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I’m pretty sure most of you wonder what is the best GPU to mine Bitcoin Gold and which components should you use to create the mining rig for it. I’ve decided to create this quick guide to answer those questions. 🙂

As you probably know, Bitcoin Gold is running on Equihash algorithm – the same that is behind popular coins such as ZCash, Zclassic, Zencash, Hush, Komodo etc. This means that Nvidia cards are definitely the best choice to mine BGold. It is no rocket science that GTX video cards performs much better than AMD when mining Equihash algorithm.

Here are the latest updates by the devs:

  • Equihash PoW change
  • Difficulty adjustment algorithm

ETA: Oct 29: Adopt BTG mining protocol for pool server

The new block header  format is designed for existing Zcash pool and miners. BTG client is mostly compatible with them but according to ZIP-1, some minor changes are still needed in the pool servers. More specifically, the first 4 bytes of hashReserved field should store the block height rather than zeros.Dev Team

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In this tutorial, you will find the following:

  • Best Hardware to mine Bitcoin Gold
  • How to mine Bitcoin Gold
  • OS recommendation
  • Best mining software
  • How to mine Bitcoin Gold using a pool
  • Where to create a wallet address

I have already reviewed some great GTX cards and I’ve build few rigs with those. You can check the reviews here:

Best Mining Rig Hardware For Bitcoin Gold

Best GPU to mine Bitcoin Gold

GTX 1080Ti - 770 Sol/sGTX 1080 550 Sol/sGTX 1070 480 Sol/sGTX 1060 317 Sol/s
MSI GTX 1080 TI GAMING X
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080 TI GAMING OC Edition
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming 8G
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1080
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0

 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 G1 GAMING
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070
MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Mini
MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1060
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition

Mining Motherboard +  CPU, RAM, SSD Combo

6x GPU Rig8x GPU Rig12x GPU Rig13x GPU Rig19x GPU Rig
ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 LGA 1150
BIOSTAR TB250-BTC+ 8 GPU SUPPORT LGA 1151
Biostar TB250-BTC PRO 12 GPU SUPPORT LGA 1151
ASRock H110 Pro BTC+ 13 GPU SUPPORT LGA 1151

PSU – Power Supply Unit

USB Risers

VER 008VER 007VER 006

PCIE Riser VER 007 PCI Riser 6 PIN 1x to x16 Powered Riser Adapter Card w/ 60cm USB 3.0 Extension Cable

PCI-E 16x to 1x Powered Riser Adapter Card w/ 50cm USB 3.0 Extension Cable & MOLEX to SATA Power Cable

Mining Rig Frame

1stMR B Stackable
  • Motherboard standoffs
  • Designed to be assembled easily
  • Supports up to 6/8/12 GPUs & 2 power supplies
  • Any 2,5″ hard disks or SSD drives, any power supplies
  • Dimensions: – L545 xW345 x H355mm
  • Stackable

 

OS

I recommend the following:

Bitcoin Gold Miners

Here is a list with the best mining software that can be used to mine Bitcoin Gold:

Pool Mining

There are some good pools already waiting to kick in, but in this tutorial i will use the official one which is pool.gold

How to mine Bitcoin Gold on Winodws:

In this tutorial i will use Claymore’s BTF Miner

NOTE: This is on TESTNET, currently the devs are testing the network.

Mainnet launched

  • First of all create a wallet address here
  • Download the miner and extract the contents
  • Open config.txt file and paste the following details
  • -zpool eu.pool.gold:3044
    -zwal WALLET_ADDRESS.worker
    -zpsw z
    -ftime 1
    -tstop 85
    -tt 65
    -fanmin 65
    -fanmax 100
    -r 1
    -cclock 1200
    -mclock 2100
    -cvddc 900
    -mvddc 900
  • Save and close the file
  • start mining by running start.bat file

This guide will be updated once mining will be available ion MAINNET for Bitcoin Gold!

Mining: Martin has started the modification of the node-stratum in order to provide a solution for the pool providers and the miners. The main problem is the change of the protocol that is introduced in BTG. The first 4 bytes of the reserved header field from zcash blockformat are actually the block height. Currently the protocol is being tested. We want you to know that we expect the public testnet to be started on November 1st!Dev Team

UPDATE November 13, 2017:

Mainnet launched

You can use the same config settings as on testnet (check above).

RX 470 4GB Bitcoin Gold Mining Hashrate

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Bitcoin Gold Mining Hashrate

Stay tunned 🙂

Thank you for reading. As always, your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome.

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  • Joshua Reed

    I haven’t got to the point where I can afford components but I did some wood work and built a open air case based off of pictures I’ve seen online. Spent about $10 in wood and had some screws lying around. Can’t wait to fill this thing out!

