How to mine Vertcoin

    Vertcoin (VTC) was created as a GPU-mined version of Bitcoin in January 2014 as response to Litecoin succumbing to ASIC control. The Vertcoin community believes it is important for everyday people with desktop computers to be able to mine successfully so that network hashrate is as decentralized as possible.

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

    1. Obtain suitable hardware

    ✅ Vertcoin can be efficiently mined with GPU and FPGA devices.

    ❌ Vertcoin cannot be efficiently mined with ASICs or CPU cards.

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

    And don’t forget to check our Mining Hardware Tools page to download the necessary software for setting up your device.

    2. Obtain a wallet address

    You’ll need to get a wallet address if you don’t have one already. A Vertcoin 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 1 VTC. f2pool’s payout scheme is 3% PPS.

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

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

    3. Obtain mining software

    You will need to use VerthashMiner for mining Vertcoin.

    4. Configure mining software

    After you have downloaded VerthashMiner, uncompress it, find the verthash.dat file from the full node wallet folder, and copy and paste it to the VerthhashMiner folder.

    You will also need to find the start.bat or start.cmd file from VerthashMiner. 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
    VerthashMiner VerthashMiner.exe –algo verthash –url stratum+tcp://vtc.f2pool.com:5810 –user wallet_address.worker_name –pass x –verthash-data verthash.dat –all-cl-devices –all-cu-devices

    Replace wallet_address with your Vertcoin wallet address. workerName is optional, but we recommend labeling each of your mining devices with a separate workerName for more efficient monitoring.

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

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

    If you run into any problems mining Vertcoin, 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!