How to mine Ethereum

1. Choose mining hardware

Before getting started, you will need to:

  • Buy mining hardware: graphics cards (GPU) AMD or Nvidia with at least 4+GB RAM. To check the profitability of your hardware, please visit WhatToMine;
  • Connect your GPUs to Windows or Linux compatible PC using PCI slots;
  • Install the latest GPU drivers.

2. Create ETH wallet

To get rewards from mining, you need to have your personal ETH wallet. Here are some popular wallets:

  • Hardware wallets Ledger Nano S or Trezor; 
  • Browser wallet Metamask;
  • Exchange’s wallet

3. Connect miner to the pool

To start mining in the pool, you need to configure your miner. Here are pool settings:

Port: 3401
UserName: your username on
WorkerName: name of your worker, optional

Port: 3401
Wallet: your personal ETH wallet
WorkerName: name of your worker, optional

  1. Download latest version from the BitcoinTalk thread.
  2. Extract zip files to a folder.
  3. Open the folder you’ve just extracted and find start.bat file.
  4. Click edit and replace default parameters with ones.
  5. Save the file and start
  • epool:
  • ewal: UserName.WorkerName (for registered users) or Wallet.WorkerName (for anonymous users)
  • esm 3: required parameter

Example for registered
EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool -ewal darthvader.blackminer -epsw x -esm 3 -allpools 1

Example for anonymous
EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool -ewal 0x09ab1303d3CcAF5f018CD511146b07A240c70294.whiteminer -epsw x -esm 3 -allpools 1

Dual mining. For mining additional coins like VERGE, use dual mining

EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool -ewal ETH_Wallet.WorkerName -epsw x -esm 3 -allpools 1 -dcoin blake2s -dpool -dwal XVG_Wallet.WorkerName

Settings for HiveOS:

No specific settings needed, as is already integrated into the HiveOS pool’s list.
To start mining ETH do the following:

  1. Sing into your HiveOS account.
  2. Go to the Wallets section and add ETH wallet:
    Coin – ETH.
    Address – ETH wallet or your username at
    Name – worker name.
  3. Go to the Flight Sheets section. In drop-down menus set the following:
    Coin – ETH
    Wallet – the wallet you’ve added in the point 2.
    Pool – Minerall, EU server enabled.
    Miner – Claymore Dual or ETH miner.

Stratum Server:
Stratum port: 3401
User: your ETH Wallet or UserName on
Password: x

4. Track your stats

Login to your account and then go to the Dashboard section.

Go to the Miner Stats page and enter your ETH address to the search box.

5. Get rewards

You will mine on the pool’s common ETH wallet and then withdraw rewards to your personal wallet from account.

You will receive auto payouts to your personal ETH wallet once per day.