What's New

September 20, 2023

Update to version 1.2.5

  • Improved backend network communication.

Bug Fixes

  • Balance Notification Update. As of 1.2.5, chefs will only receive one balance threshold achievement notification. Previously, some chefs received multiple balance threshold notifications for the same balance achievement.
  • Fixed an error that triggered the machine onboarding setup screen over and over again for some users who had already set their workload preferences.

September 7, 2023

Update to version 1.2.4

  • Diagnostic logging added to the backend of the Salad app.
  • Improved backend communications for fewer network connection errors.
  • A limited test will be conducted on new UI elements for workload preference selection during onboarding. A simplified settings menu will also be available during the test.

August 31, 2023

Update to version 1.2.3

  • New workload preferences available in Salad app settings. Users will be able to opt-in to optional workload types.
  • Machine onboarding updated with workflow preference choice.
  • Bug fixes and performance updates.

August 29, 2023

Update to version 1.2.2

  • Bug fixes and performance updates.
  • Users must upgrade to version 1.2.2 to be eligible for Container workloads.

August 22, 2023

Update to version 1.2.1

  • Earn tab redesigned with drop down chopping controls.
  • Added new chopping mode , pause chopping until a set time.
  • Added new chopping mode, pause chopping indefinitely.
  • Users must upgrade to version 1.2.1 to be eligible for Container workloads.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

July 20, 2023

Update to version 1.1.9

  • Performance improvements and bug fixes.
  • Users must upgrade to version 1.1.9 to be eligible for Container workloads as of 7/21/23

June 15, 2023

Update to version 1.1.8

  • Chefs can opt-in to beta release channel through selector in settings window.
  • Expanded support for improved app notifications.
  • This release includes updates to container workload support. Chefs must upgrade to the latest version of Salad to be eligible for new Container workloads.

May 12, 2023

Update to version 1.1.6

  • Reliability improvements and increased capacity for new container workloads.
  • Updated Container requirements : Chefs must update to 1.1.6 or above to qualify for Container workloads.

May 5, 2023

Update to version 1.1.5

  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

April 26, 2023

Update to version 1.1.4

  • This release includes a hotfix for Salad's auto-update process. Chefs on Salad versions 1.1.1 and 1.1.3 should update directly from the Salad Download page.
  • This release resolves auto-update related JavaScript popup errors for chefs on 1.1.1 and 1.1.3.

April 24, 2023

Update to version 1.1.3:

  • New Target Reward List. Chefs have a new way to select Target Reward from a list of recommendations.
  • Includes several bug fixes and performance improvements.

March 3, 2023

Update to version 1.1.0:

  • New Container Workloads! Use CPU or NVIDIA GPU to run Container jobs for Salad balance. To learn more about Container Workloads, check out this blog post.
  • The Salad Installer has increased in size to accommodate the technology necessary for the Salad Container Environment.
  • New guided Container setup. Salad will guide new and updated users through the Salad Container Environment setup if needed. Salad will attempt to install everything you need to get started safely and quickly and notify you only if there are manual steps you need to complete.
  • New resource preferences have been added for chefs, you can enable or disable resource classes used for chopping through these.
  • Bandwidth sharing preferences will be included during onboarding, even on regions where the feature is not yet available. Knowing your preference ahead of time will allow us to open up new territories faster.
  • Auto-Start will be enabled for all chefs in this release and users will be prompted to a custom delay time during set-up.

September 16, 2022

Update to version 1.0.8 includes the following:

  • Auto-start just got smarter! Now when you lock your PC Salad will now it's time get chopping if Auto-Start is set.
  • Fixed an issue that caused some workloads to restart every 5 minutes.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

September 15, 2022

This update brings a very important feature back from our old legacy app: Machine Onboarding. With this release all Salad chefs will get an opportunity to go through a few screens to help them set Salad up for their best earning potential, but remember that those options will always be there in your settings menu.

Update to version 1.0.7 includes the following:

  • Machine onboarding. This set of screens allow users to set up Auto-Start, disabling sleep mode and guiding them through Antivirus whitelisting. Going through these should help most chefs improve their success with Salad.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

August 30, 2022

Update to version 1.0.6 includes the following:

  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from enabling Bandwidth Sharing as the only shared resource.
  • Fixed an issue where users could disable other shared resources while running, leave bandwidth enabled, and get put into a degraded state.

August 26, 2022

An important milestone for Salad and Chefs everywhere! Today's release, version 1.0.5, marks the release of our first non-mining workload!

