Ethereum mining has evolved considerably over the last few years. The tech-savvy early adopters has been surpassed by hobby miners, and complicated command-line mining tools have become easier to use, and streamlined. GUI mining software has sprung up that makes it really simple to get going.
Here’s our top 5 Ethereum Mining Software to try in 2019:
#1 Claymore’s Dual Ethereum Miner
Claymore has long been top of the list of Ethereum miners – respected for its profitability and the control it offers over the hardware tweaking and multi-coin mining capabilities. As an added bonus, it allows you to mine other coins also apart from Ethereum. The other coins include Pascal, Decred, Siacoin, and Lbry. The mining fee is 1% and if you go for dual mining, the fee will be 2% It is being supported by Windows and Linux operating systems.
#2 Cudo Miner
Cudo Miner is a highly profitable GUI Ethereum miner for Windows, Linux and Mac that can automatically switch to mining other cryptocurrencies like Monero, Ravencoin, Grin, Verge, Vertcoin, or Ethereum Classic if they are more profitable. It has a nice feature where whatever it mines, it can still pay you in Ethereum (or another coin of your choice). It has a simple GUI that makes it easy for beginners to get going but also has advanced features for professionals such as overclocking and hardware optimisations.
The Ethminer mining software is a derivative of the extra techy Gethand is a low resource code that can be used to mine any Ethash-based crypto, meaning it can also be dedicated to Ethereum Classic and Metaverse for example, by anyone looking to configure it. It will demand more in-depth work to get up-and-running.
Geth was developed by the Ethereum team themselves, and is the original Ethereum miner. It is actively maintained by the Ethereum team, so it’s the first to be compatible with forthcoming forks. As it’s part of the core Ethereum software it comes with a wallet and has a lot of additional features beyond mining, but it is very technical and takes more work to get it up and running.
MinerGate is a mining pool and offers its own GUI mining software that’s linked to the pool. The software is multicurrency, so it supports different coins, and being a GUI miner it’s very simple to get going so it’s good for beginners.