How to Mine Firo (FIRO) with MTP

Currently Firo can be mined by CPU and GPUs though are most efficient on GPUs.

We use the MTP algorithm which is designed to be ASIC-resistant to lengthen fair distribution and allow home miners to participate for as long as possible.

Before you begin, make sure you have a Firo (FIRO) address where you want your mining payouts to go to. To get one, download a Firo wallet and sync it with the network.

The guide is meant for Windows users though Linux users can easily adapt it.

Step 1: Getting your Miners

Warning: Miners are listed here for convenience but non-official miners have not been vetted. Use at your own risk. All fees are to the developers of the miners.

Extract the exe binary into a folder of your choice.

Step 2: Registering with a Pool (if not solo mining)

There are several pools running Firo on MTP (arranged in alphabetical order). The ones we recommend are as follows:

Get yourself and account there and make sure you obtain a username and worker details and the pool's address and port.

Step 3: Configuring your Miner

Open your favourite text editor, cut and paste the following line corresponding to your selected pool and miner and edit it accordingly.

For Pool Mining

For cpuminer:

cpuminer.exe -a mtp -o stratum+tcp://POOLADDRESS:PORT -u username.worker -p password -t numberofthreads

If -t is not specified, it will use the maximum number of threads. It is recommended to have a computer with a decent amount of RAM for stability. For ccminer (Nvidia):

ccminer.exe -a mtp -u username.worker -p password -o stratum+tcp://POOLADDRESS:PORT

For sgminer (AMD):

sgminer.exe --kernel mtp -o stratum+tcp://POOLADDRESS:PORT -u username.worker -p 0,strict,verbose,d=700 --worksize 256 --intensity 18

For T-Rex Miner (Nvidia):

t-rex.exe -a mtp -o stratum+tcp://POOLADDRESS:PORT -u username.worker -p password

For CryptoDredge (Nvidia):

CryptoDredge.exe -a mtp -o stratum+tcp://POOLADDRESS:PORT -u username.worker -p x

For TT-Miner (Nvidia):

TT-MinerCmd.exe -A MTP-100 -P [email protected]:PORT

After pasting it in, save the file as a .bat file (for e.g. miner.bat) in the same folder where you had extracted the miner binary to earlier.

For Solo Mining

You will need to edit firo.conf to allow rpc calls. Navigate to the location of the firo data files, default is %appdata%\firo

Make a new file called firo.conf and add and adapt these lines:

rpcuser=firo (up to you to change)`
rpcpassword=mtp (up to you to change)`

Once this is done, restart your Firo wallet and ensure it is synced. Then make a new file called miner.bat as below and save in the same folder as where you had extracted the miner binary to earlier.

ccminer.exe -a mtp -o -u firo -p mtp --no-getwork --coinbase-addr YOURFIROADDRESS

Step 4: Running the Miner

Once you are done, run the bat file you created. You should see a window similar to this (will differ from miner to miner). Note for solo-mining you need to wait for your Firo wallet to be synced.

If you're seeing your shares as accepted, you should be good to go! Note that it may take a few minutes for the correct speed to be reflected on your pool's website and your mining command line.

Happy mining!