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/de44b234ae21ec49ca55ef6aa78f19fbe58b58c52581976dddbedd9018d8b531.jpg

    • Looks great 🙂

      • Lou

        this look great. I’m on the same boat as you … haven’t found all the right parts for it. I’m trying to figure out what I should buy. I’m trying to build a rig that handles 2 things. From 7am to 8pm run it doing bitcoin, and from 8-10 pm cracking password hashes when I’m studying. Once I’m done and ready for bed start bitcoin again.

        • Joshua Reed

          Thanks! I have specs made already from reading this site. Just waiting on the cash to pull the trigger.

      • asda

        What kind of profitability for BTG? I can’t find any calculators out there. Do you maybe know?

        • No calculators yet..

          • mandelbro

            not yet?

          • Ilir Bici

            IVT POOL – YOU NEVER GOT THIS OPTION BEFORE TO GET 5% BONUS FOR MINING

            Pool URL : http://btg.ivtcoin.com

            Features

            The only pool where there are 0 Fees and when you mine you get 5% extra bonus when you mine Bitcoing GOLD.

            – Other coins will be added on the future.

            – Other options as well.

            Super powerful servers are running.
            Please come and enjoy mining at this pool.

    • Ciprian V.

      Did you find some components since?

      If you need i can sell you for cheap price some graphic cards , i have 20+ to sell atm 🙂

      • Joshua Reed

        Let me know what you have and terms on twitter. Thanks!

  • Dom Perignon

    Hey i’m ready i have 60 AMD RX 480s ready to fire!

    Will i be able to mine in ETHOS?

    • Not really sure yet, but it should work..

      • nik8 Ijare

        can i mine with nvidia gtx 1050 2 gb
        ?

  • ContikiDangar

    This cannot be done,
    This is what I got:
    Hi there,
    BTG has currently suspended deposit withdrawal transaction.Please kindly read the announcement about BTG.
    https://support.binance.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002327831-Binance-Bitcoin-Gold-BTG-Distribution-Plan

    • The wallet will be enabled soon, currently they are doing tests on testnet.

  • Cosworth2009

    Great Post. I have my Rig up and ready to go. I have already traded BTG however it’s stuck there since Exodus does not handle BTG yet. So what I did was convert it back to Bitcoin and sent it back to my wallet. I can’t waiting until all the skepticism is gone with BTG.

    • great!! happy mining 🙂

    • Ciprian V.

      How is it going ? I am selling some of my graphic cards atm at ‘cheap price’ if you’re interested.

  • Believe Inyourself

    Great information. This will be my first mining rig as well. I am a noob but we all have to start somewhere.

    I will be getting the MSI GTX 1080 TI GAMING X, or is the AMP extreme better? (only can get one for now, but will add more as I can)

    Then the ASRock H81 PRO BTC R2.0 LGA 1150 Mining Motherboard was thinking the 6xGpu one.

    Next the 2x EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G3

    Then the PCIe Riser Adapter VER 008 PCI-E 16x to 1x 60cm USB 3.0 Extension Cable. Just one for now.

    And the 1stMR stackable mining rig.

    I hope this is correct, do I need to get anything else?
    Let me know if I should change anything.

    Not sure the wifey is going to like this haha.

    • Both gpu are goos 🙂 dont forget the cpu, ram and ssd 🙂 you have everything yoi need to get started. good luck and have fun!

      I can guarantee that your wife will love it once you cash out hahah..

    • Ciprian V.

      How is it going ? 🙂

  • Ronak Dhaka

    please help me i have 3gpu rx580 rig 2 gpu is saphir pulse rx580 and 1gpu is msi rx580 , my gpu combination work fine on zec mining ,eth mining and cryptonight mining but when i start btg mining my one gpu stop after one minute mining another two gpu work fine problem only btg mining pls help me . sorry for bad eng
    thanks in advanced

    • Maybe OC too much ?

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        PING ME I WILL SOLVE YOUR PROBLE….whats app mb no +91 9733731899

  • Danny Dekker

    Whats the bitcoin gold wallet that you use? I cant find one that Already can give me a bitcoin gold adres for mining. They all Will stay ready for “soon”. Please need help. Want to mine bitcoin gold. Greetz Danny

  • Here is another version on how to mine bitcoin gold from BTG team:
    https://howtotoken.com/mine-bitcoin-gold-ultimate-guide/

  • Diaconescu Cosmin

    Salut, ce setari recomanzi pentru placile GTX 1080 Ti Asus pentru a putea obtine o performanta maxima ?

  • Willy Iglesias

    I keep getting the download of miner block cause of virus? any way aroudn this?

    • Baraa Ali

      go to downloads and press on keep file
      in you are using chrome or firefox its ctrl+j

  • Vin

    Please, do you know how to modify my configuration file on ethos?

    • It has to be done via windows!

      • Vin

        Is there any way to use ethos to mine btg?

