How to Re-Sync Lux Wallet and Upgrade to Mercury V5 (Lux-Qt v5.0.2 Mercury)

How to Re-Sync Lux Wallet and Upgrade to Mercury V5 (Lux-Qt v5.0.2 Mercury)

Guides and Tutorials
Here is a quick one people! Luxcore team have successfully hard forked at block 299500 and Mercury V5 was born when block 300001 was reached, once with that new wallet and miner software was released by the devs. I found on discord channel that many of you have problems syncing the new Lux Qt wallet (currently Lux-Qt v5.0.2). I decided to make a short tutorial regarding this, explaining to everyone step by step is very time consuming. If you have questions please comment below. In case you missed: My Luxcore review https://1stminingrig.com/luxcoin-review-is-luxcoin-the-new-best-coin-for-mining-and-investing/ How to mine Luxcoin https://1stminingrig.com/how-to-mine-luxcoin-lux-with-nvidia-and-amd-gpus/ I also had problems running the wallet on the first run but after some reading i found the solution Here it is! To receive the latest updates follow me on social media! facebooktwitterFollowgoogleyoutube…
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How to Mine Luxcoin (LUX) with Nvidia and AMD GPUs

How to Mine Luxcoin (LUX) with Nvidia and AMD GPUs

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Luxcoin is often considered one of the most promising GPU minable coins. It is resistant to ASICs, it can be mined by CPUs (though it’s not the most profitable coin to mine with CPU) and it is backed up by a real product. This means that Luxcoin will more likely experience a growth in popularity and demand in the near future. Few days a go ago, the algorithm behind Luxcoin has been updated. The new PHI2 algo is even more miner-friendly and consumes up to 60% less energy compared to other mainstream algorithms. Besides the obvious benefits, those changes keep ASICs away. To know more about Luxcoin, check this review. Luxcoin can be mined both with AMD and NVidia GPUs. In this guide, I will walk you through the complete…
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EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC Gaming Black Edition – Mining Performance and Review

EVGA GTX 1070 Ti SC Gaming Black Edition – Mining Performance and Review

Guides and Tutorials
GTX 1070 Ti GPUs are probably the best choice for someone who wants to start small. Beefy enough to give you a noticeable flow of cryptos yet affordable enough, the 1070 Ti GPU might the best choice in several situations. Its architecture and configuration is very similar to the GTX 1080 (GP 104 GPC family, amount of transistors, core config, L2 cache, core clock, etc) but not to the GTX 1080 Ti, which has more similarities with the NVIDIA TITAN X (GP 102 GPC family). In fact, the GTX 1070 Ti has more similarities with the GTX 1080 than with the GTX 1070, especially when it comes to mining performance. Past days I have been testing the GTX 1070 Ti SC Gaming by EVGA. I’ve assembled a small rig and…
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Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC BLACK Mining Performance Review

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC BLACK Mining Performance Review

Guides and Tutorials
Here’s the thing. I’ve been browsing amazon lately and I’ve realized that the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti is still about 30% cheaper than the MSI GTX 1080 Ti I’ve reviewed some days ago. This drew my attention because price is often tailored by the demand. I still see people buying MSI cards for their rigs, which is why I’ve decided to test both cards and see the difference with my own eyes. You can find the MSI GTX 1080 Ti review here and now it’s time to find out more about the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC. For this test, I’ve assembled a rig of three Gigabyte GTX 1080 Ti GPUs. Let’s take a look at the results. Gigabyte GV-N108TGAMINGOC BLACK-11GD GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G Graphic…
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Nvidia Titan V Review

Nvidia Titan V Review

Ethereum, Tech
The recent technology boom in AI, deep learning and neural networks spawned a hunger for increasingly better hardware, with higher and higher processing power. Specifications are what always was the limiting factor for projects such as video games and research. Blowing every other consumer product out of the water, here comes in the Nvidia Titan V. With that GPU, sky is the limit, and of course, due to its beyond amazing specifications, you can use it for cryptocurrency mining. Let’s take a look. Nvidia Titan V Hardware Specifications   • Graphics Processing Clusters: 6 • Streaming Multiprocessors: 80 • CUDA Cores (single precision): 5120 • Texture Units: 320 • Base Clock (MHz): 1200 MHz • Boost Clock (MHz): 1455 MHz • Memory Clock: 850 MHz • Memory Data Rate: 1.7…
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Review

