How to mine Horizen

Horizen is a sidechain platform built on a distributed, secure, and private architecture.

Horizen’s native cryptocurrency, ZEN, is mined using the Equihash algorithm and has a total mineable supply of 21 million. ZEN can be mined with GPU cards and ASIC (A9/Z9) miners.

Feel free to check out the official website and block explorer to get more familiar with Horizen before continuing.

1. Obtain suitable hardware

✅ Horizen can be efficiently mined with ASIC miners.

❌ Horizen cannot be efficiently mined with CPUs or GPUs.

View our Miners page to discover the most profitable ASIC miners for Horizen mining.

2. Sign up for an f2pool account

Sign up to create an f2pool account, then log in.

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:

URL: stratum+tcp://zencash.f2pool.com:3377

Username: miningAccountUsername.workerName

Password: Your choice

Please note

1. The list of f2pool mining pool servers is available here.

2. Your miningAccountUsername is in your Account Settings.

3. workerName is optional, but we recommend labeling each of your mining devices with a separate workerName for more efficient monitoring.

4. Add payout address

You’ll need to register a payout address to collect your mining revenue. You can add or change your payout address in your Payout Settings. f2pool distributes mining revenues on a daily basis to every user who reaches the payout threshold, which is 1 ZEN. Details about our payout method and fees can be found here.

If you do not yet have a Horizen address, you’ll need to get one. We recommend Cobo Wallet or Bixin 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.

5. Join the profit switching pool!

This service provided for all Equihash coins can maximize mining revenue by automatically switching to mining the most profitable Equihash coin at any given time.

To join the profit switching pool:

1. Create a new f2pool account or subaccount.

2. Set wallet addresses for ZEC and ZEN.

3. Configure your mining device with the URL stratum+tcp://equihash.f2pool.com:5100.

And you’re ready to go!

To compare revenues, one option is to split your machines into two different accounts or subaccounts, one for a single Equihash coin, and one with the Equihash profit switching option. You will likely find that the profit switching pool will earn you slightly higher revenues.

6. 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 Horizen, 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!