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One of the major issues with the GRIN project has been resolved – the lack of an easy to use GUI wallet for Windows users… and there is more than one option available. The design of the Grin project does not rely on using addresses like we are used to with most other crypto currencies as a means to send and receive coins and that makes transfers a bit more complex. The GrinPurse project is not an official wallet, but a third party project that has been available for a bit already as closed source software developed by a crypto exchange, though the source code has now been made available as well. GrinPurse is not only available for Windows users, but also for Mac OS users.

GrinPlusPlus (Grin++) is a bit more complex project that offers a complete Windows-compatible C++ implementation of the Grin (MimbleWimble) protocol meaning a full node and a GUI wallet for Windows users. More advanced users and ones that want to be able to run their own local node along with the GUI wallet on Windows can opt out to try this particular project that has been available for a few days as a mainnet release. Now not only more advanced Linux users, but also regular users are able to easily use their own wallet and not rely on exchanges to store their Grin coins.

It is worth mentioning that BitGrin, a fork from Grin, has released an official GUI wallet for Windows and Mac OS users last month for their project and that has sparkled some controversy why Grin still does not offer an official GUI wallet (they still do not). Mac OS users had a solution for a while for a simple GUI wallet in the fork of the SuperGrin Wallet released back in February.

The latest Brave Browser Beta apparently features Brave Ads available for testing (the Beta version of the browser is a separate install and will not affect an existing installation of the official Brave browser if already installed!). After activating Brave Rewards users can opt in to view private ads and will be able to claim BAT tokens accumulated for having viewed ads. At the moment the only setting you have available for the Brave Ads is the number of ads you will be shown per hour (1 to 5). We were interested to see how the new Brave Ads feature actually works, but in 30 minutes deliberately trying to see at least 1 ad we have been unsuccessful so far. You are welcome to give it a try and see if you will have more luck and if you do feel free to leave a comment below…

To download the latest Brave Browser Beta and give Brave Ads a try…

If you are into ASIC mining and not GPU mining then there are a whole lot different things you need to take into account, because ASIC miners are usually limited to just one crypto algorithm (there are some that support a couple of algorithms as well). Having a way to quickly and easily keep track of the profitability of currently available and upcoming ASIC miners can be useful and this is exactly what the website ASIC Miner Value does. It is an easy to use tool that gives you information on current profitability of pretty much all significant ASIC miners and also gives you a useful list of manufacturers and resellers of ASIC mining hardware around the world. This makes it a useful tool in your quest of finding what is worth checking out in the world of ASIC miners and giving you a good first step in researching for possible good opportunities, so you might want to keep an eye on the list of devices there.

For more about current ASIC miner profitability just check out the website ASIC Miner Value…


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