Dual mining: How to mine ETC+ZIL with NBMiner

In this guide we will show you how to set up ETC + ZIL mining via NBMiner with minerstat.

Note This guide lets you mine ZIL on one pool and ETC on another. If you wish to specifically mine ZIL on Ezil.me, you will have to mine both ETC and ZIL on it, and can follow this guide.


For this method you need a primary pool where you mine most of the time and secondary pool where you mine ZIL. We're using shardpool.io in this example.

First, open the address editor and add a new tag (POOL:ZIL) which will hold the ZIL pool's stratum address. There are several ports available, so choose one of the following stratum addresses:

  • us1-zil.shardpool.io:3333
  • eu1-zil.shardpool.io:3333
  • as1-zil.shardpool.io:3333
  • as2-zil.shardpool.io:3333
  • ch1-zil.shardpool.io:3333

Second, make sure you have a pool for ETH. In this tutorial we'll be 2miners, which will be saved under (POOL:ETC) tag.

  • etc.2miners.com:1010


In the next step you need to save your wallet address to your address editor. Create new tag (WALLET:ZIL) under wallets with your ZIL wallet address (starting with zil) For example: zil1wvl33k4ld3grp0qmg88fxk3mka90pg7ckrjnc3

Create another tag (WALLET:ETC) under wallets with your ETC wallet address (starting with 0x) For example: 0x03E49A6f9e87Edd5933cEF2640B9ceC1827B36A1

Worker's config

In the next step, navigate to you worker's config. Select NBMiner and then proceed to simple config, where we fill some of the settings and then proceed edit advanced config to add the ZIL mining options.

You can select ETC coin, pool and wallet to test the ETC part of the configuration to make sure it works correctly. We'll be setting up advanced ETC+ZIL config below.

Simple config

Here we need to select the following:

  • Coin: ETC
  • Pool: (POOL:ZIL)
  • Wallet: (WALLET:ETC)
  • Password: (WALLET:ZIL)@(POOL:ETC)

Make sure to not put extra spacebars or other symbols in the password field.

Advanced config

Here's an example of the complete ETC + ZIL mining config:

-a etchash -o (POOL:ZIL) -u (WALLET:ETC).(WORKER) -p (WALLET:ZIL)@(POOL:ETC) -enable-dag-cache

Now you've setup the advanced configuration. Most of the time, the miner is going to be mining the main coin on the main pool you've selected and will switch to mining ZIL on ZIL pool once the round for it comes, switching back when it's over. You should be able to see your worker on your ETC pool if you input your ETC address into it's miner lookup bar, and on the ZIL pool if you input your ZIL address into it. However, the ZIL pool will only count and show shares for ZIL rounds.

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