Mine Aeternity (AE) with f2pool!

f2pool is the first mining pool in the world to support AE mining

F2Pool 🐟
5 min readDec 11, 2018


Key Information:

Algorithm: Cuckoo Cycle
Supported: GPU & CPU mining
Website: https://www.aeternity.com
Block Explorer: https://explorer.aepps.com

Project Overview:

Aeternity is a platform with the ability to create decentralized applications. It is presented as an improved alternative to the well-known Ethereum platform, it solves the problems of scalability, improves the security of scripts and makes access to smart contracts more economical.

For the miners out there — the Cuckoo Cycle algorithm used by AE currently only supports N-card mining and requires at least 4 GB of memory.

Now, it’s time to learn how to mine AE with f2pool 🐟

Part 1 — Obtain AE Wallet Address

Just like mining any cryptocurrency, you must first have a wallet that accepts the AE mining payout. Here are the options:

Here is the official guide for the AE wallet: AE Waller Guide

Please note: regulatory policies related to cryptocurrency mining differ in each country, and each miner is responsible to understand the associated risks.

Part 2 — Download mining software

Part 2.1

AE can be mined using your GPU and CPU. The mining software can be downloaded through the following links:

Please set up the software according to the parameters within this mining guide.

Part 2.2

After downloading and installing the mining software, run the mining program. Adjust the settings as follows:

Miner Name: Give a name to distinguish between different mining machines, which can be a combination of numbers or letters.

Coin: Select AE.

Wallet Address: Set your AE main network wallet address (the main network wallet address starts with “ak_”) to receive mining revenue.

Mining Pool: Choose f2pool.

Now you’re ready to start mining!

Please keep the following in mind:

1. The hash rate of QSKG (轻松矿工) is the shared value, and the actual hash rate is displayed on the mining pool.

2. AE mining requires high virtual memory; 1080Ti single card needs 8GB virtual memory. For example, six 1080Ti cards need a total of 48GB virtual memory; 1070, 1070Ti, 1080 single cards require 6GB virtual memory on average, therefore a six card mining machine needs 36GB of virtual memory.

3. The graphics card driver requires version 397.00 or higher. In the above picture, in the lower left corner: “Win10/16G/411.31/GeForce MX150 × 1” represents the following: system version/virtual memory size/current graphics card driver version/GPU model× GPU number. This can be used as a reference for your graphics card driver testing.

Part 3 — Download minerOS

Part 3.1

Currently, AE miners need to connect to the mining pool using minerOS, and can only support N-card mining with at least 4 GB is. Here are the installation steps:

1. For miners who have not installed minerOS, first register a minerOS account (HERE). Miners who have already installed minerOS can skip the installation and upgrade to 1.6.6 or above.

2. Prepare a 16 GB (or larger) U disk or mobile hard disk, click here to download and set up to V1.1.6 version (or above).

3. After the download is complete, burn minerOS to a USB flash drive or mobile hard disk. The version number is 1.6.6.NK1518D410.

4. Insert the burned U disk or mobile hard disk into the mining machine. After the machine is turned on, it will automatically activate the minerOS account, which has just been registered. You can log in via minerOS to operate the mining machine.

Please note: This is a simplified installation process. For more details, please refer to the “minerOS installation tutorial”.

Part 3.2

After completing the above minerOS installation, log in to minerOS to operate the mining machine.

1. Here is the new miner template. In the left navigation bar, click on “Drilling Template” and on the right side click on the blue “+” icon.

2. Select AE for the currency and click OK to enter the “Edit Template” page.

The default mining program is “koel-cuckoo”. Select version 1.0.7; the overclocking function is not supported at this time, and its default is off.

The default mining pool is set to f2pool

Fill in your AE wallet address, which starts with “ak_”

After the setup is completed, click the OK button at the bottom of the page.

3. After the setup is finished, the newly created template will appear in the mining template list.

4. Configure the newly created mining template to the host. Click “Host” in the left navigation menu, and find the mining machine to be configured in the list. In the “Operation” column, click the “Configure and Restart” button to enter the next page.

5. On the current operation page, select the “AE-Fish Pool” mining template just created, click “OK” and “Yes” in the pop-up dialog box. After the configuration is completed, the mining will start.

Part 4 — Monitoring mining machine status and revenue

To view the operational status and daily income of the mining machine, you can access the f2pool official website, click on the search bar in the upper right corner, and enter the wallet address to check.

You can also view the information through our f2pool app. From the login screen, select “Quick View” in the bottom right corner and enter your wallet address.

Please note: After you set up your miner, it may take a little time before your mining data will sync with the f2pool website and app.

Happy Mining 🐟

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