Miniz 1.5r - increased hashrate for ZelCash algorithm (Equihash 210-9)

miniz-15rIn the latest version of MiniZ 1.5r, in addition to improving stability, the developers also announced an increase in the performance of Nvidia video cards based on the ZelCash (Equihash 210/9) mining algorithm by 7%. Apart from Equihash 210/9, Miniz also supports other modifications of Equihash, while on almost all supported algorithms Miniz will be the best choice for owners of Nvidia video cards. You can download the latest version of the miner on the Miniz.ch website.

Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan XP in cryptocurrency mining in 2019

nvidia-titan-xp-boxThe Geforce Titan line of graphics cards is Nvidia's maximum graphics performance available in the consumer market. The Geforce Titan XP video card came out in 2017 along with the GTX10X0 generation video cards and was not only the most powerful gaming solution at that time, but also the most expensive. At the time of the sale, Nvidia Geforce Titan XP cost $ 1,200, which was much more expensive than the popular GTX1080ti  for 700USD. In 2019, the used Titan XP can be bought  for 700-800USD, which is equivalent in price to the new RTX2080 and RTX2080 Super. Next, we will test Titan XP in cryptocurrency mining to determine whether the purchase of such video cards will be more profitable in comparison with other solutions.

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SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Miner 0.1.1 joint GPU + CPU cryptocurrency mining

srbminer-multi GPU+CPU майнингThe developer of the popular SRBMiner-CN miner for mining Cryptonight cryptocurrencies on central processors has released a new miner - SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Miner, which also supports GPU mining, but only AMD video cards starting with GCN 2.0. Joint CPU + GPU mining is supported on the following algorithms: blake2b, eaglesong, keccak, mtp, rfv2, yescrypt. Only CPU mining is available for the CPUPower algorithm and various variations of Yescrypt algorithms. The fee for using the miner depends on the algorithm and ranges from 0% to 1.75%. Download SRBMiner-MULTI CPU & AMD GPU Miner on GitHub.

Wild Rig Multi 0.19.3 - support for the X16rv2 algorithm, RX5700 graphics cards and VEGA 11 (Gfx902) integrated graphics cards

wildrig_multi_019The popular miner for the "red video cards" Wild Rig Multi in the latest versions with a long delay has acquired support for the X16rv2 algorithm for mining the Ravencoin cryptocurrency. Another important innovation is the availability of support for Vega 11 graphics cards (GFX902) integrated in the Ryzen 5 CPU 2400G and 3400G. Limited support (not for all mining algorithms) of the new generation of AMD graphics cards based on the RDNA architecture - Radeon RX5700 and RX5700XT, is also announced. The commission for using the WildRig Multi miner is 2%. Download the latest version on GitHub.

Asics Canaan AvalonMiner 1066 and 1047 are already on sale

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The Canaan company on its website launched two new ASIC miner models for the SHA-256 mining algorithm - AvalonMiner 1066 and AvalonMiner 1047. Model 1066 has a performance of 50TH/s, and the younger model 1047 has only 37TH/s. At the same time, the energy efficiency of new products leaves much to be desired - 63J/GH. For comparison, the latest new product from Bitmain - Antminer S17 + has an energy efficiency of 40J/GH, which is 50% better. But new products from Bitmain are much more expensive. Cannaan's ASICs cost 1390USD and 1030USD depending on the model and delivery date. At the same time, the first batch of Avalonminer 1066 and 1047 will be shipped in November 2019.

 

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Antminer S17 + and Antminer T17 + - new SHA 256 asics from Bitmain

bitmian_antminer_s17+The company Bitmain yesterday on October 9 at the mining conference WDMS 2019 in Frankfurt introduced the next update of the current line of its Bitcoin ASICs called Antminer S17 + and Antminer T17 +. Compared with the original Antminer S17 and T17 models, released half a year ago in April 2019, the new products have improved energy efficiency by 10% and a significantly increased hashrate on the SHA-256 mining algorithm.

 

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In 2019, ICOs are no longer in demand in the cryptocurrency market

ico-2019 статистикаAttracting investments through an ICO or Initial coin offering became widespread in 2017-2018, when companies that had only one intention in the form of White Paper collected multimillion-dollar investments from cryptocurrency owners, who, in turn, were looking for various options to diversify their investment portfolio on the rapidly growing cryptocurrency market. And as you know in 2018 against the backdrop of the collapse of all cryptocurrencies, almost all ICO projects suffered the same fate, even if you do not count the thousands of ICOs created only to deceive investors. If in 2018, against the backdrop of a clear failure of the ICO market, one could still hear phrases about the maturation of the ICO market, then at the end of 2019 we can safely say about the near death of a similar fundraising model for investors and companies.

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Gminer 1.67 - increased hashrate of Nvidia RTX video cards for Cuckarood29 algorithm

gminer167_cuckarood29 rtx hashrate boostGminer 1.67 - offers increased performance for Nvidia RTX video cards based on the Cuckarood29 algorithm (GRIN cryptocurrency). In the previous version of Gminer 1.66, all Nvidia video cards gained a 10% hashrate on this algorithm, so all owners of Nvidia RTX series video cards must necessarily update Gminer to the current version. Gminer is a universal miner for several mining algorithms with support for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. The commission for using the software is 2%. You can download the latest version on GitHub.

November 30, 2019 Monero hard fork cryptocurrency will be held

monero-randomx-forkTalk about the transition of the Monero cryptocurrency to the new RandomX algorithm has been going on the network for a long time, but the date of such a hard fork remained unknown until recently. A few days ago, the developers of the Monero cryptocurrency launched a test public network with the RandomX mining algorithm and plus a graph of the transition to RandomX appeared. According to which the hard fork will be held on block 1978433 or tentatively on November 30, 2019.

 

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MorePowerTool - extreme overclocking of AMD Radeon RX5700 video cards

morepowertool amd radeon rx5700 overclockOwners of AMD Radeon RX5700 video cards are faced with the problem of overclocking their video cards to the frequencies of the more expensive RX5700XT model, i.e. for the RX5700, the maximum frequency limit is limited in the BIOS of the video card and the popular overclocking tools cannot go beyond the ones installed in the firmware. To circumvent these limitations, the owners of the RX5700 change BIOS from the RX5700XT into their video cards, but such an action deprives you of a guarantee and at the same time can make the video card completely break.

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Hardfork Ravencoin cryptocurrency October 1, 2019 - GPU miners with support for the mining algorithm X16rv2

ravencoin_x16rv2 miner gpu supportA few days later, a hard fork will take place on the Ravencoin cryptocurrency network (RVN), which will bring with it a new mining algorithm X16rv2 instead of the original X16r, which is currently not relevant for GPU mining due to FPGA and ASIC devices. On October 1, video card owners will again have the opportunity to get a small increase in mining income and the upcoming Ravencoin hard fork, which will be held on October 1 at 16.00 UTC. To take advantage of this opportunity, you need to download and configure miners that support the new mining algorithm X16rv2 in advance or even better, an automatic transition from X16r to X16rv2. To do this, we have selected for you several options for such miners for Nvidia and AMD video cards:

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