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vertminer-0-5-3-windows

Vertcoin (VTC) mining with GPU requires a special miner called vertminer that is essentially a modified version of cgminer 3.7.2. The latest version of verminer 0.5.3 is designed to be used for mining VTC on AMD-based graphic processors. Note that the hashrate you will get by mining VertCoin with this modified mining client will be lower than what you get wen mining traditional scrypt based crypto coins. VertCoin (VTC) uses Scrypt-Adaptive-Nfactor algorithm and not just the standard scrypt algorithm that makes it ASIC proof and harder to mine, but also making it another very interesting alternative to most other alt crypto currencies that are essentially cloning BTC or LTC by using either SHA-256 or Scrypt algorithm. What is important to know is that you will not be able to mine VertCoin (VTC) with the standard cgminer, you need to use this modified version. Below you can find a download link to the latest vertminer 0.5.3 for windows.

You can download vertminer 0.5.3 for VertCoin Mining for Windows OS here…

sgminer-4-1-0-windows

Sgminer 4.1.0 is another Scrypt GPU miner that is based off the latest cgminer version 3.7.2 that had support for Scrypt GPU mining as all of the later versions of the cgminer support only ASIC mining hardware for SHA-256 and Bitcoin. Sgminer 4.1.0 is very similar to cgminer 3.7.2, though there are some interface changes and also there are some extra features such as multiple experimental kernels to play with as well as some of the features found in the cgminer 3.7.3 kalroth edition such as xintensity and rawintensity modes besides the standard intensity mode form cgminer. If you are interested in trying out something different you might want to play with sgminer as it has some other useful features that are not available in the standard cgminer, the download link for the windows version is available below.

You can download sgminer 4.1.0 with Scrypt GPU suppor for Windows OS here…

stratum-mining-proxy

The original reason to use a local stratum proxy server is to be able to bridge some mining hardware designed to use the older getwork protocol to newer pools that use the better stratum protocol. An example of such devices are ASICminer’s Erupter Blade and Erupter Cube Bitcoin ASICs – these devices have a built-in miner software, however it uses the older getwork protocol and you would need to use a local stratum proxy in order to be able to set these devices to mine on a stratum-based BTC mining pool. Below you can find a link to download the Windows version of the stratum mining proxy, and here you can find the source code of the project.

You can however also use the stratum proxy locally in order to easily control all of your miners at once, if you point the miner to the local proxy server you only need to change the pool that the proxy will connect to and all of the miners will be redirected to that pool, so no need to individually change them. The stratum proxy will work with both getwork and stratum miners and will connect them to stratum pool on the other side.

How to configure the proxy server:

mining_proxy.exe -o uk1.ghash.io -p 3333

The above example will run the stratum proxy server on the IP address of the system it is running on and it will start to listen on local ports 3333 (stratum) and 8332 (getwork) and the miners that connect to them locally will be getting work from the uk1.ghash.io mining pool that will be connected on port 3333 externally. That is all you have to do, it is quick and easy to configure and use the stratum mining proxy.

To download the latest version of the stratum mining proxy for windows…


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