I know, this tutorial claims to teach you how to "mine" SHIBA INU, however, you need to know this from the beginning. SHIBA tokens cannot be mined as it doesn't use the "Proof Of Work" algorithm like Dogecoin and other coins do, instead it's built on the ERC20 platform.
If you want to mine instead of buying the tokens, there's still a possibility of using your GPU for this task using the unMineable platform. So, how does this trick of "mining" SHIBA INU works? Under the hood, unmineable doesn't mine SHIBA INU, but other cryptocurrencies that can be mined. In theory, you're mining ethereum or monero, however, your payment will be in SHIBA INU once you reach the threshold (which is quite high by the way).
Profitable or not (surprise, it may be not so profitable as you may think), I will explain you in this article how to use NBMiner to mine with your GPU and obtain SHIBA INU tokens as reward.
My Setup for this experiment
For this experiment, I used a computer with the following specifications and "mined" for about 2 days:
- Windows 10 Version 2009, 10.0.19042
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core Processor
- GPU: NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2060 Super
- RAM: 16437 MB / 32714 MB
- VMEM: 13823 MB / 37578 MB
- CU_DRV: 11.5, 496.13
Before following the tutorial, consider these results and check the reviews
With an NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2060 Super you will "mine" approximately 1100 SHIBA INU coins per hour. Mining for a whole day generated the following results with my setup:
The problem with unMineable is that you can only cashout until you have
1.500.000 SHIBA INU coins (about $100 USD till the date). So, unless you have a mining rig, this won't be profitable unless the coin goes to the moon someday. Basically, because if you mine with the RTX 2060 Super everyday, you will obtain about 25.000 Shiba INU coins, so in order to cashout, you will need to mine for about 60 days (1.500.000 / 25.000) to finally cashout, so, do the math before you start with this (and specially if you're dreaming with investing in hardware and other stuff).
In case that you have a profitable setup or you just want to "mine" SHIBA INU anyway, follow these steps. It's worth to mention as well that the unmineable platform keeps a not trustworthy qualification of 3/5 in Trustpilot (some people says it works, some other don't so ... it really depends on you).
1. Get a Shiba Inu Wallet
As first step, you need to have a valid SHIBA INU wallet address. This step depends on you. In my case, I store my cryptocurrencies in Binance, so I can easily obtain my SHIBA INU wallet address from the user interface:
Double check that you can receive your coins to the same exact address on the chain that you choose (default ERC20), otherwise you may lose your funds when processing a payout. Once you know your SHIBA INU wallet address, follow the next step.
2. Download NBMiner
In order to "mine" using the unMineable platform, we are going to use NBMiner, a GPU Miner for ETH, RVN, BEAM, CFX, ZIL, ERGO, AE. You can download the zip file that contains the executable of NBMiner from the official repository at GitHub here. After downloading the latest release, be sure to extract into a directory that you know, for example in the desktop or the documents directory:
3. Create the SHIBA INU mining script
In the same directory where you extracted the content of NBMiner, copy one of the Windows batch file in the directory or create a new one. In my case, I will create a new
start_shiba.bat file that will contain the following instruction (you can use any text editor application like
nbminer -a ethash -o [PROTOCOL]://[POOL_ADDRESS]:[PORT]-u SHIB:[SHIBA_WALLET_ADDRESS].[YOUR-PC-ID]#[REFERRAL_CODE] -log
In this instruction, you need to replace the following parameters:
PROTOCOL: the protocol to connect to the mining pool.
POOL_ADDRESS: the address of the mining pool, in this case, for shiba inu, the address is ethash.unmineable.com
PORT: the connection port to join the pool, for shiba inu, use the port 3333 or 13333.
SHIBA_WALLET_ADDRESS: your SHIBA INU wallet address.
YOUR-PC-ID: a unique identifier that you can name as you want to identify the mining rig, for example, I will use SDkCarlosPC as the name of this machine.
REFERRAL_CODE: this referral code will allow you to decrease the fee that you have to pay when cashing out (by default 1%, but using a referral code, this fee decreases to 0.75%). You can use someone's else referral code, remove it or simply use Our Code World's one:
Once you replace all the parameters with yours, the content of the
.bat file will look something like this:
nbminer -a ethash -o stratum+tcp://ethash.unmineable.com:3333 -u SHIB:0x888????????.SDkCarlosPC#t27f-sh0w -log
Save the changes to the
shiba_start.bat file and follow the next step.
4. Start "Mining"
Finally, start mining by executing the recently created script (double click on
This will launch a new command prompt and it will start mining:
You only need to let this window open and working the time that you want. You can keep an eye on the stats opening the
open_web_monitor.html file located in the NBMiner directory in the browser. In this panel you can check the mining statistics, the hashrate of your GPU and temperature as well:
5. Check earnings
To check your current earnings and workers connected to the unmineable platform, you can simply visit the following URL and replace 0x888?? with your SHIBA INU wallet address (or visit https://unmineable.com/coins/SHIB and provide your SHIBA INU wallet address to see your stats):
In this website you will see your connected workers a couple of minutes after start mining in the ethhash tab:
Happy "mining" ❤️!