How to mine Aeternity

Aeternity is a platform that enables the creation of decentralized applications. Presented as an alternative to the well-known Ethereum platform, it features improved scalability and security and makes access to smart contracts more economical.

Currently, AE is mined via Prog Proof of Work under the Cuckaroo algorithm.

Feel free to check out the official website and block explorer to get more familiar with Aeternity before continuing. You can also find a summary of Aeternity metrics and other resources on our Aeternity page.

1. Obtain suitable hardware

✅ Aeternity can be efficiently mined with GPUs.

❌ Aeternity cannot be efficiently mined with CPU and ASIC miners.

View our Miners page to discover the most profitable GPU cards for Aeternity.

And don’t forget to check our Mining Hardware Tools page to download the necessary software for setting up your device.

2. Obtain a wallet address

You’ll need to get a wallet address if you don’t have one already. An Aeternity wallet address is required for you to receive and monitor your mining revenue.

f2pool distributes mining revenues on a daily basis to every user who reaches the payout threshold, which is 5 AE. Details about our payout method and fees can be found here.

We recommend Cobo Wallet. You can also choose an exchange, such as Binance or OKex. Note: You should always do your own due diligence when choosing a wallet provider or exchange.

3. Obtain mining software

CryptoDredge and Bminer are popular options for mining Aeternity. Custom f2pool versions pre-configured for our pool are also available.

4. Configure mining software

After you have downloaded your chosen mining software, uncompress it, find the start.bat or start.cmd file, right click on it, and click Edit.

Replace the file’s existing commands with the commands from the chart below that correspond to your chosen mining software.

Software Commands
CryptoDredge CryptoDredge -a aeternity -o stratum+tcp://ae.f2pool.com:7898 -u wallet_address.worker_name -p x
Bminer bminer -uri aeternity://wallet_address.worker_name@ae.f2pool.com:7898

Replace wallet_address with your Aeternity wallet address.

Finally, save the start file and exit. Double-click the start file when you’re ready to start mining.

Aeternity mining pool servers

Location Server
EU stratum+tcp://ae-eu.f2pool.com:7898
CN stratum+tcp://ae.f2pool.com:7898

5. Start mining today!

Your machines are now ready to mine!

As long as you’re submitting your hashrate successfully, you will receive payouts from f2pool.

To view your real-time Aeternity payout records, visit the f2pool website and click the 🔍 icon in the top-right corner, select AE, enter your wallet address, and click Go.

If you’re using the f2pool app, click the 👁 icon at the top-right corner of the main page and enter your Aeternity address.

If you run into any problems mining Aeternity, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team at support@f2pool.com, open a support ticket, or start a conversation on reddit.

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Happy mining!