All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
It seems that since the launch of the MaxCoin some of the largest pools that added support for mining MAX cryptos are under constant DDoS attacks and that is preventing the normal mining of the currency by normal users. Not only that this is hurting the trust in the new crypto, but it is generally driving away users from pools, especially if the pools are not prepared for such attacks. As a result of the constant DDoS attacks ypool has announced that they are stopping the MaxCoin mining pool and they were probably the largest MAX crypto pool. Another big pool that reports issues from the DDoS attacks is the 1GH pool, but they are still holding up and have not yet announced that they will give up on MAX.
The Litecoin Difficulty has increased after dropping significantly down to 2820 the previous time. The new Litecoin difficulty is 3508 and that is an increase with a bit over 24% than the previous one. The result is that LTC mining profitability got lower and at the moment alternative crypto mining such as DOGE coins for example is even more attractive than directly mining for LTC than before. Another interesting crypto coin that recently has generated a lot of attention is VertCoin (VTC) as it is an alternative crypto that does not use the typical Scrypt method, but a modified one and is claimed to be Scrypt ASIC resistant. Protoshares are also another interesting option for GPU mining as they are also gaining more user interest since the recent adoption of GPU mining as they were previously mined only with CPU. And for CPU only mining Primecoin (XPM) is still a good choice, though the profitability is not that attractive as the one of coins that can be mined with GPUs.
The Bitcoin Difficulty has just gone to 2,621,404,453 up from 2,193,847,870 or with other words we have an increase of 19.49%. It is interesting to note that the increase of difficulty this time is the lowest in terms of percentage than the increase of the previous five times. So less than 200% is not bad at all for the moment, giving us some more time before the Terahash ASICs start appearing on the market and the difficulty starting to grow at a much higher pace. Luckily we’ll probably have another difficulty increase before users start receiving their pre-ordered THS ASIC devices and we are probably looking at another 20-25% for the next difficulty increase.