        • Don’t think you can do that yet.. they will have to integrate the miners..

  • Manoj Deshmukh

    Hey bro, I am unable to get the BTG wallet address in the Binance Exchange under Deposits & Withdrawals as it is showing suspend. Please can you assist in locating or finding the address.

    Thanks,

    • i am updating right now about this matter..

      • Manoj Deshmukh

        Hello,

        Any update on the same?

        Thanks

        • Manoj Deshmukh

          hello mate,

          any luck?

          Thanks

          • Use coinomi app to generate a wallet.. till binance open btg..

          • Manoj Deshmukh

            Hi bro…I have generated my wallet in coinomi, however after updating all the required details in Bat file. It is not opening as it is just blinking to open but not actually opening. Please could you assist me.

            Many Thanks

          • can you paste here the code from config.txt ?

          • Manoj Deshmukh

            -zpool eu.pool.gold:3044-zwal GaD1DSbVdq5NPNk5fiYtvEynQYq6zbv7ht.Samurai-zpsw z-ftime 1-tstop 85-tt 65-fanmin 65-fanmax 100-r 1-cclock 1200-mclock 2100-cvddc 900-mvddc 900

          • try this: -zpool eu.pool.gold:3044 -zwal
            GaD1DSbVdq5NPNk5fiYtvEynQYq6zbv7ht.Samurai -zpsw z -ftime 1 -tstop 85 -tt
            65 -fanmin 65 -fanmax 100 -r 1 -cclock 1200 -mclock 2100 -cvddc 900 -mvddc 900

          • Manoj Deshmukh

            both seems to be the same bro..
            what is the difference? still the same issue – bat file appears to blink and gets closed automatically.

          • Manoj Deshmukh

            Hello bro, any luck with my issue?

          • first try this again: ZecMiner64.exe -zpool eu.pool.gold:3044 -zwal GaD1DSbVdq5NPNk5fiYtvEynQYq6zbv7ht.Samurai -zpsw z -ftime 1 -tstop 85 -tt 65 -fanmin 65 -fanmax 100 -r 1 -cclock 1200 -mclock 2100 -cvddc 900 -mvddc 900

            if still doesnt work then add same settings to config.txt instead..

            start. bat should have only: ZecMiner64.exe
            and config.txt should have this:

            -zpool eu.pool.gold:3044
            -zwal GaD1DSbVdq5NPNk5fiYtvEynQYq6zbv7ht.Samurai -zpsw z
            -ftime 1
            -tstop 85
            -tt 65
            -fanmin 65
            -fanmax 100
            -r 1
            -cclock 1200
            -mclock 2100
            -cvddc 900
            -mvddc 900

          • Manoj Deshmukh

            Hello mate..
            I am not able to locate the config.txt file

          • Manoj Deshmukh

            hello, is it possible to take the remote access and assist with the necessary settings.
            Appreciate your help in advance.

          • email me teamviewer details 🙂

          • Gizmobyte Computers

            How to email you as I’d like help if you’re able?

          • what do you mean ?

          • Gizmobyte Computers

            Help with EthOS and RX 580 global settings, if that is something you’re able to help with? I have a laptop with teamviewer to remotely access ethos. If you’re able to help, I guess I’d need your email to send teamviewer info to right?

          • Yes of course, have you modded the bios for gpus ?

  • Franklin Buttaci

    ethos 1.2.5 version contains claymore V12.5, have you try if that works?

  • Mc Cristian

    is a scam since the first appearance of this fork
    Bitcoin Gold big scam

  • Mohamed Kaki

    hi can any one help me im using BTGMINE POOL yesterday it show me my informatoin but to day nothing

  • gwiser101

    Is it possible to mine with just a GTX 660 card?

    • Umm.. not sure.. give it a try and let me know..

  • Hello i have some cards rx480 8gb, rx 570 4gb and 5804gb all nitro +, but they crash with this algo so wich are the best drives for this? thanks

  • Spitfire

    Hello, thak you for this infos !
    Are you gonna do “how creat a BTG wallet and configure Claymore for AMD or NVIDIA” ? A wallet like myetherwallet
    Thanks :3

  • Joshua Brophy

    Can I change the Nvidia/Cuda start.bat file to run us.east pool or do I halfto stay in the eu pool??? And why does it say Zcash miner at the top if the mining program???

  • Knut Mueller

    Hi there, I’m very green, but would love to get involved in mining and not just buying cryptos lol. But I can’t even download the software from the link on this page, it get’s blocked by chrome as potentially malicious software. Any suggestions / help would be appreciated. Cheers Knut

    • Knut Mueller

      Found your comment down below and tried that, but My Norton keeps deleting it?

