All About BTC, LTC, ETH mining as well as other alternative crypto currencies
Siacoin (SC) has been picking up recently and there have been talks about privet mining pools available, but the good news is that you can already GPU mine the SIA crypto tokens that are powering a decentralized storage network in an open pool. The open Siacoin mining pool already available is sia.nanopool.org and you can join it and start mining in no time. The pool does not need a registration, all you need to have is a wallet address – generate one with a SIA local wallet or use an exchange generated wallet from Poloniex or Yunbi. You can download the GPU miner for Siacoin written in in Go for pool mining (source) compiled and ready to be used from the link below (64-bit release for Windows) or use the latest Claymore Dual Miner that brings support for Dual Mining Ethereum along with Decred or Siacoin as a second coin (previously only Decred was available for dual mining).
The SIA Nanopool pool uses PPLNS payout scheme, has a fee of 2%, executes payouts once a day with a minimum payout currently set at 5000 Siacoins. Out test with the Siacoin Go miner for Siacoin shows about 1116 MHS as a hashrate for a single Radeon R9 290X GPU without overclocking, so you can have that number as a reference. The miner also works on Nvidia GPUs (it is still using OpenCL, not CUDA), as a reference number you can expect to get about 803 MHS from a GTX 970, do note however that for Nvidia-based mining rigs the go miner is the only choice as the Claymore dual miner is only for AMD GPUs. If you want to focus on mining Ethereum and mine Siacoin as a secondary coin and have AMD GPU mining rigs, then you can also try the latest Claymore dual miner version 5.0 that now gives you the choice for mine Decred or Siacoin besides Ethereum. Please report your hashrate and success in running the miner on different hardware, both AMD and Nvidia-based GPUs, in the comments below. should you decide to try mining Siacoin.
Here is another quick update of the ccMiner fork by tpruvot with a new Windows binary we have compiled from the latest ccMiner 1.8-dev (source) that comes with improved hashrate for Lyra2REv2 thanks to the Nanashi Meiyo-Meijin improvements as well as faster Decred hashrate thanks to Alexis Provos improvements getting integrated. There are some other fixes and some new features using nvapi, this release also includes support for the X11 Evo algorithm, so you might want to give it a try if you are currently using different forks of ccMiner for different algorithms. The Windows binary is a 32-bit one compiled with CUDA 6.5 and with support for Compute 2.0 to Compute 5.2 Nvidia GPUs and will also work on the newer Pascal Nvidia GPUs even though it is not CUDA 8.0 binary. So do give it a try if you are GPU mining anything other than Ethereum on your Nvidia GPUs at the moment…
Time for a new Windows binary of the latest pre-release version of Genoil’s ethminer 0.9.41 fork 1.1.6 (source). This time the focus is the addition for support of Nicehash’s Ethereum stratum implementation with extranonce subscribe for optimum performance when mining altcoins based on the Dagger-Hashimoto algorithm such as Ethereum (ETH). The binary is compiled with CUDA 8.0, supports both Nvidia CUD and AMD OpenCL mining modes, and is a pre-release version for testing the newly implemented features, you should not expect hashrate increase, though this version should do well when used with NiceHash, so you are welcome to test the new feature and report any issues you encounter. We have already done some comparison on what to expect selling your DaggerHashimoto (Ethash) GPU hashrate at NiceHash with the current price and mining directly for Ethereum and then selling the Ether coins for BTC. The results are below and it seems that even with the current low exchange rate as compared to what it was some days ago before the DAO hack it is still more profitable to mine ETH directly and sell it for BTC.
120 MHS mining hashrate ~ 1 ETH per Day:
– Ethereum Mining – 0.0159 BTC/Day
– Nicehash DaggerHashimoto – 0.0128 BTC/Day