With the price of Zclassic and inquiries about it increasing, we thought we’d write up a briuef guide on how to mine Zclassic. For something a bit different we’re going to mine at Luckpool. Luckpool has a cool feature where they award one ZCL to miner who finds the block releasing the ZCL into circulation. The remaining pool participants split the remaining tokens and transaction fee rewards.
In this guide we will be mining Zclassic (ZCL) with Nvidia GPUs and mining it from the mining pool Luckpool.
Mining Zclassic with EWBF’s Cuda Miner – What you’ll need
To mine Zcash with EWBF’s Cuda Miner you will need:
- A GPU Mining Rig (with Nvdia GPUs) running Windows or Linux
- A Zclassic wallet to deposit your mined ZCL into
If you’re new to mining and interested in building a mining rig, check out our 6 GPU mining rig guide. The 3-part tutorial walks through the complete building of a mining rig from hardware through BIOS and operating system settings.
Step 1: Download and install EWBF’s CUDA miner
If you already have EWBF’s CUDA miner you can skip this step. If not, follow along as we download version 0.3.4b from the git repository.
- Visit the EWBF’s CUDA Zcash miner repository on github
- Download the version (Windows or Linux) for for your operating system.
- Zec.miner.0.3.4b.zip for Windows
- Zec.miner.0.3.4b.Linux.Bin.tar.gz for Linux
- if you want to compile the miner yourself, download the most recent version of the source code for your operating system.
- Uncompress the archive you downloaded somewhere easy to get to
- If you opted for the uncompiled binaries, compile them now
Step 2: Review a Zclassic batch file for starting the miner
We’ll be starting EWBF’s CUDA miner with a batch file. A batch files is a text file that instructs the computer to launch the miner with specific settings. Batch files can be created an edited with any text editor. For Linux users, you’ll be creating a .cmd file.
Our batch file for mining Zclassic at Luckpool
This is a batch files that we use to mine on one of our Windows mining rigs. We’ve formatted the file the way it needs to be – in a single line. You can scroll back-and-forth if you need to. Below we’ll go through each setting.
miner --server luckpool.org --user t1QaW97ojpxMCY5peLZhMakyna4jSCTtPCd.GODZILLA --pass z --port 3557 --api --tempunits C --templimit 75 --r 60 --log
Two minus signs indicate a variables or settings for the mining software. The text that follows is the value to be used.
|Variable||What it is|
|The URL of the Zclassic mining server|
|The server port for mining Zcash|
|The Zclassic wallet address, a period, and the name of your mining rig|
|Password is not used by Luckpool, but a value is required. We use a ‘z’|
|No value required|
|Instructs the miner to stop any card mining above the temperature indicated|
|Specifies if temperature units should be expressed in F or C|
|Tells the miner to automatically restart by the value in minutes|
|Stores a local log of the miner’s activity|
In order to mine Zclassic you will need to include all non-optional settings and values in your .bat file.
Optional EWBF settings
Here’s what the optional settings do:
- –api – Adding this to the batch file allows you to monitor the miner’s progress with a web browser
- –tempunits – We set our temperature unit to Celsius to correlate with our overclocking software
- –r – We’ve unfortunately found that EWBF crashes randomly, regardless of our overclocking. –rr 60 forces the miner to restart every hour (60 minutes)
- –log – By specifying –log, EWBF’s CUDA miner generates a log file in the same folder as EWBF’s CUDA Miner. Log files are invaluable if you find yourself experiencing frequent issues mining.
Step 3: Configure the miner with your settings
Settings for Zclassic mining at Luckpool
To get started mining ZCL all you’ll need to do is update the settings in your .bat file:
- Based on the size of your mining operation, note the port numbers below
- Single GPU: 3556
- Multiple GPUs: 3557
- In the folder containing EWBF’s Cuda Zcash Miner, create a memorable file name such as start_ZCL_luckpool.bat. If your are on Linux, your file extension will be .cmd as opposed to .bat.
- Open the file you just created in a text editor. .
- Copy the entire line below that starts with ‘miner’
- Paste it into you file making the following changes:
- change YOURPORT to the port from step 1
- update YOURWALLET to your Zclassic wallet address
- set YOURRIG to the name of the mining rig you’re setting EWBF to mine ZCL for
- Save the file
miner --server luckpool.org --port YOURPORT --user YOURWALLET.YOURRIG --pass z --api
Step 4: Start mining
You’re ready to start mining Zclassic on Luckpool!
- Double-click the file we just edited in Step 3
- A window will appear showing the miner’s progress as it connects to Luckpool and starts mining Zclassic. In Windows it will look like the image above.
- That’s it, you’re mining Zclassic from Luckpool with EWBF’s Cuda Miner!
- To check your mining progress at Luckpool visit the Luckpool site.
- Change the cryptocurreny to Zclassic, then enter your Zclassic wallet address in the top right corner of the page. Finally, click the magnifying glass to find your miner.
- Since we included –api you can monitor the miner with a web browser as opposed to the command/terminal window. On the mining rig, navigate to 127.0.0.1:42000 in a web browser.