Miner Configuration


Payouts are currently scheduled once every 4 hours with a minimum payout of 21 ARRR.

There is a limit of ~200 recipients that can be included in a single payout, so the pool payouts are monitored and the min payout adjusted accordingly to ensure a constant flow of payments.

If payments stop going out, do not worry! Funds are safu! Blocks can still be found and will be credited to your worker! Please check #piratepool in discord to see if it's already being worked on.

Pending blocks have not yet been scanned by the payment processor. After being scanned, blocks will need to receive both dPoW notarization and 10 confirmations before being actually paid out.

On your worker stats page, pending balance is the remaining estimated amount to be paid for blocks that were scanned but not yet eligible for payout either because of dPoW or min confirmations. Balance includes blocks that were scanned and already paid out but you have not yet met the min payout.*

*Please note these 2 stats will only update when the payment processor runs which is currently every 4 hours.

Payments that show up on the payments page initially are in the process of constructing the z transaction. Once the transaction actually broadcasts to the network, the blocks paid out will become hyperlinked to the explorer and then should arrive in your wallet in the next block or two.

Generate Wallet and Address

The PirateOceanQT for PIRATE is available. For wallet support please visit #newpirates on Discord

CLI Wallet:

  1. Build Komodo
  2. Launch PIRATE chain: ./komodod -ac_name=PIRATE -ac_supply=0 -ac_reward=25600000000 -ac_halving=77777 -ac_private=1 -addnode=
  3. Generate Z address: ./komodo-cli -ac_name=PIRATE z_getnewaddress
  4. Securely backup your private key: ./komodo-cli -ac_name=PIRATE z_exportkey "zaddr"
  5. Check your balance: ./komodo-cli -ac_name=PIRATE z_gettotalbalance
  6. For more information visit the project website

GPU Mining

There are a few decent GPU miners available. You will need to experiment to find which one works best for you. DYOR on this and be sure to virus scan all the things!

Here are a couple well-known GPU miners:

CPU Mining

While it is possible to CPU mine with komodod directly like so:

./komodo-cli -ac_name=PIRATE setgenerate true

The chances to find a block solo with CPU mining only are already fairly low and most likely the reason you are here at all 🐸

The well-known CPU miner that can be used with the pool is nheqminer. This does not require a Nicehash account and can be used to connect to any equihash stratum.


It is suggested that you attempt to build the CPU miner instead of using the pre-compiled binary so that optimizations for your CPU can be made during the build process

sudo apt-get install cmake build-essential libboost-all-dev
cd ~
git clone -b Linux https://github.com/nicehash/nheqminer.git
cd ~/nheqminer/cpu_xenoncat/Linux/asm/
sh assemble.sh
cd ~/nheqminer/Linux_cmake/nheqminer_cpu
cmake . && make
sudo ln -s ~/nheqminer/Linux_cmake/nheqminer_cpu/nheqminer_cpu /usr/local/bin/nheqminer_cpu

Now you can launch your miner! (replace the values as indicated changing the number of threads (-t) and your address for payouts (-u)

nheqminer_cpu -t numberofthreads -l stratumhost:stratumport -u youraddress


Download and install the latest release for windows from the github repo

Replace the placeholders below as needed and start mining!

nheqminer -t numberofthreads -l stratumhost:stratumport -u youraddress

Additional Resources