Brief MinerGate GUI miner guide
by Janika Kouki July, 4, 2016
This guide is designed to explain basic features of MinerGate GUI miner, how they work and what are made for. Read this, if you find yourself not so well acknowledged in mining, but can’t wait to start earning. Download the miner and follow along!
GUI miner Dashboard
MinerGate’s dashboard consists of 6 tabs, each one of those provides simple work with coins.
‘Wallet’ allows you to withdraw earned digital money to your wallets. A wallet is provided by wallet apps and exchange services. To withdraw your coins from MinerGate’s account to your wallet, type the amount, the wallet address and press ‘Withdraw’. Here are some fees and restrictions on this option. For example, if you want to withdraw Ethereum, total amount of ETH withdrawals should not be less than 0,002. A fee is displayed automatically.
This cool feature starts mining the most profitable cryptocurrency at the moment. It’s being mined without stopping other mining processes that have been launched before. But it will be way more productive if you mine only one crypto. Just stop other processes, press ‘Start smart mining’ and enjoy. You can also check the most profitable currency for the given moment in our Calculator.
On the right you may see detailed information about coins.
Good shares are the shares which the pool accepts. These are ones you get rewards for.
Bad shares are late for a current task and not included in the net for some reasons. They are not rewarded.
Last shares represent the time in seconds since the last good share.
Shares difficulty is a criterion that MinerGate gives your computer while mining. The more powerful it is, the more difficult shares become.
Unconfirmed balance indicates the reward you’ve already earned is being processed.
Reward method is the method of how you get a reward on your account. All CryptoNote currencies support PPS (Pay Per Share), whereas ETH supports PPLNS method only. This stands for Pay Per Last N Shares. To learn the difference between reward methods, see our FAQ article. If you’ve just started your crypto journey, choosing PPS will be a better choice.
Merged mining is an option to mine Dashcoin, QuazarCoin and Infinium-8 simultaneously with MonetaVerde or Fantomcoin without negatively influencing the hashrate for the main coin. Choose whether you want to use this option and which coin you would like to mine in addition.
This option provides connection to other CryptoNote pools. Please note that Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum are not CryptoNote currencies and cannot be added through this tab.
MinerGate’s benchmark is to help you to estimate the power of your computer. Your score is formed according to average hardware of other miners. This is useful to understand whether your computer needs an upgrade. Check the top results of our community and find out which hardware is the best for mining.
Mining is like a game. The more actions you take, the better player you are. You can track your ‘playing’ in ‘Achievements’. When you take some actions, you unlock a new character that characterizes your activity in MinerGate GUI application.
If you unlock all achievements, you’ll win our prize. That’s our way to thank you for choosing MinerGate.
Hope this short guide will help you start earning with our pool as quickly as possible. Get the miner here to apply the things you’ve just learnt. Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask: firstname.lastname@example.org.