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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New lolMiner 0.5 AMD and Nvidia OpenCL Multi Equihash GPU Miner

New lolMiner 0.5 AMD and Nvidia OpenCL Multi Equihash GPU Miner

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GPU miners of Equihash-based altcoins might want to check the latest lolMiner 0.5 – an OpenCL miner for both AMD and Nvidia GPUs that supports Equihash 144.5 (ANON, ASF, BTG, BTCZ, LitecoinZ, HeptaCoin, Safecoin, Snowgem, ZEL), Equihash 96.5 (Minexcoin), Equihash 192.7 (ZERO, Genesis, SafeCash) and the newly added Equihash 210_9 (Aion). The most interesting thing in the new version is the addition of Equihash 210_9 (Aion) support, though there are of course multiple fixes and improvements applied as well. The new version comes with complete rework of all GPU algorithms for both stability and speed and this also results in the memory footprint of the algorithms getting lower, so 144/5 is now fitting to 2.2 GB and thus works on 3 GB video cards and 192/7 is now close to…
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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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How to Mine Akroma (AKA) with AMD and Nvidia GPU

How to Mine Akroma (AKA) with AMD and Nvidia GPU

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Akroma (AKA) is one of the newest Ethereum forks (Ethash algo) that looks promising for GPU mining. It is not as popular as Ethereum, which is why the network hashrate is not as saturated, yet. If you want to know my thoughts on why Akroma might be a good coin to mine, check my full review of the coin. Requirements Just like any Ethash algo, Akroma can be mined with GPUs, you might want to add a couple of Acorns to your rig to lift the hashrate. You can also try the Ethlargement Pill for this algo if using Nvidia GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 Ti. While NVidia cards work with this algo, AMD ones proved to perform the best (at least from the standpoint of price/performance). Best mining hardware…
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T-Rex 0.5.1 Nvidia GPU Miner Benchmarks and Review

T-Rex 0.5.1 Nvidia GPU Miner Benchmarks and Review

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The T-Rex is new NVidia GPU mining software for the lyra2z, phi2, hsr, c11, x17, phi and tribus algos. It is being actively developed by a bitcointalk user ‘trexminer’. As for today, it is expected to perform about 5% better than Enemy and anxmod (we will see the benchmarks in a minute). It works both with Windows and Linux, making it pretty versatile. The miner is getting a lot of attention on bitcointalk, which is why new updates and fixes are coming out very often. On the flip side, the T-Rex miner is a closed source project. It has got a reasonable 1% in-built developer fee. Another detail to keep in mind is that it only works with the newer GPUs. T-Rex 0.5.1 System Requirements: Pascal (10xx series) and Maxwell…
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