FAQ

How to mine xxx coin?

Bitcoin Private changed the algo to Equihash 192,7.

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Bitcoin Private with miniZ

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

  • equipoolhttps://equipool.1ds.us
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@mine-btcp-na.equipool.1ds.us:50123 --pers BTCP_PoW --extra
  • Bitcoin Private Dev Poolhttps://pool.btcprivate.org
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@pool.btcprivate.org:3032 --pers BTCP_PoW --log --extra
  • Pool.Pink: http://btcp.pool.pink
    ./miniZ --url=YourWalletAddress.Worker@stratum.btcp.pool.pink:3332 --pers BTCP_PoW --log --extra
  • equihash.pro: https://equihash.pro
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@equihash.pro:20514 --pers BTCP_PoW --log --extra

Normally, you do not need to write --par=192,7. However, this depends on the pool, and miniZ version.

In future versions --pers BTCP_PoW shouldn’t be necessary. However, at the moment you need to specify --pers.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy BTCP mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Zclassic with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

  • LuckPool: https://luckpool.net/zclassic/
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@eu.luckpool.net:3557 --pers ZcashPoW --extra
  • Zpool: https://zpool.ca/
    Check the pool site for their advanced mining options. To mine ZCL and get paid in ZCL:
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@equihash192.eu.mine.zpool.ca:2192 --log -p c=ZCL,zap=ZCL --smart-per
    To mine ZCL and get paid in BTC:
    miniZ.exe --url=Your_BTC_Wallet.Worker@equihash192.eu.mine.zpool.ca:2192 -p c=BTC,zap=ZCL --smart-pers
  • ALTpool: http://solo-zcl.altpool.pro/
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@solo-zcl.altpool.pro:4044 --pers ZcashPoW --extra
  • 2miners: https://zcl.2miners.com/en
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@zcl.2miners.com:2020 --pers ZcashPoW --extra

Normally, you do not need to write --pers ZcashPoW or --par=192,7. However, this depends on the pool, and miniZ version.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.
Happy ZCL mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Grimm with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

From v1.5p it should not be necessary to add --par=150,5and --pers=GrimmPOW to your command line. However, this may depend on the pool.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy GRIMM mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Arrow with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

From v1.5p it should not be necessary to add --par=192,7 and --pers=ArrowPoW to your command line. However, this may depend on the pool. 

Also, be aware that some pools do not support --pers=auto, in this case it is better to not specify --pers at all or use --smart-pers

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy ARW mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Ycash with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

From v1.5p it should not be necessary to add --par=192,7 and --pers=ZcashPoW to your command line. However, this may depend on the pool.

Also, be aware that some pools do not support --pers=auto, in this case it is better to not specify --pers at all or use --smart-pers.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy YEC mining!

 

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Aion with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

Normally, you do not need to write --pers AION0PoW. However, this depends on the pool.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy AION mining!

Beam underwent its first hard fork – @ block 321 321 (15th august 2019). More info here

Check here block height: https://explorer.beam.mw/

miniZ has released a new version v1.5p that supports 150,5,3 – BeamHashII. You will need to update miniZ to get ready to mine BEAM! 🙂

Note that the following pools/servers/port numbers may change. This information will be updated/confirmed, as soon as we have more information.

 

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Beam with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

Normally, you do not need to write --pers Beam-PoW. However, this depends on the pool.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy BEAM mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining BitcoinZ (BTCZ) with miniZ.

You should also check each pool page, since the pool may define more than one server or port number. 

  • Equipool: https://equipool.1ds.us
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@mine-btcz-euro.equipool.1ds.us:50063 --log --extra
  • 2minershttps://btcz.2miners.com
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.worker@btcz.2miners.com:2020 --log --extra
  • Icemining: https://icemining.ca
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@stratum.icemining.ca:3870 --pers=BitcoinZ --log --extra

Normally, you do not need to add --pers=BitcoinZ to your command line. However, this may depend on the pool.

Also, be aware that some pools do not support --pers=auto, in this case it is better to not specify --pers at all or use --smart-pers.

For more information about the various command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy BTCZ mining!

ZelCash underwent a network upgrade – Kamiooka – @ block 372 500 (july 2019). More info here

miniZ version v1.4o or later supports 125,4 – ZelHash. With version v1.4o you need to add --par=125,4 to your command line, this should not be necessary from v1.5p on.

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining ZelCash with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

Normally, you do not need to write --pers ZelProof. However, this depends on the pool.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy ZEL mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining SnowGem (XSG) with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server or port number.

Normally, you do not need to write --pers sngemPoW. However, this may not be implemented in all versions, especially older ones.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy XSG mining!

