NERVA (XNV) is a private and secure cryptocurrency that you can mine on your computer

It's GPU and ASIC resistant and stays true to Satoshi Nakamoto's vision of 1 CPU = 1 VOTE

NERVA offers true privacy and fungibility, is totally untraceable and unlinkable, with users and transfer amounts hidden from the public

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A new POW algorithm

NERVA utilizes exclusive Cryptonight Adaptive algorithm, with the aim of promoting decentralization and a preference for CPU miners.


NERVA believes facing the issues in crypto are far more important than the personal wealth of individuals. There was no ICO, just a fair launch for those who want to help provide a brighter future for crypto.

Energy efficient

No need to run separate GPU mining rigs or other specialized hardware. Mine coins on your current computer with no additional software.

Fast transactions

One minute block time means your funds arrive quickly. Fast transactions, combined with low fees, allow you to send and receive NERVA quickly and cost effectively.


Based on the Monero, NERVA combines cryptonote's privacy and fungibility with an emphasis towards decentralization. Transactions remain anonymous and keep their histories hidden.

Fair distribution

An emphasis on CPU mining and no additional mining software means anyone can get involved quickly and easily.

Our Mission

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    Crypto for everyone

    Crypto should be for everyone, not just those who can afford the hardware to mine it. NERVA allows you to mine on standard desktop computers, without elaborate hardware or software configurations. Because if crypto is going to be our future, then we all need to be able to be a part of it.

  • We are following up on this mission. We are actively working every day to produce software that is easy to use for everyone. We have API's in .NET and PHP to allow other developers to integrate NERVA into their web and software projects. We also decided to start work on our own GUI (currently in Beta) to build these ideals of simplicity and ease of use into a lean, tidy cross platform package.

    NERVA also enjoys a substantial following on Discord, Telegram and Reddit. So there is always someone available to chat to or get help from. Community is a big part of NERVA. This is truly a community focused and driven coin. Where every miner, trader or hodler is treated equally. The NERVA community all share a common ideal. To take crypto back from big corporations and organised mining operations and give it back to the people. The way crypto was designed and the way it was intended.

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    On the cutting edge

    NERVA is widely known as an experimental coin. But that's just cause we're doing things a bit differently. With a custom Proof of Work algorithm, the focus on solo CPU mining and the accelerated emission curve, NERVA is changing the way people think about cryptocurrencies and how they are mined and traded.

  • As well as being a solid coin that is easy to mine on any old computer, NERVA is also engaged in some more experimental aspects of crypto. NERVA was the first coin to demonstrate a self adjusting algorithm by changing some algorithm parameters every block. Now Cryptonight Adaptive is in v5 and every single hash relies on different, randomly selected data from the blockchain. This reliance on blockchain data improves resistance of the network, to ASIC and FPGA attack. The algorithms reliance on stored blockchain data also put NERVA at the forefront of resistance to rented hash services like NiceHash and Mining Rig Rentals, which also makes NERVA the best available coin for resisting 51% attacks that have compromised the integrity of many blockchains before. NERVA is a coin you can have total confidence in as a method of payment and as store of wealth in the short or long term.

    The other talking point of NERVA is the rapid coin emission, with all coins due to be emitted within 3 years of the genesis block. But why? Monero and it's fork coins (of which NERVA is one) rely on the principle of the 'tail emission' after the last of the coins are emitted. A flat block reward that is aimed to replace lost coins and keep miners incentivised. But does it work? Well no one actually knows. No Cryptonight POW blockchain has come to the end of its work. NERVA is going to do that before any other. NERVA will be the project that other projects look to for answers and an example of how to manage that transition. So by being a part of NERVA, you are getting into a project that will have the world's attention on it in a couple of years.

    Overall, NERVA defies the conventional wisdom of crypto and challenges people to think differently about how cryptocurrency is mined and traded and how blockchains are secured now and into the future.

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    A simple use case

    Our use case is simple. To provide a stable blockchain with fast, low fee transfers usable by anyone with a straightforward, no nonsense interface. To provide the tools and resources to assist developers to integrate NERVA into their systems and use NERVA as an alternate payment method.

  • One person, or even one community as passionate as ours can't really change the world. But we can take the first steps. We provide tools and assistance to anyone who wants to help us revolutionise the way people shop online and the currency they use to pay for goods and services. Our WooCommerce plugin allows you to accept NERVA on your ecommerce site, just like PayPal or credit cards. Our API's allow you to integrate NERVA into your next ecommerce or analytics site. Maybe you'd like to make a new online game and use NERVA as an in game currency. The possibilities are endless. And when you base your next development on NERVA, or accept it as payment on your store, you're basing it on a fast paced, extremely decentralized and stable blockchain.

    But what about if you're not a developer? Don't worry, we've got you covered. We have very active development on multiple fronts, creating more and more ways for you to trade and use NERVA. We are actively seeking additional exchanges to list on to expand your choices for buying and selling NERVA and actively working on bringing you great ways to spend those coins you mine and buy.


Satoshi Nakamoto's Whitepaper

According to the Satoshi's whitepaper, bitcoin was supposed to be mined by CPUs.
Nerva is trying to stay true to that vision by being pool resistant.

Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper; one-CPU-one-vote

Node Map

Nerva is decentralized due to its pool resistance and CPU-only mining.
It is extremely resistant to 51% attacks because each miner operates full node.
1 CPU = 1 VOTE as Satoshi mentioned in his whitepaper.

Nerva (XNV) Roadmap

  • 2021

  • Q4 / 2021

    XNV Treasury Buybacks

    Continue the XNV Treasury buyback via Tradeogre. 100100 Coins are currently in the Treasury Wallet.

  • Q4 / 2021

    Bitbucket to Github Migration

    Migrate the Nerva Bitbucket repository to Github making it accessible to more developers.

  • Q4 / 2021

    Rebrand to a New Domain

    Set up Nerva services on domain, release new version of Nerva software and update outside links.

  • 2022

  • Q1 / 2022

    Mobile Wallet for Android and iOS

    Provide a Nerva Mobile Wallet (NMW) to facilitate transactions and provide secure storage.

  • Possible Future Projects

  • No Date

    DEX Integration (Uniswap & Co)

    Buy and sell XNV as a wrapped ERC-20 token via a decentralized exchange without KYC. (Know Your Customer)

  • No Date

    1 Click CPU Miner

    A one click solo miner to spread full nodes even more and to make mining easier for new users.




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Current CLI Version v0.1.8.0: Speed

Current GUI Version v0.3.3.0:


Apps for Linux x64

For New Users   Desktop App (GUI)   

For Advanced Users   Command Line (CLI)


Apps for Windows x64

For New Users   Desktop App (GUI)   

For Advanced Users   Command Line (CLI)


Apps for Mac OS

For New Users   Desktop App (GUI)   

For Advanced Users   Command Line (CLI)

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Nerva v0.1.7.0++
Python installation

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Source Code

Nerva project repositories



Other stuff


Paper Wallet

Just looking to buy some NERVA and looking for a place to stash it? Generate a paper wallet!

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Start Mining

Nerva is super easy to mine. No extra software or looking up pools. Just download the software and go

GUI Mining Tutorial
(New Users)
CLI Mining Tutorial
(Advanced Users)

Mining Calculator

NERVA Mining Calculator on CryptUnit

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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions