Getting started

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

To mine ZCash you need a GPU, ZCash account and GPU miner. 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(OpenCL)Download EWBF(CUDA)Download nheqminer

Extract the archive to any folder.

Claymore miner:
Edit config.txt and epools.txt, replace t1emzuNbemjqnEhEue74NL3BxsR4cA1ajfP with your ZCash t-address, set YOUR_WORKER_NAME and YOUR_EMAIL.

Other miners:
Edit start.bat before start mining and set your account address, worker(computer ID for collecting stats) and email address to correct values.

Execute start.bat

Pool settings

Pool settings

  • Fee is 1%
  • Payouts 4+ times a day
  • No payout commission
  • Minimum payout is 0.01 ZEC
  • Share difficulty is static and equal to 16000H.

You can mine directly to your ZCash wallet on any exchange

PPLNS payout scheme where N is defined as all submitted shares during the last 1.5 hours.

Block confirmation after 110 blocks.

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

Location

Server Host

Stratum Port

SSL/TLS Port

Europe

zec-eu1.nanopool.org

6666 or 16666

6633 or 16633

Europe

zec-eu2.nanopool.org

6666 or 16666

6633 or 16633

US East

zec-us-east1.nanopool.org

6666 or 16666

6633 or 16633

US West

zec-us-west1.nanopool.org

6666 or 16666

6633 or 16633

Asia

zec-asia1.nanopool.org

6666 or 16666

6633 or 16633

Mining Clients

Claymore

Download

Download Claymore's AMD GPU Miner : 

Download

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure config.txt file looks like this(replace eu1 with nearest server):
-zpool ssl://zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6633
-zwal YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL
-zpsw z
-ftime 1

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS - your valid ZCash 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, make sure that epools.txt contains the lines:
POOL: ssl://zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6633, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL, PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: ssl://zec-eu2.nanopool.org:6633, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: ssl://zec-asia1.nanopool.org:6633, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: ssl://zec-us-east1.nanopool.org:6633, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: ssl://zec-us-west1.nanopool.org:6633, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
Change your wallet, worker and email address to correct values.

Run

Execute start.bat

Info

Claymore miner takes additional 2% fee(2.5% for non-SSL connection).

More information about Claymore's ZCash AMD GPU Miner: bitcointalk.org

Download

Download Claymore's AMD GPU Miner : 

Download

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure config.txt file looks like this(replace eu1 with nearest server):
-zpool zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666
-zwal YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL
-zpsw z
-ftime 1

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS - your valid ZCash 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, make sure that epools.txt contains the lines:
POOL: zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL, PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: zec-eu2.nanopool.org:6666, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: zec-asia1.nanopool.org:6666, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: zec-us-east1.nanopool.org:6666, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
POOL: zec-us-west1.nanopool.org:6666, WALLET: YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/EMAIL PSW: z, ALLPOOLS: 0
Change your wallet, worker and email address to correct values.

Run

Execute start.bash

Info

Claymore miner takes additional 2.5% fee.

More information about Claymore's ZCash AMD GPU Miner: bitcointalk.org

EWBF

Download

Download EWBF's ZCash Miner : 

Download

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure start.bat file looks like this:
miner --server zec-eu1.nanopool.org --user --pass z --port 6666 YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS - your valid ZCash address
  • YOUR_WORKER - simple short worker name (like worker01). Optional.
  • YOUR_EMAIL - your email address for notifications. Optional.

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

Run

Execute start.bat

Info

EWBF's miner takes additional 2% fee.

More information about EWBF's ZCash Miner: bitcointalk.org

Download

Download EWBF's ZCash Miner : 

Download

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure start.sh file looks like this:
./miner --server zec-eu1.nanopool.org --user --pass z --port 6666 YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS - your valid ZCash address
  • YOUR_WORKER - simple short worker name (like worker01). Optional.
  • YOUR_EMAIL - your email address for notifications. Optional.

