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Crypto-CoinZ.net is a new specialized crypto portal for miners and crypto enthusiasts. They provide a multi coin / multi algorithm profits comparison calculator that includes every Equihash and NeoScrypt based crypto currencies, as well as several X11, Xevan, Tribus, Lyra2Z and Skunkhash altcoins. Bitcoin Gold has also been included in there with the service claiming it to be the first profit calculator for the new coin out there and miners are able to see what they are making in mining profits.

The mining calculators have a built-in functionality to directly select the type and the number of AMD or Nvidia video cards and to automatically get the corresponding hashrate needed for the profitability calculations. The information in the video cards list with Hash to Power used has been compiled with the help of multiple pools and miners and provides values for every Nvidia video card going back to the GTX 7XX series and for most of the more recent AMD video cards as well.

One feature that sets apart this mining profitability calculator service is that with every calculation the users can see links to the coins official website, block explorer and recommended mining pools. The recommended pools list provides in one place the location of the pools and their mining fee, so miners can choose which pool will fit them best and go there directly after finding a new profitable coin to switch to.

The team behind the website has also recently started sharing technical crypto guides on interesting topics and a hardware repair section, which can be really useful for everyone who wants to restore their old mining cards back to glory for instance. The site is also provides monitoring of the Network Hashrate and Difficulty for all of the coins present in the calculator, allowing miners to check the last 90 days of the performance of the network.

For more details and to check out the Crypto-CoinZ mining calculator website…

The first larger crypto currency exchange to enable support for deposits (address generation) as well as trading of the new Bitcoin Gold (BTG) fork is HitBTC. Trading markets for BTG are available for Bitcoin, Ethereum and USDT, though the BTC market is the largest one with almost 2000 coins volume in no time. The current exchange rate of BTG is about 0.025 BTC per coin or about 150-160 USD, so lower than the initial trading before the actual Bitcoin Gold network went online. At the moment there are still not a lot of BTG coins available on the market due to the fact that most users still haven’t claimed their Bitcoin Gold coins they got for holding BTC in their wallets, so that can cause initial spike in price back to higher levels until more coins are available. Although the initial start of the BTG network was a bit slow and not without issues now things are apparently getting normalized and we should soon see more exchanges adding the asset for trading.

For more details about the HitBTC crypto exchange already trading Bitcoin Gold (BTG)…

There is a new closed source miner for the Lyra2rev2 algorithm available for AMD GPUs that is supposed to bring up the performance for owners of AMD-based mining rigs to a similar level of performance currently available to Nvidia mining rigs. The new miner is called mkxminer and is compatible with the more recent AMD GPUs such as Radeon series 200 or newer, including support for the latest VEGA GPUs as well (no asm kernels yet). There are assembler optimized kernels available for some of the supported GPUs for the best performance and the results in terms of hashrate are indeed very good.

It all seems pretty good so far, though there do seem to be some limitations such as the support for mining only on NiceHash at the moment (support for other pools may be added later on) and the lack of clear information how much is the developer fee. There is a dev fee included with this closed source miner, so you are mining for the developer form time to time, but nowhere is clearly stated what is the actual percentage of the fee. There is currently only a Windows version available, though a Linux one is also apparently being worked on as well and should be available soon.

For more details check the official announcement thread of the mkxminer on Bitcointalk…

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