Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

We love helping new miners. Really. Here is a list of the most common questions asked by our fellow users. Feel free to join our Discord/Telegram and ask something – our community is always there!

1 General Questions

How I can start mining on RavenMiner?

Please follow the detailed instructions from this article: Getting Started

How to download and configure miner (mining software)

We collected a list with all details in this article: Mining Software

What method should I choose – PPS or PPLNS?

This is a political question. Both methods are great and have some pros and cons (see this article) We recommend PPS for new miners since it gives constant earnings every 10 minutes. PPLNS will give you 0.5% more earnings long-term (weeks, months, years) but luck can be pretty tough sometimes.

Some tips:

Use PPLNS if you mine 24/7.

Use PPS if you miner occasionally, like playing games, etc.

What is a difference with PPS and PPS+

PPS+ mode adds in addition to regular PPS payouts a little more coins when a block is found. Transaction fees we receive with each block are shared between PPS and PPLNS miners making PPS+ even more profitable than before.

Why don’t see earnings on my wallet page?

If you use PPLNS (default) you get earnings when the pool finds a block. Sometimes it can take few hours.

My mining software reports a different hashrate than the pool

The pool determines your hashrate based on the number of shares sent by your mining rigs (workers) and the difficulty of those shares. This value can be different from that your mining software reports due to network latency, caching etc. The best way is comparing 24 hours average on your software and the pool.

My Miner software can’t connect to 3838 port

Probably your service provider, router, or firewall is blocking cryptocurrency mining.

If you get a message like “Can’t connect” or “Can’t parse json” and have ASUS router – try to go into the router Settings -> AiProtection and then turn off Two-Way IPS.

Another option is using SSL: Getting Started

Why I have lesser hashrate on KawPow comparing to Ethash

Ravencoin KawPow is a heavy algorithm. It heats up GPUs more and harder to find a hash.