BlackMiner F1+ Review – FPGA Miner

BlackMiner F1+ Review – FPGA Miner

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Note: Hashaltcoin sent me this FPGA miner for me to review. While I truly appreciate this partnership, I am making this review as unbiased as possible. The BlackMiner F1+ is a new FPGA miner developed and manufactured by Hashaltcoin. The unit comes with three boards and can mine a wide array of algorithms, most of which are traditionally considered GPU-only. The official specs state that the F1+ hashes like three or even four x6 GTX 1080Ti rigs (depends on algorithm) while having the power consumption of one. Not only that – unlike three rigs that require three sets of components (motherboards, RAM modules, etc), as well as in-depth tweaking, the F1+ comes as one plug-and-play unit. Is this too good to be true? Let’s find that out, though first let’s…
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How to Mine Grin Cuckatoo31+ on Windows 7 / 10

How to Mine Grin Cuckatoo31+ on Windows 7 / 10

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Two of the biggest miner software for Grin, Bminer and Gminer, received an update few days ago. In this tutorial, we will walk through how to mine with Gminer and what benchmarks (as well as bugs) to expect. (Check this article if you wanna know more about Grin and why it might be a good idea to mine it) First, let me clarify something to avoid confusion. Grin can be mined by using few different algorithms. Cuckaroo29 is the official GPU-friendly ASIC-resistant algorithm and it will become less relevant as times goes by until be completely replaced by an ASIC-friendly algorithm in about 2 years from now. Cuckatoo31+ is the ASIC-friendly algorithm that will be relevant for few more months until being replaced by Cuckatoo32 (which is ASIC-friendly too). Both…
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How to Mine Beam With Nvidia and AMD GPU

How to Mine Beam With Nvidia and AMD GPU

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How to Mine Beam An Introduction to the Scalable Confidential Cryptocurrency Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. As always, I only recommend you to mine cryptocurrencies that have the potential to become something big. Pumping and dumping is no longer a viable strategy for GPU miners in 2019. Nowadays, it’s all about investing your hashing power in a good project that has future and stick to it long enough to reap the benefits. Beam is one of those coins that might have a bright future, and hence might be good to mine. Let’s take a look at it. What is Beam? To receive the latest updates follow me on social media! facebooktwitterFollowgoogleyoutube Beam is a new crypto that aims to combine scalability and anonymity by implementing innovative solutions and…
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How to Mine Veil (x16rt) With Nvidia and AMD GPU – The New Big Always-On Privacy Coin

How to Mine Veil (x16rt) With Nvidia and AMD GPU – The New Big Always-On Privacy Coin

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Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. Despite the unstable market situation, cryptocurrencies are steadily making their way to the public. Not only people now know what cryptocurrencies are, they are also starting to use them for a wide variety of real-life applications. However, with adoption come regulations. Most big cryptocurrencies are already being regulated in one country or another. I’m not going to delve into the moral part of the matter, however I do believe that we all have the right to keep our possessions private, if we chose to do so. Here’s where Veil can help. 1 What is Veil? Veil is a very promising cryptocurrency that combines the latest and most efficient privacy protocols and technologies to ensure the privacy of their users. While anonymous transactions are…
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How to Mine CryptoNight V8 – The New Monero!

How to Mine CryptoNight V8 – The New Monero!

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CryptoNight V8 Hardfork is Live Now! – How to Mine the New Monero Today, Monero is conducting a planned hard fork to further secure the network from ASICs and to introduce some improvements to their existing system. The CryptonightV8 hardfork comes hand by hand with the Monero 0.13.0 “Beryllium Bullet” software upgrade that brings three main changes: Bulletproofs – a modification to transaction size that also reduces fees by approximately 80% and verification time. Monero has Bulletproofs running on Testnet for half a year or so already, but was so prudent not to switch them on for Mainnet until some independent and competent people checked the implementation.rbrunner7 - XMR Contributor CryptonightV8 (CryptonightV2) – The old CryptonightV7 PoW algorithm is replaced with a newer CryptonightV8 (also referred to as CryptonightV2). The…
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SUQA Review and How to Mine – New Cool GPU Minable Coin?

