How to mine Bitcoin Cash

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    Like Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash (BCH) uses the SHA256 algorithm, which is supported by BTC rigs such as the Antminer S17, Whatsminer M30, Innosilicon T3T, and Snowpanther A1.

    Feel free to check out the official website and block explorer to get more familiar with Bitcoin Cash before continuing. You can also find a summary of metrics and other resources on our Bitcoin Cash page.

    1. Obtain suitable hardware

    ✅ Bitcoin Cash can be efficiently mined with ASIC mining machines.

    ❌ Bitcoin Cash cannot be efficiently mined with CPU or GPU cards.

    View our Miners page to discover the most profitable devices for Bitcoin Cash mining.

    And don’t forget to check our Mining Hardware Tools page to download the necessary software for setting up your device.

    2. Sign up for an f2pool account

    Sign up to create an f2pool account, then log in.

    3. Configure your mining device

    You must use your f2pool mining account and your miner must be connected to one of the f2pool servers listed below for your hashrate and revenue to be recorded and monitored.

    You’ll need to enter the following information in your mining device:

    URL: stratum+tcp://b4c.f2pool.com:1228

    Username: miningAccountUsername.workerName

    Password: Your choice

    Please note

    1. The list of f2pool mining pool servers is available here.

    2. Your miningAccountUsername is in your Account Settings.

    3. workerName is optional, but we recommend labeling each of your mining devices with a separate workerName for more efficient monitoring.

    4. Add payout address

    You’ll need to register a payout address to collect your mining revenue. You can add or change your payout address in your Payout Settings. f2pool distributes mining revenues on a daily basis to every user who reaches the payout threshold, which is 0.01 BCHN. Details about our payout method and fees can be found here.

    If you do not yet have a Bitcoin Cash address, you’ll need to get one. We recommend Cobo Wallet or Bixin Wallet. You can also choose an exchange, such as Binance or OKEx. Note: You should always do your own due diligence when choosing a wallet provider or exchange.

    Please note:

    Until the network hashrate stabilizes, we recommend pausing payouts in your Payout Settings. Since replay attack prevention has not yet been provided by the dev team, there may be issues with transferring tokens. Many exchanges and wallets are likely to pause deposits and withdrawls of BCHN during the hard fork. Pausing payouts on your mining account can help you avoid any loss of funds, and rewards will continue to accrue to your pool account.

    5. Start mining!

    Your machines are now ready to mine! You can manage your account settings and monitor your hashrate, revenue, and payouts in your dashboard or in our f2pool app.

    If you run into any problems mining Bitcoin Cash, please feel free to reach out to our customer service team at support@f2pool.com, open a support ticket, or start a conversation on Reddit.

    To stay updated with the latest PoW news and developments, follow us on Twitter!

    Happy mining!