Ethereum, Tech
Cryptocurrency mining is one of the most widespread activities in the planet because of its profit-earning potential and the thrill you get when you obtain cryptocurrency, which will later go into your bank account in some way or another. Not so long ago, cryptocurrency mining, especially Bitcoin mining, was performed on the Central Processing Units (CPU) of personal computers, and it was widely understood that with additional cores and faster speeds, people would get more money. But that system was later substituted, at least in popularity, by multi-graphic card systems that could help miners to find more hashes while optimizing the use of power. NVIDIA’s newest toy for miners around the world NVIDIA, an American technology brand, designs and produces graphics processing units, commonly known as GPU, for several fields,…
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Best GPUs for Mining

Best GPUs for Mining

Tech
One of the reasons cryptocurrencies are popular is that there is no central authority running the system or minting the money. It is done by users. It is not only a good way to ensure a decentralized system, but it is also a great way to earn cryptocurrency tokens and earn huge profits. Miners are paid for their efforts in the form of cryptocurrency tokens. If you can mine coins regularly, you can turn a huge profit pretty soon. But since mining is a race, you have to be the first to get the result. The mining GPU you use thus plays a big role in determining your success, which is why you should pick your mining GPU with care. Best GPU for mining A lot of factors play a…
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Best Cloud Mining Companies

Best Cloud Mining Companies

Tech
Everyone wants to join the cryptocurrency bandwagon, and a huge proportion of cryptocurrency enthusiasts are interested in mining and earning profits through it. However, the fact that it requires some technical knowledge, constant upgrading of hardware and software, and looking for newer and better ways to manage the process discourages a lot of people. If you belong to this category but want to earn profits through mining anyway, then cloud mining is an option worth looking into. Cloud mining companies rent out mining capabilities to companies. You don’t have to pay for the hardware, software, electricity, cooling, space, etc. All you do is rent the service for a fee and get a steady flow of bitcoins in your wallet. But it is a minefield full of fraudsters, so you have…
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Crypto Mining With a Raspberry Pi? Profitable!

Crypto Mining With a Raspberry Pi? Profitable!

Tech
As we all know, Bitcoin has a scaling mining difficulty. In the beginning, you could mine it even with your old, trash 2004 machine, but now, it requires specialized hardware – ASICs. With altcoins, the deal is very similar. However, the difficulty remains much, much lower, and profitable mining operations with a mid-tier, modern GPU aren’t uncommon. Miners can also purchase dedicated mining GPU’s such as the Antminer G1 and G2 series. What is Raspberry Pi, And How Can I Use it for Mining? Raspberry Pi is a platform for embedded applications. Generally, low resource software, not very tasking on the hardware. Thus, the specs of a Pi aren’t too impressive. We’d think that in this case, mining with such a device could only net losses, unless we had years…
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New NVidia Card Possesses Unbelievable Power

New NVidia Card Possesses Unbelievable Power

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NVidia’s month old Volta GPU architecture has finally seen usage in the newest Tesla V100 GPU. It’s not a gaming product, but one for supercomputers, simulations, AI and deep learning. It could possibly be used for cryptocurrency mining, too. AMD with their newest Vega line seem to be behind NVidia’s Tesla. Why? NVidia’s Tesla Has Outrageous Levels of Performance Compared to the previous generation, Pascal-based Tesla P100, the new V100 GPU has 12 times greater deep learning performance, with 120 TFLOPs of “DL training”. The P100 has “only” 10 TFLOPs. The Volta version has also a gargantuan memory bandwith – over 900GB per second! Again, from “just” 720GB/sec on the P100. NVLINK 2.0 throws the internal bandwith up from 160GB/sec to a huge 300GB/sec while having 10MB of L1 Cache…
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