If you are looking to mine popular crypto like ETH, ERGO, or RVN, setup NBMiner and you’ll be up and running quickly. Many algorithms are designed to work with this miner like Ethash, Zelhash Cuckoo, and more. If you have an AMD graphics card, this may be the best miner for you.
What is NBMiner?
NBMiner is a cryptocurrency miner created by NebuTech in June of 2018. Since its release, it has risen to popularity for its ease of use, simple configuration, and quick adaption. NBMiner supports Ethash, Kawpow, Cuckatoo, and other popular algorithms. Most algorithms are both high in demand and regularly updated. NBMiner was designed explicitly for Nvidia GPUs but is also working with AMD. A 1-3% fee goes to the developers when operating this miner and is somewhat in line with other miners.
NBMiner supported Algorithms and Fees
Download the latest version of NBMiner
Developers and the community are actively working together to keep this miner current. As a result, new releases are regularly added to GitHub. At the time of this post, there have been over 92 releases, and NBMiner version 38.2 is the latest release. To check the most current version, check the GitHub page for the official download. When downloading NBMiner, always make sure you are getting directly from the source. There is only two official sites, and they are listed below
How to Setup NBMiner
Step 1 – Download lolMiner
To begin you first need to download the miner, check the GitHub page for the most up-to-date. Then download and extract the contents into a folder that has been added to the Windows exclusion list. This is an essential step because Windows will see this as a threat or virus and attempt to remove it. To add the miner to the exclusion list, check this out post or video.
Step 2- Pick algorithm and edit batch file
After you have extracted all the files in your exclusion list, you will need to select a batch file to run. They are listed by the algorithm and have the extension “.bat”, see below.
In this example, we are going to edit the “start_rvn.bat” which is the kawpow algorithm for mining Ravencoin
Step 3 – Edit batch file
Now that we have selected an algorithm, we are ready to edit the batch file and insert our details. Do not skip this step. By entering your information, you will ensure that you are getting paid for the work of your miner.
You can edit the file by right-clicking and selecting the ‘Edit‘ option in the menu. Using Notepad as your editor is recommended. You should see the following text file when it’s open.
The batch file has three areas that we want to modify with our own settings. The first is going to be the ‘Pool”
We are going to use Flypool as our pool in this example. You can use any pool that you choose. When you go to the Flypool site, it will provide you with the pool information. You will select the mining server, which is “stratum-ravencoin.flypool.org” add the colon, and then add their port, which is “3333”
When complete is should read “POOL=stratum-ravencoin.flypool.org:3333”
The next step is to put in your wallet address. Since we are mining Ravencoin in the example, we will need to put in a Ravencoin wallet address. If you don’t have a wallet yet, you can install Trust Wallet, Metamask, or Exodus to get one.
Ensure you delete the current wallet address, and enter in your own personal address.
Step 4 – Run Miner
Save your changes, and now you can run the batch file by double-clicking on the batch file we just edited.
You should see a command prompt window open like this.
Leave this window open to continue mining. Once you close the window, it will end your mining session.
If you run into any issues, check out the video below for a visual walk-through of these steps.