How to Mine with ◼️ Blackminer F1/F1+/F1 Mini

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Hardware Setup

  1. Plug the PCI power into the available power slots.
f1-power-1 power-f1mini
  1. Plug the ethernet cable.
f1-eth eth-f1mini-1
  1. Jump start your PSU, then turn it on. (F1 Mini has a switch beside the PCI power slot)
  2. You should see the green LED next to the ethernet slot blinking.

Miner Setup

  1. Find out your Blackminer IP address. This can be done in various methods. One method is: You can use your router's web interface (learn more).
  2. Open browser and input your Blackminer IP in the address bar. Login into your F1 Blackminer.

    username: root
    password: root


  1. Config your miner by clicking the Miner Configuration.
  2. Choose your algorithm in the dropdown menu and input your desired pool, wallet, and password. Once you're done. Click save & apply.


  1. To monitor your Blackminer, go to Miner Status. You can see the temperature, hashrate, fan speed, etc.


  1. That's it. Very simple.

Additional Settings

Adding New Bitstreams and Upgrading Firmware

  1. You can add the bitstream from here, choose the image file and click Upload (Blackminer can only have around 8 bitstreams in their system, if you have 8 or more, you might have to use step 2-9)


  1. Download the bitstream from HashAltcoin website
  2. Download and install WinSCP.
  3. Log into the miner via WinSCP with your F1's IP address, port 22, SCP protocol
  4. Go up 2 folders and go into the bitstream folder (fpgabit).
  5. Each algorithm has two files, config and the bitstream. Remove both the config file and the bitstream file that you don't need. Replace it with the one you want to add.
  6. Download firmware upgrade file from HashAltcoin's website, it'll be the ...rootfs file.
  7. Upgrade firmware with this file.
  8. After reboot, you should see your algorithm in the dropdown menu.

Configure Static IP

  1. Go to Miner Configuration -> Network


  1. To use static IP, change the protocol into static.
  2. Fill in the network details. Then click Save.

Adjust Frequency

  1. Go to Miner Configuration -> Fan/Frequency


  1. There are two options there, change all of the chips' frequency at once or change the frequency individually for each chips.
  2. Click Save.

Upgrade Image/Firmware

  1. Go to Miner Configuration -> Upgrade
  2. Choose Image by clicking that button. Then click Upload.


  1. Wait until the miner reboot.

Install Micro SD Card for Odocrypt

  1. Prepare a Micro SD Card. Format the SD card to FAT32 with only 1 partition.
  2. Download the latest rootfs package for your board (version 2019-07-21)
  3. Upgrade the board with the latest rootfs.
  4. Insert the Micro SD card to the slot on the Beaglebone/Control board.
  5. Reboot.
  6. Download Odocrypt bitstream for your board.
  7. Unzip the file.
  8. Put cgminer_odo.conf and all of the .bit files to /sdcard directory. You can use WinSCP or other tool.
  9. Go to miner configuration, then choose odo, put your wallet address and pool URL.


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