In this article i’ll let you know about how to Mine Zcoin (XZC) cryptocurrency, different methods by which you can mine XZC, whether mining ZCoin is profitable or not, best mining software for zcoin, best mining pool for Zcoin and much more.
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- 1 Brief Intro About Zcoin
- 2 Update January 2020 : This mining guide is outdated now.
- 3 Different Methods to Mine ZCoin
- 4 Best Pool to Mine ZCoin
- 5 Best Miner to Mine ZCoin : Mining Software
- 6 Follow these steps to Mine ZCoin
- 7 MSI Afterburner Settings : Lyra2z Algo [GTX 1080 Ti]
- 8 Most Profitable Coin to Mine With GTX 1080 Ti
Brief Intro About Zcoin
Zero Coin is a privacy coin which uses Zerocoin Protocol for its operations.This coin is about a year old and currently ranked 107 on Coinmarketcap. We all know privacy coins are gaining momentum hence buying some ZCoin is surely the right thing to do now.
You all must have heard about Bitcoin before, but the main problem with bitcoin is slow transactions and privacy. Hopefully Bitcoin transaction speed will increase with segwit2x. Privacy problem can’t be solved as of now. All information is stored in public ledger and anyone can access it, its how bitcoin works.
To solve privacy problem of bitcoin we have Zcoin.This coin is much similar to Monero,Zcash,Pivx,etc.Check the video below to know more about Zcoin.
Update January 2020 : This mining guide is outdated now.
Different Methods to Mine ZCoin
This coin uses Lyra2z algo for mining. Lyra2z is very energy efficient. My 1080 Ti’s run at 55 degree celsius with 55% TDP.
1. Solo Mining :
If you have a mining farm and possess a lot of hashing power then follow this Zcoin Solo Mining Guide . Solo mining is for advance users and people with lots of hashing power otherwise it might take long to see any return.
2. Pool Mining :
In this article I will let you know how to mine Zcoin on Pool. Keep reading and you’ll know all about it shortly. Pool mining is for those people who don’t have enough hashing power. I also mine Zcoin on pool with 7X1080 Ti rig.
3. Cloud Mining :
Zcoin can be mined with CPU or GPU. People with Nvidia or AMD GPU can use Pool or Solo mining. If you want to mine Zcoin with CPU you can use any cloud computing services like digital ocean,google cloudd,etc.
Here is the link to the tutorial for Cloud Mining Zcoin with Google Cloud.
Best Pool to Mine ZCoin
I have 7 GTX 1080 Ti and currently using all of them for mining. Earlier I was mining Signatum but after 100000 block Signatum switched to POS. I was searching for new profitable coin to mine with my 1080 Ti’s and that is when i came across Zcoin. I tried a couple of pools available but Miningpoolhub works best for me. This pool has major hashrate and I recommend this pool to everyone.
All available Zcoin mining pools are –
Best Miner to Mine ZCoin : Mining Software
I tried many modded version for ccminer to mine this coin but hashrate shown on the pool is always 30-40% less as shown on the mining software, finally I found the best miner to the coin which shows exact hashrate if not more. Earlier I was mining 1.4 Zcoin each day but with the new mining software I am getting 2 Zcoin/Day.
Here are Miner Download Links
1. ZCoin Nvidia Miner :
[ Use this only for best results] : Miner include some algos from alexis78, djm34, sp, tsiv and klausT. Nvidia GPU
2. ZCoin AMD Miner :
I don’t think mining Zcoin with your AMD card more profitable, comparing to other options available. AMD card owners better be mining Etherium, Ubiq, etc. This miner is provided by djm34. AMD GPU
3. ZCoin CPU Miner :
If you are planning to mine zcoin on cloud you can use this cpu miner for zcoin. Miner provided by JayDDee. CPU Miner
Follow these steps to Mine ZCoin
My Trading Tip : Recently Zcoin was choosen community coin of the month.Don’t sell XZC now, buy more at ~0.00190 BTC . Binance will list XZC very soon so expect price hike. Sell at 0.00300 BTC or more.
1. Download the miner program djm34 zcoin miner
2. Visit MiningPoolHub and sign up/login to account.
3. At miningpoolhub click on Hub Workers and create new worker.
4. Keep the page open as worker name and password will be used later.
5. Select any server which is closest to you
U.S. : us-east.lyra2z-hub.miningpoolhub.com:20581
Europe : europe.lyra2z-hub.miningpoolhub.com:20581
Asia : asia.lyra2z-hub.miningpoolhub.com:20581
6. Create a new batch file and place it in the same folder where you mining program is.
For me –
My username is “anuj”
Worker name is “a”
Worker password is “pass”
Nearest server location is asia.lyra2z-hub.miningpoolhub.com:20581
Add following content in a batch file and edit it accordingly.
setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
ccminer -a lyra2z -o stratum+tcp://asia.lyra2z-hub.miningpoolhub.com:20581 -u anuj.a -p pass --cpu-priority=3 -i 19
7. Double click on the batch file and mining will start instantly.
8. MininingPoolHub supports autoexchange, so its up to you whether you want to keep the mined zcoin or exchange them automatically for bitcoin etc.
9. For each 1080 Ti you will be getting 3300 kh/s.
Note : CUDA 9 is required for this miner. Download it from Nvidia website.
MSI Afterburner Settings : Lyra2z Algo [GTX 1080 Ti]
Perfect overclock settings will be different for every variants of GTX 1080 ti.
Below is the minimum stable setting for each variant.
Core : +75
Memory : -400
TDP : 60%
Most Profitable Coin to Mine With GTX 1080 Ti
I will be writing a blog post for it very soon.Currently the most profitable coin to mine with 1080 Ti is Zcoin. For 24 hours of mining you will be earning ≈$2.7/card.
Zcash and LBC will give you ≈$2/Day/Card.
If you are seeing your share accepted, the everything is going ok. It will take at least 5 minutes for you to see the correct mining speed on pool. Hope this post helped you and if you still face any problems then don’t hesitate to ask, i’ll be glad to help.