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There is now an sgminer fork for GPU mining Revolvercoin (XRE) that uses a new X11 Evo algorithm (source) for AMD GPUs. The new X11 Evo algorithm comes as a solution to the already available ASIC miners for the standard X11 algorithm, meaning that X11 Evo is only CPU and GPU mineable for the moment, though CPU mining with a GPU miner available is not very reasonable. The first altcoin to use the new X11 Evo algorithm is Revolvercoin (XRE). The hashrate you can expect to get from the X11 Evo algorithm is a few times lower than what the same AMD GPU could be capable of providing with the regular X11 algorithm, so something like 2-3 MHS is to be expected at the moment depending on your GPU.

To download the Windows binary of the sgminer X11 Evo fork for Revolvercoin (XRE) GPU mining…


The Bitcoin exchange rate has jumped significantly going all the way up to $500 USD on many EU and US-based exchanges and skyrocketing even higher on some Asian exchanges. The jump seems to be caused mostly the Chinese BTC markets driving the price up as as the national currency apparently suffers another devaluation and people are moving to investing their money in Bitcoins. The side effect from this jump in BTC exchange rate however is the drop in price for many altcoins that might suffer loosing some of their value, but it might be just temporary. This creates a good opportunity for profiting by doing some arbitrage trading between different exchanges and buying the right altcoins at the right price, it is risky, but might result in a good profit later on. Another thing that might be influencing the recent uptrend in the BTC price on exchanges is the upcoming block reward halving that should hit in about a month and a half around the start on July. So be smart and do trades carefully during this turbulent moment…


The main Decred (DCR) staking pool hasn’t been accepting new registrations for quite a while, but now more staking pools are expected to soon be available. The first from the new wave of DCR staking pools is from Stakeminer that is already running on the mainnet with a few more still on the testnet that should soon also become available of the main Decred network. The Decred Stake Pool from Stakeminer is currently running up with a 7.5% fee, but it will probably get lower once more pools are available and DCR holders have more options for staking without having to run their wallet 24/7 locally. So you can check out the new Decred staking pool that is taking new registrations now and stay tuned for more pools that should be coming online pretty soon.

Update: There are now two more DCR staking pools online now, and both running with a 7% 5% fee. There is also yet another staking pool available now also with the lower 5% fee – and now there is yet another one online with 5% fee –

To check out the newly launched Decred (DCR) staking pool from stakeminer…