The foundation of Dash is its blockchain, which is a decentralized ledger of all transactions that have ever taken place. This blockchain is secured through a consensus mechanism called “Proof of Work” (PoW). Through a process called “mining,” people use specialized computers to solve extremely difficult math problems. If their solution is correct, they receive the right to add a new block to the blockchain. Once the network verifies that the problem was correctly solved, a new block is added to the blockchain and the miner is rewarded with Dash currency.

How to Start Mining

ASIC Miner Hardware

Specialized computers called Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) are designed to solve Dash’s Proof of Work problems with the greatest possible efficiency. Current Dash ASICs on the market include:

ASIC Pinidea X11 Miner DR-1 ASIC Pinidea X11 USB DU-1 ASIC iBeLink DM384M X11 ASIC X11 Baikal Mini Miner ASIC Baikal A900 X11

Guides (CPU / GPU)

CPU / GPU Mining is no longer cost effective - be aware. This is a fairly simple procedure and examples will be given in order to achieve the fastest possible hash rate for your cpu, but remember that more optimized miners can exist, so I advise you to keep an eye out on mining sites such as these in order to keep up with the latest releases.

CPU Mining AMD GPU on Windows
Mining vs. Masternode

Dash, like Bitcoin and most other cryptocurrencies, is based on a decentralized ledger of all transactions, known as a blockchain. This blockchain is secured through a consensus mechanism; in the case of both Dash and Bitcoin, the consensus mechanism is Proof of Work (PoW). Miners attempt to solve difficult problems with specialized computers, and when they solve the problem, they receive the right to add a new block to the blockchain. If all the other people running the software agree that the problem was solved correctly, the block is added to the blockchain and the miner is rewarded.

Mining Pools

  • Aikapool
  • Antpool
  • Avalon-life
  • Cryptopool
  • Genesismining
  • Give me coins
  • Ipominer
  • Mining Pool Hub
  • Nicehash
  • P2pool-dash
  • Poolmining
  • ViaBTC
  • Zpool

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Pool Statistics

Height Block Time Transactions Value Out Difficulty