Archive for the ‘Mining Software’ Category


The original reason to use a local stratum proxy server is to be able to bridge some mining hardware designed to use the older getwork protocol to newer pools that use the better stratum protocol. An example of such devices are ASICminer’s Erupter Blade and Erupter Cube Bitcoin ASICs – these devices have a built-in miner software, however it uses the older getwork protocol and you would need to use a local stratum proxy in order to be able to set these devices to mine on a stratum-based BTC mining pool. Below you can find a link to download the Windows version of the stratum mining proxy, and here you can find the source code of the project.

You can however also use the stratum proxy locally in order to easily control all of your miners at once, if you point the miner to the local proxy server you only need to change the pool that the proxy will connect to and all of the miners will be redirected to that pool, so no need to individually change them. The stratum proxy will work with both getwork and stratum miners and will connect them to stratum pool on the other side.

How to configure the proxy server:

mining_proxy.exe -o -p 3333

The above example will run the stratum proxy server on the IP address of the system it is running on and it will start to listen on local ports 3333 (stratum) and 8332 (getwork) and the miners that connect to them locally will be getting work from the mining pool that will be connected on port 3333 externally. That is all you have to do, it is quick and easy to configure and use the stratum mining proxy.

To download the latest version of the stratum mining proxy for windows…


There is now an updated version of cgminer based on 3.7.2 (kalroth cgminer 3.7.3) with support for MaxCoin’s keccak (SHA-3) algorithm that is more stable and optimized than the previously available cgminer 3.6.6 with keccak support. So if you are still using the old version 3.6.6 of cgminer with keccak support, then you better update to the new cgminer 3.7.3 kalroth release for mining MaxCoins (MAX). You can also build the miner yourself from source if you wish.

You can download cgminer 3.7.3 karloth with GPU mining support for Windows OS here…


If you have Bitmain AntMiner U1 USB sticks for Bitcoin mining you would need to use a special version of cgminer that is compiled to support these BTC ASIC devices. Below you will find cgminer 3.8.5 for windows that is compiled with AntMiner U1 support along with BAT files to run the USB ASIC at “stock” frequency for 1.6 GH/s, along with settings for running the device at 1.8 GH/s, 2.0 GH/s and 2.2 GH/s. Just make sure that you overclock the AntMiner U1 for higher hashrate to ensure that the device is properly cooled – you need to provide additional fan blowing on the device to cool it down when it is overclocked. Do not, and we really mean that you should not overclock the AntMiner U1 without additional cooling or there is risk of damaging the device!

You can download cgminer 3.8.5 with AntMiner U1 support for Windows here…