Nvidia Has Announced Their New Mid-Range GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs

Nvidia Has Announced Their New Mid-Range GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs

Ethereum, News, Tech
Nvidia has announced their new mid-range GPUs, namely the GeForce RTX 2060 as the fourth GPU in their new RTX range following the release for RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 that are already available on the market. Specifications wise the new RTX 2060 is something in between the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 from the previous generation, along with the new Tensor and RT cores on top of the CUDA cores. As far as crypto mining goes however there is not much use of the new gaming technology built into the RTX graphics cards, but the new architecture does bring some extra performance as we have already seen with he earlier RTX models… especially with miners already getting optimizations for the 2000 series. It will be interesting…
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Ethereum Classic is subject to 51 percent attack

Ethereum Classic is subject to 51 percent attack

Ethereum, News
At the weekend, Ethereum Classic – is currently under attack: more than half of the miners are at times malicious and produce double spends. A classic 51 percent attack. In the late afternoon of Saturday, a developer at Coinbase noticed that something unusual happened on the blockchain of Ethereum Classic: The blockchain had reorganized itself by more than 100 blocks. To ensure the security of the credit, Coinbase has turned off on suspicion of deposits and withdrawals of Ethereum Classic. On Sunday, the developers observed that there were always such reorganizations. It quickly became clear that Ethereum Classic is under a “51 percent attack”. This attack attacks all proof-of-work blockchains, those with miners that produce hashes, and is the worst case for them. Already Satoshi has described the attack in…
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ProgPoW: Ethereum developers achieve “cautious” consensus on blocking ASICs

ProgPoW: Ethereum developers achieve “cautious” consensus on blocking ASICs

Ethereum, News
During the Core Devs meeting held on Friday, the Ethereum core team decided to push ahead with the implementation of ProgPoW (Programmatic Proof of Work), which would block specialized mining hardware or ASICs. Lead developer Hudson Jameson noted that developers will continue to follow the implementation of the algorithm unless a major problem is discovered during the test. However, no binding timeframe has yet been agreed, as core developers still have to discuss how much time is needed for testing and implementation. If general consensus is reached among the users of the Ethereum software, the code change referred to as “ProgPoW” will put an end to ASICs, such as those developed by the crypto-mining giant Bitmain. This change would be a blessing for GPU miners whose profitability has been severely…
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The Veil Project Has Launched, Mine it Using the X16RT Algorithm

The Veil Project Has Launched, Mine it Using the X16RT Algorithm

Ethereum, News
After a bit of a delay the official launch of the Veil Project happened earlier today and you can already mine VEIL coins if you are looking for something new and interesting to move your GPU mining rigs on to. Veil is the first Zerocoin-based cryptocurrency with always-on privacy thanks to combining Zerocoin and RingCT technologies to provide full-time privacy without compromise. Veil’s blockchain is secured via Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake, though initially only 50% of the coins (50 VEIL) are going to mining/staking and the rest is distributed among the founder, Veil Labs for ongoing research and development and Veil operations budget, funding operations activities such as core network and wallet development, project management, online user support, bounties, marketing and partnerships. You can check the official Veil Project website for…
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New Bminer 11.0.0 Release With Dual Mining BTM/ETH Support

New Bminer 11.0.0 Release With Dual Mining BTM/ETH Support

Ethereum, News, Tech
The latest Bminer 11.0.0 release has introduced Dual Mining mode for BTM/ETH similar to the support in NBMiner 12.0, although Bminer already had dual mining support for other algorithms the BTM/ETH pair is new. Have in mind that still not all of the BTM mining pools are supported by Bminer (like Antpool for example), so make sure you are on a compatible pool like f2pool in order to get the optimal performance with this miner in single or dual mining mode with Bytom mining. We remind you that that Bminer is a closed source Nvidia GPU miner available for Linux and Windows in the form of pre-compiled binaries and that there is a 2% development fee for Bytom (BTM), Equihash and Zhash coins, 0.65% for Ethash and 1.3% for dual…
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New z-enemy 1.28 Nvidia GPU Miner With Improved Performance

