How To Start Mining Ravencoin (RVN)

1 Quick start

Regular miners, small to medium

Use stratum.ravenminer.com:3838 (recommended) initial difficulty 0.1 variable range [0.01-256]

t-rex -a kawpow -o stratum+tcp://stratum.ravenminer.com:3838 -u RHMKPy3Ana5NyzTgo6qWXXMiHAxzPyMgG1.workerName

Large miners – NiceHash, MiningRigRentals, etc

Use stratum.ravenminer.com:3808 initial difficulty 32 variable range [32-256]

Note – PPS mode is prohibited to use for rental customers. Only Solo and PPLNS modes are Allowed. See ToS for details.

t-rex -a kawpow -o stratum+tcp://stratum.ravenminer.com:3808 -u RHMKPy3Ana5NyzTgo6qWXXMiHAxzPyMgG1.workerName

Universal stratum (recommended)

stratum.ravenminer.com:3838 Automatically picks the best server in available regions (EU, USA, Asia) with the best ping to the miner.

Username and Password

Username is your RVN address, e.g. RHMKPy3Ana5NyzTgo6qWXXMiHAxzPyMgG1

Password can be empty or

  • pps for PPS payouts.
  • solo for SOLO mining.

Troubleshooting connection problems

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

“Can’t connect” or “Can’t parse json” error messages may indicate issues on router side. In ASUS routers – try to go into the router Settings -> AiProtection and then turn off Two-Way IPS.

2 Detailed Tutorial

Getting a wallet address

Before you can begin mining, you will need an address.

You can get an address from one of the crypto coin exchanges or download a wallet here: https://ravencoin.org/wallet

If you choose to use a wallet, make sure to encrypt and securely store a copy of the wallet.dat file generated by the software. (Wallet -> Encrypt Wallet…)

The first time the wallet may take hours to sync with the blockchain; however, you do not need to wait for it to sync to start mining. You can hide the sync window and create a new “receiving address” (File -> Receiving Addresses… -> New). The address will look like this RHMKPy3Ana5NyzTgo6qWXXMiHAxzPyMgG1

Choosing and configuring miner software

Now that you have an address, you need to choose a miner software.

Ravencoin Mining Software and BAT file examples in this article: Mining Software

Selecting Stratum

RavenMiner is a global pool and has stratum servers in 3 regions.

Universal Stratum (recommended)

stratum.ravenminer.com:3838 Automatically picks the best server in available regions (EU, USA, Asia) with the best ping to the miner.

Regional Stratums

us.ravenminer.com:3838 USA (West, Oregon)

eu.ravenminer.com:3838 Europe (Frankfurt, Germany)

asia.ravenminer.com:3838 Asia (Singapore)

All stratums, universal and regional will automatically failover to another region in case of problems.

3838 is a VarDiff port which works for 99% of users.

SSL (protected) и Static ports described below


The pool pays out outstanding balances every 3 hours. You can see the countdown in the Dashboard or Wallet page.

To check your balance, hashrate, past earnings, and payouts search for your mining address on top of the page.

The pool supports PPS and PPLNS payouts. If you use one of the commands above, you will be paid with PPS, which we believe is better for new miners or gamers.

Check out below for an explanation of the differences between the two modes.

Join Ravenminer Discord

You are always welcome to join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/Z3U9nAX

It’s a great place to get your questions answered and get support from admins.

The server also has a Ravenminer bot, which can help you change your minimal payout settings and generate bat files for your miner. To start using the bot, send +help to #bots channel.

Advanced topics

Payout methods

Ravenminer supports PPLNS, PPS and SOLO payout methods.

  • The default method is PPLNS.
  • You can switch to PPS by adding “pps” to your miner password. If you already have something in your password, separate “pps” with a comma, e.g. “miner1,pps”
  • You can switch to SOLO by adding “solo” to your miner password. If you already have something in your password, separate “solo” with a comma, e.g. “solo,BTC”

PPLNS stands for “Pay Per Last N Shares”

With this method, the pool pays miners for each valid block found. Miners get paid proportionally for their effort.


  • Lower pool fee
  • More coins in your wallet in the long run


  • Earnings frequency depends on pool luck
  • The pool needs to wait for the block to be confirmed by the network before paying it out

PPS stands for “Pay Per Share”

With this method, the pool pays miners for each submitted share.


  • Earnings are more reliable, not affected by pool luck
  • No need to wait for the block to be confirmed
  • We update PPS earnings every 10 minutes.


  • Higher pool fee needed to cover orphan blocks, shares for which still count toward PPS rewards
  • About 0.5-1.5% fewer coins in your wallet in the long run

SOLO Mining

With this method, you can mine RVN alone, without other pool users. This method is not recommended for small to medium miners due the long time to find a block and high dependency on luck. You can combine SOLO mode and autoexchange!


  • You can find a block if you lucky and take a full reward minus small fee.


  • It can take days/months/weeks to find a block.
  • You can get a bad luck and wait for too long to get a block reward compared with regular mining where you get a reward every block found by all users

Available ports

We provide a variable difficulty stratum on port 3838, in addition to that we have nine static difficulty ports:

3800 — static diff 0.001
3801 — static diff 0.01
3802 — static diff 0.1
3809 — static diff 0.5
3803 — static diff 1
3804 — static diff 2
3805 — static diff 4
3806 — static diff 8
3807 — static diff 16
3808 — static diff 32

These ports provide virtually static difficulty. If the miner sends too many shares per minute, in extreme cases, the difficulty will be adjusted to avoid overloading the server. All of these ports are available in all regions.

SSL / TLS Ports

In addition to TCP ports, we provide TLS (encrypted) ports.

The encrypted ports have a “1” in front of a regular TCP port number. Also, make sure to reconfigure your miner to use SSL protocol stratum+ssl://


Regular port: stratum+tcp://stratum.ravenminer.com:3838

SSL Port: stratum+ssl://stratum.ravenminer.com:13838

SSL Static Ports:

13800 — static diff 0.001
13801 — static diff 0.01
13802 — static diff 0.1
13809 — static diff 0.5
13803 — static diff 1
13804 — static diff 2
13805 — static diff 4
13806 — static diff 8
13807 — static diff 16
13808 — static diff 32

Happy Mining!