About NiceHash Mining

NiceHash is a hashrate exchange platform, miners can purchase hashrate from different algorithm on it and mine in F2Pool.

The hashrate bought from NiceHash will be shown as one single mining machines with the large hashrate after connecting F2Pool. At the beginning, if miners configure on NiceHash with normal method, F2Pool will consider it as the hashrate of a normal mining machine and delicate mining task to mining machine. The difficulty of this task is normally low, which doesn’t match the difficulty required by Nicehash, and the issues about high rejection rate will occur.

Therefore, F2Pool promotes this issue currently. Miners can configure the NiceHash mining parameters considering the tutorial, and enjoy mining by renting the NiceHash hashrate!

  • Mining BTC in F2Pool through NiceHash

1.1 Firstly, you need to register an F2Pool username. Miners who own the F2Pool account, please use your “mining account”. If not, please click on https://www.f2pool.com/user/signup . Register your F2Pool account and setup your username.

1.2 Log in NiceHash: https://www.nicehash.com/login (It requires the Google Authentication for the new log in).

1.3 Go to the home page of NiceHash, click on “For buyers”, as below, choose “My pools” in the following list.

1.4 In “My pools” page, click on ” Add new pool” button on the top right, as below:

1.5 Then input the relevant information the following page.

a. Custom pool name: F2Pool

b. Algorithm: Each coin has its own algorithm. It is available to mine through the algorithm that the coin belongs to. For instance, LTC’s algorithm is Scrypt, for BTC is SHA256, for ETH is Daggerhashimoto, for ZEC is Equihash, etc.

c. Stratum hostname or IP: it means the pool URL. Each coin’s pool URL in F2Pool can be found through F2Pool website.

d. Port: The port of pool.

e. Username: Input the username of your F2Pool account.

f. Password

1.6 The parameter configuring of BTC is as below. Please notice: NiceHash requires “the least pool difficulty” should be not less than 1,000,000. Therefore, the normal pool address is unavailable.Stratum hostname or IP: btc-65536.f2pool.com

Port: 3333

Besides, it requires “Password” information to configure the intial mining difficulty, as below:

The format should be: d=xxx (xxx stands for the number 2^n).

The relationship between inital difficulty value and the bought hashrate is shown as below:

Bought Hashrate(Ph/s) Inital Difficulty
 ≤20 524288
 20< Hashrate ≤40  2097152
 40< Hashrate ≤80 4194304
 >80  8388608


1.7 After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

1.8 If it is shown as below. “Tested pool is compatible” proves that the information is correctly configured. Click on “Close” to exit. Then choose “Add pool” to save your BTC mining parameters.

1.9 Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing (Please ensure there are amounts in your NiceHash account, if not, please go to “Wallet” page and obtain your BTC wallet to deposit).

1.10 In the algorithm list of “Live marketplace” page, as below, choose the hashrate you want to buy. For example, if you want to mine BTC, please choose “SHA256″algorithm (it’s also available in F2Pool if you choose “SHA256AsicBoost”).

1.11 Go to the page below, NiceHash servers are located in US and EU. The ordering hashrate can be bought by considering the pool status.

1.12 Click on “Creat new order“ after choosing the server.

a. Standard: Standard order. The price of hashrate is customized, and available to increase the hashrate price and upper limit, for purchasing hashrate by the low price. But the purchased hashrate will be ordered by other higher price order when the hashrate price goes up.

b. Fixed: Long term order. The price of the lower hashrate is high. The hashrate upper limit can’t be adjusted after purchasing. This order can be a better choince for miners who needs stable hashrate.

Here we take “Standard” as the example, click on “Standard” and choose the configured BTC mining parameters in the following list. Then choose the hashrate price and the hashrate value (Limit), and input the hashrate amount.

Click on “I agree” and input the Google authentication code, and choose “Place order”. The hashrate will be bought.

1.14 The hashrate will be connected to your BTC account after a while, which means the mining is started.

So it is simple, right? So come and enjoy mining in F2Pool!

  • Mine ETH (PPS+) in F2Pool through NiceHash

The F2Pool username is needed to mine ETH (PPS+), whose configuration is bacially the same as BTC. The differences are the pool address and the inital mining difficulty.

Go to “My pool” page, for ETH, the algorithm in NiceHash should be: Daggerhashimoto.

Stratum hostname or IP: eth.f2pool.com

Port: 6688

Username: Input your F2Pool username

Besides, the password is required to configure the inital mining difficulty, as the format below:

Password: d=40

d value should be the integer, and 32≤d≤63

After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing.

  • Mine Grin in F2Pool through NiceHash

The F2Pool username is needed to mine Grin, whose configuration is bacially the same as BTC. The differences are the pool address and the inital mining difficulty. There are 2 algorithms for Grin. Here is the introduction for both of them.

Grin29

Go to “My pool” page and choose the “GrinCuckaroo29” algorithm.

