How to mine Zcash

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 ZEC wallet

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

  • Hardware wallets Ledger Nano S or Trezor; 
  • Jaxx Wallet;
  • Wallet at cex.io.

3. Connect miner to the pool

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

URL: pool.minerall.io
Port: 3304
UserName: your username on minerall.io
WorkerName: name of your worker, optional

URL: pool.minerall.io
Port: 3304
Wallet: your personal ZEC 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 minerall.io ones.
  5. Save the file and start
  • zpool: pool.minerall.io:3304
  • zwal: UserName.WorkerName (for registered users) or Wallet.WorkerName (for anonymous users)

Example for registered
ZecMiner64.exe -zpool pool.minerall.io:3304 -zwal darthvader.blackminer -zpsw x -allpools 1

Example for anonymous
ZecMiner64.exe -zpool pool.minerall.io:3304 -zwal 0x09ab1303d3CcAF5f018CD511146b07A240c70294.whiteminer -zpsw x -allpools 1

 

  1. Download latest version from the official GitHub page.
  2. Extract zip files to a folder.
  3. Open the folder you’ve just extracted and find start_zcash.bat file.
  4. Click edit and replace default parameters with minerall.io ones.
  5. Save the file and start
  • excavator -a equihash -s pool.minerall.io:3304 -u User_Name.Worker.Name -p 0 -d 2 -ca -ca

Please note that the worker parameter is not obligatory, and can be skipped.

Example for registered
excavator -a equihash -s pool.minerall.io:3304 -u darthwaider.blackminer -p 0 -d 2 -ca -ca

Example for anonymous

excavator -a equihash -s pool.minerall.io:3304 -u 0x09ab1303d3CcAF5f018CD511146b07A240c70294.Worker.Name -p 0 -d 2 -ca -ca

4. Track your stats

Settings for HiveOS:

No specific settings needed, as Minerall.io is already integrated into the HiveOS pool’s list.

To start mining ZEC do the following:

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

Algorithm: DAGGER-HASHIMOTO(S)
Stratum Server: pool.minerall.io
Stratum port: 3304
User: your ZEC Wallet or UserName on minerall.io
Password: x

Track your stats

Log in to your account and then go to the Dashboard section.

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

5. Get rewards

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

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