Here is a list of a few examples to get you mining ANON with miniZ.

You should also check each pool page since more than one server and port number may have been defined.

  • Equipool: https://equipool.1ds.us
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mine-anon-na.equipool.1ds.us:50141 --pers AnonyPoW --log --extra
  • Altpool.pro: https://anon.altpool.pro/
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@anon.altpool.pro:2666 --pers AnonyPoW --log --extra

Normally you do not need the   --pers AnonyPoW. However, this may not be implemented in all versions, especially older ones.

For more information about the various command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy ANON mining!

Here is a list of a few examples to get you mining BTH with miniZ.

You should also check each pool page, since the pool can define more than one server or port number.

  • Bithereum.network: http://pool.bithereum.network
    miner.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@pool.bithereum.network:3857 --pers BethdPoW --log --extra
  • Altpool.pro: http://bth.altpool.pro
    miner.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@bth.altpool.pro:2384 --pers BethdPoW --log --extra
  • Altpool.pro [solo]: http://solo-bth.altpool.pro
    miner.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@solo-bth.altpool.pro:2386 --pers BethdPoW --log --extra

Normally, you do not need to write --pers BethdPoW. However, this may not be implemented in all versions, especially older ones.

For more information about the various command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy BTH mining!

This is list a few examples to get you mining BZEdge with miniZ.

You should also check each pool page, since the pool can define more than one server or port number. 

    • GetBZE.com: https://pool.getbze.com/
      miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@eu.pool.getbze.com:1032 --pers BZEZhash --log --extra
    • Equihub.prohttps://bzedge.equihub.pro
      miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@eu1.equihub.pro:5032 --pers BZEZhash --log --extra
    • BZEdge.mining.me: http://bzedge.mining.me.uk
      miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@bzedge.mining.me.uk:3038 --pers BZEZhash --log --extra

Normally, you do not need to write --pers BZEZhash. However, this may not be implemented in all versions, especially older ones.

For more information about other miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy BZE mining!

BTG mining on Windows: step-by-step

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Bitcoin Gold with miniZ.

You should check each pool page, since the pool may define more than one server or port number.

  • Suprnova.cchttps://btg.suprnova.cc
    miniZ.exe --url=YourUsername.Worker@btg.suprnova.cc:8866 --log --extra
    Using SSL port connection
    miniZ.exe --url=ssl://YourUsername.Worker@btg.suprnova.cc:8817 --log --extra
  • MiningPoolHub.com: https://bitcoin-gold.miningpoolhub.com
    miniZ.exe --url=YourUsername.Worker@europe.equihash-hub.miningpoolhub.com:20595 --log --extra
  • 2miners.comhttps://btg.2miners.com
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.worker@btg.2miners.com:4040 --log --extra
  • ZHash.pro: https://btg.zhash.pro
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@eu1.zhash.pro:5057 --log --extra
  • Icemining: https://icemining.ca
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@stratum.icemining.ca:3857 --log --extra
  • Coinblockers.com: https://btg.coinblockers.com
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@btg-eu.coinblockers.com:5555 --log --extra
  • Solopool.org: https://btg.solopool.org
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@s4.solopool.org:8010 --log --extra
  • pool.gold: http://pool.gold
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@eu.pool.gold:3050 --log --extra
  • ALTpool.pro: https://btgpool.pro
    miniZ.exe --url=YourWallet.Worker@eu.btgpool.pro:3857 --log --extra

Normally, you do not need to write --pers=BgoldPoW because this is the default personalisation string. However, this may depend on the pool.

Also, be aware that some pools do not support --pers=auto, in this case it is better to not specify --pers at all or use --smart-pers.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy BTG mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining SafeCoin with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

Normally, you do not need to write --par=192,7, or --pers Safecoin. However, this depends on the pool.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy SAFE mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Zero with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

  • Suprnova.cc: https://zero.suprnova.cc
    miniZ.exe --url YourUser.Worker@zero.suprnova.cc:6568 --extra
  • Equipool: https://equipool.1ds.us
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mine-zer-euro.equipool.1ds.us:50021 --log --extra
  • Zergpool.com: http://zergpool.com/ Check the pool site for their advanced mining options. 
    To mine ZER and get paid in ZER:
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@equihash192.mine.zergpool.com:2144 -p c=ZER,mc=ZER
    To mine ZER and get paid in BTC:
    miniZ.exe --url Your_BTC_Wallet.Worker@equihash192.mine.zergpool.com:2144 -p c=BTC,mc=ZER

Normally, you do not need to write --pers ZERO_PoW or --par=192,7. However, this feature may not be implemented in all versions, especially older ones.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy ZER mining!

