GPU Mining


Currently, the best option is Protovist's patch of ccminer on Ubuntu.


  • Ubuntu 16.04 is known to work.

  • Install the Zen Protocol wallet.

  • Obtain the exact versions of CUDA (9.2.11-1) and openssl (1.1.1-pre8) needed:

sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys
sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt install build-essential automake
sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_9.2.88-1_amd64.deb
sudo apt install libcurl4-openssl-dev 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cuda
tar zxf openssl-1.1.1-pre8.tar.gz
cd openssl-1.1.1-pre8/
make -j8
sudo make install
cd ..
  • Get the right version of ccminer:

git clone
cd ccminer
git checkout zenprotocol
  • Run the Zen Protocol client and create or import an account.

  • Run ccminer, pointing it to the Zen Protocol client, like this:

./ccminer -a zenprotocol -o

For a pool, change to the pool address.


Proper AMD mining support is still in development. Right now you need to compile your own Zen Protocol node.


cgminer --keccak -o

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