XMR-Stak is CryptoNight oriented miner for CPUs, AMD, and Nvidia GPUs. It can be used on both Windows and Linux mining operation systems and it supports various CryptoNight based algorithms for mining different coins, such as Monero, RYO, Aeon, and others. There is a default 2% dev fee implemented in this miner, but developers allow you to change it by editing the donate-level.hpp before building the binaries. You can find all documentation for XMR-Stak on official GitHub page.
In this guide, we will show you how to mine XMR with XMR-Stak. You can use the same procedure for other algorithms and coins.
Open address editor and save the the pool and the wallet for mining XMR. We will save XMR pool under the (POOL:XMR) tag and XMR wallet under the (WALLET:XMR) tag.
Open worker's config and select XMR-STAK as a default mining client.
Update the mining client's configuration so that it will be defined as:
(WORKER) tag will be automatically replaced with your worker's name, so you don't have to change it. As you can see from the config there is a
currency parameter in which the algorithm needs to be defined. Possible values for
XMR-Stak also supports some other parameters that can be found on its GitHub repository.
Save changes and wait for mining client to restart. You are now mining XMR with XMR-Stak.
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