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Minergate Review – The Best Way to Mine Any Coin with CPU & GPU

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I just found this awesome software  “MinerGate”, basically using your personal computer (and not only) you can mine several cryptocurrencies using CPU & GPU, an easy to use cryptocurrency miner. Great thing about this software is that you can mine multiple currencies, the most useful feature of this app is the “Smart Mining” which means “Automatic mining of the currency that has the highest exchange rate during the last hour.


Personal Widget – actual mining speed! (usually running 2 cpu cores only, no gpu)

I'm mining on MinerGate - the best cryptonote mining pool
Here is a quick MinerGate review / tutorial!

  1. CPU & GPU Miner
  2. WEB Miner
  3. Mobile Miner

MinerGate is a mining pool created by a group of cryptocoin enthusiasts.

It is the first pool which provides service for merged mining. This means that while mining on MinerGate you can mine different coins simultaneously without decrease of hashrate for major coin. The fees are between 1% and 1.5%. Find out more on their website

MinerGate is available on Windows, Mac, Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora)

Coins mined by MinerGate

Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), ZCash (ZEC), Monero (XMR), Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Bytecoin (BCN), FantomCoin (FCN), QuazarCoin (QCN), DigitalNote (XDN), MonetaVerde (MCN), Dashcoin (DSH), Aeoncoin (ANN), Infinium-8 (INF8).

Follow this steps to start mining right now!

1. MinerGate CPU & GPU miner

Maybe the mining / hashing results will not look that impressive because i will be using again my laptop for this tutorial


  • CPU: i73610QM 2.30GHz – 8 cores
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 670M 3GB
  • RAM16 GB

I'm mining on MinerGate - the best cryptonote mining pool

1 First of all go to MinerGate website and create an account then download MinerGate, go to download page and select the version that suits your operating system.

2 Once downloaded and installed, start MinerGate and the login page will be prompted, to login enter email and password that you have used in the previous step.

3 When logged in, as default, MinerGate will open to “Smart Mining” page. Do not click “Start smart mining” yet!

Before to start the mining process, MinerGate has a benchmark feature where you can find how good is your CPU and GPU for mining, is not that important but is nice to see how good is your system.

Start the benchmark!

4 Now that the benchmark is done go to “Miner“, there you will see all the coins that can be mined. You can start mining by clicking the “Play” button on each coin.

Another great feature  is that you can mine multiple coins at the same time :), you can split CPU cores for 2-3 coins, for GPU you can select more instances only if you have more than 1 GPU.

But ill suggest you to use the “Smart Miner“, this is an automatic mining feature that will hash the coin that has the highest exchange rate, more profitable.

I'm mining on MinerGate - the best cryptonote mining pool

This piece of software is a time saver for who want to mine with personal computer, no more struggling to make dozens of configuration. Install, choose what to mine, hash, everyone is happy! 🙂

2. MinerGate Mobile mining

I didn’t had in plans to add this two following features because there is no point to mine on mobile or web mining, but since MinerGate have them let’s take a quick overview!

To mine Mobile or Tabled you will need to have an Android system. For this test ill use a Samsung Galaxy S7!


Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo)
Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Mongoose & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)

3. MinerGate Web Mining

This function will only use your browser settings to mine, so the hashing speed will be very low!

  • Create an account with MinerGate, click here to do so!
  • Once logged in go to WEB Miner page, click here!
  • Click START button for the coin you would like to mine and withing a few seconds the browser will begin to mine

Start mining with the easy way! Signup now here.

Have fun!

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

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  • Anu Malik

    you are best thanks

  • Kuraizuke

    What specs would you suggest to get the best benchmark?

  • Permacore

    Minergate _seems_ good, but is actually crap. Just because its easy to use doesnt make it good. They have major account security problems, such that if you dont have 2 factor authentication from day 1 youre screwed and will lose all your coin. Prohashing is way better, since it also has smart mining and will pay you out in any X11 or Scrypt coin you want. And if you wanna buy cloud mining, Nicehash and Genesis Mining are much much better.

    • Yep, but it is a good way to start for beginners 🙂

    • Swissdude

      yea right just like eNiceHash had a better security? right? Best security is to withdraw as soon as you can. Do not leave it sitting on the pools account. no matter where you mine.

  • Basil

    After 2 weeks mining @ minergate, lost everything – everything turned to zero.

  • Jacques Bands

    As Ciprian said, Minergate got me started (I’m only into this crypto currency game for 2 days now)(thanks Ciprian – it was this article that got me started).

    Tried minergate on a windows 7 virtual machine with 48 CPUs and got 600 H/s. Tried minergate on a Ubuntu on the same host, as a virtual machine and the hashrate improved to 800, That’s a 33% improvement using the same hardware. Next thing I’m going to try is to load Ubuntu straight onto the hardware and not virtualise it – should give another 30% increase as there is no hypervisor in between which is reserving CPU cycles for it self.

    The thing that I find sort of misleading about Minergate, is on the machine above, the benchmark rates the machine as 3 stars and about 7 times better than the average computer on Minergate. This makes it sound great, but actually the hashrate (for me as a newbie sounds pretty low …) and at this rate it will take me a 36 days to mine one Minero 🙁 Does not even pay for the electricity the server gobbled up in that time. In other words, Minergate gives the newbie a false sense of performance.

    • Hey @jacquesbands:disqus , start using a real miner like claymore or anything else that i meant for that, those are much better optimized.

  • DGTLUnderground

    Minergate does not publish any information about found blocks and that way it is easy for them to skim on block rewards. Also the miner code is not open source…

    • Swissdude

      open source is not always the best. When it comes to security open source is the worse there is. And about the block rewards and skimming, I don’ see it that way. you have many other options to choose from. So it is ones choice to use a service under the conditions the service provides.

  • Neville Cawood

    Payment is about 30% less than you get with the miners included in Nicehash, mining to other pools.

    ie: Minergate is for idiots and those too lazy to read.

  • Miner Gate is stealing your hashes. Don’t take my word for it, google it if you want, or better yet, set up proper mining and get 30-40% increased output in your mining efforts.

    • The sad thing is that they also trick the affiliate users, before the major update i had like 100+ or 200+ users signed up with my affiliate id, and this was months ago.. i guess now those are much more than that.. even tho every time i check i see “0 affiliates are mining for you now!” which is very hard to believe it.. also i was able to see all users signed with my affiliate link, now i have no data about them, they hide it. They stoped answering to my emails once i asked about this matter.. so basically they are confirming this..

      Ill update the article soon and will try to make people to avoid them.

      They don’t play fair at all.. 🙁 too bad.. their system looks very good.

      • Swissdude

        the affiliate thing is bad. I agree. I hope they fix it or at least just get rid of it.

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