Mining Aeon on your Windows 10 computer using your GPU is easy with CCMiner 2.2.2. Continue reading “Aeon Nvidia GPU Mining With CCMiner 2.2 On Windows 10”
Recently I have been interested in Aeon so I have started to throw some hashing power behind it to accumulate coins. This guide will use aeon-stak-amd with prebuilt Windows binaries from this thread on Bitcoin Talk. I have also uploaded the binaries to my site in case something happens with that link. Continue reading “Aeon Mining With aeon-stak-amd On Windows 10”
xmr-node-proxy allows you to merge multiple Monero mining rigs into one, which helps lower the load on pools, reduces bandwidth used and allows you to use a lower difficulty setting. When using a proxy, the mining pool that you connect to see only one miner. Continue reading “How To Setup xmr-node-proxy on Ubuntu 16.04”
Update: Please read this thread before considering Bitcoin Gold: Here is why Bitcoingold is shady and a scam you should dump it as soon as you get it, never buy it!
CoinDesk has an article discussing the upcoming Bitcoin Gold, which is expected to take place on October 25th, 2017.
There could be as many as four cryptocurrencies bearing the bitcoin name if a small group of miners and developers carry out a planned fork of the blockchain this month.
Styled as a rebellion of sorts, bitcoin gold aims to follow a similar launch plan as bitcoin cash – the blockchain that split from bitcoin this summer by way of a “hard fork.” The idea of the project is to release an improved protocol, one that will challenge bitcoin cash in particular, and details are now starting to come come into focus.
Led by Jack Liao, CEO of Hong Kong mining firm LightningASIC, bitcoin gold is slated to launch on October 25, with its cryptocurrency being opened to exchanges on November 1.
Unlike the Bitcoin Cash hard fork which still uses the same SHA-256 algorithm, Bitcoin Gold aims to move to Equihash, an ASIC resistance algorithm highly optimized for GPU mining. Equihash is used by the popular coin Zcash. Continue reading “Bitcoin Gold: The Coin That Extends GPU Mining Life?”
SecureList, a Kaspersky owned website, recently published a report stating that up to 1.65 Million computers may be unknowingly mining cryptocurrencies. According to SecureList, the most popular methods of deploying the miners is via known exploits such as EternalBlue and also by Adware.
The most popular currencies are currencies that 1) offer privacy and 2) work well being mined via CPUs. Currently those two currencies are Monero and ZCash. One Monero address being used for the payment address, when entered into the pool it was mining to, shows a total payout of 2,289 XMR.
The article goes into much more detail on the ins and outs so check it out at SecureList.
I recently started using SimpleMining OS and was perplexed when I went into the /var/log/ folder to find it mostly devoid of any of the usual linux log files. Specifically, I wanted to tail /var/log/messages but this file was not being created. Continue reading “SimpleMining OS: How To Enable Logging”
I recently found the XFX RX 550 4GB model for sale for just $109 shipped via Amazon and couldn’t resist the price tag. I was reading people getting around 300 h/s with the cards and that works out to around 2.75 hashrate per dollar spent. Not bad at all, so I ordered two (and just ordered two more that will be here tomorrow) and started playing with xmr-stak-amd to see what I could get out of them. Needless to say, I am pleased. Disclaimer: Below I have linked to Amazon using my affiliate links. It helps fund my hobby and keeps my writing these kind of articles. Continue reading “XFX RX 550 4GB Monero Mining with xmr-stak-amd”
Running a Monero node is pretty straight forward. This article will use Centos 7 but the instructions will be the same for any other flavor of Linux that Monero supports.
cd /usr/local/src/ yum -y install wget wget https://downloads.getmonero.org/cli/monero-linux-x64-v0.11.0.0.tar.bz2 tar -xjvf monero-linux-x64-v0.11.0.0.tar.bz2 cd monero-v0.11.0.0 ./monerod --detach
You have now started the Monero daemon. Monero will begin syncing and once done you will be running a full Monero node.
If you are feeling generous and want to run a full node for Vertcoin the process is pretty straight forward. I will be using a new Linode instance running Ubuntu 16.04. The smallest Linode is plenty powerful to handle a full node. Continue reading “How To Setup A Vertcoin Full Node On Ubuntu 16.04”
tpruvot has released a new version of CCMiner with support for Cuda 9 Release Candidate. You can view what is new with Cuda 9 RC here. My initial testing with Monero mining does not show a noticeable increase from 2.2 to 2.2.1.
You can download the latest release here: https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases/tag/2.2.1-tpruvot
Update: CCMiner 2.2.2 has been released.