Peer-to-peer Novacoin mining pool
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  • Novacoin >=
  • Python >=2.6
  • Twisted >=10.0.0
  • python-argparse (for Python =2.6)


  • sudo apt-get install python-zope.interface python-twisted python-twisted-web
  • sudo apt-get install python-argparse # if on Python 2.6


Running P2Pool:

In order to run P2Pool with the Novacoin network, you would need to build and install the ltc_scrypt module that includes the scrypt proof of work code that Novacoin uses for hashes.


cd litecoin_scrypt
sudo python install

Windows (mingw):

In bash type this:

cd litecoin_scrypt
C:\Python27\python.exe build --compile=mingw32 install

Windows (microsoft visual c++)

  • Open visual studio console

In bash type this:

SET VS90COMNTOOLS=%VS110COMNTOOLS%             # For visual c++ 2012
SET VS90COMNTOOLS=%VS100COMNTOOLS%             # For visual c++ 2010
cd litecoin_scrypt
C:\Python27\python.exe build --compile=mingw32 install

If you run into an error with unrecognized command line option '-mno-cygwin', see this:

To use P2Pool, you must be running your own local bitcoind. For standard configurations, using P2Pool should be as simple as:


Then run your miner program, connecting to on port 8336 with any username and password.

If you are behind a NAT, you should enable TCP port forwarding on your router. Forward port 8777 to the host running P2Pool.

Run for additional options.

python --help

Donations towards further development:


Official wiki :

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