Monero ist eine Kryptowährung, die auf Proof-of-Work-Mining zurückgreift, um einen dezentralen Konsens zu erreichen. Weiter unten findest du weitere Informationen rund um die ersten Schritte des Minings. Das Monero-Projekt empfiehlt keinen speziellen Pool, keine bestimmte Software oder Hardware und die nachfolgenden Informationen sind rein informativ.

Proof of Work

One of Monero's philosophies is to maintain egalitarian mining, so that everyone can have the possibility to mine. To achieve this, Monero uses a particular algorithm ideated and developed by members of the Monero community: RandomX. This PoW algorithm is ASIC resistant, which means it's impossible to build specialized hardware to mine Monero. Miners must use consumer-grade hardware and compete fairly.

Monero can be mined by both CPUs and GPUs, but the former is much more efficient.

Solo or pool mining

Miners can decide if they prefer to solo mine or to mine in a pool. Each method has its benefits and drawbacks, but the Monero Project encourages individuals to solo mine using the Monero software (GUI and CLI), as this type of independent mining is the most effective way to increase the robustness of the Monero network.

Pro and cons of solo and pool mining:


  • Makes the network more secure than if mining in a pool
  • You can mine using your Monero wallet. No need for additional software
  • Depending on your hashrate, it might take months before you find a block. This is often referred to as a 'lottery'


  • Frequent payouts. You will receive XMR according to how much you are participating in the pool of your choice.
  • You have to pay a fee to the pool operator
  • You can only use third party software to pool mine, which might take a small percentage of your shares
  • Too many people mining on a single pool might lead on the pool having >50% of the total hashrate, which is dangerous

If you need help choosing a pool or you just want more information about them, use:


Monero can be mined on both CPUs and GPUs, but the latter is much less efficient than the former. You can get an idea of how your hardware performs compared to others, using monerobanchmarks (some results might be out of date).


There are several options when it comes to mining software. As already said, to solo mine, the CLI or GUI wallets can be used (CPU only). If you want to mine to a pool or mine with a GPU, you'll need dedicated software. Miners supporting Monero:

Beachte, dass einige Miningprogramme Gebühren für deren Entwickler abführen können.


If you have questions or just want to confront with fellow miners, come chat on Monero Pools. On Matrix and Libera.