Quick-Start

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.

Features

Developer fee is 1%

Supported Algorithms

  • Argon2d (4096/DYN/NIM)
  • Chukwa (Argon2-512)
  • Chukwa-v2
  • CryptoNightConceal
  • CryptoNightGPU
  • CryptoNightHaven
  • CryptoNightHeavy
  • CryptoNightTurtle
  • CryptoNightUPX
  • Ethash
  • FiroPoW
  • KawPow

QuickStart

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.

Example:

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

  • argon2d-dyn
  • argon2d-nim
  • argon2d4096
  • chukwa2
  • chukwa
  • cnconceal
  • cngpu
  • cnhaven
  • cnheavy
  • cnturtle
  • cnupx2
  • ethash
  • firopow
  • kawpow

-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

-w, --worker Worker name

-x, --proxy Connecting through a proxy. Syntax: protocol://[user:password@]proxyhost[:port]. For example: -x socks5://proxyuser:12345@127.0.0.1:1080. 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: 127.0.0.1:4068)

-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)

--temperature-limit GPU limit temperature, 0 disabled (default: 0) --temperature-start GPU resume temperature, 0 disabled (default: 0)

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

Windows

  • Windows 10/11 (64-bit versions)

Linux

  • Ubuntu 18.04+, Debian 10.0+ (64-bit versions)

Notes

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

Watchdog

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

Example:

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

Argon2d (NIM) Algorithm

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

Contact

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

Web Site

Visit the CryptoDredge web site for the latest news and downloads: https://cryptodredge.org/