SUQA Review and How to Mine – New Cool GPU Minable Coin?

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SUQA is a name of an ancient coin from Nepal that has been used for thousands of years and it also means ‘to wait’ (Time-Lock) in Somali language. I see a lot of people talking about this new project and I have decided to check it out too. Apparently, SUQA is more than just another new GPU minable shitcoin. It is a project with a vision and a solid team that backs it up. Let’s quickly review it to then get into how to mine it. What is SUQA? With so much pumping and dumping going on, most new startups are trying new measures to stabilize the market and to motivate people to hold their coins. It’s easier to hold a coin when you know that its value might increase…
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Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Mining Performance Review

Gigabyte RTX 2080 Ti Mining Performance Review

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Few days ago I have tested and reviewed in-depth the RTX 2080 card. The results ended up being pretty promising thanks to the its excelent MHs/W ratio. Today, I would like to share with you my findings regarding the RTX 2080Ti – will it be as good as the 2080? I would like to give a big shout out to the guys from Gigabyte for sending me an RTX 2080 Ti for testing purposes. Apparently, card manufacturers like the idea of miners buying their cards, which is indeed good for the mining community. This might also mean that Nvidia will probably release mining-oriented drivers and cards in the near future. GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB Graphic Cards GV-N208TGAMING OC-11GC List Price: $1,249.99 Price Disclaimer GeForce RTX 2080Ti…
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Gigabyte RTX 2080 Mining Performance Review – New Top GPU ?

Gigabyte RTX 2080 Mining Performance Review – New Top GPU ?

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No, this is not clickbait. Yes, I am aware that there seems to be a consensus that the new RTX 2080 cards are not great for mining – many users have made their mining benchmarks public and the results were pretty underwhelming. There is a catch, though. Some days ago, I have finally received my Gigabyte RTX 2080 Windforce OC and I have done my own tests. My results were way better, which is why I am writing this article. Maybe I was lucky enough to find the sweet spot for undervolting and OC – most of the existing reviews are based on stock voltage and clock settings, and hence do not show the full mining potential of the card. Whatever is the case, I am impressed by the mining performance of…
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How to Set Up Your Own Akroma Masternode

How to Set Up Your Own Akroma Masternode

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Note: This is a sponsored post. I have been provided with an Akroma masternode to test this new platform out and review it. While this does not really make me biased towards the project, I thought it was important to clarify this before we move on. Akroma is one of the newest Ethereum forks that has implemented the masternode technology. Masternodes offer better decentralization, enhanced network security and reward users who are loyal to the coin. If you are new to this topic, to host a masternode basically means to lock a certain amount of coins in your wallet. Then, you would need to run the masternode software on a computer and have it connected to the network 24/7. Masternode mining is kind of the middle ground between PoS and…
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Bminer 10.2.0 Nvidia GPU Miner Review and Benchmarks

Bminer 10.2.0 Nvidia GPU Miner Review and Benchmarks

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Developed by NebuTech, Bminer is a closed source miner with an inbuilt 2% Dev fee*. It is available both for Windows and Linux (detailed requirements below). Initially designed to mine Ethash and Equihash only, Bminer is now famous for being arguable the faster Bytom (BTM) miner there is. (*) The dev fee depends on the mined algorithm: Algorithm Developer Fee Tensority (Bytom) Equihash Zhash 2% Ethash and Blake (dual mining) 1.3% Ethash 0.65% Bminer 10.2.0 versus NebuTech BTMiner 8.0 Compared to its closer competitor, Bminer offers lower dev fee (2% instead of 3%) and experimental hashing methods that allow it to notably outperform the NebuTech BTMiner 8.0 by offering up to 15% better hashrate. The newest cards get affected a bit less, with the GTX 1080Ti hashing only ~5-7% better…
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