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What is BitMinter?

Bitminter is a bitcoin mining pool that aims to make it easy for anyone to make bitcoins. We create new bitcoins and help process transactions. If you take part in this work then you will get your share of the coins we create and fees we get for processing transactions. Bitminter is one of the early pools. Since we opened in 2011 over 350 000 people have registered accounts with us. We hope that you will become another happy user.

What do I need?

ASICs took over in 2013. Mining one bitcoin with just a PC (no ASIC) now takes 10 000 years. You'll want a 1 TH/s or faster ASIC machine to start a small mining-at-home operation. Popular now are Antminer S-series from Bitmain. The Bitcoin wiki has a comparison of ASIC hardware.

Getting Started

2. Connect your miners to stratum+tcp://mint.bitminter.com:3333

As user name put your Bitminter user name, an underscore, then a worker name, e.g. DrHaribo_1. There is no password check. You can put X or 123 as password.

If you have firewall issues try port 443 instead of 3333.

start bitminter client For some older USB-based ASICs we offer the easy-to-use Bitminter client. Click the engine start button to launch it. Requires updated Java. Read more in its forum thread.

3. Get a wallet to transfer your coins to. Make sure you secure your wallet.

Reward System

Your work is recorded in shifts. When we create a new block you get a share of the income proportional to how much of the work in the last 10 completed shifts is yours. This reward system is known as PPLNS with shifts. 99% of the mining income (including transaction fee income) is paid out to users. Donations are optional and will unlock various perks.