Getting Started

  1. Understand how mining works. You can and should research different hardware and how to set your hardware up. Remember that for mining Scrypt or Sha256, an ASIC miner is required, you will not make money with CPU or GPUs.
  2. Create an account at PowerPool. You can register Here.
  3. Configure your miners. You should connect your miners to our closest servers, doing so will reduce your rejected share rate. For miners that allow for fail-over pools, we suggest adding at least two, so in case you can't connect to one of our servers you can still mine at another. Here are the the main servers, they will route your miners to the closest server:
    stratum+tcp:// (Scrypt)
    stratum+tcp:// (Sha256)
    Use the following parameters:
    Username: <your_username>.<workerName>
    Password: x
    The worker name can be any combination of letters and numbers.
    Moreover, you can set your miner password to "d=N" where N is your starting difficulty.
  4. Connecting with Nicehash To connect with Nicehash use the port 3334
    Please read our FAQ for what other limitations Nicehash has on our platform.
  5. Set your BTC, LTC, DOGE or DGB address. Once you have your account setup, please set a Bitcoin/Litecoin/Dogecoin/Digibyte address for payouts and your payout proportions, you can set the payment threshold as low as: 0.0001 BTC, 0.01 LTC, 20 DOGE, 20 DGB or or 0.1 ETH.
  6. Enjoy mining at the most profitable pool.