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 GPUs for Handshake.

    2. Obtain a wallet address

    You’ll need to get a wallet address if you don’t have one already. A Handshake 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 10 HNS. Details about our payout method and fees can be found here.

    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. Configure your mining device

    Your miner must be connected to the f2pool server listed below for your hashrate and revenue to be recorded and monitored.

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


    PortL: 6000

    Username: walletAddress.workername

    Password: Your choice

    Please note

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

    4. 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 Handshake payout records, visit the f2pool website and click the 🔍 icon in the top-right corner, select HNS, 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 Handshake address.

    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!