How to mine Kadena

Kadena (KDA) is a hybrid blockchain network and smart contract platform that aims to unite public applications, private blockchains, and other interoperable chains in one place, driving traffic to the high-bandwidth computer at the heart of the Kadena public chain.

Kadena’s mining algorithm is Blake2S, which supports GPU and FPGA mining. Both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs can be used to mine Kadena.

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

1. Obtain suitable hardware

✅ Kadena can be efficiently mined with GPUs and FPGA miners.

❌ Kadena cannot be efficiently mined with CPUs or ASICs.

View our Miners page to discover the most profitable GPUs for Kadena.

2. Obtain a wallet address

You’ll need to get a wallet address if you don’t have one already. A Kadena 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 2 KDA. f2pool’s payout scheme is 3% PPS.

We recommend the official Kadena full node wallet. After installing it, click Receive to get your new wallet address.

You can also choose an exchange, such as Hotbit or Bittrex. Note: You should always do your own due diligence when choosing a wallet provider or exchange.

3. Obtain mining software

GMiner is one popular option for mining Kadena.

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
GMiner for mining KDA only miner.exe –algo blake2s –server –user wallet_address.worker_name
GMiner for mining KDA + ETH miner –algo eth+kda –server –user username.worker_name –dserver –duser wallet_address.worker_name

You can choose to mine Kadena only or Kadena and Ethereum together.

For both cases, replace wallet_address with your Kadena wallet address and set a worker name.

If mining both Kadena and Ethereum, replace username with your f2pool account name. Any ETH you mine will be sent to your account. If you haven’t already, you’ll need to add an Ethereum address to your account to receive payouts. If you prefer, you can also replace username with your Ethereum address to receive payouts.

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

Please note

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

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 Kadena payout records, visit the f2pool website and click the 🔍 icon in the top-right corner, select KDA, 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 Kadena address.

If you run into any problems mining Kadena, 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!