How to mine GoByte: UniMining + ccminer [Nvidia]

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Starting late in 2017 and extending into 2018, we’ve found it profitable to mine GoByte with our Nvidia mining rigs. GoByte is mined by way of the GPU friendly NeoScrypt algorithm.

In this guide we will be mining GoByte (GBX) with Nvidia GPUs and mining it from the mining pool UniMining.

Mining GoByte with ccminer – What you’ll need

In order to mine GoByte with ccminer you will need:

  • A GPU Mining Rig (with Nvdia GPUs) running either the Windows or Linux operating system
  • GoByte wallet to deposit your mined GBX into

If you’re still at the phase of building a mining rig, check out our 6 GPU mining rig guide.

Step 1: Download and install ccminer

The version of ccminer we recommend you use is the tpruvot fork. The stable versions we have mined with are version 2.2.2 and 2.2.3. The directions below are for installing version 2.2.3.

  1. Visit the ccminer (tpruvot) repository on github
  2. Download the version of ccminer for your platform (Windows or Linux)
    • for compiled Windows binaries, download the x86 or x64 depending on the hardware you are running
    • if you are running Windows and will be compiling ccminer yourself, use the most recent ZIP archive
    • for Linux download the most recent .tar.gz archive
  3. Uncompress the archive in a convenient location (we usually put our miners on the desktop)
  4. If using Linux or compiling your own Windows binaries, go ahead and do so now


Step 2: Review a batch file for starting ccminer

We will be using a batch file to launch ccminer. If you’re running linux you’ll want to create a command (.cmd) file to launch ccminer.

Our batch file for mining GoByte at UniMining

Mining at UniMining is anonymous. To that end, we need to let ccminer know what we’re mining, where we’re mining it from, and where to deposit the GoByte mined.  Here’s the .bat file that we are currently using to start mining. Scroll to see all of it’s contents if necessary.

ccminer-x64.exe -a neoscrypt -o stratum+tcp:// -u GMvKf2M7YYR6fiCK4nDqPtoZVyke2MwYQa.GODZILLA -p c=GBX

Since we’re on a 64-bit system, our .bat file specifies that version of ccminer. What follows is a set of variables followed by a space and then the corresponding value for that variable.

Each variable is preceded by minus sign. Here’s what each variable is telling ccminer:

Variable What it is
-a The algorithm of the coin to be mined
-o The URL of the mining server
-u The GBX wallet address and the name of a worker (mining rig) separated by a period
-p On UniMining this field is used as a notes field

If you’ve used ccminer before you’ll notice a few anomalies. First, the username contains the GoByte wallet to deposit into. Second, the password isn’t a password. This is because UniMining is an anonymous mining server. Therefore, it needs to know where to deposit any GoByte mined. The password field is unused for it’s intended purposes. It has been repurposed to provide a note that might be helpful to you when monitoring your mining on UniMining’s site.

Step 3: Configure ccminer with your settings

Settings to mine GoByte at UniMining

With a few quick updates you’ll be anonymously mining GoByte from UniMining. Here’s how:

  1. In the ccminer folder create a file with a name that will make sense later, such as start_GBX_unimining.bat. This filename can be anything you like. As ccminer can mine many different cryptocurrencies, having a thoughtful filename does help when looking for the right file later. If you are on the Linux operating system you will create a .cmd file as opposed to a .bat file.
  2. Open the file you just created in a text editor. .
  3. Copy the line below that starts with ccminer
  4. Paste it into you file. Change the following:
    • change ccminer-x64.exe to the ccminer executable for your platform if it is different than 64-bit Windows
    • set WALLET to your GoByte wallet address
    • update WORKER to whatever you would like this mining rig to be identified as
    • change c=GBX to a different note if you prefer
  5. Save the file
ccminer-x64.exe -a neoscrypt -o stratum+tcp:// -u WALLET.WORKER -p c=GBX

Step 4: Start mining

You’re ready to mine some GoByte!

Mining GoByte (GBX) with ccminer on Nvidia GPUs

Mining GoByte (GBX) with ccminer on Nvidia GPUs

  1. Double-click the batch file we just edited in Step 3
  2. A window will appear showing ccminer’s progress as it connects to UniMining and mining begins.
  3. That’s it, you’re mining GoByte from UniMining with ccminer!
  4. Now let’s check our progress. Visit
  5. Click the Wallet tab
  6. At the top of the page enter your GoByte wallet address and click Submit.
  7. The wallet page will display the current status of your miner.

Having issues? There’s only a few things that can really go wrong. They include:

  • One or more values were incorrectly set in the .bat or .cmd file
  • Something is wrong with your mining rig
  • UniMining is down (verify their website is up in a web browser)
  • If it looks like you’re mining buy there isn’t anything on the wallet page, give UniMining a few minutes to acknowledge your miner’s activity.

Next steps

  • Learn more about ccminer – There are many additional settings you may be interested in. Review the README file that came with the ccminer to see the variety of algorithms and cryptocurrencies that it can mine, as well as other advanced configuration settings.
  • If you’re not already doing so, learn how to overclock your video cards to increase your mining hashrate.