How to mine Cardano ADA Crypto on Windows 10

[Last updated: 2022-01-18]

Just to be clear, you are not mining the Cardano (ADA) coin directly. You use another cryptocurrency to mine via the Unminable.com website and then payout with Cardano (ADA) coin.

I assume that you know the basic information about the Cardano (ADA) coin itself. If you don’t, please check out this post first – Get the Answers about Cardano (ADA) – The Next Big Thing in Blockchain Technology, and then come back to this article.

Let’s get started!

Get a Wallet

First, you need to get the wallet so that you have somewhere to store the ADA that you mine.

On the Cardano website, they have two official wallets. First, there is a light wallet called Yoroi which is available for PC as a browser extension, iOS and Android. For this article, I will be using the full wallet called Daedalus.

Go to the Cardano website and select the Individual and click the Daedalus Wallet link.

Click Download and Select Windows 10.

Daedalus Wallet

Daedalus Installation

When it is finished, run the application.

Daedalus Application

Select the format that suits you. Click the Continue button.

Daedalus Application

Tick the I agree with terms of service. Click the Continue button.

Daedalus Application

Click Create button.

Daedalus Application

Click Create Sherley wallet button.

Daedalus Application

Tick the box and click the Continue button.

On the page, keep the 24 recovery phrase safe. Click yes, I have written down my wallet recovery phrase.

Note:
Do not lose this 24 recovery phrase safe. As these 24 words will be used for if the machine crash or you want to move to another machine, you need to rebuild this wallet. Keep them safe!!!

Enter the 24 words into this. Click Confirm button.

Tick the 2 options. Click Confirm button.

Daedalus Application

Wait for the wallet synced with blockchain to complete. Please note it will take a while.

Once it’s done. Then select the Receive option.

In this list, you will see the Receiving address.

Click the first one at the top.

Click the Copy the address link.

This will use on the rig configuration below.

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Get the Rig

Download the rig from https://xmrig.com/

Note: By the time this blog was written, the version was 6.15.2. There is a new version which is 6.16.2.

Chromium browsers (Chrome, Edge) have protection on downloading this particular file. Use Mozilla Firefox instead and ensure to allow to download the file.

Extract the file and move the folder into C:\Program Files

Windows Explorer

Inside the folder, open the config.json file with Notepad or any text editor.

Search the “pools” and change the configuration as follow:

"algo" : "rx/0",
"url" : "rx.unmineable.com:3333",
"user" : "ADA.{your_wallet_address}.{worker_name}

Note:

Under “user”, ADA is the currency that you want to use. {your_wallet_address} is the wallet address that you copy from the previous step. {worker_name} is a worker name that you can define any name. You can use your computer name for instance.

Save the file.

Run the xmrig.exe as Administrator.

You will see something like this.

XMRig Application

That’s it – you are mining it.

Leave this application running.

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Check the Unminable

To verify the mining, you go to Unminable.com and wait for 15 minutes after you run the mining app.

UnMineable Website

Select the RandomX tab.

Enter your ADA address. Click the Search button.

Note: This is the address that you copy from Daedalus Wallet.

You will see something like this.

UnMineable Website

Note:

The auto payout whenever the balance is over 8 ADA.

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The End

If you have reached the end of this article, congratulation. Hopefully, we have been able to shed some light on outlining what you need to know to mine Cardano (ADA) cryptocurrency.

We write this in such a way that this is not a fixed article. Like in this journey, we learn as we go and we re-write some parts of the article so please keep pinging with this article or any tech posts.

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