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We got an interesting tip about some new motherboards intended for GPU mining rigs. Colorful, a Chinese manufacturer of video cards and motherboards as well as some other computer related products, seems to be joining the GPU mining market as well with three different motherboards for miners. Colorful is apparently focused mostly on the local Chinese market, though some of the company’s products are available in other parts of the world, their English website however is nothing much to be proud with. There are not that many details about the three mining motherboards in question in English, but you can still get a decent idea on what they offer and what to expect. If you don’t live in China the chances of being able to find these motherboards on the local market are actually not that high anyway…

The first motherboard Colorful C.H81A-BTC V20 is essentially not entirely new, it was announced a while ago and should already be on the market, while the other two new models will most likely be available later this month. The C.H81A-BTC V20 is based on Intel H81 chipset and is intended for Intel LGA1150 processors, providing support for up to 6x GPUs. A pretty basic alternative to other popular solutions like AsRock’s H81 Pro BTC for example that this product from Colorful kind of seems to be designed from. For more information visit the official English product page of the C.H81A-BTC V20.

The next model which is more up to date in the form of chipset and features is the Colorful C.B250A-BTC V20. It is an Intel B250 based motherboard intended for the more recent Intel LGA 1151 processors with support for up to 12 video cards, though that 12 GPU support may be limited depending on the operating system you use (up to 8 AMD/Nvidia under Windows). What is more interesting here is that the motherboard actually has just 6x PCI-E slots and the other 6x GPUs connect via USB 3.0 connectors. This simply means that you do not need to use the small PCB board that plugs in the PCI-E slots from the usual package of PCI-E riser boards that rely on USB 3.0 cables for data. For more information visit the official English product page of the C.B250A-BTC V20.

The third offer is with a non-standard motherboard in terms of size and features as it is probably originally intended to be used in dedicated GPU miners like the ones with 8x GP106 mining edition cards from Nvidia. The Colorful C.B250A-BTC PLUS V20 is based on Intel B250 chipset and is intended for 8x GPUs without the need of any PCI-E risers as the board comes with full size x16 PCI-E slots with enough space in between them. The presence of two rows of 8x PCI-E power connectors suggests that the motherboard is designed to handle higher power loads, there are some more specifics about this product as well like the use of SO-DIMM memory slot. The connectivity of the backplane is more limited in terms of connectivity and there is no traditional 20/24-pin ATX motherboard power connector apparently being used here. For more information visit the official English product page of the C.B250A-BTC PLUS V20.

Last month we have shared some information about an interesting new crypto crowdfunding campaign coming soon with the ultimate goal to fund the The First Crypto Mining Board Game. Today the Cryptum ICO has officially started and will take place in the next 30 days (Stage 1) distributing up to 1 Million CRTM tokens to users that decide to support the project with ETH or BTC. Any remaining tokens that are not distributed during the first stage plus an extra 100 thousands will be available for distribution in the second stage of the funding and you will be able to participate with multiple different altcoins. More details about the parameters of the Cryptum ICO are available here, but do note that the first 24 hours of the crowdsale there is a 16% bonus available, then the next 4 days it is down to 8% and the last two days of the first week you get 4% bonus. After the first week the next three weeks the tokens will be available for the regular rate of 50 CRTM per 1 ETH, and if you are using BTC then the rate is fixed at 0.0135 BTC per 10 CRTM.

The main goal of the project is to create and release a whole line of board games, starting with Blockchain: The Cryptocurrency Board Game, or essentially the first board game about crypto currencies and mining and that is precisely what got our interest initially, though there are a number of other projects associated as the business model of Cryptum is more complex and rewarding that just that. You might want to take a look at the Cryptum Whitepaper for some more details on what your participation in the project can bring you back and it is more than just a free board game when it is ready. You don’t even have to spend an of your Cryptum (CRTM) tokens to get the board game that you will help bring to life, holding the tokens might be much more rewarding in the long term than just selling them on an exchange when they get listed. As already mentioned we are not only supporting the project, but our team actually got involved in the project development as we see very good potential in it. Of course we also want to help make the first crypto mining board game a reality and a fun and enjoyable game to be player by people both into crypto currencies and ones that may not yet be. So go take a look at what it is all about and if you like the idea you are welcome to help in any way, even if it is to just spread the idea.

For more information about the start of the Cryptum ICO visit the official website…

It seems that there is an interesting new cryptocurrency called JSEcoin that is targeted at offering webmasters a different way to monetizing their website traffic. Essentially allowing visitors to the website to mine the cryptocurrency with the help of small piece of javascript code embedded on the blog or website. The algorithm is not very heavy or demanding and the mining process itself does not seem to be taking too much CPU resources (it is CPU only), so the computer remains responsive and working just fine as if it is not calculating anything. This is making it pretty interesting for owners of big websites with more visitors, especially visitors that stay longer, but also makes it easy for regular users that are not yet into cryptocurrencies to actually get into mining this new cryptocoin as it only requires you to open a website and not do a lot of complicated stuff.

At the moment website mining is working and the platform is looking for website publishers that are interested in embedding the mining code to try it out (we are currently testing it here already). Investors are also welcomed with various options available for purchase of JSEcoins at a rate of $1 USD per JSE. Unfortunately there is currently no way to cash out your JSE coins, this should be possible after a planned ICO for around Q2 2018, you will then be able to transfer JSEcoin to exchanges and swap for Bitcoin/USD etc. according to the authors of the project. The platform is currently being integrated with Metamask – a Chrome based wallet which facilitates Ethereum ERC20 transactions and can export private keys for offline storage. This should be released by the beginning of November 2017 and thus provide a wallet available to store coins outside of the JSE platform.

So what is the total amount of possible earnings per day? 1440 coins are currently being distributed to publishers and 720 coins for self-miners on the platform, so a total of 2160 new JSE coins per day are being generated with a bit over half a million coins in circulation already according to the developers of the project (from early September). Out of those tokens 100,000 have been retained by the company and another 400,000 are for the co-founders of the project, so the actual number of coins in circulation in the hands of users is really just a few tens of thousands. According to the whitepaper the Minimum Final Distribution is going to be 10,000,000 and the Maximum Final Distribution: 100,000,000.

The answer to the question is it risky is yes, it is, but then again early adopters do have the chance if things pick up to get a much higher reward for being there right from the start. Our recommendation is just to give it a go and see for yourself, mining locally or through your own website or blog. We are not giving you investment advice here, this is for you to decide, but as far as mining goes you should go and give it a try for sure.

For more information about the project JSEcoin and to give it a try yourself…

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