Ethereum Using Cpp-Ethereum In Minergate App

Minergate App is  using ethminer for the actual mining which is a part of cpp-ethereum and not go-ethereum package.

The Go Ethereum implementation (geth) only comes with built in support for CPU mining, while the C++ implementation (eth) contains support for OpenCL GPU mining both as a part of the client as well as a separate miner (ethminer) and there is also a fork of ethminer with CUDA support available.

So when you are using the cpp-ethereum (eth) client for creating a local wallet and for mining both solo on a local system or on an Ethereum mining pool using eth and ethminer.

This article is for using eth and ethminer on Windows with binaries provided only for that OS (version 0.9.40 64-bit), though the usage should be the same or very similar on other operating systems, but you will need to compile or get binaries for the respective OS.

We have tried to make the guide easy and simple to follow, so that you can begin using Ethereum and mining Ether in just a couple of minutes.

Getting started with Ethereum

MinerGate’s update makes it easier for anybody to start mining Ethereum without being a tech-savvy miner. Just download the GUI application, press the button and start getting your Ethers in mere minutes.

One click and you are all set!

When you first click Start mining next to Ethereum, you will see that the application is preparing the so-called DAG file. It will take a couple of minutes. Don’t worry, we need to do this only once, this won’t happen each time you enable ETH mining.

It may happen that at first your hashrate will be quite low, just several hashes. Leave it as it is, it will increase as you keep mining. This is a standard case for Ethereum mining, let your rig speed up for some time.

Reward method

MinerGate offers you Ethereum mining with PPLNS reward method. It means that once the pool finds a block, you get the reward for sent shares.

The more shares you send, the bigger reward you get. Learn more about PPLNS reward method in their FAQ.

Mining capacity

This version of GUI miner supports CPU and NVidia GPU Ethereum mining.They have made CPU mining 20,000 times easier than other pools.

Usually, if you mine Ethereum on CPU, it is almost impossible to send a share. With MinerGate you will be able to do it every several seconds.

Please note that the RAM (random-access memory) of your GPU must be at least 2GB for the card to be available. This is a restriction caused by the current size of the DAG file, which is close to 1,5GB at the moment.

To start mining with AMD cards, please use ethminer and follow the instructions below. They are planning to integrate AMD mining to the GUI application in one of the next releases.

Pool address and port for Ethereum

In case you are an experienced crypto enthusiast and came to good terms with console interface, just install the official Ethereum ethminer following the instructions on the official website and use these settings to connect to Their pool:

For CPU mining

ethminer -C -F http://pool.minergate:55751/<YOUR_EMAIL> –disable-submit-hashrate

For GPU mining

ethminer -G -F http://pool.minergate:55751/<YOUR_EMAIL> –disable-submit-hashrate


 Look what we got from a Laptop  HP Beats ENVY using minergate App.


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