GMiner CUDA Equihash Miner v1.27 With a Fix for NiceHash BEAM Support

GMiner CUDA Equihash Miner v1.27 With a Fix for NiceHash BEAM Support

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GMiner has been updated a lot recently with fixes and improvements and the latest version 1.26 is not an exception as it apparently tires to fix the BEAM mining support on NiceHash that has recently been introduced. Initially when NiceHash announced support for BEAM on their platform both GMiner and Bminer seemed to work just fine, however earlier today both miners started having issues with the platform. The problem seems to affect both miners for BEAM only on NiceHash, it does seem to work fine with other mining pools, but on NiceHash you are getting a lot of rejected shares with Bminer and pretty much all rejected n GMiner. The just released Gminer v1.26 apparently tries to fix that and seems to succeed to some point, however after a while…
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New ccminer 2.3.1 from Tpruvot with Lyra2REv3 Support and More

New ccminer 2.3.1 from Tpruvot with Lyra2REv3 Support and More

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It has been a quite a while since the last update of tpruvot’s ccminer fork (source), but there it is a new version 2.3.1 available now that comes with support for Lyra2REv3, sha256q, exosis and Blake2b standard algorithms. The official binary is 64-bit Windows only built with CUDA 10 for SM3+ devices, SM 7.5 architecture is also supported, but doesn’t seem to bring any advantage, for others variants you can build from the source code as the miner is opensource. Do note that CUDA 10 support requires an Nvidia video driver version 410.48 or newer. The most notable thing abut the new release is the support for Lyra2REv3 that will soon be used by the Vertcoin (VTC) after the upcoming hardfork expected to happen in less than two days. The…
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Latest Bminer 14.1.0 and NBMiner 14.0 With Massive BTM Improvement on Nvidia RTX GPUs

Latest Bminer 14.1.0 and NBMiner 14.0 With Massive BTM Improvement on Nvidia RTX GPUs

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The latest releases of Bminer 14.1.0 and NBMiner 14.0 have announced pretty impressive performance increases regarding Bytom (BTM) mining hashrate on the new Nvidia RTX series of GPUs with up to about 200% boost, so a significant improvement indeed. This essentially makes the RTX series of GPUs the best choice for BTM mining with two to tree times faster hashrates compared to what their older GTX counterparts are able to deliver at the moment. Another new improvement that goes for both miners is the additional performance improvement in the range of about 30% for GRIN mining with hashrates very close for the two miners. Bminer also brings similar performance improvement for Aethernity like for Grin. So make sure you do try them both to see what may work better on…
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Bridging the gap between command line and GUI miners: the most profitable all-in-one smart mining software by Cudo Miner launches

Bridging the gap between command line and GUI miners: the most profitable all-in-one smart mining software by Cudo Miner launches

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Now anyone can get access to the most advanced and easiest-to-use platform available – from novice through to professional level Cryptocurrency mining company Cudo today announces the long-awaited open beta launch of its crypto-mining platform: Cudo Miner. An intelligent GUI miner with multi-algo switching technology built-in, Cudo Miner is the smart miner packed with features designed to optimise mining operations and maximise profitability. The launch of Cudo Miner will be music to the ears of miners ranging from novice level through to pro. Once installed, Cudo Miner’s software automates the entire process. In closed beta, thousands of users across the globe have mined using Cudo Miner. Now for the smart part. Cudo Miner provides a smart layer within the software that ensures that the most profitable coin is mined, based…
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JPMorgan Takes Another Shot at Bitcoin, Claims Mining Isn’t Worth the Value of the Cryptocurrency

JPMorgan Takes Another Shot at Bitcoin, Claims Mining Isn’t Worth the Value of the Cryptocurrency

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By CCN.com: A report by JPMorgan suggests that for over four weeks during the fourth quarter, bitcoin’s market price was lower than its mining costs on average. According to the JPMorgan analysts, the cost of mining bitcoin during Q4 was averaging about $4,060 around the world, Bloomberg reports. According to them, starting late November when the price of bitcoin went below $4,000, it became uneconomical to mine bitcoin. Bitcoin Price Still Below the Globe’s Average Cost of Mining Currently, bitcoin is trading at around the $3,650 level after falling off the $3,700 resistance level which it touched earlier. Chinese miners were The post JPMorgan Takes Another Shot at Bitcoin, Claims Mining Isn’t Worth the Value of the Cryptocurrency appeared first on CCN
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H-Ant virus is attacking mining pools

