Archive for the ‘Mining Software’ Category


DarkCoin (DRK) is a fairly new alternative crypto that uses a new chained hashing algorithm approach and that means it will require a specialized miner with support for this new algorithm. There is already a modified version of sgminer 4.1.0 (based on cgmner 3.7.2) that comes with support for DarkCoin that you can use for mining under Windows on your OpenCL GPU suh as Radeon R9 280X. The PHM modified version of sgminer also supports Qubitcoin and Quarkcoin mining as well as a few other algorithms used by different cryptos (check the kernels folder for the available options). Below you can download the modified version of sgminer with DarkCoin support for mining on GPU under Windows.

You can download phm-sgminer 4.1.0 with DarkCoin GPU support for Windows OS here…


YACoin has started as a CPU mining coin, but now as with many other cryptos there is no point in mining it with anything less than a GPU. YACoin requires special miner software for OpenCL mining and it is called yacminer, a miner based around cgminer and designed for mining specifically YACoin with its Scrypt-jane algorithm. This miner software is intended for use on AMD GPU mining systems, for Nvidia GPU mining you better go for CUDAminer. As you can see from the screenshot above currently the hashrate you can get from a Radeon R9 280X GPU mining YACoin is not that high compared to some other cryptos, but that is due to the specifics of the algorithm being used here. Also note that the Intensity value is low, you need to keep it lower than you normally would mining other cryptos as higher value may start giving you HW errors. Below you can find the download link for the latest version of yacminer 3.4.2-yac2 for Windows.

You can download yacminer 3.4.2-yac2 for GPU Mining YACoin for Windows OS here…


Blakecoin (BLC) is an interesting new alternative crypto coin that uses Blake-256 algorithm – faster than Scrypt, SHA-256 and Keccak, making it an interesting new coin to mine if you have some spare resources. The Blake-256 algorithm hashrate is about 3x faster than what you are getting from the same hardware mining for Bitcoin. So for example with a Radeon R9 280X you can expect to get a hashrate of about 2-2.5 GH/s or more when mining Blackecoin. You cannot use the standard cgminer for mining BLC, you need to use a special version of cgminer modified for mining Blakecoin, and you can download the windows version of cgminer 3.1.1 for Blakecoin mining below.

You can download cgminer 3.1.1 for Blakecoin Mining on Windows OS here…