Update to version 1.0.5 includes the following:

  • A new resource card to opt-in to Bandwidth Sharing workloads. This feature is rolling out first to Germany and The United States. Please be aware that Bandwidth Sharing is still a feature in testing so opting into the workloads does not guarantee participation in it.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

August 18, 2022

Update to version 1.0.4 includes the following:

  • Fixed an issue that would cause workloads to stop running if the Salad API was down.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

July 18, 2022

Update to version 1.0.3 includes the following:

  • Added network diagnostic capabilities for better workload management. When Salad launches a quick network test that may use up to 5MB will occur.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause certain workloads to be filtered out after a user disabled and re-enabled a piece of hardware.
  • Improved our hardware detection process for machines where the process could take too long to complete.
  • Various bug fixes and stability improvements.

June 24, 2022

Update to version 1.0.2 includes the following:

  • Added support for Elevated Permission workloads. Enabling Elevated Permissions in your Salad app settings allows us to run some workloads as "Admin". Enabling this setting may allow us to run certain workloads with increased earnings, or in some cases, allow us to even run whole new workloads that were otherwise unavailable.  Read more here.
  • Added a splash screen so you know when Salad starts up.
  • Adjusted the hardware cards so they load faster and can display longer hardware names.
  • Improved the UX in the Auto-Start settings so your preferences are easier to understand and preserve.
  • Fixed an issue that caused connection to Salad’s servers to take longer than needed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused update notifications to stack within the widget.

June 3, 2022

This update includes the following bug fixes:

  • The Auto-launch setting has been fixed so that, when enabled, Salad will reliably launch on system startup.
  • In some rare cases, users were unable to login to the Salad widget due to an issue with our antivirus detection. This has been resolved.
  • Occasionally, some users were receiving ‘Hardware incompatible’ notifications when their hardware was actually compatible. This has been fixed.

May 20, 2022

For our noble beta testers, a new version of the Salad 1.0 Beta (beta.4) is available from within the Salad 1.0 app, or by visiting our Discord community. Updates include:

  • Improved hardware detection. Previously, some hardware names that contained non-English characters (e.g. Japanese or Cyrillic) were not receiving workloads.
  • Further enhancements to Lite Hash rate (LHR) card detection and support.
  • Intel CPUs can now run at 100% capacity.
  • Previously, when a CPU workload failed to run, an alternate workload was occasionally not provided. This has now been fixed.
  • Various additional bug fixes and quality of life enhancements.

May 13, 2022

For our adventurous beta testers, a new version of the Salad 1.0 Beta (beta.3) is available from within the Salad 1.0 app, or by visiting our Discord community. Updates include:

  • In-app notifications when a newer version of the beta is available (instead of just desktop notifications)
  • Fixes predicted earnings occasionally not displaying when the app is first started
  • Various bug fixes & stability improvements

May 3, 2022

For our ❤️ Discord community, a new treat has been unveiled - the long awaited beta of Salad app version 1.0 is now available! 🎉🎉 We invite those interested in testing the new app experience to join our Discord community here, where you'll find a link to download the beta. Not interested in joining the Discord? No worries! After a period of testing, Salad 1.0 will be made available for general access.

Here's what's new:

  • Fresh New Look -We've minified Salad into a trusty widget, so you can Chop right from the System Tray. You can still visit the classic Salad Storefront at salad.com/store.
  • GPU/CPU Dual Mining Mode - Salad 1.0 gives you the chops to share from your GPU and CPU simultaneously! Enable Dual Mining to bolster your Salad Balance from two different crypto workloads at once.
  • 24-Hour Earnings Projections - Salad now displays a 24-hour earnings projection after a few moments of Chopping, based on your machine's actual performance and current crypto market conditions.
  • Hardware Utilization & Temperature Display - Salad now displays your hardware utilization and internal system temperature. Simply click on the "Performance" tab to clock your setup anytime you Chop.
  • Dynamic Market Monitoring - Our servers now monitor crypto market conditions in real time. If a more profitable job comes along, Salad will seamlessly transition your PC over for maximized moolah.
  • Smart Workload Selection - Salad 1.0 will only switch your rig to a new job when doing so seriously boosts your Balance. You'll never miss out on profits by needlessly cycling through workloads.
  • Improved Hardware Detection - Salad 1.0 comes equipped with an expanded cookbook of hardware definitions. Users of low-VRAM hardware should see a noticeable improvement in earnings by upgrading.
  • Enhanced LHR Workflows - Lite hashrate hardware got you down? Thanks to some inventive workload logic, Chefs using LHR-locked GPUs should begin to see greater earnings by using Salad 1.0.
  • New Crypto Workloads - Salad 1.0 also introduces new cryptomining workloads that are either specifically suited to CPU sharing or optimized for low-VRAM hardware.
  • Instant Error Troubleshooting - For most common issues, you'll now receive an alert explaining what went wrong, along with a link to a recommended solution from our support guides—all right within the app.

