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Talkcoin (TAC) is an interesting new crypto currency that uses a NIST5 algorithm (BLAKE – Grøstl – JH – Keccak – Skein), so it needs special miner in order to be mined. Here is a version of sgminer 4.1.0 especially for mining the Talkcoin (TAC) on GPU for Windows (source), though it should be able to support other NIST5-based crypto coins. Mining Talkcoin with the miner on Radeon R9 280X GPU we are getting about 4 MHS in terms of hashrate, so the hashrate is higher than for Scrypt for example and the algorithm seems to be lighter for the video card, it is cooler when mining on AMD, but that could be due to not so optimized kernel yet. Below you can download a windows binary of the miner for mining on AMD OpenCL-based graphic cards.