Before you can begin mining, you will need an address.
You can get an address from one of the crypto coin exchanges, or you download a wallet here.
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 RFtHhp8S43JDnzAJz9GDvups6pdJjBA7nM
Now that you have an address, you need to choose a miner software.
Please find [ this article ] with URLs to download and examples.
The pool pays out outstanding balances every 3 hours. You can see the countdown to the next payout in the top right corner.
To check your balance, hashrate, past earnings and payouts click on the "Wallet" button on the top and enter your address.
The pool supports PPS and PPLNS payouts if you used one of the commands above, you will be paid with PPS, which we believe is better for new miners.
Check out below for explanation of differences between the two modes.
You are always welcome to join our Discord server. 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.
Ravenminer supports PPLNS and PPS payout methods. The default method is PPLNS. You can switch to PPS by adding "pps" to you miner password. If you already have something in your password, separate "pps" with a comma, e.g. "miner1,pps"
Ravenminer is a global pool and has stratum servers in 3 regions:
We provide a variable difficulty stratum on port 3838, in addition to that we have nine static difficulty ports