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Time for another update in the form of a compiled a Windows binary from the latest source code of ccMiner 1.5.44-git SP-MOD fork of the Nvidia GPU miner optimized for the latest Maxwell-based video cards by SP (source). The latest code while still labeled as 1.5.44 comes with some more fixes and performance improvements in the Quark and Qubit algorithms – the two algorithms that are most profitable to mine at the moment with Nvidia GPUs at the moments. The SP-MOD fork of ccMiner is designed for Nvidia Maxwell GPUs such as the already available GTX 750, 750 Ti as well as the newer GTX 960, GTX 970 and GTX 980. The Windows binary release we have made available here is compiled with support for Compute 5.0 and Compute 5.2 GPUs or with other words only for Maxwell-based cards with CUDA 6.5 and VS2013.
Genesis Mining has just announced that they are going to be giving away special discount codes for cloud mining contracts to users at the Inside Bitcoins NYC, State of Digital Money LA, and Inside Bitcoins Hong Kong conferences that they will be attending at. Since not everybody that might be interested will be able to join these events they are offering the same special discounts listed below to the first 100 people that use the following promotional code EasyMine33nfA2:
The following discounts will be valid for purchases made in the next 14 days:
– 7.77% off your first purchase
– 9.99% off your second purchase
– 11.11% off your third purchase
Act fast in order to be able to take the advantage of these special higher discounts using the promo code above, or visit one of the mentioned conferences to get a promo code with the same discounts. You can also take advantage of our special promotional code for purchases at Genesis Mining that is offering 5% discount for every purchase you make – CryptoMiningBlog5. This discount code is not going to expire and can be used for every purchase you make, so make sure you write it down if you are cloud mining at Genesis Mining or plan to do so in the future.
ZeusHash hasn’t been doing that well in term of their cloud mining offers on their way moving from a Scrypt ASIC manufacturer to a cloud mining service provider. They stopped offering LTC mining contracts with the downtrend of Litecoin and because of their use of aging and not so efficient in terms of performance and hashrate hardware (especially after cancelling their Volcano project) leaving some unhappy customers that might have invested in LTC cloud mining contracts. The service moved to offering only BTC cloud mining, but there they also had some issues with their initial mining hardware, apparently due to it also not being the most efficient resulting in smaller profits from mining due to high maintenance costs. Then some mining farm facility issues and moving between new “Batches” of mining hashrate with different not so attractive prices and slightly better maintenance fees.
Today ZeusHash has announced that they have partnered with HalleyChina, apparently one of the big players in the industry who owns a TOP 3 mining farm in China (and you probably have not heard about them), and as a result they are offering a new Bitcoin mining contract called Halley GHS. The prices for the new contract seem much more reasonable than their previously available Batch III hashrate priced at $0.889 USD per GHS and the maintenance fee is now further down, making the new Halley GHS finally an interesting offer from ZeusHash. For orders below 1 THS you can purchase at a price of $0.339 USD per GHS (around 0.00155 BTC per GHS with the current exchange rate) and if you purchase 1 THS or more you can get a price of $0.299 USD per GHS or around 0.00135 BTC per GHS or prices that are among the best for cloud mining hashrate at the moment. The maintenance fee is currently set at $0.0016 USD per GHS for the Halley GHS cloud mining contracts. What we hope however is that this partnership will not end up being bad for the users like some other Chinese cloud mining partnerships ended in the last few months.