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The team behind Coin Magi (XMG) has announced an interesting initiative called Magi Proof of Interest 2015 that would allow people to get interest on their XMG coins kept in their wallets if they keep them there for 2 months. The Proof of Interest will last two months (starting April 1st and ending June 1st)and it is not implemented in the wallet itself, you need to send your XMG wallet address and the balance you have in the wallet will be entered in the PoI initiative and in 2 months if you still have the same amount of coins your interest will be paid on 01-06-2015, if you have more coins you will get higher interest and if you have less either no interest will be paid to you (if more than 20% less coins in your wallet) or an interest rate for the amount of coins present in your wallet.
In order to participate you need to either post your wallet address here or send in a PM with your address if you don’t want to make it public. The interest rate is not yet available, it can be influenced by the number of participants, level of the fund and total number of coins that participate. So if you have some XMG coins that you are keeping in your wallet long term, then there is absolutely no reason not to take advantage of this campaign. Do note however that exchanges or wallet address on an exchange are excluded from participation in this initiative!
We have compiled a new windows binary for the ccMiner 1.6-git fork by tpruvot (source) that now has support for ZiftrCOIN (ZRC) GPU mining with support for Compute 3.0 or later Nvidia-based video. Our windows binary is compiled with VS2013 and CUDA 6.5 and supports Compute 3.0, 3.5, 5.0 and 5.2 GPUs, you can download and try it below, there is an example BAT file setup for testing hashrate at the Suprnova ZR5 pool. Depending on the GPU you are using you may try to increase the intensity of the ccMiner to get some extra performance, try with 25-26 instead fo the default 20. We are getting up to about 3000 KHS on GeForce GTX 980. The GPU mining availability for ZiftrCOIN is going to make CPU mining the coin pointless, especially since it is now possible for both AMD and Nvidia GPUs, so you might want to switch to something else if you have idle CPU power for mining crypto currencies.
You can now mine ZiftrCOIN (ZRC) with AMD-based video cards thanks to a new fork of sgminer 5.1.0 that adds support for ZR5 (source) and we have compiled a windows binary that will allow you to try it out. The windows binary is compiled for Win32, so it should work on wider range of systems using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. Do note that ZiftrCOIN GPU mining is still in early stage, so it might be a bit buggy initially and further optimizations in performance could be possible. The coins does seem to handle well high intensity like 18 or 20, you can lower the intensity value if it does not work for you with high setting. The GPU mining availability for ZiftrCOIN is going to make CPU mining the coin pointless, so you might want to switch to something else if you have idle CPU power for mining crypto currencies.