Hi to all the great crypto mining recession survivors ! Here are some long awaited updates on mining software and related news that may be important to you. Now is a perfect time to tweak your mining rigs and have them run 100% to be ready for the next great Bitcoin bull run.
The current state of affairs is as follows : Profitability down across the board. New ASICS are shipping as we speak for various algorithms, destroying GPU profitability. Time to adapt.
Monero has forked to an ASIC resistant variation of itself, for the time being at least. This is cryptonight v7. Other similar coins, like SumoCoin have forked to different variations, such as cryptonight-heavy. To mine the new algo I would suggest simply using the latest CastXMR/Xmr-Stak, Claymore’s miner or GatelessGateSharp.
RavenCoin and other X16r/x16s coin are very popular and are traded on de-centralized exchanges, such as crypto-bridge. To mine these you need Avermore miner for AMD and EnemyMiner/Nevermore for Nvidia. Enemy Miner 1.08v also mines other crypto such as Bitcore.
Those still mining Ethereum can also use Phoenix Miner, a fast, low-fee alternative to Claymore. For Nvidia GDDR5x memory, you get can get a nice little program that modifies your memory timings by OhGodACompany. Gets you 50-55mhs for a 1080ti.
Finally, GatelessGateSharp is really coming along. Did you know you could put a stock AMD GPU, and change its memory timings without flashing your BIOS ? Introducing a whole new level of customization, multi-algo and multi-pool support, all for a very low fee and great support. It is not bug free yet, but I highly suggest you keep an eye on this project, which we have talked about in the past. Also, some of these miners are closed-source, and thus always install miners on safe machines, not ones where your crypto can be compromised.
Happy mining !
Featuring 180mhs for 800w, its stats are similar to a 6 GPU rig. Of course the main difference is the price – 800$USD. Since it ships mid-July at earliest profitability is again not a certain thing. GPU miners are already proposing ASIC resistant changes to the ETH ecosystem and other similar coins. Buy it on the Bitmain site directly if you must.
With rumored ETH ASICs around the corner, falling prices and rising difficulty many people are losing faith in mining. Welcome to Crypto is all I have to say 🙂
–Claymore ETH dual miner now v11.6.
–Bminer now 6.1.0
–Nicehash Miner now 126.96.36.199 Alpha with excavator update
Note that you will have to upgrade all Cryptonight miners – Most coins are changing the algo to CryptoNightV7 due to the ASICs.
DragonMint is taking pre-orders for their miners shipping between the end of March and May. They will have three miners – Blake2b (SIA), Blake256 (Decred) and SHA256 for Bitcoin. The most interesting miner is the T1.
The T1 features a whopping 16Ths for 1600w, which means it is the most efficient miner that is publicly available to buy. It has overt ASICBOOST capabilities (you need to mine on a pool that supports the feature). In contrast, Bitmain miners reportedly have covert ASICBOOST. In the next few months we can expect Bitmain to also come out with an updated miner with a much better efficiency and hashrate.
It seems all of those who bought S9s for recent farm builds are going to be feeling the pain of lower prices and higher difficulty for the foreseeable future. The profit bump since the Bitcoin Cash fork is coming to an end.
New update for ETH miners: V11.4 from Claymore. Although some people are switching over to PhoenixMiner V2.7c, you should compare for yourself and check the results on the pool where you are mining. The latest version includes an auto-detect feature for -dcri options in ETH only mining, which is quite useful if you haven’t optimized your GPUs yet. RX550 cards also get a small bump in speed with ASM.
Edited for 11.4. Now with less stale shares !
We have some pretty important mining news.
- Bminer is now version 5.4.0. Seems to be the fastest miner but do your own tests vs DSTM vs EWBF depending on your hardware.
- Claymore has a new Neoscrypt Miner for AMD. Check it out here !
Claymore has updated the Dual ETH miner to v11.0. Now you can mine keccak or blake2s as a second coin. The fee also has been brought down to 1.5% when dual mining. Happy Mining !
– added new algorithm for dual mode: blake2s (stratum pools only), use “-dcoin blake2s” option.
– added new algorithm for dual mode: keccak (stratum pools only), use “-dcoin keccak” option.
– reduced devfee for dual mode, now it is 1.5%.
– for 2GB cards devfee is removed completely, i.e. on 2GB cards you can mine all ETH forks without devfee. Check Readme for details.
– added “-tstart” option.
– “-asm 2” option value now supports Tahiti, Tonga, Ellesmere, Baffin; in some cases it can be a bit faster in ETH-only mode.
– removed “-allcoins exp” option value.
– a few minor bug fixes and improvements.