Tutorial: Mine ETHW in a Mining Pool

EthereumPoW
3 min readSep 23, 2022

It’s quite interesting to see that how many people have experience with trading, DeFi, or NFT, but only a few have ever tried mining. I experimented a bit with my old GPU and it turned out to be fairly simple.

In this article, I’ll demonstrate how to mine ETHW in the most user-friendly environment, an old Windows PC with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. Just to show that anyone CAN be a miner.

Step 0.

Mining ETHW requires a GPU with at least 5GB RAM and a computer that’s connected to the internet.

Step 1.

For Nvidia GPU, people recommend T-Rex, a mining software.

Open their website https://trex-miner.com/ and click download and download the Windows version.

Step 2.

Unzip the downloaded ZIP file to a folder.

Step 3.

Inside the folder, choose any file that starts with “ETH-”. Right-click on it, and select “edit”. The file will be opened in Notepad. I picked ETH-ethermine file.

Step 4.

Then we need to modify the content. There are 3 places.

“stratum+tcp://xxxxxxxx” is the address of a mining pool server. Here we use EthwMine (https://ethwmine.com/). Open the website, and under “Help” you can find a list of servers.

Pick whichever is closer to you, and replace the original server address with it.

The string after “-u” should be replaced with your own wallet address. That’s where you will get the payouts.

“-w rig0” is to specify which GPU you want to use. Remove it so the software will try to use all your GPUs.

The final command will look like this —

Save the file and close it.

Step 5.

Double-click the file you just changed and you are now mining ETHW. Leave the window open or minimized. The payouts will be sent to your address.

Close the window if you want to exit. And you can always relaunch it whenever you want.

You may also change the file name to “ETHW-ethwmine”, just to reflect what’s inside the file.

Step 6.

You can check your mining status at — https://ethwmine.com/accounts/<add your wallet address here>.

End:

For Linux or AMD GPU, please check both websites, it should be very similar.

https://ethwmine.com/help

https://trex-miner.com/

That’s it! Hope this can make a little weekend project.

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