April 11, 2022

PayPal has arrived! 🎉 You can now send Salad Balance to your personal PayPal account. Learn how to link your PayPal account to Salad in today’s launch announcement at the Salad Blog.

January 25, 2022

You can now access your Salad account and the rewards store directly from salad.com

January 10, 2022

  • We replaced Zendesk with a much-improved live chat tool
  • The live chat tool now correctly shows when we are online & offline.
  • Our heartfelt apologies to every one who experienced Zendesk's horrible bugginess before now. Gone are the days of starting a live chat and waiting around to never receive a reply!

December 17, 2021

  • We fixed a bug where rewards in the store may have included fractions of a penny.
  • Peter Gibbons was let go, and we've ensured the Office Space virus has been eradicated from our movie rendering farm. 😉

December 10, 2021

  • We automated several aspects of the refund workflow. If you receive a bad product key through one of our partner marketplaces, we'll credit your account the moment the issue is confirmed by the product key seller.
  • You can now see when an item has been refunded in the Reward Vault.

November 30, 2021

  • We fixed a bug that prevented you from signing-up for multiple Salad accounts from the same app or web browser.

November 26, 2021

  • Released 0.5.8 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • Download today! 📅
  • Resolves false positive reports of malware from some anti-virus applications.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes in 3rd party dependencies.

November 15, 2021

  • Released 0.5.7 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • Download today! 📅
  • Improved Windows 11 support.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes in 3rd party dependencies.
  • Scott has been improving Salad for 1 year! 😲

September 23, 2021

  • Phased rollout of enhanced reporting systems begins. See the Salad Blog for more information.
  • Update will be introduced for random users over the next few days. All Salad Chefs should receive this update by September 30, 2021.
  • Adds critical redundancies to ensure reliable earning even when third-party mining pools experience unplanned downtime.

September 1, 2021

  • Released version 0.5.6 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • Download today! 📅
  • Adds tools to configure Windows Defender and sleep mode when connected to AC power.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes in 3rd party dependencies.

June 19, 2021

  • Released version 0.5.5 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • Download today! 📅
  • Improves hashrates by disabling Electron hardware acceleration.

June 18, 2021

  • Released Salad Season 1 🎉
  • With the arrival of Salad Season 1, we've introduced the long-awaited XP Level Bonus to the Kitchen. Chefs can now earn additional, XP-based Bonuses just by Chopping. This season, you can Chop to score Salad Balance earnings boosts, games, and a seasonal menu of never-before-seen profile avatars. 🥗
  • For more information, check out our blog 👏

May 13, 2021

  • Updated miners.
  • Added PhoenixMiner 5.6d. This fixes compatibility issues with the latest AMD drivers. This also includes general performance improvements.

May 11, 2021

  • Released version 0.5.4 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • Download today! 📅
  • Fixed Windows VRAM detection for AMD GPUs with more than 4GB of VRAM. 👢🐛

May 9, 2021

  • Added new plugins for Ethereum Classic mining. Some GPUs with 3GB and 4GB of VRAM should see a boost in earnings!

May 2, 2021

  • Released version 0.5.3 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • Download today! 📅
  • Improved NVIDIA GPU detection using nvidia-smi on some machines.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes in 3rd party dependencies.
  • Updated miners.
  • Added GMiner 2.54. This includes general performance and compatibility improvements.
  • Added XMRig 6.12.1. This includes general performance and compatibility improvements.

March 26, 2021

Our new engineering team members hopped right into work, preparing a number of tasty treats for you, Chef! If you see 'em around the server, be sure to hand out a 👏.

  • 1️⃣ Ben decided it was about time we improved the reliability of our reward redemption workflow. He's squashed over a dozen bugs, and he's giving you the gift of a smoother experience. Expect more improvements over the coming weeks!
  • 2️⃣ Dmitry had had enough of the broken referral bonus system. He's reinstated those hard-earned referral bonuses. If you previously entered a referral code but didn't earn your bonus, get to chopping! Your bonus will automatically apply to your next earnings.
  • 3️⃣ Jason was over the clunky workflow to find your Salad application log file. He's added a shortcut to the bottom of the "Miner Details" page. If the Salad Support Team asks for your log file, don't drill down to find 'em... use the shiny, new button!

March 18, 2021

New Rewards 🎮

  • To try out the new Reward Vault features below, why not treat yourself to a piping hot Chop? Peruse and choose from 15,000 brand new rewards on the Salad Storefront.

