Brief MinerGate GUI miner guide

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This guide is designed to explain basic features of MinerGate GUI miner, how they work and what are made for. Read this, if you find yourself not so well acknowledged in mining, but can’t wait to start earning. Download the miner and follow along!

GUI miner Dashboard

MinerGate’s dashboard consists of 6 tabs, each one of those provides simple work with coins.

GUI tabs

‘Wallet’ allows you to withdraw earned digital money to your wallets. A wallet is provided by wallet apps and exchange services. To withdraw your coins from MinerGate’s account to your wallet, type the amount, the wallet address and press ‘Withdraw’. Here are some fees and restrictions on this option. For example, if you want to withdraw Ethereum, total amount of ETH withdrawals should not be less than 0,002. A fee is displayed automatically.

GUI wallet

Create your first wallet following the instructions in our FAQ or learn what they are in the first place in this blog post.

Smart mining

This cool feature starts mining the most profitable cryptocurrency at the moment. It’s being mined without stopping other mining processes that have been launched before. But it will be way more productive if you mine only one crypto. Just stop other processes, press ‘Start smart mining’ and enjoy. You can also check the most profitable currency for the given moment in our Calculator

GUI smart miner

Miner

The main tab that gives you a list of supported cryptocurrencies.

On the right you may see detailed information about coins.

GUI columns

Good shares are the shares which the pool accepts. These are ones you get rewards for.

Bad shares are late for a current task and not included in the net for some reasons. They are not rewarded.

Last shares represent the time in seconds since the last good share.

Shares difficulty is a criterion that MinerGate gives your computer while mining. The more powerful it is, the more difficult shares become.

Unconfirmed balance indicates the reward you’ve already earned is being processed.

Reward method is the method of how you get a reward on your account. All CryptoNote currencies support PPS (Pay Per Share), whereas ETH supports PPLNS method only. This stands for Pay Per Last N Shares. To learn the difference between reward methods, see our FAQ article. If you’ve just started your crypto journey, choosing PPS will be a better choice.

Merged mining is an option to mine Dashcoin, QuazarCoin and Infinium-8 simultaneously with MonetaVerde or Fantomcoin without negatively influencing the hashrate for the main coin. Choose whether you want to use this option and which coin you would like to mine in addition.

Other pools

This option provides connection to other CryptoNote pools. Please note that Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum are not CryptoNote currencies and cannot be added through this tab.

Benchmark

MinerGate’s benchmark is to help you to estimate the power of your computer. Your score is formed according to average hardware of other miners. This is useful to understand whether your computer needs an upgrade. Check the top results of our community and find out which hardware is the best for mining.

GUI benchmark

Achievements

Mining is like a game. The more actions you take, the better player you are. You can track your ‘playing’ in ‘Achievements’. When you take some actions, you unlock a new character that characterizes your activity in MinerGate GUI application.

GUI achievements

If you unlock all achievements, you’ll win our prize. That’s our way to thank you for choosing MinerGate.

Hope this short guide will help you start earning with our pool as quickly as possible. Get the miner here to apply the things you’ve just learnt. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask: support@minergate.com.

Comments

Hello, your balance should be confirmed by now, we had some technical issues with updating the balance on the 6th of August. The issue is fixed now, we apologize for the inconvenience!

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Hye janika,

How long will my earnings be confirmed. I’m mining on Monero.. and how to get the block?

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Hello! Unconfirmed balance is the amount of mined coins which are waiting for confirmation from our servers. It gets confirmed automatically, no actions are required from the miner.

The time of confirmation depends on your hashrate, the faster it is, the sooner your balance will be confirmed. It may vary from a couple of minutes to several days.

It also depends on the version of our miner that you use. If you are using web miner, we suggest you to download a desktop version instead. It will give you more profit and a better hashrate.

Please consider the number of currencies you are mining at a time. The best strategy is to avoid simultaneous mining of several coins, as it decreases the hashrate, your profit and increases confirmation time. It is not applicable to merged mining feature.

In addition, the balance will become confirmed only if you are actively mining a coin, if you stopped the process, the balance will stay frozen until you re-enable the mining.

No need to have blocks found, as you get the coins basing on the shares you send, not on the blocks you find. Rewards for found blocks are shared between the miners.

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Hello, I am having a hard time getting my GPU mining up and Running. I press start and it doesn’t start recording hashes at all.

Would love some help!

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Hello! Unconfirmed balance is the amount of mined coins which are waiting for confirmation from our servers. It gets confirmed automatically, no actions are required from the miner.

The time of confirmation depends on your hashrate, the faster it is, the sooner your balance will be confirmed. It may vary from a couple of minutes to several days.

It also depends on the version of our miner that you use. If you are using web miner, we suggest you to download a desktop version instead. It will give you more profit and a better hashrate.

Please consider the number of currencies you are mining at a time. The best strategy is to avoid simultaneous mining of several coins, as it decreases the hashrate, your profit and increases confirmation time. It is not applicable to merged mining feature.

In addition, the balance will become confirmed only if you are actively mining a coin, if you stopped the process, the balance will stay frozen until you re-enable the mining.

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please is there a minimum amount before my earnings are confirmed, am mining monero and fantom coin. balance is yet to be confirmed.

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Hello! Unconfirmed balance is the amount of mined coins which are waiting for confirmation from our servers. It gets confirmed automatically, no actions are required from the miner.

The time of confirmation depends on your hashrate, the faster it is, the sooner your balance will be confirmed. It may vary from a couple of minutes to several days.

It also depends on the version of our miner that you use. If you are using web miner, we suggest you to download a desktop version instead. It will give you more profit and a better hashrate.

Please consider the number of currencies you are mining at a time. The best strategy is to avoid simultaneous mining of several coins, as it decreases the hashrate, your profit and increases confirmation time. It is not applicable to merged mining feature.

In addition, the balance will become confirmed only if you are actively mining a coin, if you stopped the process, the balance will stay frozen until you re-enable the mining.

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