How to mine Komodo using CPU and GPU – Pool


Komodo is a privacy-oriented cryptocurrency that combines the anonymity of ZCash with the security of bitcoins. Using a new consensus mechanism developed by the Komodo team, Deferred Proof of Work, Komodo blocks can be notarized using the Bitcoin blockchain. KMD is issued via the Equihash-based PoW protocol, and new block information is inserted into the BTC blockchain by DPoW notary nodes by creating a custom transaction. This system ensures that to “crack” komodo, both chains would have to be rewritten.

Since Komodo uses the Equihash algorithm, it can be mined using CPUs and GPUs. Today we will teach you how to mine both. This tutorial is for Windows and works with the GPU and the CPU (and both)…

In addition, you can also mine other PoW coins through a cloud mining contract with Hashflare or Genesis Mining.

Part 1 – Download and Install Iguana

Step 1: Click here to go to the iguana download page

Step 2: Choose the correct OS and click “Download wallet”

Step 3: Run the newly downloaded installation

Step 4: Choose your language and click “Next

Step 5: Click Next

Step 6: Accept Contract (1) and click “Next” (2)

Step 7: Click Next

The installer will install Iguana.

Step 8: Click “Finish” to close the installation when the installation is complete

Part 2 – Create a new wallet

Step 1: Open Iguana

Step 2: Click “New Wallet

Step 3: Choose “Iguana” as the type of wallet

Step 4: Copy the seed and store it in a safe place. If you lose this seed, your account cannot be restored

Step 5: Insert the seed to make sure you saved it correctly.

Step 6: Press “register”

Step 7: Confirm that you have backed up your wallet by clicking “yes

Part 3 – Choosing a pool for mining

You will also need a mining pool to which you will direct your hashing power. We are going to choose the Supernova pool for this tutorial, but it will work with any Komodo pool.

Part 4 – Creating a pool account

Supernova requires us to register an account to start mining. Other pools may not require you to do this.

Step 1: Click here to go to the Supernova KMD pool

Step 2: Hover the mouse pointer over the top of “Gest

Step 3: A drop-down menu will appear. Click “Register”.

Step 4: Now enter your personal information, agree to the terms and press “register

Step 5: Hover over “Guest” again and click “Authorize

Step 6: Enter your email address and password, then click “Authorize

Now we are going to set our payout address (the one we had at the beginning).

Step 7: Click My Account

Step 8: Then click “Edit Account”

Step 9: In the “Payment address” field, enter your KMD address

Step 10: Click on “My Workers

Step 11: Enter your employee’s name and password and click “Add New Employee

Now that you have a wallet and a pool, it’s time to dig in.

Part 5 – Mining Komodo with your CPU

In the CPU part of this tutorial, we are going to use a branched version of the Nicehash miner. This version works for CPUs and GPUs, but we are going to use the Claymore miner for better results when mining on GPUs.

Step 1: Click here to go to the download page

Step 2: Choose the version that best suits your OS and click on it

Step 3: Extracted the recently downloaded . zip file

Step 4: Now create a new text file

Step 5: Open it and type the following command “nheqminer -l -u account.worker -p x”

We are going to replace “” with our correct server. In this case we are using Supernova, so we will leave that. We are also going to replace “account.worker” for our account name and the created vorker, so in our case: “CryptoCompare.Rig1”. Replace “X” with the correct password

Step 6: Click “Save As

Step 7: and save the file as “Start.bat” (1), change the type to “All types” (2), then click “Save” (3)

Step 8: Double-click the new Start.bat file

and that’s it! Now you’re mining on your processor.

You can choose the number of threads the processor uses by adding “-t 6” (6 is the number of threads) to the command. You can also mine with your GPU using this miner, but we are going to use the Claymore miner for better results. You can use both at the same time.

Part 6 – Mining Komodo with a GPU

On the GPU side, we’re going to use the Claymore miner. Claymore has a long-standing reputation as a miner optimizer, and this miner speaks for it. It greatly improves the hashing speed, so we are going to take the time to download and use this miner. The genoil miner only works for pool mining and with AMD graphics cards. This miner charges a developer fee of 2.5%. Each hour the miner mines for the developer for 90 seconds. Nevertheless, the performance improvement is worth the money spent. If you do not agree with dev feem, do not use this miner

Catalyst (Raspberry) 15.12 is required for better performance and compatibility. You may get very poor results for a different driver version, or the miner may fail at startup.

For systems with multiple GPUs, set the virtual memory size in Windows to at least 16 GB:

“Computer properties / Advanced system settings / Performance / Advanced / Virtual memory”.

Step 1: Click here to download the Claymore Zcash Miner, which will also work on KMD

Step 2: Choose a version and download it. The latest version is at the end. Make sure that you have downloaded the correct version of the OS

Step 3: Extract the files from the . zip.

Step 4: Open the “Start.bat” file in Notepad by clicking “Edit

Step 5: Enter the following configuration:






ZecMiner64.exe -zpool stratum + tcp: // 6250 -zwal Account.YourWorkerName -zpsw x

Replace “stratum + tcp: // 6250” with your pool server. In our case, the server remains the same. Replace “Account” with your pool account. for us it is “CryptoCompare. Finally, replace “YourWorkerName” with the name you gave your worker. If the vorker has a password, you can also replace “X” with your password.

If you have followed all the steps, you should see something like this:

That’s it! Enjoy your KMD coins, which you can now spend anonymously via Iguana.