How to mine Ethereum Classic

    Ethereum Classic (ETC) is a smart contract platform that allows anyone to build and use decentralized applications. To get more familiar with Ethereum Classic, feel free to check out the official website and block explorer. You can also find a summary of Ethereum Classic metrics and other resources on our Ethereum Classic page.

    1. Obtain suitable hardware

    ✅ Ethereum Classic can be efficiently mined with GPU and ASIC mining machines.

    ❌ Ethereum Classic cannot be efficiently mined with CPU cards.

    View our Miners page to discover the most profitable devices for Ethereum Classic mining.

    2. Obtain a wallet address

    You will need to get a wallet address if you do not have one already. An Ethereum Classic wallet address is required for you to receive your mining rewards. f2pool distributes mining revenues on a daily basis to every user who reaches the payout threshold, which is 0.1 ETC.

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

    3. Sign up for an f2pool account

    You will need to create an f2pool account before mining Ethereucm Classic. If you do not have one yet, please click here to register.

    Set an account name. This will be required for configuration. You are free to create multiple subaccounts to monitor your mining machines.

    4. Configure mining software

    Mine with GPUs

    GMiner and NBMiner are popular options for mining Ethereum Classic if you choose mining with GPUs.

    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
    GMiner miner.exe –algo etchash –server etc.f2pool.com:8118 –user account_name.worker_name
    NBMiner nbminer -a etchash -o stratum+tcp://etc.f2pool.com:8118 -u account_name.worker_name

    Replace account_name with your f2pool account or subaccount name.

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

    Mine with ASICs

    You will need to enter the following information on the settings page of your ASIC mining machine:

    Pool /URL: stratum+tcp://etc.f2pool.com:8118

    User/Worker: accountName.workerName

    Password: Your choice

    Please note

    workerName is optional, but we recommend connecting each mining device with a separate workerName for efficient monitoring.

    5. Start mining!

    Your machines are now ready to mine! You can manage your account settings and monitor your hashrate, revenue, and payouts in your dashboard or in our f2pool app.

    If you run into any problems mining Ethereum Classic, 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!