How to mine Handshake

    Handshake is a public blockchain that focuses on decentralized domain name registration, authentication, and analysis.

    As an alternative to existing certificate authorities, every participant in the Handshake network is responsible for managing and validating the root DNS naming zone.

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

    1. Obtain suitable hardware

    ✅ Handshake can be efficiently mined with ASICs.

    ❌ Handshake cannot be efficiently mined with CPUs and GPUs.

    View our Miners page to discover the most profitable mining rigs for Handshake.

    2. Obtain a wallet address

    You will need to get a wallet address if you do not have one already. A Handshake 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 10 HNS. f2pool’s payout scheme is 3% PPS.

    We recommend Cobo Wallet. You can also choose an exchange, such as Namebase or Hotbit. 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 Handshake. 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 your mining device

    Please use your f2pool account name when configuring your rigs, and your rigs must be connected to one of the f2pool servers listed below for your hashrate and reward to be recorded and monitored.

    You’ll need to enter the following information in your mining device:


    PortL: 6000

    Username: 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 Handshake, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team at, open a support ticket, or start a conversation on Reddit.

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    Happy mining!