Mining CREA with Keccak

It is very common to fall into the misconception that Creativecoin [CREA] uses the same Maxcoin block verification system or derived because they use the same PoW algorithm. CREA uses Keccak as a PoW algorithm but also a double iteration of SHA256 (as Litecoin, Bitcoin) to calculate the Merkle Root of each block, while Maxcoin and derivatives use a single iteration of SHA256. This causes that if we try to mine with the default algorithm that comes with Keccak, in the most common pools (like UNOMP) our node will reject the block because the Merkle Root is not valid.

Several projects have been modified to be mined with this new concept, and the UNOMP algorithm module has been adapted to accept this way of mining.




1 – Installing dependencies:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev pkg-config libtool libncurses5-dev git ocl-icd-opencl-dev dh-autoreconf

2 – Compiling:
git clone
cd sgminer-gm
git submodule init
git submodule update
autoreconf -i //If not work use ./
CFLAGS=”-O2 -Wall” ./configure

3 – To install as command:
sudo make install

4 – Mine
sgminer -k keccakc -v -X 9999 -o stratum+tcp// -u -p x

Download SG Miner CREA (WIN) (keccak-c)


How to compile ccminer with CREA support for Windows

– Install Visual Studio 2013 →
– Install Cuda Toolkit →
– Clone Repo →
– Open ccminer.sln with Visual Studio
– Choice you Architecture and select Release on toolbar selectors
– Built it with Ctrl+Shift+B
– When the build finishes, your binary will be on ccminer/[x64 or x86]/Release/ccminer.exe
– Now open a cmd and run it with ccminer.exe -a keccakc -o “stratum+tcp://link pool:9150” -u -p x

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2018-07-12T19:14:50+00:00September 1st, 2017|Development, Launch, Mining|