H-Ant virus is attacking mining pools

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It’s the old cat and mouse game between burglar and locksmith. The locksmith develops the most sophisticated lock and then it takes a few weeks and the burglar has cracked this too. In the age of the Internet and computer technology, software companies are the locksmiths and hackers are the burglars. The ingenuity of modern burglars is amazing. The victims of their gadgetry were mostly end-users of wallets like Electrum or other apps like “CoinTicker” who initially only opened a backdoor on Apple devices. Under the concept of cryptojacking broke another wave going on. This is the unrecognized installation of mining software on computers. The processing power of the foreign device is then used by the attacker to mine crypto-coins. Again, end-users of PCs and laptops were the victims. Now…
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Could This Crypto Ransomware Cripple China’s Bitcoin Mining Industry?

Could This Crypto Ransomware Cripple China’s Bitcoin Mining Industry?

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By CCN.com: China’s sprawling bitcoin mining industry is being targeted by a terrifying new ransomware strain that is threatening the economy of the Sichuan river basin where most mining farms are located, housing a huge percentage of the bitcoin blockchain’s hashpower. First detected in August 2018, the ransomware which is called “hAnt” has been observed to target a wide variety of mining rigs including Bitmain‘s Antminer S9, T9 and L3 and Avalon equipment. Its initial method of introduction remains unclear at the moment, but it is its method of propagation that is especially concerning for an already fragile industry, pummelled The post Could This Crypto Ransomware Cripple China’s Bitcoin Mining Industry? appeared first on CCN
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Sapphire Builds 16GB Radeon for Crypto-Mining

Sapphire Builds 16GB Radeon for Crypto-Mining

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Etherum is dead, Long live Grin: The Radeon RX 570 has equal 16 GB of video memory and is intended for the Cuckaroo / Cuckatoo algorithm. The course of Grin has already crashed after the start. Sapphire has introduced the 16GB Radeon RX 570 Blockchain Graphics Card instead of the typical 4GB or 8GB. The graphics card has only one HDMI output, as it is intended for crypto-mining the Grin currency. Their Cuckaroo / Cuckatoo algorithm requires a lot of video memory, which is why 16 GB are installed. Otherwise, the Radeon RX 570 is a model with two axial fans and one 8-pin power connector. Grin is only a few days old, the currency fell shortly after the launch of about 260 US dollars to the current good 3…
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‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Ringleader Jailed for Massive Crypto Mining Rig Theft

‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Ringleader Jailed for Massive Crypto Mining Rig Theft

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By CCN.com: Suspects in the “Big Bitcoin Heist” of 2018 have been sentenced to various prison terms based on their level of involvement in the much-publicised theft of more than three-quarters of a million dollars worth of crypto mining equipment. Crypto Mining Thieves Jailed in Iceland Ringleader Sindri Stefanson bagged the longest sentence with a jail term of four-and-a-half years. In all, seven people were charged in the case that saw over 600 cryptocurrency mining rigs stolen. The equipment, which was valued at ISK 96 million (roughly $800,000) has still not been found, with speculation that it could be in The post ‘Big Bitcoin Heist’ Ringleader Jailed for Massive Crypto Mining Rig Theft appeared first on CCN
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GMiner CUDA Equihash Miner v1.19 With GRIN (Cuckaroo29) Support

GMiner CUDA Equihash Miner v1.19 With GRIN (Cuckaroo29) Support

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GMiner has just added support for the new Cuckaroo29 algorithm being used by Grin with the latest update to version 1.19. This marks the first non-Equihash algorithm getting support in the miner and maybe it will also open the doors for other algorithms to get implemented in the future. Performance wise it may not be the fastest Grin miner out there, but it does seem to work quite well based on our short experience with the new version for now, so you might want to give it a try. Due t the higher video memory requirements of the Cuckaroo29 algorithm you will need to have an Nvidia GPU with 8GB VRAM (about 7GB are currently required) as well as enough virtual memory available. Apart from Cuckaroo29 GMiner also supports Equihash…
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