New validator requirements after the Dencun upgrade on the Ethereum network

ethereum hard fork dencunOn March 13, 2024, at epoch 269568 in the Ethereum blockchain, a hard fork named Deneb-Cancun or simply Dencun will take place. This upgrade is primarily aimed at enhancing security, optimizing gas expenditures, and improving network scalability. Some even speculate that with the implementation of Dencun, we will transition into the era of DeFi 2.0.

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Mining Qubic under Windows using WSL2 (for those who do not working GPU mining)

In the previous article, we already talked about how to set up Qubic coin (QBIC) mining for Windows and HiveOs, as well as how to register a wallet and connect to the pool. However, most people who tried to set up Qubic mining on Windows experienced some problems, namely mining on the video card did not start. When starting the miner, a hardware detection error was displayed and mining started only on the CPU, which is exactly what happened in our case. For those who have a similar problem, we are posting an alternative guide on how to set up Qubic mining in GPU+CPU mode under Windows using the Linux Subsystem for Windows version 2 or WSL2.

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Mining Team Work (TW) - BSC-20 token for Qubic mining

If you are on the topic of “profitable mining” at the beginning of 2024, then you are probably already mining Qubic, since this is one of the most profitable options for these coins (if not the most profitable at all) and is many times more profitable than what various calculators offer. Perhaps you have heard something about such a coin as TW in different telegram channels for mining and that some people mine the “mysterious” TW instead of Qubic. Let's try to figure out what kind of beast this Team Work is and how to mine it under HiveOS and Windows.

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Mining Ursula (URSA) - a new coin based on the HeavyHash algorithm

A few days ago, a new coin called Ursula (URSA) was announced and launched, just yesterday, 02/29/2024, the coin was listed on the Xeggex cryptocurrency exchange and it began to be traded there. At the moment, the complexity of the network is still not very high and the profitability of mining on video cards is excellent. Of course, it is not yet known how long this will last, and how quickly miners will rush to this coin and raise the difficulty. By the way, do not confuse the HeavyHash algorithm (which is used to mine URSA) and KHeavyHash which is used by Kaspa (KAS). Ursula coin (URSA) is not mined on ASICs for Kaspa.

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ZLUDA - launching Nvidia miners on AMD graphics cards

launching cuda miner on AMD

AMD graphics cards were considered the best choice for mining ten years ago because they offered higher performance on popular mining algorithms of that time such as SHA-256, Scrypt, Ethash, Cryptonight, while being noticeably cheaper. Additionally, mining software (miners) usually debuted for AMD graphics cards initially, before Nvidia. This allowed for early exploitation of new cryptocurrencies. However, at present, AMD has lost its leadership in mining to Nvidia as Nvidia graphics cards are more efficient for mining. Miners for new algorithms are primarily released for Nvidia cards first, and then for AMD cards. The only remaining advantage of AMD products is their price, although the cost gap between graphics cards is not as significant as it was ten years ago.

This doesn't mean that AMD products are completely ineffective for mining at present. Especially with the ZLUDA program, owners of Radeon graphics cards can overcome one disadvantage and start mining cryptocurrencies even if there's only miner software available for Nvidia cards.

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Mining Qubic (QBIC) - setting up the mining of that very “secret” coin on Windows and HiveOs

Майнинг Qubic (QBIC) логотипIn this article we will set up Qubic coin (QBIC) mining on Windows and HiveOs. In fact, in this case, this is not even mining in the literal sense of the word, the developers of the Qubic project essentially rent your equipment to train their neural network and pay you a reward in QBIC tokens once a week in proportion to the power of your equipment and how much time during this week (that’s how long one Epoch epoch lasts in the blockchain of this network) you participated in training the neural network. Due to the fact that it is difficult to immediately determine the profitability of Qubic mining (a week-long delay in payments), the setup is not as simple as is usually the case with classical mining and the small amount of information on the Internet, as well as the high requirements for equipment, the profitability of such mining is a very high level (some even consider this coin to be “secret”), in addition, both GPU and CPU are used equally for mining. For Qubic mining, it is highly recommended to have a high-performance processor and a powerful video card, as well as a sufficient amount of RAM. Further in this article you will find information and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to start the Qubic mining process under HiveOs (GPU + CPU) and under Windows (CPU), as well as more information about the coin itself.

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Bitmain Antminer KS5 - a new milestone of efficiency in Kaspa mining

asic kaspa antminer ks5Bitmain has officially introduced the next generation of its ASIC miners for the kHeavyHash algorithm (Kaspa cryptocurrency) on its X.com account. While ASICs for Bitcoin see energy efficiency improvements of 10-20% with each new generation, the new Antminer KS5 boasts energy efficiency two and a half times better than its predecessor, the Antminer KS3, which, I remind you, was introduced not so long ago - in August 2023. This entire situation with ASICs for Kaspa resembles the era of the first SHA-256 ASIC models, when the energy efficiency improvement of new mining devices was measured in hundreds of percent.

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Airdrop Starknet. Who can get STRK tokens

starknet airdropThe second-layer scaling network (L2) Starknet on the Ethereum blockchain from February 20, 2024, to June 20, 2024, is conducting an Airdrop of its STRK tokens totaling more than 700 million. The number of users (wallets) who will receive Starknet tokens for free exceeds 1.3 million, which is a record among similar cryptocurrency reward programs. Since tokens will be distributed for free not only to participants in the Starknet project community, but also to participants in the Ethereum community, as well as players of certain networked games.

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What is a bridge and a wrapped token?

wrapped bitcoinThe emergence of smart contracts in cryptocurrencies has propelled the development of decentralized finance (DeFi), but conducting financial operations through smart contracts is only possible within one network (blockchain). For instance, within the Ethereum blockchain, initially, it was only possible to exchange ETH for tokens or NFTs created within that blockchain, thus creating an immediate need for exchanging cryptocurrency and tokens from other blockchains. In other words, initially, it was impossible to exchange Ethereum for Solana or Bitcoin using DeFi. Bridges and wrapped tokens emerged to make such functionality possible. Let's explain what they are.

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What is jUSDT

what is jetton jusdtWith cryptocurrency, or more precisely, with the USDT token, everyone interested in cryptocurrency is familiar. In short, USDT is a stablecoin pegged to 1 US dollar and issued by the company Tether in the form of a token on various blockchains (Ethereum, Tron, Solana, Omni, Avalanche, EOS) that support ERC-20 smart contracts. In the cryptocurrency blockchain TONcoin, there is also the USDT stablecoin, but since the company Tether has never issued USDT tokens for the TON blockchain due to it not directly supporting the ERC-20 standard or for other reasons, there exists its own token in the TON network, called jUSDT. It, in turn, is a Wrapped original USDT token from the Ethereum or BNB network.

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Maximum commission discount is 25%, plus a $20 USDT voucher on the Commex.com exchange

commex.com promotion and bonusesUntil February 29, Commex.com offers our clients (who registered with our referral code H9QZBNDJ) a special promotion, which includes not only a regular 25% commission discount on spot and futures trading but also a BonusUSDT voucher worth $20 USDT. The conditions for receiving this offer are straightforward: register through this link and make a deposit of at least $10 USDT. Read more about the promotion below:

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