
    "pools": [
      {
        "url": "xmr.poolmining.org:3032",
        "user": "YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS",
        "pass": "x",
        "keepalive": true,
        "nicehash": false
      }
    ]
  }
  • Replace YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS with your monero wallet address. If you don't know your address, read this section first
  • To mine directly to an exchange you need append your paymentId to your address separated by a hash sign. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<PAYMENT_ID>. Be advised that the payout threshold is much higher for payouts to exchanges due to the significantly increased transaction fees.
  • If you are mining on multiple machines/rigs, you can append an identifier of your choice to your wallet address seperated by a dot to make it easier to distinguish between your rigs when evaluating your results. Example: <WALLET ADDRESS>#<OPTIONAL PAYMENT_ID>.<OPTIONAL WORKERNAME>
  • The setting donate-level controls the percentage of your hash power XMRig donates to its developer. Feel free to adjust this to your liking.
  • Save the file
  • Run xmrig

Getting a Wallet

Before you can start to mine you need to create a wallet. Although Monero is an entirely digital asset, you still need a place to store them. This is done in a digital wallet. There are multiple methods to obtain a wallet which vary by ease of use and the security they provide.

MyMonero

MyMonero is an uncomplicated method to obtain a monero wallet. Convenience comes with a price of course. Even though this site is run by the creators of Monero, your private keys leave your computer which is a security concern.

Official Wallets

Official first-party Wallets for all major platforms are available from the Monero Website. These wallets are released and maintained by the Monero Team.

Cold-storage wallets

For long-term storage of Monero you should create a cold wallet using MoneroAddress or similar. A cold-storage wallet is extremely secure if you guard your monero private key by storing it in a password vault such as KeePass or LastPass or printing it out and depositing the sheet in a real bank vault.

Registering with an exchange

There are multiple digital currency exchanges you can register with. Registering with an exchange allows you to create a wallet on the exchange for every currency the exchange supports. Registering with an exchange is probably the most convenient way to obtain a wallet. Unfortunately it is also the least secure one. Exchanges have been hacked in the past!

Popular exchanges supporting Monero are: Bittrex, Poloniex, Kraken, Bitfinex and HitBTC.

Miners 148
Pool Hashrate 104.5 KH/s
Network Hashrate 440.4 MH/s
Network Difficulty 55.4 G
Difficulty/Port
7500 3032
25000 3033
200000 3034
Payout Scheme PPLNS
Fee 0.15%
Minimum Payout 0.1 XMR
Minimum Payout via Exchange 1 XMR
Pool Wallet 43g9avHw8WYHnq749LU1Nw1BZ8FCwS2B7GLoW4vif7cPjJB7e9f6WgU8ptDFM7kyNS9kz1zy334dAYFKgP2KJU8vMoZ3hYD
XMR-USD $354.46
XMR-EUR €301.68
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