Below, we list a few examples to get you mining Genesis (GENX) with miniZ.

You should check each pool page since the pool may define more than one server and port number.

  • Suprnova.cchttps://genx.suprnova.cc
    miniZ.exe --url YourUsername.Worker@genx.suprnova.cc:9983 --log --extra
  • Equipool: https://equipool.1ds.us
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mine-genx-euro.equipool.1ds.us:50131 --log --extra
  • Zergpool.com: http://zergpool.com/

    Check the pool site for their advanced mining options. 
    To mine GENX and get paid in GENX:
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@equihash192.mine.zergpool.com:2144 -p c=GENX,mc=GENX
    To mine GENX and get paid in BTC:
    miniZ.exe --url Your_BTC_Wallet.Worker@equihash192.mine.zergpool.com:2144 -p c=BTC,mc=GENX

  • Pool.Baikalmine.com: http://pool.baikalmine.com/en/genx/
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@genx.baikalmine.com:1010 --extra

Normally, you do not need to write --pers GENX_PoW or --par=192,7. However, this depends on the pool.

For more information about miniZ command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy GENX mining!

Below, we list of examples to help you get off to a smooth start with miniZ.

Because these are just a few examples, you should check each pool page since more than one server and port number may have been defined.

  • Minexpool.euhttps://minexpool.eu
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@eu.minexpool.nl:3333 --extra
  • Forgetop.com: https://mnx.forgetop.com
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mnx-eu.forgetop.com:5052 --extra
  • Suprnova.cc: https://mnx.suprnova.cc
    miniZ.exe --url YourUser.Worker@mnx.suprnova.cc:7077 --extra
  • MiningFool.com: https://mnx.miningfool.com
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mnx.miningfool.com:9933 --extra
  • Solopool.org: https://mnx.solopool.org
    miniZ.exe --par=96,5 --url YourWallet.Worker@s4.solopool.org:8002 --extra
  • Zergpool.com: http://zergpool.com/ Check the pool site for their advanced mining options. 
    To mine MNX and get paid in MNX:
    miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@equihash96.mine.zergpool.com:2148 -p c=MNX,mc=MNX
    To mine MNX and get paid in BTC:
    miniZ.exe --url Your_BTC_Wallet.Worker@equihash96.mine.zergpool.com:2148 -p c=BTC,mc=MNX

Normally, you do not need to write --pers ZcashPoW or --par=96,5. However, this depends on the pool.

For more information about the various command line arguments, please refer to Usage page.

Happy MNX mining!

Operating Systems

  • We made available a few Windows .bat files on Download page for you to launch miniZ. These are just a few examples to help you get started. Feel free to customize them to your own needs, and do not forget to add your wallet addresses and worker names.
  • You can also create your own .bat file. For this you need to create a new text file, and when giving it a name do not forget to set the .bat extension. Then you can paste there a command line with other miner options (ex. add --show-pers to show personalisation string). Or add extra functionalities (ex. auto restart the miner).
  • Alternatively, you can use the miniZ GUI launcher, given with the miniZ Windows packages. The following link will guide you through it.

miniZ GUI Launcher

Happy mining!

When you run miniZ, you have various arguments available that enable you to customize your console output and get the information about what is going on with your mining.

The use of colors makes it easier for the user to check the information (check here to see how it looks like). However, if you are not using Windows 10, it is likely that the console output gets all cluttered and unreadable.

The easiest solution is to use the --nocolor argument when running miniZ. This will help clean up the console. The downside is that you get rid of colors too.

If you like to have a more colorful output, you should know that you can install another console on Windows. We tried ConEmu terminal emulator and it worked fine. (Helper videos can be found on Youtube, example) There are others available, which should also work OK. 

Happy mining!

We realized that some of you struggle with some issues when starting mining using Windows.

We hope this will help you get started.

Windows mining step-by-step: how to start miniZ on Windows?

To use miniZ with Hive OS, you only have to create a new Flight Sheet.

We keep instructions updated @ our Blog.

See the latest here https://miniz.ch/2019/04/26/hive-os-support-6/

Happy mining!

Efficiency

miniZ includes a command line argument for improving performance at distinct overclock (OC) values.

When you’re adjusting your power limit (PL) and OC setting values, you can use --oc1 or --oc2 to tune the performance for your GPU. The following table (Table 1.) shows oc1 and oc2 support for each combination of GPU and algorithm. –oc0 is default mining mode that each GPU has.

