Ethstick Pro – Update to the Ethereum Mining Stick

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The Ethereum Mining Stick has been a great success. Although I prepared to sell just a handful of them, people gave me some sleepless nights copying sticks and preparing them for shipment. Many people even payed more than I requested, so I decided to go on and build a pro version of the mining stick. It is fully configurable via a web interface. The webserver implementation on the stick is written in plain sleek C++ and runs entirely from memory, so it does not affect mining at all! Also, we could improve a whole bunch of other things, way to long to list it here.

See an early development version working here:

Get your own stick shipped or as an image

The stick comes preconfigured for only 44,95 EUR including all software with international shipping by airmail included or as a download link, which is an unconfigured image. From the 15th of April on, all previous buyers of mining sticks can contact me to obtain a download for an updated image.

Hardware requirements

The software works with all mainboards and AMD cards above the 5XXX series, but for mining we recommend at least need the 7XXX series with 2GB of RAM, better 3GB and more (2GB will not work in quite some time anymore). It will also detect and use the system Intel iGPU for rendering the desktop. 8GB of RAM i s needed at least.

These cards have been reported to work:

  • A whole lot of Radeon 7XXX, 8XXX series with 3GB or more RAM
  • A whole lot of R7/R9 series (which most of the time are rebranded 7XXX anyways) with 3GB or more RAM
  • R9 Fury/Fury X
  • R9 nano

There is no report about a card not working.

We recommend the ASRock H61 BTC Pro or ASRock H81 BTC Pro with powered USB cable risers, though there is no known report that a mainboard did not work.

How to order

For configuration I need the following details (please provide these in your mail):

  1. Worker name, for example “rig1”. It will be available on your network as “rig1.local” then.
  2. Pool name. I recommend with Stratum support.
  3. Mining payout address.

This is included:

  1. High quality superfast USB 3.0 stick by SanDisk. New stock.
  2. Ready to use mining system, plug and mine. Even if your machine runs Windows, you let it mine at night, for example.
  3. Web interface for setup and monitoring or tweaking.
  4. 2-sheet manual on configuration and handling.

You can pay via paypal, bitcoin or with ether. Please drop me a mail at


Good luck!


People keep posting me feedback about the sticks and pictures of the rigs, so why not share here with their permission 🙂

Oliver, Germany

Great product and awesome work and support from Jacob! I thought about how to get a cheap solution for the software on the mainboard, and Jacob’s stick is perfect – setup in 5 minutes althought i am not used to linux and use windows – thank you very much!!!

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13 thoughts on “Ethstick Pro – Update to the Ethereum Mining Stick”

  1. Would you consider creating additional types of these USB sticks? I would be interested in something that can optionally handle dual mining and other coins (decred and siacoin specifically)

    Also a different business model would be to make these images and take 1% of mining profits like the claymore miner.

  2. Hello Jacob,
    Congrats for all the good comments.
    I am new in mining and I have someone making my rig.

    So If I send you worker name and Eth address and agree to be on isn’t this all you want?
    Do I have to do something for you in or you can just get the config from there? I leave in Greece so a European server would be closer.

    Once the rig is finished I guess I won’t ask my technician to install any software rigtht?
    Your stick covers all of the software? Plug and Play?

    Sorry if any of questions are stupid but don’t know anything about programming.


      1. very cool very interested please Email Me .Jacob from your professional experience , what will be the perfect machine to use with Ethstick Pro? I am new in mining and I think many like me or pro will appreciates your opinion

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