The current version of CryptoDredge is a (portable) console application. Unpack the downloaded archive and edit one of the sample .bat/.sh files or provide the necessary command line arguments.


Developer fee is 1% (2% for MTP and NIM)

Supported Algorithms

  • Allium
  • Argon2d (250/4096/DYN/NIM)
  • Chukwa (Argon2-512)
  • CryptoNightConceal
  • CryptoNightFastV2 (Masari and Stellite)
  • CryptoNightGPU
  • CryptoNightHaven
  • CryptoNightHeavy
  • CryptoNightTLO
  • CryptoNightTurtle
  • CryptoNightUPX
  • CryptoNightZLS
  • CuckooCycle (Aeternity)
  • HMQ1725
  • Lyra2REv3
  • Lyra2vc0ban
  • Lyra2z
  • MTP (see the “MTP Algorithm” item)
  • NeoScrypt
  • Ninja (Argon2-256)
  • Phi2
  • Skunkhash
  • Tribus
  • X16R
  • X16RT
  • X16RV2
  • X16S
  • X17
  • X21S


The current version of CryptoDredge is a (portable) console application. Unpack the downloaded archive and edit one of the sample .bat/.sh files or provide the necessary command line arguments.


CryptoDredge -a <ALGO> -o stratum+tcp://<POOL> -u <WALLET_ADDRESS> -p <OPTIONS>

Command-Line Arguments

-v, --version Print version information

-a, --algo Specify algorithm to use

  • aeternity
  • allium
  • argon2d-dyn
  • argon2d-nim
  • argon2d250
  • argon2d4096
  • chukwa
  • cnconceal
  • cnfast2
  • cngpu
  • cnhaven
  • cnheavy
  • cntlo
  • cnturtle
  • cnupx2
  • cnzls
  • hmq1725
  • lyra2v3
  • lyra2vc0ban
  • lyra2z
  • mtp
  • mtp-tcr
  • neoscrypt
  • ninja
  • phi2
  • sha256csm
  • skunk
  • tribus
  • x16r
  • x16rt
  • x16rv2
  • x16s
  • x17
  • x21s

-d, --device List of comma-separated device IDs to use for mining. IDs are numbered 0,1…,N - 1

-h, --help Print help information

-i, --intensity Mining intensity (0.0 - 8.0). For example: -i N[,N] (default: 6)

-o, --url URL of mining pool

-p, --pass Password/Options for mining pool

-u, --user Username for mining pool

-x, --proxy Connecting through a proxy. Syntax: protocol://[user:password@]proxyhost[:port]. For example: -x socks5://proxyuser:12345@ Supported proxy types: Socks5 for TCP connections, HTTP for Websocket connections

--cert Path to the mining pool server certificate file. Used for stratum+ssl connections, must contain the full certificate chain. If not specified, the server certificate is not verified, but the connection remains secure

--sni Enable SNI (Server Name Indication) for stratum+ssl connections

--log Log output to file

--no-color Force color off

--no-watchdog Force watchdog off

--no-crashreport Force crash reporting off

--cpu-priority Set process priority in the range 0 (low) to 5 (high) (default: 3)

--api-type Specify API type to use (default: ccminer-tcp)

  • ccminer-tcp (ccminer 2.3 TCP)
  • ccminer-ws (ccminer 2.3 WebSocket)
  • off

-b, --api-bind IP:port for the miner API, 0 disabled (default:

-r, --retries N number of times to retry if a network call fails, -1 retry indefinitely (default: -1)

-R, --retry-pause N time to pause between retries, in seconds (default: 15)

--timeout N network timeout, in seconds (default: 300)

-c, --config JSON configuration file to use (default: config.json)

--no-nvml Force NVML off

--hashrate Expected hashrate in kh/s (argon2d-nim only) (default: 100)

--optimizer Run optimizer, currently for argon2d-nim only (default: auto)

  • auto (Run if gpu.json does not exist)
  • force (Run always ignoring gpu.json)

System Requirements

  • NVIDIA GPUs with Compute Capability 5.0 or above
  • Latest GeForce driver
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended). Some algorithms such as NeoScrypt require the virtual memory (swap file) with the same size as all of the GPU’s memory.
  • Internet connection



  • Ubuntu 16.04+, Debian 9.0+ (64-bit versions)
  • Package libc-ares2. Installing libc-ares2 package is as easy as running the following command on terminal: sudo apt install libc-ares2


Antivirus Software Reports

CryptoDredge is not a piece of malicious software. You may try to add an exception in antivirus software you use.

Rejected Shares

There are many reasons for rejected shares. The primary reasons are:

  • high network latency
  • overloaded mining server
  • aggressive graphics card overclocking


If you are using a third-party watchdog, you can disable the built-in watchdog by using --no-watchdog option.


CryptoDredge -a <ALGO> -o stratum+tcp://<POOL> -u <WALLET_ADDRESS> --no-watchdog

Several Instances After a While

It seems that you are using an own restart mechanism of CryptoDredge (see the Watchdog item).

Crash Reporting

If the built-in watchdog is enabled then CryptoDredge will generate and send us the report. You can disable error reporting with --no-crashreport option. Allowing CryptoDredge to send us automatic reports helps us prioritize what to fix and improve in the future versions.

Crash reports won’t include any personal information about you, but they might include:

  • Operating System version
  • Driver version
  • Miner configuration
  • Application crash data

MTP Algorithm

System Requirements:

  • GPUs with at least 5 GB of memory
  • There are no special CPU and RAM requirements, 4 GB must be sufficient

In comparison to other algorithms, MTP requires transferring large amounts of data to the pool. This may be a problem for limited and slow connections.

The miner has to do some extra work every time that the pool sends a new “job”, so an average hashrate will be a bit slow.

Developer fee is 2% for MTP.

Argon2d (NIM) Algorithm

If you encounter many “invalid share: invalid pow” errors from the pool, set --hashrate option to calculate the start difficulty.


If you have problems, questions, ideas or suggestions, please contact us by posting to cryptodredge@gmail.com

Web Site

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