* NOTE: Adding --oc1/2 to the command line does not apply OCs to the GPU, it just makes the GPU run with different kernel functions. When you adjust the OCs in Afterburner (or other program) and run miniZ without --oc1/2 the miner will run with the default kernels (usually optimized for stock settings). The --oc command line option just change the way miniZ runs not the OC settings of the GPU. *

 

Usually, at lower PL/OC values --oc1 produces better performance. When you push your GPU to higher PL/OCvalues, --oc2 is likely to be produce higher hashrate. It all depends on your OC settings.

Try both and check which performs best for your settings and GPUs. For stock settings it should not be necessary to use this option.

When you add --oc1 or --oc2 to your command line this setting is applied to all GPUs. You can also apply the setting to a specific GPU.

Examples for a rig with 6 GPUs, mining Zel on equipool:

1. To apply --oc1 to all GPUs
miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mine-zel-euro.equipool.1ds.us:50053 --log --oc1

2. To apply --oc1 only to GPU#2 and GPU#3
miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mine-zel-euro.equipool.1ds.us:50053 --log --oc1=2,3

3. To apply --oc2 to all GPUs except for GPU#1 and GPU#4. Note that order matters (try it out!).
miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mine-zel-euro.equipool.1ds.us:50053 --log --oc2 --oc0=1,4

4. To apply --oc1 to most GPUs, --oc2 to GPU#0, and default mode to GPU#3 and GPU#4.
miniZ.exe --url YourWallet.Worker@mine-zel-euro.equipool.1ds.us:50053 --log --oc1 --oc2=0 --oc0=3,4

For other command line arguments check Usage page.

Happy mining!

miniZ includes a command line argument for improving performance at lower power values. When you’re adjusting your power and OC setting values you can play around with the optimization option --f11. This is only useful for Equihash 144,5 algo.

You can set it to levels [0-2], however 0 and 1 are the interesting ones. --f11=1 is the default value and the best for stock settings.

Usually, at low power --f11=0 produces better efficiency.

For the 1070 Ti  (PL = 90 W, core clk = +230, mem clock = -250) we get:

With --f11=2:
[ 0d 0h24m51s|17:21:32] 0>GTX 1070 Ti ` 100% [52°C/45%]*26.05 I/s 52.3(52.3)Sol/s 89( 88.4)W

With --f11=1:
[ 0d 0h24m52s|16:14:24] 0>GTX 1070 Ti ` 100% [53°C/45%] 25.38 I/s 51.1(50.7)Sol/s 91( 89.2)W

With --f11=0:
[ 0d 0h24m52s|16:40:05] 0>GTX 1070 Ti ` 100% [52°C/45%] 26.19 I/s 53.0(52.3)Sol/s 91( 89.5)W

As you can see, in this case there is a significant performance improvement by setting --f11=0. You should check this for your own settings and GPUs.

For other command line arguments check Usage page.

Happy mining!

Mining Pools

NiceHash did an upgrade to its platform. For more information read here https://blog.nicehash.com/post/new-nicehash-platform-now-live-updates

Here you can find instructions on how to use miniZ on NiceHash:

  1. Here https://www.nicehash.com/algorithm you can find the algorithms and respective information to set the stratum+tcp address, username (your Bitcoin address) and password (x).
  2. Example usage for Zhash, european server:  
    miniZ.exe --url=YourBitcoinAddress.RigID@zhash.eu.nicehash.com:3369 --pass x --pers auto

    Example usage for Beam
    (beamv2) european server::

    miniZ.exe --url=YourBitcoinAddress.RigID@beamv2.eu.nicehash.com:3378 --pass x --pers=Beam-PoW
  3. Follow your miner by entering your BTC address @ https://www.nicehash.com/miner

Happy mining!

Additional Features

From v1.5q you can save statistics to an csv format.

Define the desired csv filename by adding --csv [filename] to your command line. This will create a file with data separated by commas.

The data you’ll find in the csv file:

* Run time information: run_time,unix_time,human_time,

* Mining pool: mining_pool,

* Personalisation string: pers_string,

* Shares information (total, for rig): sum_shares_ok,sum_shares_stale,sum_shares_invalid,

* Ping information: ping,

* User pool and fee servers share: pool.server,fee.server,

* I/s, Sol/s, Sol ratio information (total, for rig):  sum_Is,sum_Is_avg,sum_Sols,sum_Sols_avg,sum_solratio,

* Power information (total, for rig): sum_power,sum_power_avg,

* Information per GPU (#GPU number 1,2,3…): pcibus_1,gpuname_1,shares_ok_1,shares_stale_1,shares_invalid_1,temperature_1,fan_speed_1,clock_1,mem_clock_1,iterations_1,iterations_avg_1,sols_1,sols_avg_1,solratio_1,power_1,power_avg_1,sol_watt_1

Happy mining!

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