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Are You Ready for the Grin Hardfork on January 16th

It is time for the next GRIN hardfork that is scheduled to happen tomorrow, January 16th on block 524160. The fork includes an algorithm change of the Cuckarood29 to the new Cuckaroom29, the other algorithm that Grin uses C31 will… Continue Reading →

Litecoin Has Locked In SegWit Activation Successfully

Litecoin (LTC) has reached the required threshold in order for SegWit to be activated and this will soon happen, so all users – miners and exchanges are advised to upgrade to the latest Litecoin 0.13.2. SegWit (Segregated Witness) and CSV… Continue Reading →

New XMRig 5.5.0 Miner With Stability Fixes and Improvements

The latest release of the XMRig 5.5.0 comes with a number of stability fixes addressing a number of crashes and some improvements. It also adds support for the CryptoNight-Pico (Talleo) algorithm and removes the support for the RandomV algorithm that… Continue Reading →

New SRBMiner-MULTI Miner 0.2.0 Beta With Support for New Algorithms

The latest SRBMiner-MULTI CPU and AMD GPU Miner version 0.2.0 has added support for another RandomX variant, namely the RandomV algorithm (MoneroV) as well as some additional tweaks, you can find the full changelog below. The previous release has also… Continue Reading →

Forkmaps, a Visual Representation of All CryptoNote Coins

Forkmaps is an interesting open project still in development for providing a useful visual representation of all CryptoNote-based coins and their forks, along with additional information for every CryptoNote coin out there. The project currently lists 236 coins and you… Continue Reading →

New XMRig 5.3.0 Miner With Improved RandomX Mining Performance

The latest release of the XMRig 5.3.0 comes with additional performance improvements for RandomX mining with AMD Ryzen users reporting up to 6-7% boost and less for Intel thanks to automatic disabling of the CPU prefetchers using the MSR registers… Continue Reading →

XMR-STAK-RX 1.0.3 With Improved Performance and ArQmA Support

The XMR-STAK-RX RandomX miner has been updated to version 1.0.3 bringing some performance improvements for both Windows and Linux, some fixes and also support for the RandomX ArQmA algorithm. With this addition XMR-STAK-RX does come with full RandomX algorithm support… Continue Reading →

BEAM’s First Block Reward Halving Less Than a Month Away

The first halving of BEAM is scheduled to happen after a year of existence of the project on January 4th, 2020 or in just about 3 weeks from now. Earlier this year the project had its first hardfork successfully executed… Continue Reading →

Zcash (ZEC) Blossom Upgrade To Improve Speed, Scalability and Capacity

Zcash Blossom is the next major network upgrade of Zcash (ZEC) scheduled to activate today at block height 653600 in a couple of hours. This mandatory network upgrade is designed to improve the network scalability and user experience by cutting… Continue Reading →

RagerX, a New Faster Mining Software for RandomX With Own Dedicated Pool

RagerX is a new RandomX miner for Monero (XMR), built for speed and ease of use, featuring an integrated PPLNS pool and its own dedicated operating system for the mining software. According to the developers RagerX is the fastest and… Continue Reading →

Mining Equilibria (XEQ) Using the Cryptonight-GPU Algorithm

Equilibria (XEQ) is an interesting mineable crypto project, a relatively new one, that gives the ability to the owners of XEQ to issue $USDE – a stablecoin redeemable for $1 equivalent of Equilibria… the so called private and decentralized dollar…. Continue Reading →

New Improved HashAltcoin Blackminer F1-Ultra FPGA Miner

There are a lot of FPGA mining solutions out there, but arguably the most user-friendly one seems to be the Blackminer F1 series by Hash Altcoin. The company has just announced it is going to retire their retirement of the… Continue Reading →

Ravencoin (RVN) Getting FPGA Mining Support for the X16Rv2 Algorithm

Back in October Ravencoin (RVN) forked to X16Rv2 as a means to drive away the ASIC miners for the X16R algorithm it previously used. The new algorithm X16Rv2 has helped lower the hashrate and make RVN mining prfotable for mining… Continue Reading →

TT-Miner 3.2.0 Beta 8 Nvidia GPU Miner With Kadena (KDA) Support

The latest TT-Miner 3.2.0 Beta 8 comes with added support for the Kadena (Blake2S) algorithms algorithm used by the Kadena (KDA) project that was recently launched and started with CPU and solo mining initially. Now there is a pool available… Continue Reading →

BitMain Up for Another Scandal With Antbleed Backdoor

After the recent controversy surrounding BitMain and the alleged use of AsicBoost here comes another scandal for the popular ASIC manufacturer. It seems that the company has introduced a backdoor into the firmware of their Bitcoin mining hardware Antminer that… Continue Reading →

Coinmine One Crypto Miner For The Non-Traditional Miner

The traditional crypto miner is always looking at the profitability and specs of an ASIC, FPGA, GPU and CPU mining hardware and after that takes into account other factors that may not be as important. Then there are the non-traditional… Continue Reading →

How to Start CPU Mining PegNet (PEG) on the Prosper Pool

We have already covered how to mine PEG on the ORAX Pool, but it is not the only pool available for PegNet (PEG) mining. Prosper Pool is the other public PegNet mining pool that you can point your free CPU… Continue Reading →

Ethereum’s Istanbul Hard Fork Phase One is on December 7th

Just a reminder that on December 7th, at block number 9069000, Ethereum (ETH) will execute the first phase of its Istanbul hard fork (a little more than 19000 blocks as of writing this). Earlier the hard fork was scheduled to… Continue Reading →

GPU Mining Cortex (CTXC) the AI on Blockchain Project

The Cortex (CTXC) AI on Blockchain crypto project caught our attention recently with the Cortex algorithm getting added in the GMiner 1.80 miner and the recent Binance listing of CTXC. One of the more interesting goals of the project includes… Continue Reading →

BitMain Announcing the New AntRouter R1-LTC

The crypto ASIC miner manufacturer BitMain has just announced a new product, this time not a high-powered new miner, but a low power WiFi router with a built-in Scrypt mining functionality. The new AntRouter R1-LTC is very similar to the… Continue Reading →

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