How to mine Monero (XMR) without a mining equipment?

If you don’t have a profitable mining equipment, nor time or money to invest into building it, you can still mine Monero with NiceHash.

NiceHash is a hashing power marketplace. Sellers of hashing power, i.e. miners, provide the hashing power for buyers (those who want to buy a service of mining a certain coin). Hence, NiceHash can provide you a massive hashing power in short amount of time. You won’t have to wait for years to see if you will make a profit or not and you can control which coin, at which pool, and for how long you want to mine.

Step 1: Create new account at NiceHash

Visit registration page and register with your e-mail address.

Step 2: Deposit some Bitcoins to your account

You will mine Monero, but you can buy hashing power at NiceHash only with Bitcoins. You can always withdraw unspent Bitcoins from your account back to any Bitcoin wallet.

Visit your wallet page and make a deposit. Note that the minimum price for placing an order equals 0.01 BTC.

Step 3: Find a suitable pool for mining and add it to your pool list

Selection of the pool plays a big role in the final amount of mined cryptocurrency. Make sure the pool you have selected can handle massive hashing rate and loads of shares, especially from a single connection. You can find a list of Monero pools here.

Note that you will probably have to register an account at selected pool as well. The pool will provide you with all the information you need. You can save your favorite pools at this page.

Step 4: Create new order and start mining

When creating a new order, make sure you select CryptoNightV7 algorithm for mining Monero (New algorithm variant since 2018 April the 6th). If you want to first learn more about placing an order with NiceHash, we recommend you to read this frequently asked question.

If you want to bid on hashing power select Standard (bidding) order type and if you want a fixed order that cannot be outbid, select Fixed order type. The status of marketplace and approximate prices of mining can be checked at live marketplace