While new bitcoin mining software is being developed every year, only a handful grabbed our attention due to their reputation, features, and ease of use.
At the top of our list is CGMiner, which we chose as the best overall since its open-source platform can be used on any computer and practically any mining rig.
Advanced users will like BFGMiner, our choice as the best for customization, because of its ability to detect and start idle threads and mine multiple cryptocurrencies, while novices will enjoy MultiMiner’s friendly graphical user interface (GUI) and automated hardware detection and mining features, which make it our pick as the best for ease of use.
Finally, we choose Awesome Miner as the best centralized management since it’s compatible with popular mining algorithms and lets users manage multiple rigs and miner’s pools all from one comprehensive dashboard.
|Software||Category||Why We Picked It|
|CGMiner||Best Overall||Open-source software with cross-platform/hardware compatibility|
|BFGMiner||Best for Customization||Support for dynamic clocking and multiple cryptocurrencies|
|MultiMiner||Best for Ease of Use||GUI, automated hardware detection, and mining|