      • When i get that i have to disable windows defender 🙂

  • vampyren

    Not sure i do this correct. If nVidia 1070 gives 2,880 Sol/s i should get 7 x 2,880 Sol/s = 20160 Sol/s or (GH/s) in Hash Rate, is that correct? (having 7 nvidai 1070 in this example)

    Using 20160 GH/s in http://www.coinwarz.com shows
    Daily 0.03113439
    Weekly 0.21794071
    Monthly 0.9340
    Annually 11.3641

    With current price sitting at $168 its very very bad really. Anyone can give some confirmation about what they are getting daily? i know its new and all but something is better than nothing. We need more data.

    • Hi @vampyren:disqus , 2,800 Sol/s per rig. not per gpu.

      • vampyren

        Sorry i dont understand what you mean?
        What does 1 nvidia 1070 GPU give in GH/s or Sol/s?
        You say rig but what does that mean? are you refering to my rig which has 7×1070 GPU ?
        I think i used the wrong calculator earlier, is there a way to calculate how much roughly i can get a day using my hardware ( 7×1070 gpu)?

        • Ciprian V.

          It gives 480 / 1070.
          You should use Gtx 1080ti , much better .

          I ve got some to sell at good price if you’re interested 🙂

  • Taqi B Abughazaleh

    how to use ETHOS for mining BTG ?

  • Shawn

    Wow. I have to say this is a great write up. I am now up and running. New to mining in general and obviously very late to the game. I do have a very beginner level question for everyone. I have wallets on several sites where I am able to add and remove funds from very easily however I have no idea what to do with my BTG wallet. I signed up on the preferred site through the bitcoin gold site. I have and address, public key and private key however what do I do with this? I have BTG accumulating from mining but I have no idea how to access this wallet to do anything. I’m sure this is a very beginner level question and I apologize in advance.

    • Shawn

      To clarify this was mybtgwallet.online

    • Shawn

      Hopefully someone will have some insight. I’m sure a lot of people opened wallets the exact same way. Anyone moving BTG around?

  • Tommy Yeh

    Hi thanks for your sharing.

    My card is AMD RX570.

    My computer will not responding when I run the Claymore with this config.

    Does anyone get the problem as me ?

  • Stan

    Hou much BTG can be mined in a month for exapmle?

    • with RX / 1800 H/s around 1.067541 BTG and woth GTX / 2900 H/s 1.736600 BTG

    • Ciprian V.

      If you need i can sell you for cheap price some graphic cards , i have 20+ to sell atm.

      • Stan

        Thanks but no. It looks like need to invest a lot of money and wait for a long time before recieve profit

        • estefany moreno

          welcome to mining, man, this is a loooooong game, but a really good game, and an exponential game, one card nets you 1$ a day, 10 cards 10$, 100 cards 100$ and so on

  • kas89

    how long is it supposed to take before i start to see some coins in my wallet? its been going for a while now and still nothing in there

  • Антон Титов

    Did everything according the guide. When launch “start” I have window with the technical details, then I hear how the fan starting increase its rotating speed and after that my monitor is off and keyboard doesn’t respond. What should I do?

    • Try lowering OC!

      • Антон Титов

        Didn’t even try OC. Or you mean OC set in config? If yes, then what should I change In config text?

        • can you paste here your config line ?

          • Антон Титов

            -zpool eu.pool.gold:3044
            -zwal Xx43SQjTexxxxbJ53Xfp3zvtBJAnJxxx.anyname
            -zpsw z
            -ftime 1
            -tstop 85
            -tt 65
            -fanmin 65
            -fanmax 100
            -r 1
            -cclock 1200
            -mclock 2100
            -cvddc 900
            -mvddc 900

          • Антон Титов

            -zpool eu.pool.gold:3044
            -zwal Xx43SQjTexxxxbJ53Xfp3zvtBJAnJxxx.anyname
            -zpsw z
            -ftime 1
            -tstop 85
            -tt 65
            -fanmin 65
            -fanmax 100
            -r 1
            -cclock 1200
            -mclock 2100
            -cvddc 900
            -mvddc 900

  • Max rux

    Thank you so much! Awesome read, and well organized! I was up and running in just minutes!

  • Alex Rancel

    Dear friend…. I am trying to EWBF but is not working… do you have a line example?…. thank you! Alex Rancel from Miami.

    • Hi @alex_rancel:disqus , can you paste your config here?

  • Adit Kurniawan

    I have 2 GTX 1070 and GTX 950, how to turn off gtx 950?

    • If you are using claymore use the comand -di, if the gtx 950 si first gpu use -di 1 to enable only the 1070, if is second -di 1!

  • Marco Sasela

    Hi, will you pleeaaaase create a tutorial on how to mine neoscrypt with AMD cards? I’ve found almost nothing detailed about it.

  • Chris

    DO NOT MINE TO EXCHANGE WALLETS! JESUS CHRIST!

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