Figure out how to connect to Slush Pool by following these steps:
1. Get suitable hardware
✓ Zcash can be efficiently mined with: ASIC (Equihash algorithm), GPU
✘ Zcash cannot be efficiently mined with (unsupported): CPU, mobile phone
While mining with unsupported hardware might be possible, it will almost certainly be unprofitable. Also, keep in mind that our support team will not be resolving issues related to unsupported hardware.
2. Sign-up for a Slush Pool account
You can use an existing account if you have one. A single account can be used to mine all supported cryptocurrencies.
3. Configure your mining device
Individual hardware manufacturers may have specific settings requirements and different settings interfaces. Please follow their official documentation when setting up your miners. This also applies to cloud mining services.
Your miner must be connected to one of our pool servers listed below. Remember to configure the user credentials to your account. Please note that we do not support Zcash addresses directly in the command; use your Slush Pool userName instead. The login credentials needed for your miner look like this (please change userName and workerName according to your account information):
workerName is optional—it is fine if you do not provide any. In this case, our system will automatically create an auto worker for you. However, we recommend connecting each mining device with a separate workerName for efficient monitoring.
Slush Pool servers are located all around the world. For better connection and lower latency, please use one of the location-specific URLs instead of the general URL.
Servers and ports
Configure your devices to start mining on Slush Pool.
USA, East Coast
Let's say there is a miner with username bigMiner and his worker is named strongDevice. Moreover this miner specifically chose to be connected to the European servers, configuration information for this miner would look like this (configure accordingly):
4. Register your payout address
To collect your reward you have to set up a payout address in the Settings > selected coin > Payouts menu. Once you reach the minimum threshold, your rewards will be sent there. You can start mining even without this address being registered, but it is highly recommended that you register it straight away.
If you do not have an address yet, you need to get a wallet first. We recommend the Trezor Hardware Wallet for maximum security. Other usable wallets are listed on Zcash Community.
5. Check if you are mining
Open your Dashboard on the Mining tab for the coin that you are mining. Then check your hash rate in the Recent Hash Rate graph section. Please be patient; it can take up to an hour until you see the full hashing power of your newly connected device. You can also look through our article How to check if I'm mining?