FAQ

MinerGate console miner

Console version of the MinerGate miner is slightly better in terms of hash rate per second comparing to GUI version of software. We strongly recommend using the console client to get the maximum performance from your hardware.

However, if you're on a regular PC/notebook and just want to get familiar with mining or run a quick hardware test, than the GUI version will be the most convenient solution.

Installation process on OS Windows 7 or higher

To start mining with MinerGate console miner on Windows you must have Windows 7 or later and follow these steps:

  1. Download distributive specific for your architecture:
  2. Unzip the file and launch miner with desired setting:minergate-cli --user <email> <coin> <threads>

    Where <email> is your login on MinerGate, <coin> is the place for specific coin ticker like XMR for Monero, ETH for Ethereum, <threads> stands for the number of processor cores you wish to mine with.

    For example: minergate-cli --user hash.eater@gmail.com --xmr 2

If you don't write the number of cores after the coin ticker, the software will mine on all available cores. The miner will adjust pool ports automatically, you don't have to handle them manually.

N.B. Before you start, please turn off your antivirus or firewall software in order to start installation.
Go to Windows Defender (or your particular antivirus software) settings.
Windows Defender
Click "Open Windows Defender Security Center"
Open Windows Defender Security Center
After that go to "Virus & threat protection".
Virus & threat protection
Temporary turn off real-time protection. You can activate it later. These preparations won't be needed soon as we will get the Code Signing Certificate.
turn off real-time protection
  1. Unzip the archive, extract files to a desired location and create a .bat-file inside the chosen directory.extract all
  2. Unzip the file and launch miner with desired setting:minergate-cli --user <email> <coin> <threads>

    Where <email> is your login on MinerGate, <coin> is the place for specific coin ticker like XMR for Monero, ETH for Ethereum, <threads> stands for the number of processor cores you wish to mine with.

    For example: minergate-cli --user hash.eater@gmail.com --xmr 2

    To learn more commands use ./minergate-cli --help

    If you don't write the number of cores after the coin ticker, the software will mine on all available cores. The miner will adjust pool ports automatically, you don't have to handle them manually.
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Installation process on Ubuntu

Use these commands in OS native console to run console miner:

  • for Ubuntu 16.04 and later: wget https://minergate.com/download/ubuntu-cli
  • for Fedora: wget https://minergate.com/download/rpm-cli

After download is complete the file should be in your Downloads directory. Run the file to start the installation process. Or use these commands in terminal:

  1. Go to the file directory folder:cd ~/Downloads
  2. Install the package:sudo dpkg -i ubuntu-cli
  3. Run the miner with this command line:minergate-cli --user <email> <coin> <threads>

    Where <email> is your login on MinerGate, <coin> is the place for specific coin ticker like XMR for Monero, ETH for Ethereum, <threads> stands for the number of processor cores you wish to mine with.

    For example: minergate-cli --user hash.eater@gmail.com --xmr 2

    To learn more commands use ./minergate-cli --help

    If you don't write the number of cores after the coin ticker, the software will mine on all available cores. The miner will adjust pool ports automatically, you don't have to handle them manually.

For merged mining just add 2nd coin after the 1st:

minergate-cli --user hash.eater@gmail.com --xmo+fcn 2done right
If done right you should see a window like this

Installation process on MacOS

  1. Download MinerGate-cli-4.04-Mac.zip file at https://minergate.com/download/mac-cli
  2. Open Terminal (Applications -> Utilities)
  3. Go to the file directory folder:cd ~/Downloads/
  4. Show the list of files and folders:ls
  5. Find your zip-archive and unzip it:unzip MinerGate-cli-4.04-Mac.zip
  6. Go to the miner folder:cd MinerGate-cli-4.04-Mac
  7. Run the miner with this command line:./minergate-cli --user <email> <coin> <threads>

    Where <email> is your login on MinerGate, <coin> is the place for specific coin ticker like XMR for Monero, ETH for Ethereum, <threads> stands for the number of processor cores you wish to mine with.

    For example: ./minergate-cli --user hash.eater@gmail.com --xmr 2

    Mac OS X

    To learn more commands use ./minergate-cli --help

    If you don't write the number of cores after the coin ticker, the software will mine on all available cores. The miner will adjust pool ports automatically, you don't have to handle them manually.

    For merged mining just add 2nd coin after the 1st:

    minergate-cli --user hash.eater@gmail.com --xmo+fcn 2

Alternative miners

Here are the links to step-by-step instructions for each of third party console miners tested and supported on MinerGate:

If you wish us to test some other mining software, feel free to reach us at partners@minergate.com and we'll put it on our roadmap.