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Hardware Requirements

The Zilliqa Client is officially supported on Ubuntu 18.04 OS.

The minimum requirements for running the Zilliqa Client are:

  • x64 Linux operating system (e.g Ubuntu 18.04.5)
  • Recent dual-core processor @ 2.2 GHZ. Examples: Intel Xeon (Skylake)
  • 8GB DRR3 RAM or higher
  • Public static IP address
  • 300GB Solid State Drive
  • Any GPUs with at least 2 GB RAM
  • 100MB/s upload and download bandwidth


Hashing rate of the network is currently very high. A single GPU will be insufficient. You will need to setup mining proxy connecting to multiple GPUs.

Mining Steps

  1. Create a single local or remote CPU node instance with Ubuntu 18.04 OS installed following instructions HERE.

  2. Install Docker CE for Ubuntu on your CPU node instance by following instructions HERE.

  3. Make a new directory in your Desktop and change the directory to it:

    cd ~/Desktop && mkdir join && cd join
  4. Get the joining configuration files:

    wget[](   tar zxvf configuration.tar.gz
  5. Find out your current IP address in the command prompt and record it down:

    curl[](   ```


NAT IP is not supported. Kindly use the public IP address during the launch step.

  1. Edit your constant.xml file in your configuration folder for the following types of mining mode:

    Remote Mine: This mode is enabled by setting "REMOTE_MINE" to true in constants.xml, and MINING_PROXY_URL needs to be set to the address of the mining proxy listening address. In this mode, multiple zilliqa node can send PoW work request to the mining proxy, and mining proxy dispatches the work packages to multiple mining machines. If the mining machine find result, it sends to the mining proxy, and mining proxy send to Zilliqa node. This mode can support multiple Zilliqa nodes and mining machines, but it needs to run a mining proxy server separately.

    • Set REMOTE_MINE to true.
    • Set MINING_PROXY_URL to the URL of the mining proxy you are using.
    • Set the following mining parameters to false:

    Get Work Server Mine: This mode is enabled by setting "GETWORK_SERVER_MINE" to true in constants.xml. The zilliqa node will be used as an mining server, other GPU machine can get work from this server and submit the result if the GPU machine find the result. It can combine the hash power of multiple GPU machines to finish a high difficulty PoW job. But if there are multiple zilliqa node using this mode, it is not easy to maintain.

    • Set GETWORK_SERVER_MINE to true.
    • Set GETWORK_SERVER_PORT to the port you will be using to GetWork. (default is 4202)
    • Set the following mining parameters to false:
  2. Install the python dependencies:

    sudo apt install python3-pip
    export LC_ALL=C
    pip3 install requests clint futures
  3. Run the shell script in your command prompt to launch your docker image:

  4. You will be prompted to enter some information as shown below:


    DO NOT duplicate your IP address and use different ports to create different CPU nodes. You will be blacklisted by the network and hence not be able to receive any rewards.

    • Assign a name to your container (default: zilliqa):
      [Press Enter to skip if using default]

    • Enter your IP address (*.*.*.*):
      [Key in your IP address as found in step 5]

    • Enter your listening port (default: 33133):
      [Press Enter to skip if using default]

    Monitoring Progress: You are now a miner in the Zilliqa Mainnet. You can monitor your progress on your CPU node by using:

    tail -f zilliqa-00001-log.txt

    Checking Your Generated Keypairs: To check your locally generated public and private key pairs in your mykey.txt file, you can enter the following in your command prompt on your CPU node:

    less mykey.txt

    The first hex string is your public key, and the second hex string is your private key.


    This key pair is generated locally on your disk. Do remember to keep your private key somewhere safe!

    Checking Your $ZIL Balance: To check your balance for mining, input the address located in your myaddr.txt file in the search bar of

    less myaddr.txt

    Stopping the Mining Process: To stop the mining client, stop the docker container running the Zilliqa Client on the CPU node:

    sudo docker stop <zilliqa container name>