lolMiner-mnx is a new miner for Mining MinexCoin (MNX) or any other coin that uses the Equihash 96/5 algorithm. Do note that the this is not the same algorithm used by ZCash (ZEC), there it is Equihash 200/9, so this miner is not compatible for mining traditional Equihash coins. The lolMiner-mnx is a closed source OpenCL miner being developed from scratch, so it is not based on existing opensource code. Currently it is available as 64-bit binary releases for both Linux and Windows, although it uses OpenCL it should compatible with pretty much any GPU including Intel and Nvidia and not only AMD.

The miner still needs some work, especially on Nvidia GPUs where by default it is pretty heavy on the CPU load and memory usage as well. It is recommended that Nvidia users add the parameter --enable-nv-hotfix in order to reduce the CPU load a bit, but still running the miner on the main GPU may make the system a bit unresponsive even with that parameter. Still if you are interested in mining MNX (even with the high hashrate and low block reward at the moment) or any other Equihash 96/5 coin you might want to check the lolMiner-mnx out.

Linux users can also use the Optiminer/Equihash miner as a solution for mining different variations of the Equihash algorithm (Equihash 200/9, Equihash 192/7, Equihash 96/5). A Windows version is supposed to come out at some point, but it is still not available for the moment.

For more information and to check out the lolMiner-mnx miner for Equihash 96/5…

You might have seen a recent trend for new cryptocoins to appear with support for MasterNodes (MN) and the large number of such projects is also generating a lot of user interest. Keeping track of MasterNodes coins however and most importantly their status, including but not limited to profitability may not be that easy. Thankfully there are services that can help you in that by giving you easy access to all the information you need regarding MasterNode coins and one such is the MasterNodesOnline (MNO) that we like and use. Currently the service lists 134 different MasterNode coins with details about each of the coin such as its price, volume, market capitalization, coin requirements for a MN, number of active nodes, ROI and more. All of the information is available in an easy to use and functional clear interface, so you can quickly make check for profitability for example. So you might want to give the MNO website a go and see if you will find something useful there.

For the list of MasterNode coins provided by MasterNodesOnline (MNO)…

It seem that lately it is easier to just fork an established coin than to think of something new and original and try to realize your ideas, after all who refuses free money, right? The next in line is DOGE with an upcoming unofficial fork called Dogethereum (DOGX) that is apparently planned for the end of the year. Dogethereum (DOGX) as the name implies will be using the mining algorithm used by Ethereum – Ethash (Dagger-Hashimoto) and the owners of DOGE will receive the same amount of DOGEX coins after the fork as what they had in DOGE. There are not much details about the fork announced at the moment, besides some basic information and the intent to fork the coin, so it might as well not happen. We’ll have to wait and see, though we suspect there might be some other unofficial forks for DOGE incoming after this announcement to happen much sooner…

TO check out the announcement of the Dogethereum (DOGX) project on Bitcointalk…

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