How to mine Dash

Dash uses a special algorithm called X11 for the proof of work. X11 is one of the innovations introduced by Dash and has been widely adopted in the cryptocurrency community since its launch.

Dash can currently be mined with GPUs, CPUs and ASICs (mining hardware comparison here). Since ASICs are released it might not be very profitable to mine Dash with GPUs or CPUs.

For more details, please check the mining section in the Dash wiki.

GPU Mining Software



sgminer v5support thread
sgminer (badman74) (more hashing customization; increased chance of encountering bugs)


ccMiner (tpruvot) (optimized for GTX 750 Ti)

CPU Mining Software

cpuminer-1.3-avx-aes (optimized for the AES-NI instruction set)
xcoin-miner (Windows)
minerd-1.2c (Windows 1.2 AVX-AES)
cpuminer-1.3-avx-aes (Windows 1.3 AVX-AES)

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