Stratum hostname or IP: grin29.f2pool.com

Port: 13654

The password is required to configure the inital mining difficulty, as the format below:

Password: d=8

d value should be the integer, and 8≤d≤32

Grin31

Go to “My pool” page and choose the “GrinCuckaroo31” algorithm.

Stratum hostname or IP: grin31.f2pool.com

Port: 13654

The password is required to configure the inital mining difficulty, as the format below:

Password: d=8

d value should be the integer, and 8≤d≤32

After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing.

  • Mine DCR in F2Pool through NiceHash

DCR mining in F2Pool can be mined through wallet address. The details can be considered above.

Go to “My pool” page and choose the “Blake256r14” algorithm.

Stratum hostname or IP: dcr.f2pool.com

Port: 5730

Username: DCR wallet address (Not your F2Pool username)

Password: Any digit

After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing.

  • Mine BEAM in F2Pool through NiceHash

BEAM mining in F2Pool can be mined through wallet address. The details can be considered above.

Go to “My pool” page and choose the “Beam” algorithm.

Stratum hostname or IP: beam.f2pool.com

Port: 5000

Username: BEAM wallet address (Not your F2Pool username)

Password: Any digit

After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing.

  • Mine RVN in F2Pool through NiceHash

RVN mining in F2Pool can be mined through wallet address. The details can be considered above.

Go to “My pool” page and choose the “X16R” algorithm.

Stratum hostname or IP: raven.f2pool.com

Port: 3636

Username: RVN wallet address (Not your F2Pool username)

Password: d=32

d value should be the nth power of 2. and 4≤d≤26

After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing.

  • Mine XVG in F2Pool through NiceHash

XVG mining in F2Pool can be mined through wallet address. The details can be considered above.

XVG has several algorithms. Go to “My pool” page and configure the parameters as below:

Algorithm Stratum Port Password
Blake2s xvg-blake2s.f2pool.com 9008 d=32 (The nth power of 2, and 4≤n≤26)
Scrypt xvg-scrypt.f2pool.com 9009 d=524288 (The nth power of 2, and 19≤n≤25)

After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing.

  • Mine DGB in F2Pool through NiceHash

DGB mining in F2Pool can be mined through wallet address. The details can be considered above.

DGB has several algorithms. Go to “My pool” page and configure the parameters as below:

Algorithm Stratum Port Password
SHA256 dgb-sha256d.f2pool.com 11110 d=4611686018427387904 or d=9223372036854775808
Scrypt dgb-scrypt.f2pool.com 11111 d=274877906944 (The nth power of 2, and 38≤n≤63)
Qubit dgb-qubit.f2pool.com 11114 d=68719476736 (The nth power of 2, and 36≤n≤63)

 

After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing.

  • Mine AE in F2Pool through NiceHash

AE mining in F2Pool can be mined through wallet address. The details can be considered above.

Go to “My pool” page and choose the “CuckooCycle” algorithm.

Stratum hostname or IP: ae.f2pool.com

Port: 7898

Username: AE wallet address (Not your F2Pool username)

Password: d=1024

d value should be the nth power of 2, and 10≤n≤62

After inputting the relevant parameters, please test if you have configurtion correctly. Click on “Test pool” on the bottom left, fill the relevant information then click on “Verify pool” button.

Locate on “For buyers” and choose “Marketplace” to go through the hashrate exchange page, and ready for the hashrate purchasing.

Appendix

The chart for coins above about mining through NiceHash

Coin Algorithm Stratum Port Password
BTC

(Username)

SHA256 btc-65536.f2pool.com 3333 d=524288 (The nth power of 2, and n≥19)
ETH (PPS+) (Username) Daggerhashimoto eth.f2pool.com 6688 d value should be the integer. and 32≤d≤63)
Grin (Username) GrinCuckaroo29 GrinCuckaroo31 grin29.f2pool.com grin31.f2pool.com 13654 d=8 (d value should be the integer. and 8≤d≤32)
DCR

(Wallet address)

Blake256r14 dcr.f2pool.com 5730 Any digit
BEAM

(Wallet address)

BEAM beam.f2pool.com 5000 Any digit
RVN

(Wallet address)

X16R raven.f2pool.com 3636 d=32(The nth power of 2, and 4≤n≤26)
XVG

(Wallet address)

Blake2s

Scrypt

xvg-blake2s.f2pool.com

xvg-scrypt.f2pool.com

9008

9009

d=32(The nth power of 2, and 4≤n≤26)

d=524288(The nth power of 2, and 19≤n≤25)

DGB

(Wallet address)

SHA256

Scrypt

Qubit

dgb-sha256d.f2pool.com

dgb-scrypt.f2pool.com

dgb-qubit.f2pool.com

11110

11111

11114

d=4611686018427387904 or d=9223372036854775808

d=274877906944 (The nth power of 2, and 38≤n≤63)

d=68719476736(The nth power of 2,and 36≤n≤63)

AE

(Wallet address

CuckooCycle ae.f2pool.com 7898 d=1024(The nth power of 2, and 10≤n≤63)