Antminer E3 is on sale !

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.

DragonMint T1 miner update

    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.

Claymore ETH Dual Miner v11.4

    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 !

Update for Mining Software

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 !

Dual mining lives again !

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.

Updates for GPU Mining software


    We have a few updates for mining software for all you GPU miners.

  • Claymore’s ETH dual miner is now at v10.6.  The latest updates were mostly security updates (if so some reason you expose your mining rigs directly to the internet – which you should obviously not do).  Also fixes temperature bugs with the latest AMD drivers.
  • Phoenix Miner v2.5d.  This is a new ETH miner, faster than Claymore but still in DEV and can be unstable depending on your hardware.  Check it out here !
  • MKXminer v3.0.1.  This update for lyra2rev2 permits you to mine at any pool, not just SSL pools.  A few small problems were fixed and a linux version is out/incoming.
  • Gateless Gate Sharp v.1.2.10.  Still in DEV, but very promising multi-algo all in one miner.  Top notch work from Zawawa again.
  • Nemosminer v2.4.1.  An update for the auto-switching NVIDIA software.  Includes the newest ccminers for various algos.
  • CCMINER by Tpruvot is now at v2.2.4.  Get it here !

    Happy mining everyone !