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XMRig uses a different way to specify algorithms, compared to other miners.

Algorithm selection splitted to 2 parts:

  • Global base algorithm per miner or proxy instance, algo option. Possible values: cryptonight, cryptonight-lite, cryptonight-heavy.
  • Algorithm variant specified separately for each pool, variant option.
  • Full table for supported algorithm and variants.


  "algo": "cryptonight",
  "pools": [
      "url": "...",
      "variant": 1,

Mining algorithm negotiation

If your pool support mining algorithm negotiation miner will choice proper variant automaticaly and if you choice wrong base algorithm you will see error message.

Pools with mining algorithm negotiation support.