How to set up NiceHash mining?

NiceHash is a marketplace that contains several different stratums for different mining algorithms. The main difference between NiceHash and a regular pool is that mining on NiceHash means that you are mining for someone else - for the buyer of hashing power who placed an order on the marketplace - and that on a regular pool you are mining for yourself. Some other things that distinguish NiceHash from other pools are:

  • You get paid in BTC since NiceHash is a marketplace and buyers of hashing power pay in BTC for the order;
  • You get paid for each valid accepted share - so NiceHash acts like a PPS pool.

You can mine anonymously or by registering the account on NiceHash website - so you can decide wether you want to mine to your own BTC wallet or the NiceHash wallet.

Many miners think that you cannot use NiceHash without using NiceHash Miner or NiceHash OS (NHOS), but you can set up mining on NiceHash stratums with minerstat and even set up a custom profit switch.

In this article we will show you how to set up NiceHash on minerstat dashboard.

Address editor

First, open address editor  and then import pools or add new pools manually.

Import all stratums

You can download JSON file with all of the NiceHash's stratum addresses and import them to your address editor. We have divided stratum addresses in regard to locations available on NiceHash.

Manually add stratums

Add new tag (POOL:NH-ETH) with the value of NiceHash's Ethash (DaggerHashimoto) stratum address:

  • stratum+tcp://daggerhashimoto.eu-west.nicehash.com:3353

Add wallet

Next, save the tag (WALLET:BTC) to the wallets with your BTC address that you will use on NiceHash. It can be both external BTC address or NiceHash wallet BTC address.

Worker's config

In the next step, navigate to your worker's config. Select the default mining client for mining Ethash algorithm. You can find the list here along with the current estimated profitability provided by NiceHash API.

  • PHOENIX-ETH
  • BMINER
  • ETHMINER

The default configs for selected mining client will be loaded. It is very important that you don't forget to set algorithm parmeter along with wallet and pool tags.

Important To see all of your workers with correct names on NiceHash, you will need to use .(WORKER) after the (WALLET) tags.

Phoenix ETH example

-worker (WORKER) -pool (POOL:NH-ETH) -wal (WALLET:BTC).(WORKER) -pass x -proto (AUTO)

Ethminer example

-P stratum2+tcp://(WALLET:BTC).(WORKER)@(POOL:NH-ETH) --report-hashrate

You can repeat the process for any other coin, algorithm, or mining client options, just make sure that:

  • You are using correct stratum addresses;
  • You are using correct ports;
  • You have chosen correct mining client for your set up (Windows/Linux and AMD/Nvidia);
  • You have checked if mining client requires algorithm parameter and you have correctly updated it;
  • You have checked if mining client requires special parameter for mining on NiceHash stratums and you have correctly updated it.

NiceHash Profit Switch

Here is a short video that will show you how to set up profit switch on NiceHash. We have included just a few algorithms that were the most profitable at the time of recording, but you can include all of their other algorithms as well (except the ones that are not suitable for your worker).

NiceHash payouts

NiceHash uses different payment schedules and fees for their service - depending on wether you are using your own wallet or their internal wallet. To get the current information on NiceHash payouts, please check their official website. The fees for mining on their stratums differ from 2% to 5%.

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