Improved Reward Vault ⬆

  • We've added some spiffy new features to help you manage your hoard.
  • We've added a "Status" category so you can keep tabs on your orders. Here's a run-down on the categories:
  • Complete: Your download code is safely in the Reward Vault.
  • Pending: Your order has been received, and it's currently being processed.
  • Cancelled: Something may have gone wrong. Hit the link for more info.
  • Depending on your reward, you'll click the page icon to copy the code to your clipboard, or you'll click the "Redeem Reward" link to complete the redemption in your browser.
  • You can also click any column heading to sort your rewards and glory at all the Chops you’ve copped.

March 9, 2021

  • Released version 0.5.2 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • Download today! 📅
  • Fixed NVIDIA GPU detection using nvidia-smi on some machines. Some users rolled back to older versions of the Salad desktop app because of this issue. Now is the time to upgrade!

February 26, 2021

  • Updated Start button behavior
  • The Start button now turns into a progress bar during the prepping phase, filling up as prepping completes.
  • New 'Don't Lose your Progress!' screen appears when stopping prepping
  • When stopping prepping, any progress made toward getting to a successful chopping state is lost. Many users kept starting and stopping the prepping process but never got any closer to mining! To help more users successfully start chopping, a screen now appears to inform users that the progress they've made while prepping won't be saved if they continue to cancel.

February 18, 2021

  • Enabled passwordless login.
  • We've changed the way you access your Salad account to be more secure. Chefs can log in with the same email address as before, but Salad will no longer require passwords. You'll be prompted to punch in a one-time code sent by email when you log in.
  • Please make sure that the password for your email account is strong and unique, and that you have enabled any additional security measures such as two-factor authentication.

February 1, 2021

  • Updated miners.
  • Added GMiner 2.44. This includes general performance and compatibility improvements.
  • Added PhoenixMiner 5.5c. This includes general performance and compatibility improvements.

January 29, 2021

  • We've added some new Minecraft rewards to the store! In order to redeem some of these, you'll need to first add your Minecraft username to your Salad profile. Don't worry, before you checkout, the Salad app will prompt and walk you through the process.

January 2, 2021

  • Released version 0.5.1 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • Fixed missing tray icon when system-wide dark mode is enabled.

January 1, 2021

  • Happy New Year! 🎇
  • Released version 0.5.0 of the Salad desktop apps. 🎉
  • This is our first, non-beta release of the Linux 🐧 and macOS 🍎 desktop apps! Thanks to all the Chefs that helped with testing. Special thanks to @Krish12003 for contributing to the open source systeminformation library, improving GPU detection on Linux, and testing Salad on various Linux distributions.
  • Added official support for improved NVIDIA GPU detection using nvidia-smi.

December 31, 2020

  • Happy New Year's Eve! 🎇
  • Updated miners. 🎉
  • Added GMiner 2.39. This improves KAWPOW performance up to 4% on some cards. This also drops the KAWPOW developer fee from 2% to 1%.
  • Added PhoenixMiner 5.4c. This fixes the compatibility issue with NVIDIA drivers 460.79 and 460.89.
  • Add XMRig 6.7.0. This improves RandomX initialization performance up to 30% on some CPUs.

December 16, 2020

  • Combined the Account Settings and Desktop App Settings pages.
  • Added a "What's New" link to the Settings page.

December 10, 2020

Our newest hire, Scott, has come out of the gate and introduced several improvements to the Earning History Chart. It's easier than ever to get information about your earning performance.

Zoom in and out

Salad Chefs can now zoom in out of their Earning History Chart over several time periods: 24 Hours, 7 Days, and 30 Days. Previously, you were only able to view your earning performance for the last 24 Hours.

Select a range

Want to see how much you earned in an even smaller window of time? Then select a range of bars on the chart to view how much you earned during that time!

Bug Fixes & Minor Improvements

  • Signing in on a mobile device (or in a small browser window) now works as expected

August 28, 2020

We made some quality of life improvements to the taskbar and tray:

  • Added a Salad icon to the Windows tray. Double-clicking on the Salad icon in the tray will toggle between showing & hiding the Salad window. Right-clicking on the Salad icon in the tray will show a context menu with an option to exit.
  • Added a status overlay to the Windows taskbar to indicate when Salad is prepping or chopping.
  • Added a "Close to Tray" option in the settings panel. When enabled, the "X" in the top right hides the Salad window. You can exit using the Salad icon in the tray.

Bug Fixes & Minor Improvements

  • Fixed Windows 10 notification center toasts.
  • Added experimental support for improved NVIDIA GPU detection using nvidia-smi.