The First HOdlcoin Mining Pool is Now Available

26 Mar


We have recently covered HOdlcoin (HODL) as an interesting new altcoin. For the moment HODL is only CPU mineable and you could only mine it solo with the wallet, but the first mining pool is now available with a dedicated hodlminer CPU miner (source). The miner supports Stratum and you can control how many CPU cores you want to utilize to mine HODL, however at this point it does seem to be slower than the built in CPU ‌mining in the wallet. With hodlminer we are getting just about 1/4th of the hashrate we get in the wallet or just about 45-50 H/s as compared to about 200 Hashes per second in the wallet (under Windows 7) using an Intel Core i7 5820K CPU (6 cores – 12 threads). So you might want to wait for a more optimized miner to become available and keep solo mining for the moment in order to have higher hashrate available. Using pool mining does provide lower rewards per block, but also should ensure stable and more predictable mining income, unlike when solo mining at this already pretty high difficulty where luck plays a lot of role in how much you will make.

Update: New faster version of the miner is now available that should provide slightly higher hashrate than what you are getting using the wallet miner, increase should be something like 10-20% or more, but it can vary, so you need to test and compare. Just download the updated binary and try on your CPU and feel free to post result in the comments below.

To download and try the hodlminer CPU miner for pool mining HODL coins on Windows…

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9 Responses to The First HOdlcoin Mining Pool is Now Available


March 27th, 2016 at 14:44

any quick how to how to compile linux miner from source , couldnt find any , not have previous experience compiling linux stuff either


March 27th, 2016 at 16:38

The Readme file in the archived source contains quick instructions for compiling.


March 27th, 2016 at 18:33

oh well , after headbanging with dependencies and actually compiling it , i ended up with miner who gives segmentation fault


March 28th, 2016 at 04:13

If you use the pool miner on Ubuntu (like a VPS), you will need the following packages:
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
sudo apt-get install libjansson-dev

To download and install:
wget “”
tar -xzf hodlminer.tar.gz
cd hodlcoin
./configure CFLAGS=”-O3″
sudo make install

Run the miner with:
./hodlminer -a hodl -o stratum+tcp:// -u Weblogin.WorkerName -p WorkerPassword -t 8 where t = # of threads

Unfortunately, I think something is wrong with my VPS from Cloud At Cost which has 10 cores/vCPUs and is only getting about 3.6 hashes per second. I wonder if others are having this issue.


March 28th, 2016 at 04:20

EDIT: You do need a ./ right before ./configure.


March 30th, 2016 at 01:04

It’s keep crashing on Windows 7 64bit


April 3rd, 2016 at 13:43

Not working under Windows XP – “not a win32 app” :(


May 18th, 2016 at 10:33

how to compile windows miner from source ? I had install Mingw32 help


November 7th, 2016 at 01:27

why is the solo waltet not working right is it so people use the pool, I will not use pools i want to solo mine

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