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DeepOnion and airdrops


    We don’t usually talk about specific coins (we never do actually), unless there is mining software or hardware news related to it.  But after getting questions and emails, I’d like to talk about things new people can do to get started in cryptocurrency, other than mining.  In fact, airdrops are a great way to make a little money, which you can use to upgrade your mining operations.

    DeepOnion is one of such airdrops, where you can find on the bitcointalk forum, announcements section.  Usually, all you need to do is download the wallet of the coin, and then sign up for the airdrop.  Be careful and always install the wallet a separate machine, in case there is malware associated with it.  Always read other users reviews too.  Sometimes the DEVs ask you to promote their coin through various means, such as reddit or twitter.  In any case you will get free coins which may have some value later.  There are also coins like Lumens, Byteball, Bitcoin Cash, who have airdrops based on your bitcoin balance at a specific time.  You simply sign a private message from your wallet (easy to do with electrum) proving you own the bitcoin address, and they send you the free airdrop coins.

    DeepOnion is the most popular airdrop right now on Bitcointalk, but it requires the users to promote the coin through a signature campaign (that is like an ad you place in your signature on bitcointalk).  There are strict requirements to weed off spam and spammers, but if you qualify, go sign up !  There are 40 weeks total of airdrops and this is by far the most valuable airdrop to be in.  Check out new coins here, and check out DeepOnion Airdrop here.  Good luck getting your free coins and happy mining.

Ethereum Official DAG fix


It is possible to fix your AMD RX470/480/570/580 GPU’s from losing speed every single Epoch if they are mining Ethereum, as the DAG file gets bigger and bigger.  A new official driver beta release permits this, and it works quite well.  The procedure is as follows:

  • Use the latest DDU version to remove your drivers in safe mode
  • Install the New AMD Drivers (beta for blockchain compute)
  • Install the latest Beta MSI afterburner v.16 from guru3d

You may notice a change in power consumption, and you can adjust your voltage or clocks to compensate.  A 6 GPU rig will gain about 10mhs !

SIGT Skunk algo miner


    We haven’t talked about Signatum or the Skunk algo yet, but it is the latest coin that has wind in its sail.  There are many miners out there, but there is a recent update by tpruvot from yiimp and it is the fastest.  You can check out his github page here.  Expect 50-55mhs on a 1080ti.

New Claymore ZCash miner update


Get it here !  Now at V12.6 with VEGA support.

v12.6:

– added Vega cards support (ASM mode).
– added ASM mode for RX460/560 cards (+20% speed).
– new GPU sorting method for AMD cards. Now GPUs are sorted by physical bus index (it matches AfterBurner list of GPUs). Also the list of temperatures/fans matches the list of GPUs automatically.
Therefore “-di detect” and “-gmap” options are not necessary and not supported anymore.
WARNING: be careful if you use use separate overclock/temperature settings for every card, due to new sorting method GPUs can get different indexes!
– added fan/OC support for 17.7.2 (and higher) drivers.
– improved support for systems with more than 10 GPUs, check readme for “-di” option description for details.
– added pool selection in runtime (“e” key).
– a few minor improvements.

Claymore’s Dual Ethereum GPU Miner V9.8


    Now with VEGA support !  You will have to wait for AMD to release updated drivers for VEGA, and if you do install them, you will need this version as it is fixed for 17.7.2. an up.

v9.8:

– added Vega cards support (ASM mode).
– added fan/OC support for 17.7.2 (and higher) drivers.
– fixed issue with -ttli and -ttdcr option for Nvidia cards.
– improved support for systems with more than 10 GPUs, check readme for “-di” and “-mode” options description for details.
– a few minor bug fixes and improvements.