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

Make your start.sh executable:

chmod +x start.sh

Run

Execute start.sh

Info

EWBF's miner takes additional 2% fee.

More information about EWBF's ZCash Miner: bitcointalk.org

Genoil

Download

Download Genoil ZECMiner : 

Download

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure start.bat file looks like this:
genoil.exe -c zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -p x -i 20 -w 64 -P 0

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS - your valid ZCash address
  • YOUR_WORKER - simple short worker name (like worker01). Optional.
  • YOUR_EMAIL - your email address for notifications. Optional.

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

Run

Execute start.bat

Info

More information about Genoil ZECMiner: GitHub

Nheqminer

Download

Download NiceHash Equihash Miner v0.4b: 

Download

Extract the archive to any folder.

Configure

Make sure start.bat file looks like this:
CPU: nheqminer -l zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -p x
OpenCL 4 devices: nheqminer -l zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -p x -od 0 1 2 3
OpenCL 6 devices: nheqminer -l zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -p x -od 0 1 2 3 4 5
CUDA 4 devices: nheqminer -l zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -p x -cd 0 1 2 3
CUDA 6 devices: nheqminer -l zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -p x-cd 0 1 2 3 4 5

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS - your valid ZCash address
  • YOUR_WORKER - simple short worker name (like worker01). Optional.
  • YOUR_EMAIL - your email address for notifications. Optional.

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

Run

Execute start.bat

Info

Run with "-h" parameter to learn possible commands. By default, miner uses all CPU cores and no CUDA devices. You need to explicitly enable CUDA devices (setting "-cd" parameter). If you wish to mine only with CUDA and no CPU, set "-t 0".

-l: location(eu1,eu2,us-east1,us-west1,asia1)
-u: set user/worker/email
-p: set password
-cd: set CUDA mining on spec. devices(0 1 2 4 5 6)
-od: OpenCL mining on spec. devices(0 1 2 3 4 5 6)
-ov: set OpenCL solver(0 = silentarmy, 1 = xmp)

More information about nheqminer: GitHub

Download

Download and build miner.

Build instructions:GitHub

Configure

Make sure start.bash file looks like this:
./nheqminer -l zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666 -u YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -p x

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS - your valid ZCash 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.

Run

Execute start.bash

Info

Run with "-h" parameter to learn possible commands. By default, miner uses all CPU cores and no CUDA devices. You need to explicitly enable CUDA devices (setting "-cd" parameter). If you wish to mine only with CUDA and no CPU, set "-t 0".

More information about nheqminer: GitHub

Zogminer

Download

Install the dependencies. On Debian/Ubuntu-based systems:

$ sudo apt-get install \
    build-essential pkg-config libc6-dev m4 g++-multilib \
    autoconf libtool ncurses-dev unzip git python \
    zlib1g-dev wget bsdmainutils automake opencl-headers \
    mesa-common-dev

On Fedora-based systems:

$ sudo dnf install \
    git pkgconfig automake autoconf ncurses-devel python wget \
    gtest-devel gcc gcc-c++ libtool patch opencl-headers mesa-libGL-devel

Fetch repository with git and run fetch-params.sh like so:

$ git clone https://github.com/nginnever/zogminer.git
$ cd zogminer/
$ ./zcutil/fetch-params.sh

Ensure you have successfully installed all system dependencies as described above. Then run the build, e.g.:

$ ./zcutil/build.sh -j$(nproc)

Configure

Make sure start.sh file exists and looks like this:
./src/zcash-miner -G -stratum="zec-eu1.nanopool.org:6666" -user=YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -password=x

Where:

  • YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS - your valid ZCash address
  • YOUR_WORKER_NAME - 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.

Run

Execute start.bat

Info

More information about ZogMiner: GitHub

ZCash 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
ZEC/BTC
ExchangePrice24h Volume
ZEC/USD

ZCash Wallet

You can create an ZCash account using ZCash wallet.

Currently only Linux is supported. Build the wallet from sources follow the link below.

GitHub