There is less than 1 day left for you to join the Stage 1 sale of the Cryptum ICO project for board games development. With one of the project main goals being the development of Blockchain: The Cryptocurrency Board Game along a few more titles. A the end of the first stage of the crowdsale of tokens the project has managed to accumulate a funding in ETH and BTC in the equivalent of about $135000 USD and now with the second stage starting soon more altcoins will be supported for the purchase of Cryptum tokens. You still have the chance to get in during the first stage of the sale, though there is not much time left and as soon as it ends the tokens will be available for transfer by the users who have or will receive them, though there will still be no exchanges to trade them.

The Cryptum Stage II of the crowdsale will come with some changes and updates in the original goals and plans. The most significant being the change from 1.1 million to 150000 CRTM tokens to be sold as well as the mining project being cancelled due to not enough funding available to cover for that as well. After a professional review of Cryptum ICO project one of the recommendations was to focus on the board games development and that is what the project is indeed going to do, with some of the initially announced side projects getting cancelled. Besides the board games development, the Cryptumcoin will be developed as a miner- and trade-centric crypto currency, but more details about it are going to be released at a later time.

For more details about the changes and the Stage 2 sale of the Cryptum project…

There have been numerous attempts for making websites listing various crypto currency related events such as new coin launches, but none has been very successful for long. Reasons for the lack of success lie in many factors, but most often the dependence on a single user actively maintaining and supporting these sites is the common failure point. At some point the person maintaining the listing website loses interest, does not have the time required or has some other reasons to stop maintaining it up to date and things start spiraling down… we have seen many examples over the years. There is however a new interesting project that can finally offer an interesting alternative and be there on the long run because of the way it operates. The website in question is called CoinMarketCal and is a community driven cryptocurrency events calendar…

This new cryptocurrency events calendar is essentially being maintained by its users. The visitors are the people that can not only explore the available events, but also can add events (providing proof) and their submissions are being validated with the help of a voting system (users also validate events getting rid of fake news). There is even the option for users submitting events to also get a reward in the form of a tip sent from other visitors with Bitcoins as a BTC address can be also be left by the contributor. The last part with the rewards does not seem to be generating much, if anything at all, for the event contributors at this point, but with the growth of the project that feature might also get more attention for the good contributions.

All in all the project does seem to be promising and with more users and some further improvements, especially in the part regarding the browsing of published events, things can get interesting and even more useful. We like good projects that provide usability for people, so we definetly recommend that you check the CoinMarketCal website and give it a go, maybe even contribute some interesting crypto related events or find some interesting ones that you might have missed. We like the idea and the current implementation and with a bit more polishing and usability improvements… who knows it might turn up to be a great resource for crypto users. We are going to be keeping an eye on the project and probably so should you.

To visit the CoinMarketCal Community Driven Cryptocurrency Events Calendar…

There is a new Monero (XMR) CryptoNight miner out for AMD Radeon Rx Vega GPUs called Cast XMR that claims to be capable of reaching hashrates of more than 2050 CryptoNight H/s on an single RX Vega 56 or Vega 64 GPU (with a high power consumption). The miner is designed to support CryptoNight/CryptoNote based currencies such as Monereo (XMR), Bytecoin (BCN), DigitalNote (XDN) and Intense (ITNS) to be used with RX Vega GPUs and. There is a 1.5% dev fee included and currently is is available only for Windows OS (binary), no source code due to the developer fee, though apparently a Linux version is also coming soon.

According to the author of the miner is should be capable of providing you with about 1900 H/s at about 200W or over 2000 H/s at 250W of power usage, so if power and cooling is not an issue you might try to get the most out of your RX Vega GPU with this miner. To get the best performance you will need to use the AMD Blochchain Compute Driver (version is 17.30.1029) as well as to toggle the HBCC Memory Segment. While AMD’s new Radeon RX Vega GPUs are a bit buggy as far as mining goes and cause some headaches they are still doing great in terms of CryptoNight mining performance (when they work) and are also interesting option for Ethash dual mining as well, if you manage to keep them cool. Squeezing the best performance out of the RX Vega GPUs requires a lot of power usage and thus a lot of heat being generated, also getting more than 4 of these cards in a single mining rig is still a problem.

For more details abotu the Cast XMR CryptoNight miner for AMD Radeon RX Vega GPUs…

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