How to Mine RavenCoin (RVN)? Complete Beginner’s Guide

Ravencoin is an open-source & peer-to-peer blockchain handling the efficient creation, transfer, and management of asset tokens.

Project Info:
Ravencoin was launched in the interest of fair distribution. Miners from all around the world have added to the network to create one of the strongest decentralized networks in existence. There is no ICO, no pre-mine, no masternodes, or any other gimmicky feature, and you can mine RVN using AMD or NVIDIA GPUs. Raven is focused on maintaining a decentralized network and the core developers have expressed their intent to change the algorithm should an ASIC ever be launched on Raven’s network.

Coin Specifications

Algorithm: KawPow
Block Time: 1 minute
Block Reward: 5000 RVN
Block Reward halving schedule: ~4years
Total Coin Supply: 21 Billion
Block Size: 1MB (may increase in the future)

Pre-mine: No
Founders Reward: No
ICO: No
Masternodes: No
Airdrops: No

Now that we know the details about Raven, let’s get to mining some RVN!

Raven (RVN) Mining Pool: Those who have no idea about mining can easily start mining by watching this video.

Step 1 — Create Raven (RVN) Wallet Address

Before you Start Mining, you need a wallet address. There are various options for having an RVN wallet.

Wallet: https://ravencoin.org/wallet
Web Wallet: https://pocketraven.com
Exchange Wallet: Binance, Okex, Huobi, Bittrex

Step 2 — Download Mining Software

There are many miner applications where you can mining Raven. Below we have explained in detail how to organize them.

Step 3 — Edit the bat File

SRBminer-Multi v0.8.1+ (Windows, Linux, CPU, AMD)

Method 1: Run guided_setup.bat file and answer questions:

Configuration name: ravencoin-herominers
Do you want to use multi algorithm mining? n or y (optional)
Enter algorithm 0 name: kawpow
Address and port of mining pool: de.ravencoin.herominers.com:1140
Wallet address: YOUR_RAVEN_WALLET_ADDRESS
Password: YOUR_WORKER_NAME
Do you want to use your CPU for mining algorithm 0 ? n or y (optional)
Do you want to enable logging? n or y (optional)
Do you want to enable compute mode? y or n (optional)

Method 2: Open start-mining-raven.bat file and copy / paste example below.

setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100	
setx GPU_MAX_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_MAX_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_ENABLE_LARGE_ALLOCATION 100
setx GPU_MAX_WORKGROUP_SIZE 1024
@echo off
cd %~dp0
cls
SRBMiner-MULTI.exe --disable-cpu --algorithm kawpow --pool de.ravencoin.herominers.com:1140 --wallet YOUR_RAVEN_WALLET_ADDRESS --password YOUR_WORKER_NAME
pause

XMRig v6.15.2+ (Windows, Linux, AMD, NVIDIA)

Create ravencoin-herominers.cmd file and copy / paste example below.

@echo off
xmrig.exe --donate-level 1 --no-cpu --opencl de.ravencoin.herominers.com:10240 -u YOUR_RAVEN_WALLET_ADDRESS -p YOUR_WORKER_NAME -a kawpow -k
pause

Add — opencl or — cuda flags for GPU mining.

Team Red Miner v0.8.6+ (Windows, Linux, AMD)

Create ravencoin-herominers.bat file and copy / paste example below.

set GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100
set GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT=100
set GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE=100
set GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS=1
teamredminer.exe -a kawpow -o stratum+tcp://de.ravencoin.herominers.com:1140 -u YOUR_RAVEN_WALLET_ADDRESS -p YOUR_WORKER_NAME
pause

NBMiner v39.5+ (Windows, Linux, AMD, NVIDIA)

Create ravencoin-herominers.bat file and copy / paste example below.

nbminer -a kawpow -o stratum+tcp://de.ravencoin.herominers.com:1140 -u YOUR_RAVEN_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME
pause

T-Rex v0.24.2+ (Windows, Linux, NVIDIA)

Create ravencoin-herominers.bat file and copy / paste example below.

t-rex.exe -a kawpow -o stratum+tcp://de.ravencoin.herominers.com:1140 -u YOUR_RAVEN_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME -p x
pause

GMiner v2.7+ (Windows, Linux, NVIDIA)

Create ravencoin-herominers.bat file and copy / paste example below.

miner.exe --algo kawpow --server de.ravencoin.herominers.com:1140 --user YOUR_RAVEN_WALLET_ADDRESS --pass YOUR_WORKER_NAME
pause

CryptoDredge v0.26.0+ (Windows, Linux, NVIDIA)

Create ravencoin-herominers.bat file and copy / paste example below.

set GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT=100
@echo off
title RavenCoin (RVN) HeroMiners Pool
CryptoDredge.exe -o stratum+tcp://de.ravencoin.herominers.com:1140 -u YOUR_RAVEN_WALLET_ADDRESS -p YOUR_WORKER_NAME -a kawpow
pause

Happy Mining.