When it comes to mining ZCash (ZEC) or other Equihash-based crypto coins on Nvidia GPUs for most people it is time for the EWBF ZCash CUDA miner, however it seems that the development of that miner has been abandoned a while ago. There have been a few alternatives available that we have covered with dstm’s ZCash Cuda Miner being a very promising successor. The problem with it was that there were a few key features that were missing up until recently, but that is no longer the case with this miner. So if you were reluctant to give it a try, now you might want to reconsider and test it on your Nvidia mining hardware.

dstm’s ZCash Cuda miner version 0.6 adds failover pool support, one of the features that we wanted to see the most to make this a really good alternative. It is not failover pool support only however, the latest version introduces support for configuration files as well and an option to control mining intensity for the GPUs. There are also a number of other new features added as well as improvements that might be useful for some people, but we can already say that dstm’s ZCash Cuda miner is now the better miner when compared with EWBF ZCash CUDA miner, so if you are still using EWBF’s software you might want to give dstm’s one a go. Do note that dstm’s ZCash Cuda miner should be faster performing in terms of hashrate with the same settings, also there is a 2% developer fee included with this closed source miner.

If you want to check out the dstm’s ZCash Cuda miner available for Linux and Windows (64-bit only)…

CoinHive may stull be the most popular and misused service for website owners willing to monetize their website traffic with visitors mining crypto, but it is not the only one. In fact there are others that are trying to implement the website mining in a less obtrusive way, giving webmasters more control and warning visitors and letting them stop mining. One such service that we have recently checked out is Grid Cash that uses a web-based Monero (XMR) miner.

The service allows webmasters to fully customize the way the miner works, including control over the CPU load (resources used), so by lowering the usage you can easily make the miner less of a burden for the users. There are options to load the mining code locally, so it will not be easily blocked like when it is being loaded from a single remote host and of course the option to enable notification for users with an opt out feature. There is a detailed statistics available that helps you keep track of your earnings, though they depend a lot on how many visitors you get and for how long they stay on your website. We advise you not to try to abuse services like this one that uses your website visitor’s resources to mine for you as you’d most likely want to keep the visitors and increase them instead of driving them away, so proceed with caution when using services like these.

For more information and to check out the Grid Cash website mining service…

Brave has announced that now Twitch streamers can also start to earn revenue in connection with the Brave browser and the Basic Attention Token (BAT). Brave has seen strong growth of new users and creators (including thousands of YouTube channels) after recent announcements and now it seems that it is time for Twitch streamers to join in with a new way to get supported by their viewers. For those new to Brave, it is a faster, more private browser that also includes Brave Payments, a built-in method of supporting content creators. The Brave browser is integrated with the Basic Attention Token (BAT) using the Brave Payments feature, so that audience members can give to support their favorite publishers, YouTube creators, and Twitch streamers using the crypto tokens.

The Brave browser lists the viewed Twitch channels in the Payments list, so that fans can donate tokens every month. Twitch streamers simply register as Brave Publishers to start receiving BAT contributions from Brave users. Twitch streamers can register their channel alongside other properties they may have (Web site, YouTube channel) as part of Brave‚Äôs multi-property support. Brave uses the Twitch.tv API to authenticate Twitch channels, after the streamer’s email is confirmed by the system. Once the verification process is complete and the streamer opens an account with Uphold, they can start receiving BAT contributions every 30 days.

To give the Brave browser a try and to check out the Brave Payments feature…

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