New z-enemy 1.28 Nvidia GPU Miner With Improved Performance

Ethereum, News, Tech
The latest update of the z-enemy 1.28 Nvidia GPU miner comes with more hashrate increasing optimizations in a number of the supported crypto algorithms such as BCD, HEX, X16R, X16S, X17 Bitcore, C11, Sonoa and others. You can expect to see performance improvements of up to 7-8% for Bitcoin Diamond, up to about 4-5% for HEX, up to 3-5% for X16R, X16S, X17, Bitcore, C11, Sonoa, etc… So if using any of the supported algorithms by the z-enemy miner at the moment you should definitely upgrade your version to 1.28 to get a bit of extra performance increase. The latest z-enemy version 1.28 is available for CUDA 9.1, 9.2 and 10.0 for 64-bit Windows versions as well as CUDA 9.0, CUDA 9.1, CUDA 9.2 and CUDA 10 binaries for Linux…
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NBMiner 12.0 – The New Name of the NebuTech BTMiner for Bytom (BTM) Mining

NBMiner 12.0 – The New Name of the NebuTech BTMiner for Bytom (BTM) Mining

Altcoins, Ethereum, News, Tech
After a while with no updates the NebuTech BTMiner is back with a new name, a lot of changes and new functionality under the name NBMiner. The miner is still intended for mining Bytom (BTM) on Nvidia GPUs and the latest version brings a lot of new stuff with the miner becoming more like other miners you are already used to with. Apart from improved BTM hashrate, added support for backup mining pools and a decreased developer fee to 2% (down from 3%) the new miner comes with a BTM+ETH dual mining mode as well as XMR+ETH, thiugh it seems that there are some issues with that as version 12 temporary removes the XMR support, but it should be back. We remind you that the NebuTech BTMiner is a closed…
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Placeholders (PHL) – A New X16R Crypto for Decentralized Marketplace for Distributed Computing Resources

Placeholders (PHL) – A New X16R Crypto for Decentralized Marketplace for Distributed Computing Resources

Ethereum, News
There is a relatively new ambitious project called Placeholders (PHL) that is aiming to create a Decentralized Marketplace for Distributed Computing Resources to serve as an alternative to Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services. Placeholders’ blockchain utilizes the so called “artifacts” as placeholders, which is custom data stored in the blockchain to enable complex computing operations. These complex computing operations will be provided by Placeholders wallet users who rent their local computing resources (CPU/Hard-drive/RAM) to buyers who are willing to pay in PHL for the resources to be utilized as a virtual private server (VPS) in the cloud. Do note that as usual with new projects that do not yet have a full working platform for what they are promising t be delivered there is a risk involved! Placeholders is…
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New z-enemy 1.27 Nvidia GPU Miner With Improved Performance

New z-enemy 1.27 Nvidia GPU Miner With Improved Performance

Ethereum, News, Tech
The latest update of the z-enemy 1.27 Nvidia GPU miner comes with some more performance optimizations in a number of the supported crypto algorithms with tweaks targeted at Nvidia GTX 10×0 GPUs. You can expect to see performance improvements of up to +3-4% for X16r and X16s as well as for HEX, up to +6-8% for Bitcoin Diamond (BCD), up to 1-3% on others like X17, Bitcore, C11, Sonoa, etc… on GTX 10×0 cards. So if using any of the supported algorithms by the z-enemy miner at the moment you should definitely upgrade your version to 1.27 to get a bit of extra performance boost. The latest z-enemy version 1.27 is available for CUDA 9.1, 9.2 and 10.0 for 64-bit Windows versions as well as CUDA 9.0, CUDA 9.1, CUDA…
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New Braiins OS Cobalt Available Now for S9 and T1 ASIC Miners

New Braiins OS Cobalt Available Now for S9 and T1 ASIC Miners

Ethereum, News, Tech
Braiins OS has just released a new update to their alternative opensource OS for Bitcoin ASIC miners available for Antminer S9 and DragonMint T1 with support for AsicBoost support enabled. The new Braiins OS Cobalt is here to replace the previous released called Wolfram bringing some improvements such as new status page, per chip frequency calibration for S9, improved bulk upgrades and full compatibility with the Awesome Miner management app. The Cobalt update brings multiple ways of upgrading your ASIC miners from their stock firmware including a version that can now directly be flashed via the stock firmware’s update feature for a really easy deployment. Installing from a PC with Windows is now easier as with the previous release you had to use a Linux PC to deploy the Braiins…
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