NiceHash is a popular platform for cloud mining for cryptocurrencies, which serves as a computing hashing power marketplace. But is there a NiceHash alternative that works as best as this provider?
NiceHash had at some point 170,000 miners, and over 181,000 BTC paid out since it joined the market.
Despite the fact that NiceHash is one of the top contenders in the cryptocurrency mining sector, the platform was hacked in late 2018. This has greatly impacted the faith of miners in the platform and have since started looking for other options. The site’s stats show that there are no recently viewed miners.
Here are some platforms that we considered to be good NiceHash alternatives.
MinerGate is an easy to use miner platform that was developed by Hashing 24, a Scottish company.
The platform supports the mining of Bitcoin and 14 other cryptocurrencies with two payment systems, applying a 1% fee for PPLNS payments and a 1,5% fee for PPS.
MinerGate does not store any of the coins on its platform, with all the mined rewards being sent directly to the user’s wallets.
Minerstat is also a good NiceHash alternative that supports OS Windows mining as well as ASIC mining for those who already have one.
Minerstat enables you to configure your ASICs or rigs to mine 144 different crypto algorithms. With one miner, you can mine around 5-6 or even more cryptocurrencies to have a more diversified crypto portfolio.
The platform is partnered with 13 mining pools, including Zergpool, 2miners, and many others. It also has plans for free or paid plans for 1,3, 6, and 12 months.
HoneyMiner is a miner program for Windows OS that can easily be installed and used to mine a variety of coins. The platform recently launched an app for macOS mining.
The program requires that you sign up with an email address. Another downside is that you cannot choose which coin you mine, as the program automatically mines the one that is most profitable at that time. HoneyMiner then easily converts any crypto into Bitcoin.
There are two plans, one for 5 years at $6,519, and one for 10 years at $22,740.
The program can easily be set up on any PC that runs on Windows OS, and users can also rent the GPUs from Kryptex.
Unlike NiceHash, Kryptex does not feature cloud mining. The platform employs a smart computer hardware sensor that calculates what mining rewards you can possibly make with your PC’s performance.
Kryptex makes use of the processing power of a network of thousands of computers that makes distributed cryptocurrency computations.
GroupFabric is another great NiceHash alternative that enables you to mine your own Bitcoins. The software is compatible with PC’s running on Windows 8 OS and higher, and it also features RT support.
The app can be used to mine BTC with both GPU and CPU hardware. The platform also supports a mining pool. Only Bitcoin mining is supported.
Another popular miner in the community is Nanopool. With this miner, you can generate 7 types of cryptocurrencies: Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Zcash, Raven, Pascal, Monero, and Grin-29. The site features for each crypto the pool hashrate, algorithm used, payouts, and prices.
Nanopool also provides instructions to help users easily install the miner on their devices.
Computta is a free NiceHash alternative that enables users to generate cryptos using their PCs or laptop’s computing power. It does not have a complicated setup and installation.
You will be required to create an account on the platform and have an existing Bitcoin wallet.
All the mining profits made by users are deposited in that wallet address.
The miner works in the background allowing your computer’s functionality to not be impaired by the mining process. The Smart mode also works when your computer is idle. The software functionalities can be easily customized by accessing the advanced settings section.
Cudo Miner is another NiceHash alternative that can be used by Windows, Ubuntu, and Mac OS users.
You will be required to register for an account before you can start mining with the software.
This miner does not require any kind of manual configuration and user monitoring; the mining process being automated up to 95% without compromising profitability.
Cudo Miner features an automatic algorithm that switches to mine the most profitable algorithm at that time.
You can also disable the automated algorithm and select the coin you want to mine manually.
This software is unique, as it has an in-built GPU overclocking setting. It should be mentioned that Cudo Miner does not negatively impact the computer’s operation, working in the background and intelligently mines when the system is idle.
MiningPoolHub supports a variety of mining algorithms, including Equihash, Lyra2z, Ethash, Scrypt, and many other 14 algorithms.
You can mine with different algorithms with the Hub feature or third party mining helper programs. The mining is ideal for GPU miners, but it does require that the user knows how to set up and optimize the rig.
The miner can be installed on ASICs, GPUs (AMD & NVIDIA), and CPUs. The pool fee is 0.9%, which is below the average fee charged by most mining pools, and the rewards are distributed according to the PPLNS (Pay Per Last N Shares) system.
The last NiceHash alternative we have on our list is Awesome Miner. As the name suggests, this miner is awesome for those interested in partaking in large scale mining, as the software can be scaled up to 200,000 ASIC miners and 25,000 GPU/CPU miners.
A neat feature is their automatic recovery and the fact that you do not have sign up of an account to use their software.
Awesome Miner supports 40 mining software and 700 cryptocurrencies. You can select which mining software, mining pool, and algorithm you can use and combine your choices with ease. The miner is compatible with both Linux and Windows systems.
This has been our list with the best NiceHash alternatives that you can use to mine crypto efficiently from your computer, ASIC, or laptop.
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