ZEL (Zelcash) Mining Tutorial

Key Information

ZelCash, referred to as ZEL, relying on zero-knowledge proof to provide private anonymous transactions, can also release a cross-chain decentralized development platform. Since July 2nd, the mining algorithm is ZelHash, which is an Equihash-based algorithm that supports GPU mining and does not support A9, Z9, Z11 and other ASIC mining machines.

Part 1 — Mining Equipment And Environment

Algorithm: ZelHash

Support: GPU mining (Mainstream Nivdia card and AMD card).

Website: https://zel.cash/

Block Explorer: https://explorer.zel.cash/, https://explorer2.zel.cash/

Mining software:

MinerOS (N card & A card)

Easy miner(N card & A card)

Gminer(N card)

lolMiner(A card)

Part 2 — Obtain ZEL Wallet Address

ZEL official wallet address can be obtained through:

https://zel.cash/

Download and install the local wallet. After the installation is complete, click “Start by registering an account locally” in the middle of the screen. Input the username and login password as prompted. After completing the registration, enter the username and login password again, and click login. After logging in, click the ZelCash icon and click on “Receive” to get the wallet address.

Exchanges:

STEX

Please note: Regulatory policies related to cryptocurrency mining differ in each country, and each miner is responsible to understand the associated risks.

Part 3 — Obtain the mining software

F2Pool Version

F2Pool has helped miners to setup the batch file. The default pool is F2Pool. Miners can conveniently just change the wallet address inside to your own one, then save the file and start mining.

【Mega disk】

Original Version

Bminer (N card): https://www.bminer.me/zh/releases/, is a mining software optimized for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

Easy miner: http://www.qskg.top/. Support 60+ currency, switch mine pool, currency, wallet in one-click; upgrade kernel, software and driver in one-click; one-click overclocking.

EWBF(N card):https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4466962.0

Gminer(N card):https://github.com/develsoftware/GMinerRelease/releases

lolMiner(A card):https://github.com/Lolliedieb/lolMiner-preview/releases

Part 4 — Miner Configuration

4.1 MinerOS

For miners who is the first time using minerOS, please consider the tutorial first in: https://www.mineros.cn/index.php/zh/course/primary

Create the ZEL mining page, choose “F2Pool” and input your ZEL wallet address.

4.2 Easy miner

Obtain the software, install and start it, and go to the configuration page.

Worker name: A name given to your miner and for distinguishing, which can be numbers or letters;

Coin: Choose “ZEL”;

Wallet address: Input your wallet address for receiving the revenue in the future mining;

Pool: Choose “F2Pool”.

After the information is verified, click on the “Start Mining” button in the upper right corner to start mining.

4.3 Gminer

Download the software, unzip it and locate on “start”file, as below:

Right click on it, choose “Edit”, configure the parameters as below:

miner –algo 125_4 –server zel.f2pool.com –port 3800 –user wallet_address.worker_name –pass c=ZEL

If using F2Pool version software, miners only need to replace the wallet address and the worker name (a name given to your mining machine, which can be letters or numbers and separated by a dot “.”), then save the file and start mining. If using the original one, it is needed to create a batch file yourself by referring to the above command.

After confirming the information above, save the configuration.

4.4 lolminer

Download the software, unzip it and locate on “start”file, as below:

Right click on it, choose “Edit”, configure the parameters as below:

lolMiner.exe –coin ZEL –pool zel.f2pool.com –port 3800 –user wallet_address.worker_name

If using F2Pool version software, miners only need to replace the wallet address and the worker name (a name given to your mining machine, which can be letters or numbers and separated by a dot “.”), then save the file and start mining. If using the original one, it is needed to create a batch file yourself by referring to the above command.

After confirming the information above, save the configuration and start mining.

Part 4 — Monitoring mining machine status and revenue

To view the operational status and daily income of the mining machine, you can access the f2pool official website, click on the search bar in the upper right corner, and enter the wallet address to check.

You can also view the information through our f2pool app. From the login screen, select “Quick View” in the bottom right corner and enter your wallet address.

Please note: After you set up your miner, it may take a little time before your mining data will sync with the f2pool website and app.

Happy Mining 🐟

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