Getting started with Mining Monero

It's easy to start mining Monero, this page will guide you through the process step by step. If you run into any issues, you can contact us or chat to fellow pukka miners using Discord (search Pukka Pool on Discord) where we are building a great community of friendly, knowledgeable miners. If you have a technical issue with the pool, you can email, please be patient and someone will get back to you.

Step 1 - Install Wallet & Create Your Mining Address
First things first, you need a Monero wallet to store your mining rewards.

Desktop Wallet
We recommend you use the Official Monero Wallet where possible or Cake Wallet is a frequently used alternative.

Lightweight / Mobile Wallet
There are several mobile wallets available, Atomic Wallet is popular with miners.

 Important: we highly recommend that you do NOT mine directly to an exchange wallet, many exchanges do not allow it and may delay or even block your payments, your funds will be safer in a proper wallet that you own the keys to.

Step 2 - Choose Your Mining Software
Install your preferred mining software.

Any compatible mining software that can mine Monero (XMR) can be used with Pukka Pool. XMRig is frequently used with our pool and works well on Windows, Mac and Linux machines.

For mining Monero with a CPU or GPU (supports Nvidia / AMD).
Available for Windows & Linux.

 Important: It is very common that antivirus software will stop you downloading / installing the mining software. If this happens, we suggest temporarily disabling your antivirus software or allowing it within the antivirus software.

Step 3 - Configure Your Mining Software
Setup the miner and configure the settings.

Quickstart Connection Details

  • URL: stratum+ssl:// (port 5555 for non ssl)
  • User: your_wallet_address
  • Password: your_worker_name
  • Algo: rx/0

Before you can start the miner, you need to add the connection details either with a configuration file or alternatively you can simply start the miner using the command line as shown below. These instructions are specific to using XMRig but will be very similar for any mining software you choose.

Start miner with config file

Windows: To run the config file on a Windows machine, copy the config file to your xmrig folder (usually stored in C:\program files) to replace the default config, then click the start.cmd file to run XMRig.

Mac / Unix: To run the config file on a Mac, copy the config file to your xmrig folder (usually stored in your applications folder) to replace the default config, then double click XMRig to start the miner.

 SSL Connection

    "autosave": true,
    "donate-level": 1,
    "cpu": true,
    "opencl": false,
    "cuda": false,
    "pools": [
            "coin": "monero",
            "algo": "rx/0",
            "url": "stratum+ssl://",
            "user": "42TYEqzNyA76vi6DDnTynC5ANqtmr5yQr2Tsow9fTiQeVyPU3dznkEnEDRXAG4mR3bed9o2yUU3kWgELagcmwvRVSAvc4Le",
            "pass": "your_worker_name",
            "tls": true,
            "keepalive": true,
 Dont forget to change the example wallet address to your own wallet address.
Start miner with command line

To start the miner on a Windows machine using the command line interface (CLI), you need to open a terminal window by typing ‘cmd’ into the search box and pressing enter (or opening launchpad on mac and searching for terminal). Next you need to navigate the terminal to the location of your xmrig folder (click here for help navigating). Once your terminal is in the correct location, you can simply paste the following line of code to start your miner.


xmrig.exe -a rx/0 -o stratum+ssl:// -u 42TYEqzNyA76vi6DDnTynC5ANqtmr5yQr2Tsow9fTiQeVyPU3dznkEnEDRXAG4mR3bed9o2yUU3kWgELagcmwvRVSAvc4Le -p worker_name

sudo ./xmrig -a rx/0 -o stratum+ssl:// -u 42TYEqzNyA76vi6DDnTynC5ANqtmr5yQr2Tsow9fTiQeVyPU3dznkEnEDRXAG4mR3bed9o2yUU3kWgELagcmwvRVSAvc4Le -p worker_name
 Dont forget to change the example wallet address to your own wallet address.
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